Welcome to Mountain Wave Swimming

We are a swim school located in Rigby, ID that specializes in working with all ages, starting at 6 months, to develop safety skills and proper swimming technique.

Welcome to Mountain Wave Swimming

We are a swim school located in Rigby, ID that specializes in working with all ages, starting at 6 months, to develop safety skills and proper swimming technique.


Our Schedule Is Up Through July 24th!!

Spring Season

April 22 – July 19

Lessons Offered:

Private Lessons, Mommy & Me, Private 2 Week Sessions

Summer Season

Mid July – Mid September

Lessons Offered:

Private Lessons and Private 2 Week Sessions


Fall Season

September 13 – December 13

Lessons Offered:

Private Lessons, Mommy & Me, and Group Lessons

Winter Season

January – April

Lessons Offered:

Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Mommy & Me, and Private 2 week sessions

About Us

Why Water Safety?

Welcome to Mountain Wave Swimming! We are bringing a unique method of swim instruction to Southeastern Idaho because we believe that it is never too early to start preparing for safe, fun interactions with water. Babies, from the moment they are born, love the feeling of being held in warm water and most adults continue to find time in the pool relaxing. Water has the ability to melt away stress, heal injuries, and provide physical exercise at any age. Our approach is one that puts safety first every step of the way. We teach every swimmer that comes through our program how to float independently and get to safety before moving on to acclimation, strokes, and diving.

“We want to give kids the chance to practice getting through difficult situations.”

Elianna Platt, MA, LCSW

Our Classes

Pricing & Lesson Packs

 Private Lessons Expire 1 year from date of purchase.

Group Lessons offered during Fall Season

1 Lesson


5 Lessons


10 Lessons


30 Lessons


Group Lessons


Ready to Get Involved?

Give us a call or contact us if you have any questions, or schedule a time online for your child to receive lessons.

Let us know what questions you have. We will get back to you in 1-2 business days!

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Expert Intsructors

Meet Our Instructors



Co-founder and Head Instructor

Emilee is our head instructor and co-founder at Mountain Wave Swimming. She has spent the past 10 years teaching stroke technique and water safety skills to children and adults ranging in age from 2 months to 60 years old, and particularly loves working with infants and kids with special needs. As a child and young adult she competed on various competitive swim teams, including the Rigby HS (Rigby, ID) and Kelly Walsh HS (Casper, WY) varsity swim teams. 

Emilee’s next session for new students will be in May




Allyson is our cofounder at Mountain Wave Swim School. She was first introduced to Water Safety Lessons 4 years ago when she took her, then, 2-year old little boy to them. While he loved the water, he had snuck away many times to try and jump in alone. She was amazed at the progress he made and how quickly he became independent in the water and quickly decided she wanted to be trained in Water Safety as well! She has taught swim lessons and stroke technique for over 10 years and is excited to be back in Idaho helping families find safety and confidence!


What People Are Saying

“Seriously, the best! We’d had two other swim lesson experiences that were nowhere near as effective or positive. After a week, my child is not scared to put their face in the water, can float on their back for a minute, and said they never want to stop swimming lessons…”

Nadine L.

Satisfied Customer

“I was referred to Mountain Wave from a friend, honestly not really knowing what to expect. The private 1:1 lessons seemed pricey at first, but now seeing what I’ve experienced with my daughter, I am BLOWN AWAY. Many places teach basic safety first but the strides kids typically make aren’t as quick. They have it down to a system that truly WORKS! Every instructor my daughter has worked with has been phenomenal and I’ve been recommending Mountain Wave to everyone I know, some even driving 45 minutes each way. Take my word for it – It’s worth it!”

Amanda S.

Satisfied Customer

“I love Mountain Wave Swimming! My daughter (8 months old) used to hate getting inthe water and getting water on her face. Now, after 10 lessons, she’s not afraid of the water and loves it! She can float on her back unassisted and watching her learn new skills gives me peace and reasurrance for when we are around water. Her instructors have been amazing and are so great at helping my daughter feel calm when learning her new skills. I 100% recommend Mountain Wave Swimming!”

Madalyn M

Satisfied Customer

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