The Program



LASC is a USA Swimming member institution through our Local Swim Committee (LSC), Southern California Swimming. More info about both organizations can be found at and, respectively. 

Los Angeles Swim Club (LASC) is an age group program. This means that our swimmers compete in meets against others in their age group: 8 and under, 910, 1112, 1314, 1518. (Some meets will also feature an Open division; it is open to any swimmer, regardless of age.) In addition our middle or high school level swimmers may qualify for USA Swimming Senior level circuit. For practice purposes, however, our swimmers are grouped by swim ability and/or age so they receive the specialized instruction they need.

The USA swimming program administered by Southern California Swimming for our region is organized so that all swimmers have an opportunity to compete against swimmers of similar ability. Swimmers with similar competitive times are grouped together. Swimmers are divided into three levels, (Blue, Red, White) for most meets, as determined by a system of time standards.

LASC offers year‑round training for USA Swimming Competition.  USA swimming divides the season into two seasons.  Short Course (competition in 25 yard pools) and Long Course (competition in 50 meter pools).


 Events and Seasons:

  • Fall/Winter – Early September through March the swimmers last qualifying short course season meet which will occur between late February and March.
  • Spring/Summer – March/April through August
  • The CIF high school season is from March to May and held in short course pools.

We work continually to accomplish specific goals. LASC provides:

  • FUN ‑ Swimming should be fun! At every level we expect everyone to do his or her best and work hard, but also to have an enjoyable experience.
  • PARTICIPATION ‑ Our goal is 100% swim meet participation and regular practice attendance.
  • TEAMWORK ‑ We stress working together and learning how to compete.
  • PROFICIENCY ‑ Every swimmer should become competent in all strokes and types of events.
  • SPORTSMANSHIP ‑ It is important to learn to win and lose with grace.
  • INDIVIDUAL GOALS SETTING ‑ We require our swimmers, regardless of swim level, to set personal attainable goals and then encourage and work with them to achieve these goals.