About Our Team
Our dedicated team of instructors work with people of all ages, starting at 6 months, to develop safety skills and proper swimming technique.
Mountain Wave Swimming is a Swim School in Southeastern Idaho that provides a method of swim instruction specifically designed to help all ages develop the ability to interact safely with water. We offer lessons for infants, toddlers, and non-swimmers that give them the skills to safely interact with water and prepare them to use correct swimming technique. Whether you are looking for more family confidence on your summer vacation, or preparing your child for a future swim team, we are ready and able to help you reach your goals. We specialize in working with babies and toddlers on self-rescue in case of emergency.
Drowning continues to be the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Studies have found that swim lessons that put safety first can be an added layer of protection and lowers the chances of a child ending up in a drowning accident. Contact us at (208) 403-5059 to set up a time to walkthrough our facility, talk to an instructor about how we can help you reach your swimming goals, and get help scheduling lessons!
Meet the Founders
Head instructor and Co-founder
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. In addition to teaching at Mountain Wave Swimming, she is also an assistant coach for the Rigby HS team.
Tuesday 9am-12 and Wednesday/Thursday 3-6pm.
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!
Meet the Instructors
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
“I have been so impressed with Lauren. She is calm, knowledgeable and effective!”
Hi! My name is Abby! I am from South Jordan, Utah! I am attending BYU Idaho and studying elementary education. I have always had a passion for teaching swim lessons and being able to teach for the past few years is what convinced me to become an elementary school teacher. Im so excited to be here at Mountain Wave Swimming!
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
“We have had Abby for a few months now and my son absolutely loves her! …I love seeing him practice his foundational skills and then learn something new every time, he progresses so well and he and Abby have a great connection.”
Thursday – Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Emily is currently attending esthetician school and will be finishing up most of her coursework this season! This is her first season at MWSwimming, but she has a long history of working with kids of all ages to overcome hard things and reach their goals. Emily is a calm and consistent teacher and is great at helping kids work through big emotions.
Monday and Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm,
Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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!
For many families, when you talk about summer you are talking about time outside, vacations, and playdates with friends – freedom and sunshine (or planning and stress depending on how you look at it haha). Either way a lot of our summer fun includes a fun activity...
Why is your child crying? If you have kids, or even have been around kids, you know that there are infinite reasons why they might burst into tears. We have all seen the posts of children crying over the color of a plate or because their parent wouldn’t let them eat...
Each Spring families start looking for the best swim lessons for their kids but not all swim lessons are the same. Many swim lesson providers use an approach that start with building a child's love for the water. Once the child is feeling confident in the water...
While we do teach some small group lessons and parent/child classes, at MWS we primarily teach private 20 minute swim lessons. We do this to provide the highest quality lessons possible. Each lesson is quality time spent with the kids we teach. We get to know how they...
What People Are Saying
“My daughter is difficult when it comes to water, but the instructor at mountain wave swimming is AMAZING and works so well with her. They use every minute of her lesson to teach her and help her. They don’t waste any time on crying, they just teach. My daughter has improved SO much in just 5 lessons. So impressed. Highly recommend.”
“I was so happy with the results from Mountain Wave Swimming. My daughter is now much more comfortable in the water and doesn’t mind it getting in her ears which was a problem before. Her instructor was very patient through all ten lessons. Would highly recommend them to anyone!”
“We love mountain wave swimming! Emilee is so patient and really tried to help figure out the best way to help each of my girls learn of according to their personality. She earns the kids trust and makes it fun. It was fun to watch my 4 year old learn that she can do hard things and watch her confidence grow!”