TITAN SWIM TEAM
Titan Swim Team 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 &
competitive swim team. We are also the home of Leesburg City
Aquatics Masters club, a swim club for anyone over the age of 18.
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 swim team and Master’s program
follow the mantra of “TECHNIQUE FIRST, EFFORT SECOND”.
Website - www.leesburgaquaticsclub.com
Email - [email protected]
Age Group - Swim Team
**USA Swimming Registration Required**
For new swimmers that can swim 25 yards unaided without touching
the bottom of the pool, and with their faces in the water and arms
out of the water (no doggie paddling allowed), demonstrating the
reach-and-pull technique. Basic unrefined freestyle and backstroke
skills are preferred. 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
Focus is on basic stroke development and technique
Practice times: Monday-Thursday 5:15pm-6:15pm
Experienced competitive swimmers with moderate skill level.
Focus is on stroke development, technique, stroke refinement,
fitness, endurance, and racing strategy.
Practice Times Monday-Thursday 5:15pm-6:30pm
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 5:15pm-6:45pm
Experienced swimmers who have mastered all strokes, with focus
on stroke refinement, mastery, fitness and competition. All
national team members are competing to achieve the highest level of
success through hard work, intelligent effort and full commitment.
Swimmers have achieved National cuts and times.
Practice Times: Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm
**USA Masters Swimming Registration
Workouts tailored for individual goals
Ages 18 & up
Practice Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30am-6:45am
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30pm-8 pm
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 October
1st. Masters renewals are the responsibility of the athlete,
and renewal proof must be submitted to team administration in order
to remain in good standing. Meet fees will be billed according to
each member’s participation, and will payment will be
processed before each meet, regardless of date. Meet fees are
non-refundable once the sign-up deadline has passed.
*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 (insured under Medicaid or similar insurance program, meet
federal poverty guidelines, or receive other forms of government
subsidy), please speak directly to the Coaches for more
Cancellation or suspension of account procedure is as
email [email protected] 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.
*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 (cell phone number that can receive
text messages) 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
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.
Quarterly, on designated dates determined by the Board of
Directors, members shall participate in annual and quarterly
fundraising efforts. Obligations may include, but are not
limited to: pre-selling of car wash tickets; volunteering
during events such as car washes, Leesburg Bike Fest parking,
Fruitland Park community events such as Hometown
Christmas; or soliciting donations at local
retailers. Should a member family fail to meet their
mandatory 5-hour requirement per quarter, a fee of
$50 will be assessed to each account, which MUST be paid in full in
order to remain active. Member families DO have the option of
making full payment of the required amount in lieu of volunteer
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.
1. Transparent interaction: at
all times coach and swimmer(s) interaction will take place in the
2.It is the coach’s
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 & CRITIQUES.
In order for Titan Swim Team 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 swimmers’ 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 (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 during.
punctual. Swimmers/parents, you must make it a priority to
show up on time for practice. Late swimmers disrupt the flow of
practice, which is impolite to those who are on time.
Titan Swim Team is a competitive program
that is designed around the swimmers. As swimmers progress
through the training 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 speaking.
Swimmers are required to have their own practice equipment.
1.Pre-Team & Bronze - kick board,
short fins, front-mounted snorkel
National Team - 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 Titan Swim
Team. 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
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
behaviors during team activities, or other instances in which team
members can reasonably be construed as
representing Titan Swim Team, 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 Titan Swim Team coaches and are
final. Such decisions are not subject to review. Disciplinary
decisions are to be kept in confidence among Titan
Swim Team 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 the Titan Swim
Team 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 the Titan Swim
Team 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 or the Florida Swimming website.
Open Meets- This type of meet is open to all swimmers 18
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
~Qualifying Travel Meets
As a swimmer progresses 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 swimmers have a team uniform (swim suit) 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.
Team suits must be unadorned black, one-piece suits.
DO NOT wear your competition suit to
practice. Chlorine is very damaging to all suits, and
limiting the use of your team suit 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
pool. If time permits, the coaches will send out cancellation
notices thru our website via email, news blasts, or SMS (text
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 for safety. 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