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Try-Out / Placement

LAC Fall 2018 Try Outs

 

Thank you for your interest in LAC!  Below is everything you need to know about how to join LAC.  Please review carefully.  We look forward to meeting your swimmer at tryouts!

LAC is a year-round competitive swim team.  All swimmers wishing to join LAC must be evaluated by our coaching staff to determine the appropriate training group placement.  We have 15 training levels, all based on age and ability, and our coaching staff will determine the appropriate level for your swimmer.  The try-out schedule is below.  These are the only dates, we will not schedule private tryouts.  If you are unable to attend and want to be notified of future tryouts, please CLICK HERE.  In general, LAC holds open tryouts in late winter and late summer.

 

If your swimmer cannot do 25 yards in all four strokes, then they should not attend tryouts but should instead, register for our Lesson program.  To register for Lessons, return to the home page of our website and click on the green turtle.  

If you are a USAS transfer swimmer being relocated to the DFW area, please reach out to our Team Manager (pam.glynn@swimlac.org) with the following information:  

  • Swimmer's full name and date of birth
  • Current club
  • Location you are interested in (The Colony, Flower Mound, Keller)
  • Date of arrival - if you are arriving in July/August - emailing us is not necessary, just attend the tryout (below)
  • Proof of current USAS registration (Deck Pass screen shot)

All of our training groups in all locations are very full but we anticipate having a few spots open up at each level at the conclusion of the current season.  We will be holding tryouts to fill these spots and swimmers would be expected to start with LAC when practices resume after Summer Break.

 

Some important notes about tryouts:

  • You must try out at the location you would be assigned – for example, if you live in Keller, you must attend the Keller tryout, you cannot try out at another location and expect to be assigned to a training group in Keller.
  • You do not need to sign up or register for tryouts.  Just show up at the appropriate time and place (below) with the form (below) filled out.
  • Please bring your swimmer promptly at the appropriate time for their age.  Swimmer should be ready to swim (wearing suit, goggles and cap, if needed) at the time tryout starts.   If you arrive late, we will not be able to accommodate your swimmer.
  • Please print and complete THIS FORM and bring it with you to tryouts.  Please PRINT LEGIBLY – especially your email addressas that is how we will notify you of your swimmer’s status.  (please pay special attention to r/v, 0/O, L/1, 5/S, etc)
  • Bring your swimmer ready to swim (suit, cap, goggles, towel).  The coaches will invite the swimmers out to the pool deck and evaluate them.  Parents are not allowed on deck and can remain in the lobby or the bleachers.  After your swimmer is done, you are free to leave – you will be notified by email of your swimmer’s status within a few weeks of tryouts.
  • The tryout is fun and low stress.  The coaching staff will be asking swimmers to show them what they can do, and ask them to do some simple drills.  Swimmers are not competing or racing with each other, each swimmer is evaluated on their own skills.
  • Please review all of the following links prior to attending tryouts:  Information on LAC’s structureInformation on CostsAbout LAC

 

WAIT LIST INFORMATION – We have limited spots available at each level and will only add a limited number of swimmers to our wait lists with the intent to onboard them within the current season.  All others will be told that we simply do not have room at this time, with suggested alternatives.  We do not place swimmers on wait lists indefinitely; swimmers who are not accepted and not on wait lists can try out again the following season.  Many factors determine how we manage our wait list.  We have a set number of lanes and hours at each facility, and try to balance availability across all skill levels.  Sometimes there is room at one level, but a wait list at another.  We cannot put a swimmer in a level that is not a good fit for them, simply because there is room or the practice time is more convenient, it will not be a good experience and also can be unsafe to have mixed levels training together.  We do not have an option for private lessons while your swimmer is on our wait list or waiting for our next tryouts.

 

Our wait lists are more "fluid" than one might think.  Many dynamics influence them, such as overall group attendance, lane space changes in the facilities we rent from, current LAC members being moved into or out of the group due to skill progression, etc. so it is impossible for us to tell you how may kids are "in front" of your child or how long it will take.  Every effort is made to onboard wait-listed swimmers within the current season.


Try-out schedule

 

The Colony – LISD Aquatic Center – 5729 Memorial Drive, The Colony  Serving residents in and around:  Carrollton, Coppell, Denton, Frisco, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, The Colony, Castle Hills

July 18th

  • 6:00pm: 10 and under
  • 6:45pm:  11-12
  • 7:00pm:  13 and over

August 21st

  • 6:00pm: 10 and under
  • 6:45pm:  11-12
  • 7:00pm:  13 and over 

 

 

Lewisville WAC – 1750 Duncan Lane, Lewisville TX  Serving residents in and around:  Flower Mound, Lewisville, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Denton, Argyle, Bartonville, Irving, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Lantana

July 20th

  • 5:30 -  7 and under
  • 5:50 -  8 and 9 year olds
  • 6:30 - 10 and 11 year olds
  • 7:00 - 12  year olds and any 13 & older swimmers that has CURRENT USA Swimming membership & solid history of times in SWIMS.  Bring proof of CURRENT USA Swimming membership or you will not be allowed to try out
     

August 23rd

  • 5:30 -  7 and under
  • 5:50 -  8 and 9 year olds
  • 6:30 -  10 and 11 year olds
  • 7:00 -  12  year olds and any 13 & older swimmers that has CURRENT USA Swimming membership & solid history of times in SWIMS.  Bring proof of CURRENT USA Swimming membership or you will not be allowed to try out 

 

 

Keller – 1000 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller   Serving residents in and around:  Keller, Colleyville, Denton, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltam City, Haslet, Justin, NRH, Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, Westlake

July 30th

  • 4:00 – 8 and younger
  • 4:30 – 9-11 year olds
  • 5:00 – 12 and older

August 24th

  • 4:00 – 8 and younger
  • 4:30 – 9-11 year olds
  • 5:00 – 12 and older

 

If, after reviewing the information available on this website, you have further questions, please contact our Team Manager at pam.glynn@swimlac.org