Tryouts

Scheduling a tryout with Lakewood Aquatics has a few important steps – please read them and contact Coach Lucy (949) 735-8914  with any additional questions.

  • Your first step is to have a formal evaluation of your athlete to help determine the appropriate placement on the team. Please call or email to schedule an evaluation
  • Swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have a working knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly
  • Bring swimsuit, towel, goggles and swim cap (optional)
  • Evaluation will be around 15 minutes depending on what the swimmer knows
  • Evaluations are available Mon-Thur from 4-4:30 PM & 6-6:30 PM at Cerritos College.
  • After the tryout, the swimmer will be given a new swimmer registration packet including:
    • USA swimming registration form & check ($75) – birth certificate or passport needed
    • Lakewood registration fee
  • These initial fees cover things like USA swimming insurance for athletes. 
  • After a meeting with the swimmer, family, and coaches, swimmers are placed into the group most appropriate for their current level of skill and fitness, the desired level of commitment 
Equipment Needed

While swimming is one of those core sports where gear appears minimal (at least in competition), having the appropriate training gear is very important in the development of the athletes at Lakewood Aquatics.

Making sure your athlete's gear is in working order, and replacing it quickly if it is not, is important to ensure consistent progress, ability to accomplish all tasks at practice, and to maximize the flow and ease of the workout being offered.

Please review the group-specific equipment and contact your athlete's coach with any particular questions.