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.

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. 

This Fall, Emilee will be teaching Safety Lessons while also assisting with Mommy and Me, Group Lessons, and training new instructors.

Allyson

Allyson

Co-founder

Allyson is our cofounder at Mountain Wave Swim School. She was first introduced to Water Safety Lessons 3 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!

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!
 

This Fall I am teaching Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What parents are saying: “I have been so impressed with Lauren. She is calm, knowledgeable and effective!”

Abby B.

Instructor

This Fall I am teaching Monday – Thursday afternoons/evenings

 

Bryn

Instructor

Hi! My name is Bryn Lyons. I first became interested in teaching the self-rescue skills we focus on here at Mountain Wave Swimming when my son started lessons in the spring of 2022. I have always loved swimming and competed on various swim teams when I was younger.

This Fall I am teaching Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-1pm.

What parents are saying: “I wasn’t sure what to expect with these lessons, but thanks to Bryn, she’s made me a believer that even young babies can learn life-saving water skills.”

Chayse

Instructor

This Fall I am teaching Monday – Saturday mornings

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.

Our Blog

Latest Articles

My Child Is Crying During Their Lesson! What Do I Do?

My Child Is Crying During Their Lesson! What Do I Do?

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...

Advocating for Your Child

Advocating for Your Child

If there is one thing we have learned from working with children, it is that every child is unique! And nobody knows your child better than you do. We have made it our mission to help kids learn how to be safe and independent in the water. We train on personality...

What makes a GREAT swim instructor?

What makes a GREAT swim instructor?

When Emilee and I decided to bring this “safety first” technique of swim instruction to southeastern Idaho, we knew that we were going to be faced with a lot of decisions. With that in mind, we decided that no matter what, the one thing we would always keep as a top...

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