Prospective Member Frequently Asked Questions

Is my swimmer too young to join the club?
The club accepts swimmers ages 5 to 18.

How many different groups/levels are there within the club?
Speedsters (beginner), Silver (intermediate), Blue (advanced), Gold (senior ) levels. Once an in-water evaluation is done, the coaches will place the swimmer in the most appropriate group.

How many pools does the club utilize for practice?
Currently the club utilizes two main pools on a weekly basis, L’Anse Creuse HS (16/Crocker) and South Lake (9/Harper).  On occasion when the two pools are unavailable we utilize Lakeview (11/Harper).

How many days a week does each group practice?
Speedsters- 3x week/1 hour
Silver - 4x week/1.5 hours
Blue - 5x week/1.75-2 hours
Gold- 6x week/2.5 hours
HS Swimmers will swim with the appropriate group above after an in-water evaluation.

What time are the practices?
The pools are typically rented from 5:30-8:30pm Monday-Friday and 9-11am on Saturday.  The coaches do their best to schedule the groups consistently on a week-by-week basis.  The coaches also do their best to provide a monthly schedule by the 20th of the month for the following month.

Is the club a member of USA Swimming?
Absolutely!  Michigan Swimming too!

Does the club compete in meets?
Yes!  The Lakers typically compete in one meet per month (sometimes more). We encourage every swimmer to compete at meets, but swimmers are not required to do so. 

Is there a trial period?
Yes!  The Lakers club offers a free two-week trial period.

How do I register my swimmer or sign up for the two-week trial.  
Please e-mail to schedule an in-water evaluation and two-week trial.

I still have questions, help!
If you still have questions please send us an email at, or

or call us 586-625-6204  and someone will get back with you soon.