How To Join
Step 1: Come to the 2019 Team
Tryouts! This helps determine which level of Lake Erie
Silver Dolphins (LESD) best fits your swimmer?s talent and
Cannot make an open tryout date? Contact
Tim Hable to coordinate your individual tryout session
What do you need for a tryout/assessment? Each swimmer will need to
bring their swimsuit, goggles, cap, and towel.
Tryouts provide an opportunity for your family to meet some of our
dedicated coaching staff. Your swimmers will get in the water and
swim for our coaches and they will provide a recommendation of
which LESD swim practice group best matches your swimmer's talent
and age. Please complete a tryout
form and bring it with you to the tryout.
Step 2: Complete a Two Week
LESD offers all swimmers a two week trial period before
officially registering for the team. During these two weeks,
you and the coaches will work together to see what the best fit is
for your swimmer(s).
Parents - some helpful questions you can consider during the trial
Is your child ready to participate on a swim team?
Do they have the necessary skills? Are they
Is LESD a good fit? Does what you
see match with what you want for your child?
Which practice group/facility fits your child best? Which
lane is best?
How many practices will you attend each week? How does
this work in your family schedule?
What are your goals in participating in a swim team? What is
your child good at? What do they need help with?
Have any questions? Check out our helpful
Step 3: JOIN LESD by officially
registering with the team online
All that remains is to pay our team fees and registration.
The registration fee is the same for
all LESD swimmers, but team fees vary according
to practice group due to longer practice times and increased
practice frequency for more advanced swimmers.
*More information to come on 2019-20 Season*
LESD uses an online payment system via Team Unify, and
team registration will open mid-August. Please contact the Chief
Administrative Officer C.J. Musser at email@example.com if you
have any questions about the team fees or process.
If you are transferring to LESD from another USA
Swimming Club, then you will also need to complete the
USA Swimming Transfer Form
. Transfer forms can also be downloaded from our