Leesburg Aquatics Club -
Leesburg Aquatics is an organization committed to teaching,
developing and training the communities of Lake County as they
pursue their aquatic endeavors. We seek to inspire and encourage
our members to pursue aquatics activities as a lifelong passion.
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit, parent-run organization that
manages and facilitates a year-round age-group developmental group,
adult Masters fitness group, & all-ages competitive swim
teams. We follow the rules and guidelines established by USA
Swimming and US Masters swimming, the national governing
organizations for competitive swimming in the United States.
Our team is comprised of swimmers of all ages, coaches, community
members, and parents who are all dedicated to encouraging and
supporting our children on their way to becoming champions in life
through excellence in swimming.
Our purpose is promoting and developing aquatic activities for
the benefit of the Lake County community. The organization reaches
across all ages and levels of ability and talent to share the joys
of aquatic activities. Our age-group swim team and master’s
program follow the mantra of “TECHNIQUE FIRST, EFFORT
Website - www.leesburgaquaticsclub.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
**USA Swimming Registration Required**
Introduction to Swimming for new swimmers ages 5 and older who
are can demonstrate absolute basic skills but are unable to combine
arm and leg movements. Must be able to take instruction and
Practice times: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For new swimmers that can swim 25 yards unaided without touching
the bottom of the pool. Focus is on teaching/refining a legal
freestyle and backstroke. Introduction to breastroke and butterfly
arms and kick. Swimmers will also learn how to function in a team
atmosphere and group instruction.
Practice times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:15pm-6pm
New swimmers with basic fundamental skills & experienced
competitive swimmers who need to learn and refine foundational
Practice times: Monday-Thursday 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Experienced competitive swimmers with moderate skill level.
Focus is on stroke development, technique, stroke
refinement, fitness, endurance, and racing strategy.
Practice Times Monday-Thursday 5:15p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Experienced competitive swimmers with focus on stroke
development, technique, stroke refinement, fitness, endurance,
and racing strategy. Swimmers have mastered or achieved a
higher level of skill, and are focused on competitive swimming for
upper level competitions and high school/college swimming.
Practice Times Monday-Thursday 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Seasoned swimmers with focus on stroke mastery, fitness and
competition. All national team members are competing to achieve the
highest level of success through hard work, intelligent effort and
Swimmers have Senior Sectional times
Ages 14 & up
Practice Times: Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm
**USA Masters Swimming Registration Required**
Workouts tailored for individual goals
Ages 18 & up
Practice Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Camps/clinics are offered throughout the year, focusing on a
variety of subjects and levels
Swim Team & Masters
Members are required to set up automatic payment through the
team website at the time of registration. Monthly dues will
be charged and payments will be drafted on the 1st of every month.
Annual USA Swimming registration will be charged every December
1st. Meet fees will be applied according to each
member’s participation. Meet fees are non-refundable once the
sign up deadline has passed.
When a credit card is declined, regardless of the reason, the
account must be paid in full by the next billing cycle (1st of the
next month) or the swimmer will be suspended and not permitted to
participate in practice, social activities, or swim meets until
their account is paid in full.
A non-refundable late fee of $10 is assessed to open balances on
the 21sst of each month, and is cumulative until the account is
paid in full.
We are willing to work with families that may have difficulty
meeting their financial obligation to the team. Should you
need assistance, you must contact team administration at
leesburgaquaticsclub@hotmailcom as soon as possible so that we can
develop a plan together in order to keep your swimmer in the water
and active. We strive to make this sport accessible to all
who wish to participate, and will gladly work with any family to
make this possible.
*The USA Swimming Outreach and
Diversity Program "promotes inclusion by creating opportunities for
people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to
participate and advance in the sport of swimming." The Titans
are proud participants of this program. If you think you may
qualify financially for this program (free or reduced lunch, or
insured under Medicaid), please speak directly to the Coaches for
Cancellation or suspension of account/payment
Members must email email@example.com by
the 25th of the month prior. Example: if a member wishes to cancel
or suspend the account in September the team must receive an email
by August 25th. Automatic payments will continue regardless
of attendance unless this notification is received. NO
REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF NOTIFICATION TO SUSPEND IS NOT RECEIVED
BY THE 25th OF THE PRECEDING MONTH. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Swim Team /Masters
It is the responsibility of each swimmer and their parents to
stay informed of all team activities and schedules.
Information is available on our team website. If you have
questions about upcoming events or activities, please contact the
team at our email address. Please be sure to check the
website regularly for any announcements or schedule changes.
ALL team communications will run through our website. A
valid email address and SMS/text messaging phone number is
necessary in order to create an account for your swimmer, and
enable them to sign up for meets and other activities. If you
don’t have an email address, you can create a free account
through Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. Your swimmer cannot be
registered for the team without an accurate and active email
All meets will be posted to the website. Athletes may
sign-up for most meets on our website. Some meets will
require forms that will be available at the pool during practice
times, and it is the responsibility of the swimmer and parent to
get a copy of these forms and to turn them in on time. The
coaches have final approval of events, and may change selections at
Members shall have to participate in the annual team fundraising
effort. Obligations may include pre-selling of car wash tickets,
washing cars, manning donation stations at local retail venues, or
working at the team yard sale. Members may also be required to
provide donation of goods, monetary donations and/or volunteering
during any of the fundraiser events.
The Titans organization, as mandated in our by-laws, will hold
an annual parent meeting in early August.
Attendance is required so that our Board of Directors elections can
be held for the upcoming competition year, and the directors and
coaches can update our families on policy changes.
Our coaching staff is dedicated to providing a quality program
and enabling swimmers to be the best that they can be.
interaction”: at all times coach and swimmer(s)
interaction will take place in the open
2.It is the coaches’
responsibility to assess and place swimmers in their designated
swimming divisions and groups. Decisions are made based on age and
ability level. The coach will decide when it is in the best
interest of a swimmer to be moved into a more difficult training
3.The coaching staff will make the
final decision regarding meets in which the club participates. The
coaches will also make the final decision concerning which events
individual swimmers are entered in.
4.While attending meets, the coaches
will supervise warm-up/warm down, and offer pre-race advice and
post-race constructive criticism “CRITIQUE”.
In order for Leesburg Aquatics to have a successful program we
need cooperation and understanding amongst our swim parents,
swimmers and coaches.
1.Be supportive. Your
primary job as a swim parent is to provide all the love, support
and encouragement your swimmer needs.
2.Let the coaches coach.
It is important that swimmers relate to their coach when it comes
to all matters concerning/involving swimming. The
relationship between coach and swimmer is important for development
and performance. It can be confusing for the swimmer when
parents interfere with opinions about how the swimmer should swim
or train. If, as a parent, you ever have a problem, concern or
complaint, please see your swimmer’s coach.
3.Understand that your swimmer will
not produce “personal bests” each time he/she is in a
swim meet. Plateaus are a normal part of swimming, and it is
important to provide the same level of support to your swimmer no
matter what his/her results may have been at a meet.
4.Come and watch. We encourage
parents to come and watch practices. When observing a practice,
please leave a “buffer space”. Parents are invited to
sit in the designated seating/observation areas (bleachers along
the fence, tables and lawn chairs). Parents are not permitted on
deck near the lanes. Parent(s)/guardian/athletes must make an
appointment to speak with coaches for before or after practice, not
Swimmers/parents, you must make it a priority to show up on time
for practice. Late swimmer(s) disrupt the flow of practice,
which is impolite to those who are on time.
Leesburg Aquatics is a competitive program that is designed
around the swimmers. As swimmers progress through the groups,
the responsibilities expected of them grow. Coaches will discuss
with swimmers the higher expectations before advancing them into a
higher practice group.
Basic expectations of all swimmers
- come to every practice prepared and ready to swim with 100%
- bring their training equipment to all workouts (have spare
caps, goggles and suits);
- and listen to their coaches when they are
Swimmers are required to have their own practice
1.Pre-team/Bronze - kick board, short
fins, front-mounted snorkel
2.Silver - kick board, short fins,
front-mounted snorkel, small hand paddles
- kick board, front-mounted snorkel, medium to large hand paddles,
water bottle, jump rope
Equipment can be purchased through our
online team store. Use the link found on our website to enter
the store or go to
www.swimoutlet.com/leesburgtitans. All purchases made
through our online store provide us with credits that we use to
purchase additional equipment and training gear.
CODE OF CONDUCT
All swimmers, coaches and parents are considered to be team
members and representatives of Leesburg Aquatics. Proper behavior
by all team members has a positive influence on individual and team
performance and reflects a strong image of our team. Compliance
with this Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all team
members. You agree to abide by the requirements of this Code of
Conduct and agree that you are subject to disciplinary consequences
for any violation of the Code.
1.Team members are expected to display
good sportsmanlike behavior toward fellow team members,
competitors, coaches, officials, parents, family of team members,
facility staff and the public at all times,
including team practices, meets and social activities.
2.Team members will not engage in any
inappropriate physical contact with another individual.
3.Team members will not use derogatory
or abusive language of any kind.
4.Team members will not engage in
bullying, harassing or hazing behavior of any kind. Such behavior
may involve but is not limited to teasing, taunting, name-calling,
rumor spreading or social exclusion.
5.Team members will not use social or
electronic media to harass, threaten, or cause harm to another team
member. Such behavior may involve but is not limited to
threatening, derogatory, false or misleading emails or posting
threatening or derogatory, false or misleading information or
6.Parent team members shall not engage
or discuss behavioral issues with any athletes outside their own
7.Team members will respect the
personnel, equipment and property at all practice and competition
facilities and abide by all rules concerning use of those
8.Team members will not engage in any
behavior(s) during team activities, or other instances in which
team members can reasonably be construed as representing Leesburg
Aquatics, which detracts from the image of the team.
9.Team members will not be engaged in
any illegal conduct or inappropriate behavior which detracts from
the image of the team or is detrimental to the team’s
Failure to comply with this
Code of conduct may result in, but is not limited to, any of the
●Team members may be restricted
from participating in some or all team activities including
practice, meets and social activities.
●Team members may be sent home
from team practice sessions, meets or team social activities.
●Team members may be suspended
or dismissed from Leesburg Aquatics.
●Team members are encouraged to
immediately and fully report any incidents to their coach, verbally
and in writing, and, if an athlete, to their parents.
●Coaches are responsible for
following up with the individuals or group of individuals involved
in any reported incidents.
All disciplinary decisions are within the sole discretion of
Leesburg Aquatics coaches and are final. Such decisions are not
subject to review. Disciplinary decisions are to be kept in
confidence among Leesburg Aquatics staff and the team member and
his/her family (unless disclosure or reporting is required by law).
No refunds will be given as a result of a team member’s
suspension or dismissal from Leesburg Aquatics due to a violation
of this Code of Conduct.
Swimming in Florida is a year round sport broken into two
seasons. The first is short course yards (SCY) season in which
swimmers will train and compete in a 25-yard pool. This season runs
from mid- August to mid- March. The second is long course and short
course meters (LCM & SCM) season in which swimmers will compete
in a 50 or 25-meter pool. LCM & SCM season runs from mid-March
The Titans participate in many different types of meets
throughout Florida. While we gather as a team on deck at
these meets, expenses, transportation and overnight stays are the
responsibility of each individual and family. The Team does
not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred for these
meets. The Coaches will select the events in which a swimmer
will compete at all meets.
Fun Meets/Recreational League – Occasionally
Leesburg Aquatics will hold a fun meet at our own pool, or will
participate in meets at nearby pools with other local teams.
Swimmers will swim in multiple events with other members of the
club. The idea behind this type of meet is to introduce our
pre-competitive swimmers to meets and build team spirit.
Developmental Meets (B/C meets) – This type of meet
does not have any qualifying time standards. Here swimmers compete
to earn times in all the strokes. Once a swimmer has earned an
“A” time he/she will no longer be able to swim that
event at this type of meet. The Time Standards Report is
available on our team website under the USEFUL INFORMATION tab.
Open Meets- This type of meet is open to all swimmers.
Invitationals/Junior Olympics (FLAGS)/Senior
Championships/Sectionals/Junior & Senior Nationals-
All of these meets will have minimum qualifying times. See coaches
for further information. Ages vary dependent upon meet
sanction rules. Qualifying Times Standards are published each
year by Florida Swimming and will be posted to our team website
under the USEFUL INFORMATION tab as soon as these reports are made
Qualifying Travel Meets
As a swimmers progress through the different levels of swim
meets, the greater the distance the travel for these meets. Junior
Olympics (FLAGS) is a 14 and under meet in which the location will
vary each season and be in different parts of Florida. Senior
Sectionals, Junior/Senior Nationals - rotating location in any of
the 50 states. Any travel meets in which swimmers ages 13 &
under qualify, will require parental/guardian accompaniment. Any
travel meets in which swimmers ages 14-17 qualify, while parental
accompaniment is preferred, the team coaches will chaperone upon
parent/guardian written permission/email request. Parents/Guardians
will be required to sign release forms. All travel expenses
are the responsibility of the swimmer and his/her family. The
Team does not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred for
Titan’s swimmers have a team “uniform” that
they wear during competitions. This helps us to identify our
swimmers in the water, demonstrates team unity, and makes it easier
for the other teams to see who they are up against. Team
suits can be purchased through our online team store at swimoutlet.com/leesburgtitans.
Each athlete receives one team cap at the time of
registration. Caps are available for purchase for $10 each,
t-shirts are $15. Please see the coaches to purchase items.
DO NOT wear your team suit or team cap
to practice. Chlorine is very damaging to all suits, and
limiting the use of your team suit and cap to just competitions
will make it last longer.
Florida tends to have unpredictable weather, especially during
the summer months. Typically, practices will not be cancelled
in advance. The coach will determine if practice needs to be
cancelled once he/she is on the pool deck. While it may be
raining at your house, the weather could be sunny and clear at the
Lightning and thunder also wreak havoc during the summer
months. We are obliged to follow the rules of the
facility and the guidelines of the American Red Cross. These
guidelines mandate that we be out of the water and in a safe place
(cars or locker rooms) for 30 minutes following a lightning strike
or roll of thunder. We do have a lightning detector at the
pool, and will use this as a guide in making the determination to
exit the water. Please understand and respect these
guidelines. The safety of our swimmers is our number one