Learning Swim at Any Age: A Parent’s Guide for How to Ensure Water Competency

Learning swim is not merely a recreational activity; it’s about ensuring water competency and the crucial skills that enable children to be safe in and around water now and throughout their lives. Water competency is a critical life skill, and to achieve it involves building a combination of knowledge, habits, and skills.  As a parent, […]

Swimming Pool Water Safety: How to Tell If Public Swimming Pools Are Safe

Whether you’re looking for the nearest public swimming pools for a day of leisurely swimming, considering Boise swim lessons, or gearing up to start swim team, swimming pool water safety is an easily overlooked but important factor—especially when you consider the many bacteria that can form in Idaho’s natural landscapes and possibly contaminate outdoor swimming […]

Be Family and Mask Up

FLOW’S RESPONSE TO NEW CDC GUIDANCE Dear FLOW Family,  We are aware of the CDC’s new guidance in regards to vaccinated people now having the choice to not wear a mask in indoor public spaces.  We absolutely understand the desire to not want to be infringed upon by wearing a mask…to be free. We also […]

True Comfort — The FLOW Way

At FLOW Aquatics Swim School, we do things a little differently.  In addition to teaching our students the most advanced and innovative swimming techniques, we help them find true comfort in the water.  Please let us explain… We have a saying: some kids are “cats” in the water and some kids are “dogs.”   These pictures […]

Navigating the Waters With FLOW – Love Vs Fear

In this time when so much is unknown, and information overload is rampant, it can be difficult to know where to put our attention.  Sometimes, we bring our focus to what we do not want – and this can create fear. If we shift our focus to what we have and the possibilities presented to […]

Body Awareness – Fight or “Be One”

TEACHING about BODY AWARENESS PART 2: FIGHT OR “ BE ONE” WITH THE WATER Resist or Go with the FLOW When faced with obstacles or challenges, we have a choice. We can resist or go with the FLOW.  This choice is especially important when swimming.   We can fight with the water or “be one” with […]

Body Awareness (Tight vs Soft)

TEACHING BODY AWARENESS  PART 1: A TIGHT vs SOFT BODY True comfort (achieved by developing our “turtle senses”) comes from realizing that our bodies are buoyant in the water.  If we learn to stay calm and “soft like a jellyfish,” our bodies actually fall up in the water, not down.   Body awareness is integral to […]

Teaching Breath

Breath on Land Air is an integral part of life. Without it, we cannot survive. If we are deprived of it, we panic.   What causes panic in the water?  Feeling like we can’t breathe! We breathe in and out all day long, but often, we do not learn how to fill our lungs fully with […]

Helping Each Other Help Others – Holiday Fundraiser

HELPING EACH OTHER, HELP OTHERS By creating opportunities to help each other, we can make a bigger impact helping others!!   This year we are banding together with fellow businesses within our FLOW Family and raffling off some incredible prizes for our Holiday Fundraiser, in support of: Boise’s Got Faith is local to the Treasure […]