Our Mission & Philosophy
Les Bois Swim Academy is a program of the Greater Boise Aquatic Foundation, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit. GBAF was founded to fill a huge void in the Treasure Valley and has a mission to ensure every community member has access to water safety training and swim lessons. Drowning is a leading cause of death among children and Idaho has the second highest drowning rate in the country. And we have the cure! GBAF aims to create a water safe Treasure Valley and build community confidence in and around pools, lakes and rivers.
~ That simple steps and solid building blocks lead to long term success ~
~ That teaching breath control, balance and buoyancy is key to creating a comfortable, accomplished swimmer ~
~ That we have the best jobs in the world ~
~ That consistent reinforcement in our year-round, once-per-week, half hour lessons builds success & confidence ~
~ In introducing children as young as twelve weeks old to the aquatic environment ~
~ That learning to back float is a life saving skill ~
We Love What We Do!
Come join our family. We love teaching and working with every student that enters our doors. Every day there is a new success story, a new smile, a frightened child that begins to understand the aquatic world. We work to build smiles, confidence and success.
Our half an hour, once a week, swim lesson philosophy works! We love to see the swimmers who consistently attend their weekly class become comfortable, confident and skilled in the water.
Our Core Values
~ Do Small Things With Great Love ~
~ Everyone is Family ~
~ Trust Each Other & The Process ~
~ Embrace Learning ~
Our Secret To Success: A Commitment To Continuous Education
Education of our students, parents, staff and the learn-to-swim community. Beyond being an imperative life skill, swimming has many positive impacts on the physical and social development of our students — starting as young as 3 months. Our Baby Gills program is an introduction to the aquatic environment, and amplifies cognitive benefits that occur early on in those tiny, growing brains. This initial program and introduction to the water will carry with each participant as they advance throughout the academy.
All LBSA instructors receive hands on training and continuing education throughout the year. Our goal is to maintain an excellent staff dedicated to ensuring an amazing experience for all LBSA students.