Saturday – 8:00-6:00 PM, Rexburg Rehabilitation Center
Sunday – No Swimming Lessons
Monday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM, AmericInn Lodge
Tuesday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM, AmericInn Lodge
Wednesday – 8:00- 4:00 PM, AmericInn Lodge
Thursday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM, AmericInn Lodge
Friday – 8:00 – 2:00 PM, AmericInn Lodge
Saturday – 8:00-5:00 PM, Rexburg Rehabilitation Center
Sunday – No Swimming Lessons
CLASSES OFFERED FOR ALLAGES/LEVELS/ABILITIES
Parent/Baby with instructors: Rachel, Ruth, Sarah
Toddler with all instructors
Preschool with all instructors
School age children with all instructors
Adult with instructors: Lauren, Rachel, Ruth, Sarah
Aquatic Movement and Exercise for Special Needs with instructors: Ruth
Parent/Baby and Parent/Toddler Group on Saturdays, Fall/Winter with instructors:Ruth and Sarah
Owner & Lead Swim Instructor Ruth Nielson, ATRI Certified
Ruth has successfully completed swim certification, instruction, and training in the following areas:
ATRI Certification through the AEA – Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute
Collecting and analyzing information on the philosophy and structure of the aquatic industry. Operating in accordance with accepted instructional practices, styles and legal and ethical responsibilities.
Fostering the motor, cognitive and personal development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment.
Instructor of water familiarization, buoyancy and mobility skills.
Instructor of water safety and survival skills.
Instructor of all strokes of swimming.
Principles of movement in water to aquatic activities.
Teacher of Infant & Preschool Aquatics, Australia Swim.
First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross and Australia First Aid First.
Lifeguard, American Red Cross.
Ruth is currently studying to receive recognition and certification in the following areas of course study:
*ADHD Awareness Certification
*Bipolar Disorder Awareness Diploma
*Depression Awareness Certification
*Understanding Autism Certification
Ruth Nielson is very passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to teaching students of all ages and abilities to not only enjoy but also to excel in the sport of swimming. Her focus is on safety, skill, technique and stroke development. Ruth developed a fear of the water at a young age when she nearly drowned in a pool at a party with friends. Ruth overcame her fears at the age of 20 when she learned to swim while taking an extensive one year course at Idaho State University. She enjoyed the sport so much that she went on to pursue work as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Ruth had the wonderful opportunity to qualify as a swim instructor at the one of Queensland’s Olympic Training Centers.
Ruth has worked in the aquatic field for 20 years. She has been a very successful instructor of swimming and water safety in Australia and the USA. Ruth worked as a lifeguard at Ross Park Aquatic Complex in Pocatello, Idaho. She taught swimming lessons at schools and other venues in Queensland, Australia. She started up a swim program and taught at the former Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho. She taught and coached swimming at Teton Springs in Victor, Idaho and in Alta, Wyoming at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Ruth is thrilled to see the Learn 2 Swim program that she started in Sept. 2021, take off so well in Madison County, Idaho. In 2022 her team taught well over 3,000 private swimming lessons!! Since January 2023 – June 2023, Ruth and her team taught over 3,000 private swimming lessons!!
Ruth has successfully completed certification, instruction, and training in these additional areas of study:
Depression Awareness Certification
Fitness Instructor Certification
Health Life Coaching
Personal Training Diploma
Professional Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling Certification
Pre and Postnatal Yoga Instructor
PTSD and Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor
Sports Nutrition Certification
Thrive, Yoga Business Training and Coaching
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training
“True Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been, yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose. And for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” Aadil Palkhivala. Yoga guides you to improve your breathing, and to relax your mind. Yoga is helpful in becoming calmer and united in spirit with others and with God. Aiming for a state of complete awareness and tranquility through certain physical and mental exercises.
Hummingbird Paddle board Yoga. OmShanti yoga apparel is available for purchase in our retail shop.
Edible Art Creations, by Ruth Graupner, see post: Survival by Cake, October 2017