The Lakewood Ranch Swim Association (The Lightning, LRSA), based out of Bradenton, Florida, is for swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18.  Our swimmers practice together in groups based on ability and age.  We welcome anyone who has the desire to swim and to succeed in and out of the water.

The Lakewood Ranch Swim Association, established in 2004 at the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, started out as a summer team, but since progressed to a year-round USA Swimming program.  LRSA is a member of Florida Swimming, Inc.  Lightning team members compete at USA sanctioned meets selected by our coaching staff.

The mission of the Lakewood Ranch Swim Association is to provide a supportive environment in recreational and competitive swimming for children and young adults to develop self-esteem, lifelong friendships and a true love for the sport of swimming. We are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, self discipline and character qualities necessary to succeed in life.

Lakewood Ranch Swim Association offers a multi-tier program based upon skill, talent, age and desire. The Lakewood Ranch Swim Association coaches place athletes into appropriate training groups determined by their age and swimming ability.

Swimmers wishing to join the team must go through tryouts and be evaluated by the LRSA coaches.