The Lakewood Aquatic Philosophy

The Lakewood Aquatic Sports Club coaching staff utilizes a progressive age group program designed to develop the swimmer both physically and mentally. Our coaching staff emphasizes long-term development over short-term results. The emphasis in the beginning groups is placed on developing technical skills and an appreciation for the sport of swimming. In the more advanced groups, the emphasis of developing technical skills continues in a more physically and psychologically demanding environment. An increased commitment level is expected in the advanced groups.

The coaching staff assigns swimmers to their respective groups based on age, current ability level and commitment. Swimmers can develop and progress at different rates. Our coaching staff recognizes the variances in swimmer development and strives to meet the individual needs of each swimmer. The longterm goal of excellence is always the priority.