Swim Lessons

The friendly staff at the Westlake Aquatic Center provide private swimming lessons all year at the Lake’s only indoor mini-Olympic size swimming pool. Beginners and advanced level welcome. The Westlake Aquatic Center is located at the back of the Hillbilly Fairgrounds in Laurie, Mo. Call 573-374-7370 to schedule a lesson.

Private Swim Lessons:

Scheduled by appointment: 573-374-7370 or email wac1532@gmail.com
Child: $24 for 30 minutes
Adult: $30 for 45 minutes

6 private lessons for $124 (must be paid in full at first class)





Group Swim Lessons


WAC is currently taking names for group swim lessons.  The lessons will be June 13-17 in the afternoons. TBD according to enrollment. Child must be at least 4 years of age on or before

June 13. Additional lessons may be added. Private lessons are available all year around.

Cost: 6 lessons and a 3-month pool membership for $25 per student. 

CHILD MUST BE 4 YEARS or OLDER  on or before June 13, 2022 for group lessons

$25 fee must be prepaid to secure a place in a session.


Swimming Lessons at the Westlake Aquatic Center follow the American Red Cross Model:

(Preschoolers Ages 4-5 must register for Preschool Lesson only. Swimmers ages 6 and older should register for one of the levels indicated.)

Level 1: Water Exploration (Shallow water lesson)

  • Fully submerge face in water
  • Front and back float with support
  • Kicking on front and back with support
  • Enter and exit the water independently

Level II: Primary Skills (Shallow water lesson)

  • Float on front and back unsupported for 5 seconds
  • Swim on front 5 yards without assistance
  • Swim on back 5 yards without assistance
  • Retrieve objects under water chest deep

Level III: Stroke Readiness (Mid-pool lesson: shallow and deep)

  •  Swim the front crawl for 10 yards
  •  Swim the back crawl for 10 yards
  •  Jump into deep water
  •  Bobs in water over the child’s head

Level IV: Stroke Development (Deep water lesson)

  • Deep water bobs
  • Standing dive from side of pool
  • Elementary backstroke for 10 yards
  • Front & back crawl 25 yards (entire length of pool)
  • Breastroke & Sidestroke kick with kickboard

Level V: Stroke Refinement (Deep water lesson)

  • Front & back crawl for 50 yards
  • Breastroke & sidestroke for 10 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards

Level VI: Skill Proficiency (Deep water lesson)

  • Front & back crawl 100 yards
  • Breastroke & sidestroke 25 yards
  • Swim the butterfly 10 yards
  • Flip turn

Level VI: Advanced Skills (Deep water lesson)

  • Swim continuously 500 yards using any strokes
  • Backstroke flip turn
  • Tread water for 5 minutes

Participants must demonstrate all skills before moving on to the next level.