Programs

Laurens Group Swim Lessons

At the YMCA, we believe everyone should learn to swim.  Knowing how to swim offers a great way to stay in shape, to stay safe and offers a lifetime of fun activities.   A few things to keep in mind to get the most out of swim lessons.  First, learning to swim is progressive.  It usually takes more than one session before a child or an adult is comfortable in the water.  Swimming skills are progressive and build on each other, our aquatics staff will keep up with the levels you achieve.  Swim lessons are non-competitive, so don’t feel pressured to push a higher level if not ready.  It’s normal and even advised, to take several sessions to achieve your swimming goals!

Parent/Child

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Acclimation

This stage introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment and will focus on the following milestones:

  • Encourage parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons
  • Introduce and emphasize basic water safety to parents and provide a positive family aquatic experience
  • Build relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

1 parent MUST enter the water with the child.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Parent/Child (Ages 6 Months- 2 Years) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 8 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019

Stroke Introduction (Ages 13 and up)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Stroke Introduction:

This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.  These lessons will focus on the following milestones:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 7:00-7:45 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Stroke Introduction 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 7 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019

Water Acclimation (Ages 3-5)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Acclimation (Intermediate and Advanced):

This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.  Lessons in this stage will focus on the following milestones:

  • Explore the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learn basic aquatic safety and accept some of the responsibility for safe practices.

Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 6:00-6:45 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Acclimation (Ages 3-5) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
7/8/19 7/18/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Water Acclimation (Ages 6-13)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Acclimation (Intermediate and Advanced):

This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.  Lessons in this stage will focus on the following milestones:

  • Explore the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learn basic aquatic safety and accept some of the responsibility for safe practices.

Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 6:00-6:45 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Acclimation (Ages 6-13) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 7 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 2 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019

Water Discovery (Ages 3-5)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Discovery (Hesitant Beginner)

In this stage, children focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.  Lessons will focus on the following milestones:

  • Encourage children to move purposefully in the water in response to visual and verbal cues and using toys and flotation devices
  • Emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents

Sessions are Monday-Thursday from 5:15-6:00 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Discovery (Ages 3-5) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 2 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/18/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019

Water Exploration (Ages 3-5)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Exploration (Advanced Beginner):

In this stage, children focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.  Lessons will focus on the following milestones:

  • Encourage children to move purposefully in the water in response to visual and verbal cues and using toys and flotation devices
  • Emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents

Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 5:15-6:00 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Exploration (Ages 3-5) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 7 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
7/8/19 7/18/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk
8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Water Movement (Ages 6-13)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Movement (Beginner II):

In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.  These lessons will focus on the following milestones:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices.

Sessions will be help Monday-Thursday from 7:00-7:45 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Movement (Ages 6-13) 4/4/19 8/31/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 5 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 5 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019

Water Stamina (Ages 6-13)

Laurens
6/17/19 - 8/15/19
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Water Stamina (Intermediate)

This stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.  The lessons will focus on the following milestones:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water

Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 7:00-7:45 PM.  Fridays may be used in the event of inclement weather.

Group Swim Lesson Form


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Water Stamina (Ages 6-13) 4/4/19 8/17/19 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/17/19 6/27/19 6 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2019
7/8/19 7/18/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2019

7/22/19 8/1/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/18/2019

8/5/19 8/15/19 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/01/2019