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Whether it’s just for recreation, earning to swim, or serious competition, the Y offers safe, healthy aquatics activities for kids of all ages and abilities.

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ASHI Basic First Aid for Community Members

$35 $55 12+

Caldwell YMCA: Aug 15 | Nov 21
Downtown Boise YMCA: Sep 12 | Dec 12
West Boise YMCA: Oct 3

This class teaches crucial information about how to deal with emergencies like bleeding, shock, burns, strains, fractures, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, and seizures.

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ASHI CPR/AED for Community Members

$35 $55 12+

Caldwell YMCA: Aug 15 | Nov 21

Downtown Boise YMCA: Sep 12 | Dec 12

West Boise YMCA: Oct 3

Participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to provide basic life support in an emergency.

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Babysitting Training Course

$55 $85 12-15

Downtown Boise Y: Jul 25 | Feb 22 | Oct 3
West Boise Y: Aug 15 | Sep 19 | Dec 12

This one-day course includes ASHI-Approved Certification card and can help young adults interview for suitable babysitting positions. Participants will learn how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, prevent injuries and be prepared if an emergency happens, handle bedtime issues, and more!

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Blue Marlins Summer Recreational Swim Team

$150, additional child $130 (register in person to apply) $210, additional child $190 (register in person to apply) 5-18 June 3, 2019 - July 27, 2019

10 and under Mon-Fri, 1-2pm
11 and up Mon-Fri, 2-3pm

This recreational swim team helps kids learn competitive swimming skills. Participants will work with coaches on all four competitive strokes, dive starts, and turns. Sessions are available year-round.

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Boise YMCA Swim Team

Depends on level Membership Required 6-19

Boise Y Swim Team is a year-round competitive swimming program for young men and women six years of age and older. Practices are held at the Downtown Boise, West Boise, and Caldwell YMCAs throughout the calendar year.

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Dive Lessons – Gainers

Based on Schedule Based on Schedule 6-18

Schedule is based on COVID guidelines:

Sep 21–Oct 30

Gainers: Levels 3 is designed to transfer the skills from Levels 1 and 2 to the earliest competitive dives, specifically forward and inward dives. These levels add more dryland to improve fitness, coordination and confidence. Level 4 introduces back and reverse direction dives as wells forward and inward somersaults. These skills really prepare the diver for the challenges in later levels.

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Dive Lessons – Juniors

Based on Schedule Based on Schedule 5+

Schedule is based on COVID guidelines:
Sep 21–Oct 30

Juniors allows a diver with little experience to learn challenging skills they can do successfully. These skills give the diver a sense of accomplishment in a new sport.

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Diving Lessons – Rippers

Based on Schedule Based on Schedule 6-18

Schedule based on COVID guidelines:

Sep 21–Oct 30

Rippers is the milestone of passing from the beginner levels into higher levels of competition. This level will introduce pike positions for forward and inward dives as well as forward and inward multiple somersaults.

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Parent & Child Swim Lessons (6–36 months)

$48 $85 6 months–3 years

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

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Preschool Age Swim Lessons (3–5 years)

$43–$48 $82–$85 3–5

Students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

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