Free Swim Lessons!


We know how important it is to make sure our kids learn to swim. That's why we are committed to free water safety and swim lessons. 

The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association, the Long Bridge Swim Association, and
the Albeni Falls US Corps of Engineers have partnered to bring free water safety instruction for
kids ages 1-17 to Priest River and the surrounding areas.

Classes

This basic water safety instruction will be taught by experienced water safety instructors in the
open water setting (not a pool) of the Priest River Recreation Area (the Mudhole) in Priest
River, ID. All classes will be held in August.

From ages 1-17 we offer 3 class options:

  • Ages 1-4 will receive 1/2 hour lessons for 3 days/week for two weeks.
  • Ages 5-8 will receive 1/2 hour lessons for 3 days/week for two weeks.
  • Ages 9-12 will have 3 hour long lessons for one week.
  • Ages 13-17 will have 3 hour long lessons for one week.


All classes will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Classes begin August 6th! See our Schedule Below!

  • Ages 1-4  

Parent or responsible adult is required to be in the water with their child.
August 6-8 & 13-15

11:00-11:30
6 days with 1/2 hour sessions for a total of 3 hours.

  • Ages 5-8

Parent or responsible adult is required to be on site during the lesson.
August 6-8 & 13-15
11:45-12:15
6 days with 1/2 hour sessions for a total of 3 hours.

  • Ages 9-12 & 13-17

Parent or responsible adult is required to be on site during the lesson.
August 20-22
Ages 9-12 11:00-11:45
Ages 13-17 12:00-12:45
3 days with 45 minute sessions.

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Get to know us

Partnership

We are a partnership between the Priest River Rowing and Paddling Association (PORPA), the Long Bridge Swim (LBS) in Sandpoint, and Albeni Falls US Corps of Engineers.

Our Motivation

Our work is based on saving lives through swim safety education. We believe it is our job and purpose to teach as many children we can to swim and/or be safe in and around the water!

Priest River Swim Lessons

100% FREE!!!