Matt Huff of Meridian, was awarded the Hometown Hero Award saving a 6 year old who was drowning in his neighborhood pool.

He scaled an 8-foot fence and jumped, fully clothed, into the pool.

He said he felt he was blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.

It's so important for children to learn how to swim at a young age, especially with the water from the Boise River and canals around the Treasure Valley. Here are a couple of options for swimming lessons in Boise for you and your family: