Contact Information

Swim Center

Physical Address
1040 Rayburn Dr.
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7518
Email

Aquatic Manager
Dan Lawson
(208) 885-0268

USS Offices

Office Address
875 Perimeter Dr. MS2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

Director's Office
Rob Anderson
andersonr@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-0301

Campus Events
Aaron Mayhugh
aaronm@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-0578

Events Technical Coordinator
Chris Riddlemoser
riddlemoser@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-0302

Equipment Rentals Coordinator
Ryan Watson
rwatson@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-7929

Administration
April Buvel
aprilb@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-0303

Kibbie Dome

Physical Address
1000 Stadium Drive  
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

Information
(208) 885-6394

Athletic Events Manager
Tyson Drew
drew@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-7353

Assistant Manager
Kelly McGahan
kmcgahan@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-5000

Dome Technical Coordinator 
John (Gus) Simpson
jasimpson@uidaho.edu 
(208) 885-2573

Maintenance/Custodial
Joe Hunt
jahunt@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-9262

Memorial Gym

Physical Address
1001 University Ave.
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

Memorial Gym Cage
(208) 885-6108

Class Descriptions

Our Lessons start at Parent Tot for ages 5 years and younger. Our Starfish+ lessons and above are for children ages 6 years and older.
  • Parent Tot
    Age: 4-30 months old. One parent is required to be in water with child. This class is designed for infant and parent water exploration. Swim diapers required for those not potty trained.
  • Guppies

    Children 3 to 5 years old who have limited water experience and cannot put their faces in the water. This class will introduce children to the water and develop their confidence.

    Skills to Learn

    Adjust to instructor, breath control: hold and release air above water, blowing bubbles, wall bobs submerge head completely, safe entry to pool, open eyes underwater, kicking on wall with face in water, assisted roll from front to back position, Swim on back using backstroke arm motion and kick supported, front glide with assistance, back glide with assistance

    Exit Skills

    Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes 3 seconds, Blow bubbles with face in for 3 seconds, Show comfort maintaining a supported front float, Show comfort maintaining a supported back float, Demonstrate from crawl arm action on blowing bubble, and kicking action, Assisted jump from side to pool, and demonstrate how to get help.

  • Sea Horse

    Ages 2 1/2yrs-5yrs. Children who are comfortable in the water and can hold their breath under the water for at least 3 seconds and are beginning to front and back float on their own. Children will begin learning independent swimming.

    Skills to Learn

    Rhythmic wall bobs, Jumping bobs (tigger bobs), Horizontal rollover (front glide to back glide), Intro to dolphin kick motion, Side kicking with breathing head position, Life jacket use, Safety skills, Kicking front/back w/ kickboard

    Exit Skills

    Front glide 2 yards unassisted, Back glide 2 yards unassisted, Front float 5 sec unassisted, Back float 5 sec unassisted, Jump into water from side independently to instructor, Retrieve object underwater with eyes open assisted, Combine stroke on front 3 yards.

  • Tadpole

    Ages 3-5yrs. Children who are very comfortable in the water and are beginning to swim independently and can complete a front and back float independently for 5 seconds.

    Skills to Learn

    Correct side position when swimming on side (balance button), Front and back kicking, no kickboard, Jump into water and swim to wall unassisted, Tread water 5 sec, Freestyle and Backstroke, Forward Somersaults, Side kicking with minimal assistance, Elementary backstroke, Sitting dive, Dolphin kicks, Jumping bobs (tigger bobs) 4 ft to wall, Intro to side breathing.

    Exit Skills

    Freestyle 5 yards, Backstroke 5 yards, Jump into deep water unassisted, Submerge and retrieve object in 3 1/2ft of water, Demonstrate elementary backstroke kick

  • Starfish

    Children ages 3 to 5 years who have completed Tadpole and are swimming independently and can complete basic strokes independently. This class works on stroke technique.

    Skills to Learn

    Backwards bobs, Streamline glides off wall, front and back, Use of lifejacket in deep end, Submerge and retrieve object in 4ft of water, Knee dives, Breaststroke kick and arms 3 yards, Touch bottom with hands.

    Exit Skills

    6 kick roll freestyle 5 yards minimal assistance, Jump into deep water and swim freestyle unassisted 15 yards, Backstroke 10 yards, and Elementary backstroke 10 yards, Tread water 15 seconds, Demonstrate breaststroke 3 yards.

  • Starfish Plus

    Children ages 3 to 5 years who have completed Tadpole and are swimming independently and can complete basic strokes independently. This class works on stroke technique.

    Skills to Learn

    Backwards bobs, Streamline glides off wall, front and back, Use of lifejacket in deep end, Submerge and retrieve object in 4ft of water, Knee dives, Breaststroke kick and arms 3 yards, Touch bottom with hands.

    Exit Skills

    6 kick roll freestyle 5 yards minimal assistance, Jump into deep water and swim freestyle unassisted 15 yards, Backstroke 10 yards, and Elementary backstroke 10 yards, Tread water 15 seconds, Demonstrate breaststroke 3 yards

  • Minnow

    Children ages 6 and up who have little or no water experience and need to develop confidence in shallow water.

    Skills to Learn

    Breath holding and release, Submersion of face, Open eyes underwater, Blowing bubbles, Safe entry into the water, Wall bobs, Front/back floats, Front/back glides, Jumping bobs (tigger bobs), Touch bottom with hands, Life jacket use and safety talk, Intro to freestyle and backstroke

    Exit Skills

    10 wall bobs, Back glide 15 feet, Front glide 15 feet, Front float 5 sec unassisted, Back float 5 sec unassisted, Unassisted jump from side.

  • Sea Otters

    Children ages 6 and up who have some water experience and feel comfortable in shallow water. Children who can hold their breath underwater for three seconds. Students will learn to float unassisted on their front and back and be introduced to the basic fundamentals of stroke work.

    Skills to Learn

    Front/Back kicking, Dolphin kick motion, Seated dive, Sculling on front/back, Side kicking with a kickboard, Side balance button, Orientation to deep water, 2 count sitting bobs, Backwards bobs, Forward somersaults, 12&6 kick and roll freestyle, 6 kick and roll backstroke, Intro to treading water, Intro to side breathing, Touch bottom with hands.

    Exit Skills

    Side kicking 10 yards each side minimal assistance, Freestyle 10 yards, Backstroke 10 yards, Elementary backstroke 5 yards, Jump into deep water, Tread water 10 sec

  • Dolphin

    Ages 6 and older Children can float unassisted on front and back for 5 seconds, jump from side of pool without fear and are beginning to swim independently.

    Skills to Learn

    Hand stand to flip, Front /back somersault, Front/back streamline glides, Freestyle fingertip entry and thumb to high thigh finish, Freestyle with side breathing, Intro to open turns, 12&6 kick roll backstroke, Butterfly kick and body motion, Handstand to flip

    Exit Skills

    Retrieve object in deep water, Tread water for 20 seconds, Elementary backstroke 15 yards, 25 yards freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards backstroke, Knee dives, 5 yards breaststroke

  • Stingray

    Ages 6 and older. Children should be able to swim the width of the shallow pool on both their front and back independently. Students will refine their stroke technique and diving and increase their endurance.

    Skills to Learn

    Extended freestyle swimming, Backstroke, Tread water with eggbeater kick, Backstroke start arm swing, various free and back drills, Recovery delay, Zipper drill, Fingertip drag, S pull, Catch-up, Standing and stride dives

    Exit Skills

    50 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke, 2 minutes treading water, 10 yards sidestroke, Freestyle flip turn, 15 yard breaststroke, Butterfly 10 yards, Elementary backstroke 25 yards

  • Piranha

    Ages 6 and older. Children should be proficient at freestyle and backstroke and able to swim at least one length of the deep pool(25 yards). Students will increase endurance, proficiency in strokes and will learn flip turns, starts, and be introduced to butterfly.

    Skills to Learn

    Backstroke start and flip turn, Narrow breaststroke kick, Breaststroke pull, 3X dolphin kick, pull, 1x breaststroke kick, breath, 2 kicks, 1 pull breaststroke, Super glide breaststroke, Refine freestyle stroke, Sidestroke, Dive off block

    Exit Skills

    100 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke, 25 yards breaststroke, 10 yards butterfly, Shallow dive from block, Swim underwater 10 yards

  • Barracuda

    Ages 6 and older. This is a combined class of Barracudas and Sharks. Competitive swimming fundamentals, lingo, and endurance will be the focus of this level. All strokes, including the individual medley, will be mastered in this intensive but rewarding level.

    Skills to Learn

    All flip turns and open turns, Butterfly underwater pull with flutter kick, Butterfly pull with arms recovery on top of water, One arm butterfly, Left arm, right arm, both arms butterfly, Breaststroke, Breaststroke turn and underwater pull, Freestyle and backstroke endurance, Diving board approach

    Exit Skills

    150 yards freestyle, 100 yards backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly, 100 yards individual medley, Freestyle flip turn, Backstroke flip turn, Open breaststroke turn with underwater pull, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards sidestroke

  • Shark

    This is a combined class of Barracudas and Sharks. Competitive swimming fundamentals, lingo, and endurance will be the focus of this level. All strokes, including the individual medley, will be mastered in this intensive but rewarding level.

    Skills to Learn

    Sidestroke, Elementary backstroke, Breaststroke and fly turns, In-water rescues, Retrieving brick from deep water, Individual medley turns, Discuss swimming etiquette, Circle swimming, How to properly pass, How to use equipment, Read pace clock, Fins, Paddles, Pull buoy

    Exit Skills

    200 yards freestyle, 100 yards backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke, 50 yards butterfly, 50 yards sidestroke, 50 yards elementary backstroke, 200 Individual Medley, Dive from diving board with approach

Swim Passes

Everyone entering the Swim Center for lap and open swim periods must present proof of user fees by showing a receipt, valid Swim Center Pass or valid Vandal Card.

Reserve the Swim Center now for your special event online or by calling the Aquatic Manager, Dan Lawson at 208-885-0268. More