2021 Summer Team Information
Due to the pandemic, our team operations
will be limited this summer to ensure a safe experience for our
families. We hope to resume our normal operations in Summer, 2022.
Some key changes:
Groups will be limited to
16 swimmers to ensure social distancing with four swimmers per
lane. Our team size will be limited to 50-60 swimmers. (This is
approximately 100 swimmers less than normal.)
Due to our limited space,
we will not be able to accept swimmers registered with other swim
teams (such as USA Swimming clubs) this summer. This is so we can
provide an opportunity for new swimmers in the Lakeway community
who currently have no swim team options to join.
NEW swimmers must
complete an evaluation prior to registering (April 19, 20, or 21 at
3:15-3:45pm at the Lakeway Swim Center).
We will strictly enforce
our minimum swimming requirements of being able to swim across the
pool. There will be no "in-water coaches" this summer, so swimmers
must be independent (and safe) in the water, without requiring
assistance. We will make a judgement call for swimmers who are
"rusty" and need to take a little break on the lane line to
complete one lap.
Our team will compete in
three intrasquad meets at the Lakeway Swim Center (in the mornings,
on May 15, June 5, and June 12). Our team will not participate in
dual swim meets with other Austin Hills Swim League
Our team will not
participate in the All Star meet.
Swimmers who are
competitive and very proficient are encouraged to join a USA
Swimming club team this summer. Please contact our year-round
partner club, Lost Creek Aquatics at Lakeway, which practices at the
Lakeway Swim Center, for more information.
Lakers team is a nonprofit organization in the State of Texas and
is federally exempt under Section 501(c)(7) of the IRS code.
The team is run entirely by volunteers and is completely
self-funded. Membership is open to swimmers who meet the
eligibility requirements. We offer a fun and supportive environment
for beginning and experienced swimmers, stroke development and
stroke refinement, and competitive events at which to swim.
Swimmers on our team range in age from 5 to older teens, and our
swimmers have a range of abilities, from experienced summer
leaguers to newbies. Our summer season is about good swimming and
good sportsmanship, in a fun, neighborhood
here to send a note to the team.
Swim Team in a Nutshell:
Registration will open at 7:00am on
April 22, 2021. All registrations are completed online
using our team website. We will accept swimmers in the order
received, and registration will close automatically on May 13, 2021
or when the team reaches its enrollment cap.
Registration is $175 per swimmer. The registration fee
includes coach instruction, the required league
insurance, City of Lakeway pool rental fees, team expenses (such as
credit card transaction fees, website expenses, equipment, meet
expenses, etc), ribbons and medals, and end-of-season awards. The
only thing you will purchase separately is the required
team suit, swimming fins, and
goggles. After your swimmer's registration has
been accepted and payment has been made, we will not offer any
refunds, for any reason, except for season cancelation. If you
change your mind, we will offer a $75 refund until May 7, 2021, if
requested in writing by that date. After that date, there will be
no refunds for any reason.
To be eligible for swim team, your
child must be at least 5 years old as of May 1, 2021, be able to
swim one lap (25 yards) of elementary freestyle, AND be ready to
participate in a team setting. Coaches will evaluate all
swimmers during the first week of practice to make sure that they
meet the swimming eligibilty requirements. Swimmers who do not meet
the eligibility requirements during the first week of practice will
be dismissed on May 7, 2021 and given a refund of $75 of the
registration fee. Swimmers who do not attend
the first week of practice and who are dismissed after May 7, 2021,
will not receive refunds.
This summer, evaluations for all
new swimmers is mandatory. We will hold new swimmer
evaluations at the Lakeway Swim Center from 3:15-3:45pm from April
19-21, 2021. (No
appointment required; just bring your child for a quick swim with
the coaches.) Children participating in tryouts must be with a
parent or guardian (no drop-offs, please).
child does not meet the minimum swimming requirements or is not
ready to participate on swim team, please consider participating in
swim lessons instead of swim team. The Lakeway Swim Center offers
swim lessons to children of all ages, starting in June, and
continuing throughout the summer.
Swimmers must be ages 5 to 17 as of
May 1, 2021. There is no residency requirement to be on
our team, and you do not need to be a member of the Lakeway Swim
All swimmers must participate in
swim meets. We do not offer a "practice only" option for
swimmers. If your child cannot participate in swim meets,
please do not sign up for swim team. Please contact the lead
volunteers to discuss specific needs for swimmers with disabilities
or schedule conflicts.
season will begin on May 3, 2021 and end on June 12,
2021. Practice times are
based on swimmer age as of May 1, 2021, for the entire season.
Please note that we do not allow swimmers to switch practice groups
so please make sure that your child can attend practice at his or
her designated practice time. (Click
here for practice times.)
During the school year, practices are after school. When school
ends, practices will be in the mornings. All practices are at the
Lakeway Swim Center.
participates in the Austin Hills Swim League, which has nine other teams
in the Austin area. Our team has elected not to host or attend any
dual meets with other teams this summer. The Lakers will host
three intrasquad meets at the Lakeway Swim Center, instead, for
only members of the Lakers team. Our meet schedule is
posted below. Please note that our meet schedule is subject to
change. Meets will be in the mornings at the Lakeway
Swim Center, with warmups starting at approximately 7:00am and
finishing around 10:45am.
- Saturday May 15
Saturday June 5
Saturday June 12
Our team will not participate in the
league's All Star meet. Swimmers may not attend this meet "on their
who want to continue swimming in practices and optional meets after
our summer season ends can join our partner club, Lost Creek
Aquatics at Lakeway, which practices at the Lakeway Swim
Center in the mornings. When school resumes, Lost Creek Aquatics
practices after school. Lost Creek Aquatics is a year-round USA
Swimming club and membership is open to any