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.

About Us

Our Mission

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!

Our Founders

Meet the Founders

Emilee

Emilee

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.

    Contact us for Emilee’s Schedule

Allyson

Allyson

Co-founder

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!

Contact us for Ally’s Schedule

Our Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Lauren

Lauren

Instructor

Hi! My name is Lauren Osorio. I am currently enrolled at BYU Idaho as a sociology major. I taught swim lessons in my home town for 3 years, swam on teams for 5 years, and have been with Mountain Wave since April 2022. I have always loved swimming and I hope to help kids feel that same comfort in the water!

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 “I have been so impressed with Lauren. She is calm, knowledgeable and effective!”

Sydney

Sydney

Instructor

Hi! my name is Sydney. I come from a family of 12 kids so I love chaos and little kids. I am currently a student at BYUi where I am studying animal science. Some of my favorite things are: plants, hand embroidering, crochet, movies, legos, ice skating, flowers and animals! I am super crafty and creative, whenever I see something, i am pretty good at recreating it! I like to think that I’m pretty silly as well as kind. I love kids and I love people! I’m not super extroverted but I’m also not super introverted. I like to think I’m a good mix of both and I’m excited to work with your kids!

Monday & Wednesday

3:00 pm – 6:00pm

Saturday

            9:00am – 12:00pm                          

Eliza

Eliza

Instructor

Hi! My name is Eliza! I am from Gilbert Arizona. I am here studying marriage and family studies with a minor in childhood development. I have always loved working wiht kids and I absolutely love to swim! I love to have fun but I also love taking things easy and relaxing. I think swimming helps me do both of those things. I can’t wait to work with your kids and help them find a love for the water as well!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Hannah

Hannah

Instructor

Hey, I’m Hannah! Im originally from Colorado and am here studying to be a massage therapist. I tend to be pretty easy-going until there’s a competition, then I’m all in. I have loved the water for as long as I can remember. Helping kids find that love and learn how awesome water can be is something so special that Im excited I get to be a part of.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                

Georgia

Georgia

Instructor

Hi! My name is Georgia! I’m currently a student at BYUI studying Automotive Technology Management. I’m from Kansas and started teaching swim lessons there in 2023. I wanted to continue teaching swim and safety when I came back to school and am excited to be an instructor at Mountain Wave Swimming!

Tuesday/Thursday

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Rachael

Rachael

Instructor

Hi! My name is Rachael. I am outgoing and talkative and love to tell stories. I am currently enrolled at BYU Idaho as a psychology major but I am looking to switch to Anthropology.

I love learning new things and I have started an herbal remedies business and an etsy shop for things I crochet. I speak Spanish and I love teaching kids skills that could potentially save their lives, while also giving them a sense of confidence and strength.

Kids are so smart! When encouraged correctly, they can do pretty much anything they put their minds to!

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

1:00 pm – 4:00 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!

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Testimonials

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.”

Josie H.

Satisfied Customer

“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!”

Tayvri Holley

Satisfied Customer

“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!”

Lindsey W.

Satisfied Customer