Preteam (See calendar for tryout dates and times.)
The Preteam program allows young swimmers to be instructed in competitive swimming techniques, preparing them for the Team. Tryouts are held the second week in June (please see calendar). To join our preteam, a child must be between the ages of 5 and 8, able to swim the width of the pool twice with minimal assistance, have the ability to be on their backs in the water and put their face underwater while stroking. There is a limit of approximately 50 swimmers, representing an 8:1 ratio of swimmers to coach. Selection of Preteam swimmers is at the discretion of the coaches.
All Preteam applicants must submit an application and payment in advance of the scheduled try-out dates. If your child does not make the team, your money will be refunded, less the registration fee of $10. Refunds for children who decide not to participate after practice begins will be made. See the calendar for the refund cut off date.
Preteam practice runs from 12:30 to 1:30 each weekday after school is out for the summer until the end of July. At the end of the season we hold a Preteam Ribbon Meet, where our Preteam members proudly display their accomplishments of the season and are awarded medals. The children celebrate with an Italian ice party afterwards.
Preteam members may swim in meets. The coaches will let you know if your child is going to swim at a meet.
All Team Members are eligible to both swim and dive, or they may participate only on the dive team or only on the swim team. Generally, swim and dive practices are scheduled so as not to conflict to facilitate children participating in both. Unfortunately, if you sign up on line you have pick swim or dive. Please select swim and tell us when you pay and we will make the adjustment online.
Lake Isle is one of the most competitive swim teams in the summer swimming season in Westchester County. While we strive to field a competitive team we accept all levels of swimmers to the team. A swimmer should be able to swim two strokes (free, back, breast or fly) with some proficiency. The first week of practice is reserved for all new members to be evaluated for placement by the coaches.
In swimming there are 6 age groups that compete in the summer 6 and Under, 8 and Under, 10 and Under, 12 and Under, 14 and Under and 17 and Under. Relays are divided into the 8 and Under, 10 and Under, 13 and Under and 17 and Under.
Swimmers are divided into practice groups by their ages and abilities by the coaches. There will be an A and a B team. A members will participate in all Home and Away meets and may be selected to participate in the Championship meets at the end of July and beginning of August. B members will participate in Home meets and Invitationals. The coach may recommend a child be on the Preteam after the evaluation period.
Lake Isle offers one of the premier dive pools in Westchester County and with it a great Diving Team. A clinic will be offered at the beginning of the season for all children who think they maybe interested in diving. Our coach will teach any child who wishes to learn to dive. Diving groups are 10 and Under, 13 and Under and 17 and Under.