WHO WE ARE


The Lakers Aquatic Club is an organization made up of committed swimmers, professional coaches and volunteer parents. That offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.

 

OUR MISSION


To assist every swimmer in reaching their potential through a series of tools that teach them to make healthy choices, to set goals and to encourage them to push themselves beyond where they believe they can go, to instill self pride in a positive, safe, team orientated, learning environment that inspires friendships and a lifelong love of the sport.

 

PRACTICE GROUPS


Minnows - 
This group is our learn to swim group and is offered two days per week.  The main focus is the FUNdamentals: teaching proper body position, breathing techniques and stroke drills.  Swimmers in this group will be introduced to the 4 competetive swim strokes.

Swimmers are required to complete 4x50 yards of at least 2 of the competetive strokes (legally) in order to advance to the Speedster group. Additionally, athletes must be physically and mentally prepared to complete a 1 hour practice.

Speedsters - 
This group is offered as training for the early-competitive swimmer and trains four days per week.  The main focus will be working on stroke drills, streamlining, turns and breathing techniques required to move to the Junior competitive group. Swimmers in this group will be introduced to training concepts that include interval swimming.

Swimmers are required to complete 3x100 freestyle and 3x100 IM with minimal rest and perform all strokes and turns legally in order to move up. Additionally, athletes must be physically and mentally prepared to complete a 1.5 hour practice.

Junior -  
This group is for the competitive swimmer who has completed the goals in Speedsters.  This group practices five days per week, and the main emphasis of this group is still stroke technique and building endurance among all 4 strokes. Swimmers in this group will be introduced to plyometric exercises and stretches in order to build stregth and prevent injury.

Swimmers need to be able to perform the 500 freestyle in less than 7:30, complete 5x100 freestyle @ 1:45, and 5x100 IM @ 2:00 in order to advance to the Intermediate group.  Additionally, athletes must be physically and mentally prepared to complete a 2 hour practice.

Intermediate -  
This group is for the more experienced swimmer who has completed the goals in the Junior group.  This group practices five days per week and the main emphasis of this group is still stroke technique and endurance training with the introduction of race strategy.  In addition to swimming and plyometric training, TRX bands and medicine ball exercises will be introduced. 

Swimmers need to be able to complete a timed 400 IM and 1000 Free, 8x100 Free @ 1:40, and 5x100 IM @ 1:50 in order to advance to Senior group.

Senior - 
This group is for the older, experienced swimmer, who has demonstrated excellent attendance and leadership in the Intermediate group. The Senior group has a practice attendance expectation of five days per week. They must show an ability to train as described in the Guidelines for Advancement. Good flexibility is required as is a demonstrated ability to push oneself through challenging training sets required to compete at the open state level of swimming. The main emphasis will be stroke technique, conditioning and intense training of all energy systems of the body.  The swimmer in this group has made a clear commitment to their sport and training.

Swimmers in this group are dedicated and attend practice on a daily basis.  Swimmers in this group are high school age and/or high-level 12+ swimmers who are pursuing Sectional, Jr National, Sr National and Olympic Trial time standards.

High School Swimmers looking to continue training will train with the Senior Group.



 

Please note that all families are REQUIRED to sign up for online bill pay. Online bill pay is the only accepted form of payment. Monthly dues, meet/other fees must be paid by credit/debit card or ACH/Electronic check. Account balances will be charged on the 1th of each month. Dues/fees will no longer be accepted at the pool or by mail.

**10% Sibling Discount

 

For questions on training, practice schedule, meets, contact Coach Danielle at [email protected]


With questions regarding registration, contact Julie at [email protected]