Ranch Swim Association (The Lightning,
LRSA), based out of Bradenton, Florida, is for swimmers
between the ages of 5 and 18. Our swimmers practice together
in groups based on ability and age. We welcome anyone who has
the desire to swim and to succeed in and out of the water.
The Lakewood Ranch Swim Association, established in 2004 at the
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, started out as a summer team, but
since progressed to a year-round USA Swimming program.
LRSA is a member of Florida Swimming, Inc. Lightning team
members compete at USA sanctioned meets selected by our
The mission of the Lakewood Ranch Swim Association is to provide a
supportive environment in recreational and competitive swimming for
children and young adults to develop self-esteem, lifelong
friendships and a true love for the sport of swimming. We are
committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, self
discipline and character qualities necessary to succeed in
Lakewood Ranch Swim
Association offers a multi-tier program based upon skill, talent,
age and desire. The Lakewood Ranch Swim Association coaches place
athletes into appropriate training groups determined by their age
and swimming ability.
Swimmers wishing to
join the team must go through tryouts and be evaluated by
the LRSA coaches.