the Lake Ridge Lancers Swim Team!
The Lake Ridge Lancers
Swim Team (LRL) is a seasonal competitive swimming program that
participates as a member of the greater Prince William Swim League
(PWSL). Each summer, the Lancers provide opportunities for swimmers
18 years & under, residing in the Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, and
adjacent areas to participate in a competitive swim program.
Participants are assigned to one of two programs: the competition
team or Lil’ Lancers. The competition team is for
members who possess the minimum PWSL requirements for competitive
swimmers, while the Lil’ Lancers is geared towards developing
the skills & techniques need to reach those requirements.
Competition seasons begin at the end of May and run through the end
Membership for the
Lake Ridge Lancers Swim Team is open to residents of Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, and the surrounding areas. Each registration
period opens with an unlimited number of openings for participants
ages 18 & under. In order to be considered for the
competition team, swimmers must be able to legally swim a
25-meter freestyle with good side breathing, as well as a 25-meter
The Lil’ Lancers
is a developmental program geared towards swimmers 10 & under,
who still need to learn the proper skills in order to be successful
in the competitive program. The program begins when morning
practices begin and runs for several weeks, finishing a week before
the competitive team finishes. Each registration period beings
with 30 openings and swimmers must be evaluated by the coaching
staff prior to registering. To be considered for the
Lil’ Lancers, swimmers must have the confidence and ability
to independently swim across the pool in any manner. If a
swimmer demonstrates they are ready for the competition team during
the Lil’ Lancers program, they may be given the opportunity
to move up and begin participating in regular practices & swim
meets. For more information on evaluation dates, please see
the Lil' Lancer brochure located under "Programs and Clinics" on
the top of the home page.
The sport of swimming
is unique in its need for volunteers through the summer
season. Once a registered member, the Lancers look to parents
& family in order to volunteer their time in various
capacities. The most prevalent of these is the swim
meet. Swim meets rely on parent & family participation to
serve in various functions which help the meet progress.
Positions include Timers, Recorders, Card Runners, Clerk of Course,
Computers, Heat Ribbons, Meet Marshals, Scorers, and other
essential jobs. Volunteer opportunities are not limited to
administrative positions during swim meets, however. Other
needed positions during a summer season include grill cooks,
Café workers, Apparel Sales, and Water Runners. More
information regarding fulfilling volunteer commitments and the
various available positions will be given to parents at the start
of each season.
* The Lake Ridge
Lancers Swim Team is hosted by the Lake Ridge Swim Club.
Memberships are available to families who would like to call our
pool their home club!
All registrations are
completed through the Lake Ridge Lancers website. To
register, click the “Team Registration” button on our
home page and follow the corresponding
At the helm of the
Lake Ridge Lancers is Lauren Downer. Growing up a swimmer in
Prince William county, Coach Lauren is no stranger to early
Saturday morning swim meets! After graduating from Woodbridge
High School where she swam competitively, Lauren pursued her
teaching degree from Christopher Newport University. She
returned to the area and began teaching kindergarten at Rockledge
Elementary school. Lauren was promoted to assistant head coach
of the Ridgewood Barracudas where she continued to
develop swimmers in Lake Ridge. Lauren also returned as
an assistant coach at Woodbridge High
2019, Lauren became an assistant head coach for the Lancers.
After a very successful season, Lauren was promoted to head
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