Summer 2018 Swim Programs & Where to Start
Lost Creek Aquatics and its affiliated summer league teams and programs are offered throughout the summer for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Click the links below to learn more about these programs.
*Please check back for updates as we finalize our summer schedules. (Last update 4/27/18)
For the LATE SUMMER SWIM TEAM (June 25 to August 2 at our Lakeway and Lost Creek Country Club locations only), please click the links below.
- LCA Lakeway (Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd)
- LCA Lost Creek CC (Lost Creek Country Club, 2612 Lost Creek Blvd--early summer swim team is only open to members of Lost Creek Country Club)
For the USA SWIMMING YEAR-ROUND TEAM (for those wishing to join our year-round Bronze, Silver, Gold, or National training groups), please click the links below.
- LCA Cedar Park (Milburn Pool, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd)
- LCA Lakeway (Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd)
- LCA Lost Creek (Lost Creek Country Club, 2612 Lost Creek Blvd--open to members and nonmembers of Lost Creek Country Club)
- LCA Steiner Ranch (in the summer we practice at the John Simpson pool in Steiner Ranch--registration is open to members and nonmembers of the HOA)
New to Swimming: Where to start?
Swimmers ages 4 to 5 and younger should be enrolled in swim lessons. The goal of swim lessons should be focused on basic water safety. This includes getting in the water voluntarily, getting comfortable putting his or her face in the water, kicking with a kickboard, and rolling over and floating on the back. After the child has mastered basic water safety skills, swim lessons can add basic freestyle stroke work. The goal of swim lessons should not be perpetual swim lessons. Once your child can master basic freestyle and backstroke, and is ready to be in a group setting, you can move on to a swim team.
Swimmers ages 5-6 and older who have done swim lessons or who can already demonstrate basic water safety requirements and swim basic freestyle and backstroke can usually participate on a summer league team or in an introductory group on a year-round (club) team. Summer league teams are recreational in nature and community-based. A good summer league program teaches stroke development in a fun, supportive, competitive environment. Swimmer goals for summer league should be on personal improvement--swimming a stroke legally for the first time, earning a personal best ribbon, and so on--and also should reinforce being a good teammate. Summer league teams encourage communities to come together by running the teams and reinforcing good swimming and good sportsmanship.
Swimmers who don't wish to do summer league (or who cannot find a team that they can swim with) can enroll in LCA's introductory groups. Our Guppy and Bronze groups swim through April, and then most of these swimmers participate on a summer league team. Swimmers who finish summer league and wish to continue swimming with a club team for the rest of the summer can enroll in our Late Summer Swim Team, which operates after summer league ends at our LCA Lost Creek CC and LCA Lakeway locations.
Swimmers who practice with a year-round, USA Swimming club team (such as Lost Creek Aquatics) might leave LCA for May and June to swim with their local summer league team. We support this! Over time, we have found that younger swimmers who swim summer league come back to year-round swimming in the fall refreshed and with a rejuvenated energy for the sport of swimming. What we don't find is the common concern parents have about "losing ground" in their swimming abilities. Quite the contrary--having a fun time in summer league, and racing every weekend with friends and lots of support from their teammates, has a positive influence in the fall.
Older swimmers who have graduated from summer league or younger swimmers who have achieved A times generally stay with their club team for the "long course season." Long course season is swimming with a club team in May through August and competing at meets held in 50-meter pools. Most meets held during long course season require swimmers to meet minimum time standards to enter events at meets, because the season is short.
If you have questions about where to enroll your new or experienced swimmer, give us a shout at email@example.com or 512-917-2274.
Programs run by Lost Creek Aquatics: USA Swimming membership required
Lost Creek Aquatics runs USA Swimming teams year-round, including the summer USA Swimming long course season. At our Lakeway location, swimmers can participate in the Gold and National groups. At our Lost Creek Country Club and Cedar Park locations, swimmers can participate in the Silver, Gold, and National groups. At our Steiner Ranch location, swimmers can participate in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold groups. Swimmers will compete at meets held in 50-meter pools in Austin and other areas in South Texas.
Lost Creek Aquatics runs a "Late Summer Swim Team" at the LCA Lakeway and LCA Lost Creek CC locations. This is a seasonal USA Swimming team that runs from the end of summer league (June 25) to August 2. New swimmers are accepted on these teams as long as they meet the minimum swimming eligibility requirements. This is a great way for summer league swimmers and swimmers in the LCA Bronze and Silver groups to keep active in the sport until the fall season resumes.
Summer League Recreational Teams: If you have questions about these teams, please contact the teams directly. The individual team websites are linked below.
At Lost Creek Country Club--the Lost Creek Cruzers operates from April 30 to June 25. Membership on the Cruzers is limited to members of Lost Creek Country Club.
At the Lakeway Swim Center--the Lakeway Lakers operates from April 30 to June 25. This team is open to eligible swimmers; there is no residency or pool membership requirement.
In Cedar Park, the Typhoons and the Twisters operate from May 1 to July 14.
In Steiner Ranch, the Steiner Stars operate from April 30 to July 14.
Swim Lessons and Head Start Programs: Please contact these programs directly for more information.
Lost Creek Country Club offers an Early Summer Swim Team (formerly "head start") program for swimmers who are planning to swim with the Lost Creek Cruzers summer league team. Membership is limited to members of Lost Creek Country Club. Head Start is offered in two, two-week sessions, from April 2-12 and April 16-26, Mondays through Thursdays. For more information about Early Summer Swim Team at Lost Creek Country Club, including group requirements, costs, dates, and times, please click here.
Lost Creek Country Club offers private swim lessons starting in April and throughout the summer to members and nonmembers of Lost Creek Country Club. For more information about swim lessons, please click here.
Lost Creek Aquatics at Lakeway offers an Early Summer Swim Team (formerly called "Gear Up for Swim Team") program for swimmers who are planning to swim with the Lakeway Lakers summer swim team. The program runs from April 10-20, Tuesdays through Fridays. Registration will open on April 2.
Lost Creek Aquatics at Cedar Park offers an Early Summer Swim Team program for swimmers who are planning to swim with a summer swim team. The program runs from March 19 to April 26, Mondays through Fridays (depending on group). For more information and to register, please click here.
Lost Creek Aquatics at Steiner Ranch offers an Early Summer Swim Team program for swimmers who are planning to swim with a summer swim team. The program runs in two sessions from March 5-29 and from April 2-26, Mondays through Thursdays. For more information and to register, please click here.
The City of Lakeway offers private, semi-private, and small group swim lessons, starting in June. Please call the Lakeway Swim Center at 512-261-3000 or click here for more information about swim lessons.