Swim Academy

Lawrence Aquahawks Lessons

Note: We charge an annual registration fee of
  • $67.00 per student for Explorer Group Explorer Group
This extra fee will be added to the checkout page if your family has not paid this fee for over a year.

The Explorer Group

The Explorer Group is for young swimmers (Age 4-8*) that have little experience in the water. While there are no set requirements for registration with the Explorer Group, we do recommend that swimmers have completed Level 3 of our Group Swim Lessons Program or an equivalent with another swim program, as well as general comfort in the water. We want to ensure these practices are productive for all involved, and part of that is a swimmer being comfortable in the water.

Swimmers in this group will be introduced to all four strokes in a small group setting. Swimmers will learn skills that range from how to kick and breathe properly, all the way through full stroke swimming. Instruction takes places in small groups with instructors in the water at all times. There are two primary focus points for this group, teaching basic skills that swimmers will need as they progress through the program, and enrich the swimmers love for the water.

*Some exceptions to a group's age range may be made by the coaching staff to ensure each swimmer is in the most appropriate group for their skill and development level. Newer swimmers may need to start in a younger or less advanced group to gain fundamental stroke technique. Our goal is always to get each swimmer into an age-appropriate group with their peers as soon as they have mastered the necessary skills.


The Explorer Group will now be offered in 2 month blocks to include 16 total classes.

Spring Session: April & May

Summer Session: June & July

Fall Session: September & October

Winter Session 1: November & December

            6 Week Session due to Holidays ($75/month)

Winter Session 2: January & February

Monday/Wednesday Classes:

1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/17, 1/22, 1/24, 1/29, 1/31, 2/5, 2/7, 2/12, 2/14, 2/19, 2/21, 2/26, 2/28

Tuesday/Thursday Classes:

1/9, 1/11, 1/16, 1/18, 1/23, 1/25, 1/30, 2/1, 2/6, 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22, 2/27, 3/1


You have the option of attending practices on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 7:00-7:30pm. One Session lasts 8 weeks. The cost of the first month is $167 and each subsequent month costs $100. This will be charged to your team account on the 1st of each month for the session you select. The first month cost includes the team dues and an annual USA Swimming registration fee ($67). All swimmers will need to participate is a swim suit and goggles.

TO REGISTER: Complete the Registration Form** and return to Coach Heather Clark. Indicate on your registration form or email Heather with your choice of Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and the sessions in which you want to participate.

**If you have completed an Explorer Session in the past or have another swimmer on the Aquahawks, please email Heather to transfer your lessons account or add an additional swimmer to your existing account. Please provide her with your swimmer’s name and email used to set up your Explorer account.

Coach Heather Clark-