LEAGUE MISSION STATEMENT:
The purpose of this league is to provide opportunities to introduce member clubs and athletes to aquatic sports.
The board's mission is to help member clubs provide a complete athletic experience for everyone involved in swimming, water polo, and diving. Athletics plays a role in the development of young people as they learn teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others through healthy, friendly competition. Athletes, coaches, and parents learn during their Midlakes experience that the concepts of hard work and dedication to self and others translate into success in other aspects of life. The Midlakes Board wants all members to finish their seasons with a positive feeling of mutual accomplishment.
Midlakes Swim League began its journey to provide competitive aquatic opportunities in 1954. It has grown to include 27 private clubs in the greater Seattle and east side regions ranging from Renton to the south, Kirkland to the north, Seattle to the west and Issaquah to the east. Over 3,000 athletes compete from late May thru August in swimming, diving and water polo competitions. Using guidelines and standards from USS swimming, U.S. diving, AAU (Amateur Athletic Union), and United States Water Polo athletes are not only mastering aquatic skills but life skills in sportsmanship, community, character and confidence. Midlakes attributes it’s enthusiastic and committed volunteers for the success of the League over its 50 year history.
Midlakes Swim League is a summer league committed to providing beginning thru advanced skill level swimmers the opportunity to compete. Careful attention to safety and proper technique are top priorities. The season consists of preseason practice, five weeks of competition and a final week of Divisional and League Championship meets. Participants must be active dues paying members of current Midlakes Clubs.