Learn 2 Swim

Private Swimming Lessons


AmericInn Lodge, 1098 Golden Beauty Dr. Rexburg, Idaho


$80 for 4 – 30 minute private swimming lessons. 2 locations.

Monday – Saturday. Offered for a limited time, November 28 – December 21, 2022!

Discounted price will not be carried over into January 2023.


$30 per 30-minute one-on-one swimming lesson

$150 for 6-30-minute private swimming lessons. (*must sign up for a minimum of 6 private lessons)

$10 registration fee per 6-30 minute lessons per child.

OR $35 one time annual registration fee

$5.00 service fee for payments made online or via Venmo.

*Cash or check no service fee. Check payable to Learn 2 Swim, mail to: Learn 2 Swim, 257 S. 2nd E. Rexburg, Idaho 83440

Payment will be due in full, and you will pick the 6 appointment dates and times that work best for your busy schedule. You may book as many sessions of 6 lessons as you would like.

To book your lessons contact:

  • Ruth Nielson at 208-252-1798 office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday – 10:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 10:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 10:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Friday – 9:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday – 8:00-12:30 PM
  • Sunday – No Swimming Lessons
  • Monday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 8:00- 4:00 PM
  • Thursday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Friday – 8:00 – 12:00 PM
  • Saturday – No Swimming Lessons
  • Sunday – No Swimming Lessons

Printable Forms

  • Parent/Baby with instructors, Ruth and Rachel
  • Toddler with all instructors
  • Preschool with all instructors
  • School age children with all instructors
  • Adult with instructors, Ruth, Rachel, Vanessa, Sarah
  • Aquatic Movement and Exercise for Special Needs with instructor Ruth
Ruth has successfully completed swim certification, instruction, and training in the following areas:
  • 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, AustSwim
  • First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross and Australia First Aid First
  • Lifeguard, American Red Cross
About Swimming Instructor Ruth Nielson
Ruth Nielson

 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 has been a successful instructor of swimming and water safety on and off for 20 years. 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. She is very excited to see the Learn To Swim program that she started in 2021 take of in Madison County, Idaho.

Ruth has successfully completed certification, instruction, and training in these additional areas of study:
  • Fitness Instructor Certification
  • Health Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness Certification
  • Personal Training Diploma
  • 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
  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga
  • 40 Hour Training, Roots Tribe Yoga for Youth – BeInnerConnected
About Swim Instructor
Rachel Johnson

My name is Rachel Johnson. I am a married student attending BYU-I and currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literature. I am working towards a Master’s program at BYU in Provo for law school. I am wanting to get into constitutional, criminal, or corporate law. I have a fond desire to continue my work in school and hopefully receive more education to prepare for my future family. I am from Orangevale, California, originally in the Sacramento area. My husband and I met on our missions in the Hawaii Honolulu mission. We love to go back there and spend time with our family that lives there and many friends we have met while serving our mission.

I am so passionate about being in the water. It is where I am most comfortable, and I fought my toughest battles in the water. It’s where I personally learned how to push myself to keep going and calm my heart and mind when I went through my own trials. The water is amazing is so therapeutic in that it restores our bodies and offers healing to us physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. The water is a great place to be and I am so happy to be a part of the journey as I not only teach but also grow from the experiences of teaching your children how to swim.

I have been a swimmer since I was very young. I was on various swim teams in my youth, and enjoyed swimming in college as well. I have been a lifeguard for over 6 years. I have worked with children all throughout my life especially in the water. I am excited to use my experiences and knowledge to help your children learn how to swim, and help them in their technique while swimming with different strokes. I am so excited to work with all of you and can’t wait to meet you! —- Rachel Johnson

About Swimming Instructor
Miya Combs

Hi, My name is Miya Combs! I am a student at BYU-Idaho studying Health Psychology. I am pursuing a career in occupational therapy, and applying for Master’s programs this summer. I love seeing the different ways to improve mental and physical health and hope to pursue that love in my future career. 

I am from the Seattle area and I love hiking and being in the water, especially swimming, wake boarding and wake surfing. I learned how to properly swim strokes later in my life and developed a real love for swim as a sport which then became a love for water polo. Learning how strong I can be though the water is a feeling I want everyone to understand, so I am so excited to be a part of that journey. A big part of this journey is learning how to be comfortable in the water, that’s something I know first hand, but once that step is taken new doors are open and it’s the most amazing thing! Regardless of what the goals of your lessons are, the water is an amazing place to learn them and I can’t wait to get to work with you!

About Swimming Instructor
Sarah Campbell

Hi, I’m Sarah Campbell! I’m studying Violin Performance at BYU-I, and absolutely love it! I’ve been playing both the violin and piano since I was little, which gave me the opportunity to learn discipline, set and achieve goals, and persevere through challenges. After I finish my studies at BYU-I, I want to teach private lessons, pursue my Masters degree, and eventually perform in professional ensembles. I grew up here in Rexburg, and am the oldest of six children. Aside from spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, ballroom dancing, playing music with friends, and going on adventures outdoors. I served my mission in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Brazil, and loved all the unique experiences that I had, including learning and speaking Portuguese! 

Ever since I can remember, I have loved the water. I learned how to swim at a very young age, and loved taking lessons during the summer to develop techniques and strokes to increase my abilities. Every opportunity I had, I was playing in the pool, lake, river, or ocean, and spent as much time as possible in the water. I have always felt a sense of freedom that comes from swimming, and use it as a way to unwind and relax. I have also learned the importance of learning how to swim in several different environments and situations, and the life-long skill of being comfortable in the water. Learning how to swim is not only fun, but a great ability and protection to have throughout life. I look forward to helping you to develop a love for the water, and see the satisfaction that comes from achieving your goals!

About Swimming Instructor
Karen Vasser

Hi! My name is Karen Vasser and I absolutely love being in or near water! I do not remember a time when I could not swim. I have spent the last 25 years on the Central Coast of California but I recently married and moved to Rexburg. This is the first time in my life that I have ever been away from the ocean!

In my early twenties I spent six years in the US Coast Guard doing search and rescue, environmental protection, and law enforcement. While raising my two children, I spent twenty years teaching swimming, adaptive swimming, coaching stroke schools, and was a site supervisor for Swim America. I also worked as a special needs aid and respite worker for families with children who required special care. I am an adaptive surf instructor where I have worked with children and adults who are differently abled, physically challenged, Neurodivergent.  I have also assisted with trainings for the US Para Olympic Surf Team.

I am a trauma recovery surf therapy and ocean therapy provider where I combine the naturally therapeutic elements of the ocean with evidence based mental health practices to help people heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and relational challenges. I have worked with individuals, groups, and couples from many different populations. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am currently in graduate school for a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy. 

I believe that our bodies, minds, and spirits thrive when we are having fun, learning new things, and feel a real sense of belonging. I cannot describe the joy I feel when I see someone’s expression when they first go under water, float on their back, swim, or catch a wave all by themselves for the first time. They are so stoked and their excitement is contagious! The water is my happy place and I am super stoked to share that space with anyone who is willing to dive in!  See you in the pool!

Hummingbird Holistic Health

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