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Swim Level Philosophy

Lake Superior Swim Club offers a wide variety of swimmer levels, each developed and structured with the purpose of creating a long-term passion for competitive swimming.  To create this long-term passion, we do our best to make swimming fun, exciting and fulfilling for each team member.

Whether your child is a member of a State or National Team, has had a great country club summer experience, or recently passed swim lessons, there is a place for your athlete with LSSC.


Technique, kicking, cardiovascular endurance, and stroke efficiency make up the foundation of our program’s levels.  We believe in allowing young swimmers to develop as they mature, supporting them as they grow into strong, efficient, mature swimmers.

Minimum requirements at each level are intended to allow our coaches to work more effectively within their practices, not to isolate or segregate.  Assessments are ongoing throughout the season.  Our coaches always have your child’s best interest and long-term development in mind.  The decision to consider, initiate and approve a move is the responsibility of the coaching staff only.  When coaches move a child from one level to another, they take into equal consideration are the following:

·        The emotional readiness of the child

·        Actual age of the child

·        Physical abilities of the child (practice training and meet performances)

That being said, when the coaching staff has observed that all 3 criteria are met, they will begin initiating your child’s move to a new and more appropriate level.