Swim Lessons 2022

Swim Lessons 2022

Learn to swim and have fun in 2022!

Registration for classes will close on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Private lessons will still be available – wlscswimlessons@gmail.com.

We are very excited to be offering swim lessons again this year! Each session will consist of four 50 minute lessons. Each session runs for one week, Monday through Thursday, with Friday set aside as a weather make-up day. Please plan to arrive at the pool 10-15 minutes early so that the teachers have time to find their groups and begin on time!

Swim Lessons Level Descriptions

There are four swimming levels:

Level 1 is to allow the student to get comfortable in and around the water and to practice water safety.
Level 2 is to teach students the basics of swimming.
Level 3 is to improve the students free and back skills while beginning to teach the breaststroke and butterfly kicks.
Level 4 is to teach students the full breaststroke and butterfly strokes while continuing to build up their endurance in freestyle and backstroke.

More detailed descriptions of the class levels can be found here in the Teachers Guide & FAQ.

Questions? Any additional questions about swim lessons can be directed to the swim lesson coordinator by email at wlscswimlessons@gmail.com.

Swim Lesson Payment Information Lessons are $30 per session per student for WLSC members and non-members. Non-Members must also purchase a 10x guest pass for student and one chaperone for $20. For each additional student, a 5x guest pass must be purchased for $10. Guest passes will be kept at the pool for your convenience. Guest passes will be punched at the beginning of each lesson by the lessons coordinator or when the student and chaperone enter the pool on the day of their lesson (by a life guard.) Any additional persons not covered by the guest pass entering the pool grounds while the pool is open must pay a $7 guest fee per person at the office before entering the grounds. Non-member students and their chaperone can use the pool and its facilities any time during their swim lesson session after their card has been punched.

Registration & Payment Procedures

Registration Form: Parents/Guardians, please download and complete this form for your swim student.

Payment Info: Swim lessons can be paid via the WLSC Store using PayPal (which takes credit card or echeck) or using cash/check that can be dropped off at the WLSC office during operating hours or mailed to: WLSC, PO Box 217 Laurel, MD 20725-0217 When dropping off payment at the office, please only give cash or checks to a WLSC lifeguard, the lesson coordinator or a WLSC board member. Cash must be exact and in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and member number (if applicable.) Make check payable to “West Laurel Swim Club” Please write student’s name and member number (if applicable) on check.

Answers to these questions and more can be found in the Teacher Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Can my child wear a flotation device during the session?
  • How do I decide which level to pick for my child?
  • Can my child move to a different level once lessons have started?
  • How do I know when my child is ready for the next level?
  • What will be taught at each level?
  • Does my child have to wear goggles?
  • Does my child have to wear a swim cap?
  • Can I help my child during the lesson?

Swim Lessons with Swim Team Instructors

Level 1/2/3/4 Prepares the Student for basic swimming and swim team skills - four hour sessions for one week


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