***Update 3/15/21: The Lakers team will operate a limited season this summer from May 3 - June 12.
All NEW swimmers must complete an evaluation prior to joining the team. Evaluations will be April 19, 20, & 21 from 3:15-3:45pm at the Lakeway Swim Center. No appointment necessary. Wear a suit and bring goggles. We are looking for swimmers to be at least 5 years old as of May 1, 2021 and to demonstrate that they can swim basic freestyle across the pool (25 yards) and float on their back. Because we will not have in-water coaches this summer, swimmers must be independent. The coaches will make a judgement call for swimmers who are "rusty" and need to take a little break on the lane line to complete the lap.
We will host intrasquad meets at the Lakeway Swim Center on May 15, June 5, and June 12. Our team will not participate in dual meets against other Austin Hills Swim League teams.
Our team will not participate in the Austin Hills Swim League "All Star" meet this summer.
Because of our allocated pool space and social distancing, our team will be about one-third of its normal size. For this reason, we are targeting new swimmers and swimmers who are not already swimming elsewhere (such as with a USA Swimming club team). We will see you next summer, instead, when we have more space. Swimmers who previously participated with the Lakers, and who have not or are not swimming with another team elsewhere, may still join.
If you are unsure about whether the Lakers team will be appropriate for your swimmer this summer, please send an email to [email protected] for more information.
Registration for all swimmers will open online on April 22.
Practices will start on May 3 and the season will end June 12. Please see the Practice Schedule page for times. Please see the Team Info page for additional season details.
We look forward to a great (and SAFE) summer!
***Update 3/2/21: The Lakers will move forward with a limited season this summer, based on keeping everyone safe and following all restrictions in place. We will be finalizing our plans and please be watching for an update before spring break.***
***Update: 1/31/21: For the 2021 Summer Season! Our swim league (and our team) would normally have our upcoming summer season planned out by now, but we aren't anticipating a "normal" summer. With the pandemic, things are still uncertain, and safety is our priority. The league meets again at the end of February, so we should have an update in early March. Please check our website for updates, as they become available.***
The Lakeway Lakers summer swim team began in 2003 when the Lakeway Swim Center first opened. For the past 18 years, we've introduced over a thousand children in our community to the wonderful sport of swimming. Many of our swimmers have gone on to be successful USA Swimming, high school, and collegiate athletes, and many have competed at Junior Nationals, Nationals, and even the Olympic Trials. Our team is a non-profit organization operated by parent volunteers and is completely self-funded.
Registration for the Summer 2021 team will open on April 22, 2021. Our team practices in May and June at the Lakeway Swim Center. Additional details about the Summer 2021 season (season dates, practice schedules, registration link, meet dates, etc.) are pending.
The fee for swim team is $175 per swimmer PLUS your time helping with our swim meets, and you will need to purchase goggles and a team suit. Membership on the Lakers is open to kids ages 5 and older who meet our minimum swimming requirements. You do not need to be a member of the Lakeway Swim Center or a Lakeway resident to join our team.
QUESTIONS about swim team? Our Team Info page probably has everything you need to know!