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 schedule a free lesson!
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.
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!
Meet the Instructors
My name is Alyssa and I am currently attending BYU-Idaho. I’m a web development major, and possibly switching to software engineering. I did swim all through high school where I learned how to do strokes and found out how much I love backstroke. At my high school one year a student drowned and ever since then I’ve strongly wanted to help people learn water safety, especially precious kids! In my spare time I like to learn anything and everything Some other things I like are long boarding, dancing, reading, and having game nights.
Monday – Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fridays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Hey! My name is Karen and I’m from Surprise, Arizona! I love spending time in the sun with my family and friends. This is my first semester at BYU-Idaho and I am excited to be applying to the BYUI Nursing Program this May. I have been teaching swim lessons since 2018, and love helping kids learn how to be safe and have fun in the water!
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Hello! My name is Ava and I am from Mililani, Hawaii. I just recently moved to Idaho and I am currently attending BYUI and majoring in Biology. I have loved swimming since I was 2 years old! I started competitively swimming when I was 6 years old and I continued until high school and swam for my school swim team. I’m so excited to be teaching here and I am excited to work with your amazing kids!
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Hello! My name is Chayse, I am from Queen Creek, Arizona and I am a student here at BYU-I majoring in exercise physiology. I have always had a passion for swimming, whether it was being a part of a team or swimming just for fun! I am thrilled to be here teaching at Mountain Wave Swimming!
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What parents are saying: “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 – Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm
“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.”
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!
Winter 2023 – Group and Private Lessons
Winter Season Dates: January 4 - April 6. 2023 Winter Season Group Lessons: Parent/Child - $90*10 lessons over 5 weeks, 1 make up dayTuesday/Thursday 8:30am - 9:00amTuesday/Thursday 5:30pm-6:00pm 2-4 Year-old Group Lesson - $90*8 lessons, 1 make up dayMonday/Wednesday...
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Maintenance Lessons – How to keep the skills your child has worked so hard on!
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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!”