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Groups

Lakeland Area Swimming offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the LAS to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 863-680-6200 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

We are always accepting new members!!!
 

BRONZE 1 GROUP

Coach: Jenn Gosline & Stephanie Doran

Practice: Monday - Friday   5:00PM - 6:00PM

 

Our Bronze Group is a beginning swimming program, and holds practices at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center located at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fl. The age of the swimmers in this group range from 6-12 years of age. This group is designed to help introduce young swimmers to competitive swimming. The Bronze Group emphasizes learning and developing the four competitive strokes through kicking, drills, demonstrations of the strokes, starts, and turns. We want to provide each swimmer with a solid swimming foundation while building confidence and having FUN! Though swimmers are not required to compete, we encourage all athletes to participate in meets. Why do we want kids to go to meets? So the kids can see their progress from practice and experience the atmosphere of competitive swim meets.
Entry in to the Bronze Group program requires an invitation following tryouts with a LAS Staff member.
 
BRONZE 2 GROUP
Coach Morag Betz
Practice: Monday-Friday 5:30PM-7:00PM
 
Our Bronze 2 Group is for beginning swimmer aging from 8-11 years old.  This group is designed to prepare Bronze swimmers for our Silver Group.  The Bronze Group 2 will still emphasizes learning and developing the four competitive strokes through kicking, drills, demonstrations of the strokes, starts, and turns.  As well as increasing aerobic endurance that will be needed for Silver Group.  Swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes and meet requirements by the coaching staff.  Please let you coach know if you have any questions about Bronze 2 Group!
 

SILVER GROUP

Coach: Morag Betz

Practice: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 4:30PM-7PM

              Tuesday-Thursday 5:00PM-7:00PM

 

Our Silver Group consists of swimmers ages 9-14. This is an advanced-beginner program designed to help young swimmers get a solid base for competitive swimming. Instruction emphasizes stroke technique, training skills, how to compete in races and having FUN! Our Silver Group is a developmental group with exposure to dry-land training, interval training, clock use, stroke technique, drills, kicking, starts, turns, and aerobic training. We highly encourage regular attendance.

Entry into the Silver Group requires recommendation of the Silver and Bronze Group coaches.

SENIOR GROUP

Coach: Mike Blum

Practice: Monday - Friday   4:00-7:00PM

This group is designed for the 13 and older swimmer who needs more of the physical development and the stroke development necessary for the Gold Level Group.  This group will continue to enhance stroke technique as well as develop cardiovascular conditioning. These swimmers are encouraged to attend practice every afternoon and Saturday mornings.  Attendance of meets is strongly encouraged.

Entry in to the Senior Group is based on Coach Sherrard’s recommendation and ability level.

GOLD GROUP

Coach: Mike Blum

Practice: Call Office to receive schedule

 

Our Gold Group is made up of the team’s elite swimmers who demonstrate the willingness and consistency for demanding dry-land, weight, and water training. Gold Group swimmers must have strong technique, demonstrate goal-oriented behavior, and show emotional and physical maturity to participate in all aspects of the training needed to compete at the Florida Swimming, Sectional, and National levels of competition. The Gold Group focuses on reaching the highest level of USA Club swimming.
Entry into the Gold Group requires the recommendation of Head Coach Duncan Sherrard.

 

Masters

Masters is available for ages 18 and up.  Masters swimmers are able to swim on their own or with the coach. We offer coaching to every skill level; from the athletes looking to get in shape, to competing triathlete’s.

 

Florida Masters Registration           $33.00/year
Team Registration                          $30.00/year
Dues                                             $50.00/month non Faculty, Staff, Students
                                                     $30.00/month for Faculty, Staff, Students
Times:
Monday-Wednesday-Friday   5:00-6:00 AM