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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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Dive Lessons – Gainers

$98-$147 $158-$233 6-18

2-3 days per week

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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High School Girls Water Polo Conditioning

$154 $209 March 10, 2020 - May 21, 2020

Tue, Thu, 7:30-9pm

This is a program designed for girls in high school who would like to get some extra practice learning the sport of water polo. Practice will consist of water polo skills, endurance, scrimmaging, and building confidence.

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High School Water Polo

$179 $258 9-12

Tue, Thu, 7:30-9pm
Nov 10-Jan 30

Participants learn the game, improve skills, and compete in fun weekly scrimmages. This club is open to students from any high school in the Treasure Valley.

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Homeschool Swim Lessons

$43 $82 3-18

Tue, Thu
Jan 6-30 | Feb 3-27 | Mar 2-19 | Mar 30-Apr 23

Homeschool students have the opportunity to take swim lessons and enjoy free swim time. Included in the program are four 40-minute lessons with open swim time between 1pm and 3pm.

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Youth & Teen Stand Up Paddleboard

FREE DAY PASS REQUIRED 6-16 and able to green ribbon a swim test

Sat, 11:15-11:45am

Join us on the water at the Downtown Boise YMCA this summer! This class is especially for youth and teens and takes place on Tsunami inflatable boards in the lap pool. Classes are fun and free and designed to keep kids active. No sign ups required.

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Aquatics Conditioning

$63.25 $95 6+

Downtown Boise Y:
Mon, Wed, 5:45–6:25pm
Mon, Wed, 6:30–7:10pm
Tue, Thu, 5:45–6:25pm
Tue, Thu, 6:30–7:10pm
Sat, 8:45–9:25pm

West Boise Y:

Mon-Thu, 6:45–7:25pm

Aquatics conditioning is a competitive pathway for students following swim lessons. This program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Teen/Adult Swim Clinics

$5 $6.50 14+

11-11:45am
2nd Saturday of each month

Participants of all levels are welcome to come and work with a swim instructor on basic safety techniques, stroke mechanics, and strengthening and conditioning in addition to learning more about current aquatics programming.

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Year Round Blue Marlins Swim Team

$133 (additional child $113) $194 (additional child $174) 6-19

Mon, Wed, Thu, 4:30-5:30pm or 5:30-6:30pm,
AdvancedMon, Wed, Thu, 6:30-7:30pm (coach approval needed)
Jan 6-Feb 29 | Mar 2-May 2

The school year Blue Marlins are a recreational swim team with an emphasis on stroke development and aerobic exercise. Participants will continue their growth as a swimmer by increasing their endurance through a combination of dryland exercises and age/skill appropriate workouts, in a fun environment.

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Diving Lessons – Rippers

$164 Membership Required 6-18

4-5 days per week

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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Dive Lessons – Juniors

$52 $84 5+

2-3 days per week
Jun 3-28 | Jul 8-Aug 2 | Aug 5-16

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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