Team Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


1. When does the season start?  USA Swimming is a year-round program which begins in late August and concludes in late July each year. USA Swimming has two seasons, a short course season which takes place from August-March and then a long-course season which takes place from April - July. Monthly memberships can be suspended for months swimmer(s) are not practicing or participating in meets. 

2. What are the steps to join LESD? It is a simple as 1-2-3, click here for information about our tryouts and two-week trial period. 

3. How do I sign up for the team?  Team registration is available online and is for the 2019-20 Annual Registration which begins in August and remains open throughout the year until July 2020. This will take you step by step through all the information needed to complete the registration for our team.  You must be USA and LESD registered before attending your first swim meet and to practice after the two-week trial. 

4. What do I do if I am transferring from another team? Even if your swimmers have experience on other USA or YMCA teams, everyone must complete a tryout to determine the appropriate LESD swim practice groups that best match the talent and age of your swimmers. After registration is complete you will also need to fill out this transfer form to ensure your child can compete and practice under LESD and to ensure that all of their times and information transfers. 

5. How do we sign up for meets or team events? We provide easy online sign up via our website. You must be registered with the team and logged in to complete your swimmer's sign-ups. You will also receive email notifications regarding specific meet entries and deadlines that align with your swimmer's practice group and times. You should also speak with your swimmer's primary coach on upcoming meets that are best for your swimmer along with the events they should swim. 

6. What does the practice schedule look like?  We offer practices 6 days a week at most locations.  Depending on your swimmer(s) practice group and location (which is determined by age and talent), your practice schedule may change depending on the season/time of the year. Click here to view the weekly updated practice schedule for all groups and locations. 

7.  When will we know the practice schedule?  The schedule for each week is posted on the website under the Practice Schedule tab. Be sure to check the schedule often for any changes or updates made as they are posted.

8. How will practice schedule changes be communicated? In the event of a schedule change due to facility changes or other conflicts, an email will be sent to (primary email on your registered account) the affected swim groups and locations. We will also be working on other immediate communication forms to help our busy families stay up to date like the OnDeck App and Text Notifications. 

9.  How much does LESD Swimming cost?  Our cost takes into consideration the amount of training and coaching, so depending on what group your swimmer(s) is associated, determines the annual and monthly fees. 

10.  What does that cost include? Click here for a detailed description of all costs associated with the team which includes, registration, monthly coaching fees and additional fees such as swim meets, personalized apparel, team events, etc. 

11.  Are there additional expenses? Your swimmer(s) will need to provide their own swimsuit and goggles along with various training equipment suggested by your swimmer's primary coach. Visit our online Team Store today.

12.  Where can I find all the info in the world about LESD?  Continue to browse our website! 

13. Where can I go if I have other questions? We have many outlets to help our Silver Dolphins

  • Your Coaches - Your swimmer's primary coach is a wealth of knowledge. You can contact them regarding workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs.
  • Our Staff - Our administrative staff is here to assist you!
    • ​Meet Entry Chair - Please contact Sarah Tobin regarding any meet entries.
    • Chief Administrator - Please contact C.J. Musser regarding billing, swimmer rewards, team communication or apparel.
  • Veteran Parents Julie Musbach can give you a firsthand experience on everything from how to prepare for a swim meet to the decision making parents encounter when it comes to your swimmer’s club team experience.  You can email her or call her at 216-562-7032 (c) or 216-261-9087 (h).