Capital Area Aquatics at Cedar Park: 2022-2023 Season

CAA Cedar Park practices at the Elizabeth Milburn pool, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. In the summer we occasionally practice at the nearby Buttercup pool in Cedar Park. Membership is open to any eligible swimmer.

Note: This registration page is for swimmers joining (or continuing with) CAA at the Milburn pool in Cedar Park starting August 22, 2022. All swimmers must register for the fall team. After September 1, 2022, you will receive a link from CAA so you can register (or renew) and pay for your swimmer's annual USA Swimming membership. You do not need to contact USA Swimming on your own; you will receive a code from CAA to do this after September 1. All swimmers must register with USA Swimming to participate in our program. 

Before registering, please read this page FIRST and then click the link below to access our registration system and then log in with your existing CAA username and password. If you have never been a member of Capital Area Aquatics (formerly Lost Creek Aquatics), you will need to create an account first with your email address and a password. If you are a current or former member and you receive an error message about your account being inactive, please click the Continue or Check Status button first, and THEN log in to register, to bypass the inactive account message.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAA CEDAR PARK

Before you register, make sure you read the following expectations:

  • If you are a returning member, please register for your current (or previous) swim group, unless your coach has asked you to register for a different group. Group changes are initiated and approved by the coach and not by the swimmer/parent. (Note: The Fitness group has been discontinued. For CP Fitness swimmers, if you will be in elementary school in the fall, choose the Bronze group; if you will be in middle school in the fall, choose the Silver group.)
  • New swimmers must be at least 6 years old as of September 1, 2022; however, in some circumstances, we occasionally accept swimmers who are a few months younger than 6 years old. All new swimmers need to complete a swim evaluation first with a coach for group placement. Swimmers who join later in the season (October through April) will need to attend a full practice first to ensure that they meet the group requirements and have the necessary skills, endurance, and aerobic fitness before registering. Please do not register your new swimmer until after you have completed a swimming evaluation (or attended a full practice, if required) and your coach tells you which group to register for.
  • All new swimmers are required to provide a birth certificate or passport to the team as proof of legal name and age. You can scan/email to [email protected] or text a picture to 512-917-2274. New swimmers may start practice after their registration is complete and they have submitted their proof of legal name and age.
  • Our groups have maximum enrollments. If you are trying to register for a closed group, please contact us to be added to our waitlist.
  • Please make sure you understand the commitment and expectations. The expectation is to come to practice every day and to compete in swim meets; however, we understand that you may occasionally need to miss for other activities/sports or conflicts. Our program operates like a classroom and learning occurs every day. Our coaches teach the skills for each group using carefully planned and structured progressions that rely on swimmers maintaining consistent attendance and actively participating through the season. Skills are not considered mastered until they have been demonstrated at a swim meet, so attending meets is also a requirement and an important part of learning. Our program is in its 23rd year and our experience with thousands of swimmers has shown that the highest “burnout” occurs when swimmers fall behind from inconsistent attendance or come to practice but never compete. Meets are where swimmers can measure their progress. We want our swimmers to be successful athletes, and success requires consistent attendance, consistent participation, and consistent effort.
  • Swimmers in groups with dryland practices (marked with “DL” on our practice calendars) are expected to attend the full practice. Our dryland program is specific for swimmers and is not a separate practice that you can skip. We often discuss and practice swimming technique on land first before we teach it in the pool. Your school athletics program, soccer team, or other sports training is specific for those sports and is not a substitute for what we do. Dryland practices are part of our programming, and the expectation is that swimmers will attend, even if they are doing conditioning workouts for another sport.
  • All swimmers must purchase the required equipment for their practice group and bring it to practice every day. Please get the correct equipment and do not make your own substitutions, because the equipment has a specific purpose. The equipment lists for our groups are posted here. You can order gear by clicking here and it will be shipped directly to you (the shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code). We ask swimmers to have their equipment by the end of the first week of practice, at the latest.
  • Swimmers will need to purchase a CAA team suit to wear to swim meets. Swimmers who register at the beginning of the season (in August and September) will receive one team swim cap and one team shirt. Additional team swim caps and team shirts can be ordered from our Square Store (click here); these items will be dropped off at your CAA location for pickup (team swim caps and shirts are not shipped).
  • Team hoodies, parkas, backpacks, suits, swim gear, and other Speedo apparel is available for purchase from our team vendor. Click here to visit our custom team store and to get our Speedo team discount. Items will be shipped directly to you (the shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code).

The practice schedule for each group is posted on the Practice Schedules page on our website (click here). All groups are year-round except as noted below.

Your first month’s prorated dues for August 22-31 and the team registration fee will be paid when registering. There is a $20 sibling discount for all families, when swimmers are registered in the same transaction. (Note: The discount does not apply to prorated months.) You will pay the annual USA Swimming membership fee directly to USA Swimming either through being linked to their website via our team’s website or by using a link sent to you by CAA. Monthly swim team dues are billed to your credit card on the first of each month. Membership on our team is month-to-month. Withdrawals must be received by the 25th of the month prior to withdrawal to avoid being billed for the next month (so, five (or six) days’ notice is required when withdrawing).

Guppy Group: We will not be offering a Guppy group in the fall. 

Bronze Group: The Bronze group is an entry-level group for swimmers ages 7-10/11 who have mastered the Guppy group progressions either by coach promotion from the Guppy group or by demonstrating these skills during their swim evaluation. Swimmers will continue learning technique for all four strokes and will focus on swimming mostly 50s and 100s at practices. Swimmers will learn new swimming drills and swimming “sets,” how to compete and race, and how to use the pace clock to swim on intervals. Swimmers in the Bronze group must be able to swim approximately 1,000-1,200 meters in 45 minutes. Members of the Bronze group will compete at 2 or 3 (or more) age-appropriate meets during the season with a goal of competing in the 50s of stroke, and the 100 Freestyle and/or 100 Individual Medley events.

  • Prerequisites to join: Must be able to swim 50 meters of freestyle and backstroke and demonstrate the technique skills required for the Guppy group either by coach promotion from the Guppy group or by demonstrating the necessary skills during their swim evaluation.
  • Goals for this group: Correct dives from the blocks, correct starts and finishes for all strokes, correct turns for each stroke, correct stroke and kick for each stroke, correct body position for each stroke, makes the intervals for this group, uses the pace clock without assistance, understands swim meet protocols
  • Practice: 45 minutes, 4 practices each week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (practice times are posted here)
  • Required gear: Age-appropriate goggles (no face or dive masks), Speedo junior kickboard, Tritan regular fins, Speedo bullet head snorkel, mesh equipment bag or backpack, CAA team suit; swimmers are strongly encouraged to wear a CAA swim cap, but this is not required. You can order gear here and it will be shipped directly to you. (Note: The shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code.)
  • CAA team registration fee: $75
  • USA Swimming annual registration fee: $88 (paid directly to USA Swimming via a link that our team provides to you after 9/1/22)
  • CAA monthly fee: $140
  • Months offered: Late August through April

Silver Group: The Silver group is for emerging competitive swimmers who are looking to improve their strokes and endurance, and training to compete at the end-of-season championship meets. Swimmers in this group are typically ages 9/10 to 14 (older elementary school and middle school age). Swimmers in this group attend practice regularly and must demonstrate the group progressions for the Bronze group and have the physical and emotional readiness to train 1,500-2,500 meters in 60 minutes, plus dryland. Swimmers in this group should be proficient in all four strokes. Swimmers will focus on technique in all four strokes plus the individual medley, proper dives and turns, race technique, pacing, and endurance. Members of the Silver group will compete at 3-5 (or more) swim meets during the season with a goal of competing in the 50s and 100s for each stroke, the 100 Individual Medley, and the 200 Freestyle events, and to train for and attend championship meets.

  • Prerequisites to join: Must be able to swim 100 meters freestyle in 2:15 with streamlines and flip turns, the 100 Individual Medley in 2:40 with proficient technique and legal turns, and 5x50s Free on 1:10, and demonstrate the progressions and skills required for the Bronze group either by coach promotion from the Bronze group or by demonstrating the necessary skills during their swim evaluation.
  • Major goals for this group: Races legal 50s & 100s of each stroke, the 100 IM, and the 200 Free (and additional events as mastered) and applies technique and racing strategy to all events; understands meet protocols and operations, how to warm up and warm down after each race, and how to self-evaluate their races; correct starts and turns for each stroke including streamlines and the correct number of dolphin kicks; consistently makes the intervals for this group with proper technique, starts, turns, and finishes; participates in weekly test sets and shows consistent improvement throughout the season; can correctly complete dryland exercises using proper technique for different types of planks, basic stretches, core work, streamline progressions, balance exercises, jumping exercises, and rate change work
  • Practice: 60-90 minutes, 5 practices each week, including dryland twice a week (practice times are posted here). Note: Swimmers are expected to maintain consistent, regular attendance, and need to come for both swimming and dryland on dryland days.
  • Required gear: Competitive swim goggles, Speedo junior kickboard, TYR Burner fins (if you cannot get Burners in your size, then get Tritan regular fins), Speedo bullet head snorkel, Speedo junior size pull buoy, mesh equipment bag or backpack, one-half inch yoga mat, CAA team suit, and a CAA swim cap. You can order gear here and it will be shipped directly to you. (Note: The shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code.)
  • CAA team registration fee: $125
  • USA Swimming annual registration fee: $88 (paid directly to USA Swimming via a link that our team provides to you after 9/1/22)
  • CAA monthly fee: $165
  • Months offered: Year round

Gold Group: Swimmers in the Gold group are usually at least 12 years old with previous swim team experience and can demonstrate the group progressions for the Silver group. (Note: 11-year-olds may occasionally join this group with coach approval.) Swimmers in this group must be able to swim approximately 2,500-4,000 meters each day in 90 minutes, plus dryland, and should be ready to commit to a regular training schedule. Swimmers in the Gold group have structured training goals such as reaching a certain time standard or meet each season. This is a competitive, racing-focused group that will challenge swimmers with aerobic and anerobic workouts, pace work, race strategy, technique work, and endurance. Members of the Gold group will compete in all (or most) swim meets that they qualify for during the season with a goal of competing in the 50s and 100s for each stroke, the 200 Individual Medley, the 200s of stroke, and the 500 Free events, and will train for and attend championship meets.

  • Prerequisites to join: Must be able to swim 200 meters freestyle in 4:00 with streamlines and flip turns, the 100 Individual Medley in 2:10 with proficient technique and legal turns, and 10x50s Free on 1:00, and demonstrate the progressions and skills required for the Silver group either by coach promotion from the Silver group or by demonstrating the necessary skills during their swim evaluation.
  • Major goals for this group: Races legal 50s, 100s, and 200s of each stroke, the 200 IM, and the 500 Free (and additional events as mastered), and applies technique and racing strategy to all events; understands swim meet protocols and operations, how to warm up and warm down after each race, and how to self-evaluate their races; understands proper rest, hydration, and nutritional needs for swimmers for practice and at meets; understands, practices, and applies race strategy for all events; correct starts and turns for each stroke including streamlines and the correct number of dolphin kicks; consistently makes the intervals for this group with proper technique, starts, turns, and finishes; participates in weekly test sets and shows consistent improvement throughout the season; can correctly complete dryland exercises using basic dryland equipment (such as medicine balls, bands, and hand weights) and proper technique for different types of planks, stretches, core exercises, streamline progressions, balance exercises, jumping exercises, and rate change work
  • Practice: 90-135 minutes, 6 practices each week, including dryland twice a week (practice times are posted here). Note: Swimmers are expected to maintain consistent, regular attendance, and need to come for both swimming and dryland on dryland days.
  • Required gear: Competitive swim goggles, Speedo junior kickboard, TYR Burner fins, Speedo bullet head snorkel, Speedo regular size pull buoy, size 0.5 Strokemaker paddles, mesh equipment bag or backpack, one-half inch yoga mat, CAA team suit, and a CAA swim cap. You can order gear here and it will be shipped directly to you. (Note: The shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code.)
  • CAA team registration fee: $150
  • USA Swimming annual registration fee: $88 (paid directly to USA Swimming via a link that our team provides to you after 9/1/22)
  • CAA monthly fee: $190
  • Months offered: Year round

National Development Group: The National Development group is for competitive high school swimmers, and experienced competitive middle school swimmers with coach approval. This is a competitive, racing-focused group that will challenge swimmers with aerobic and anerobic workouts, pace work, technique work, and endurance. Swimmers in the Senior group must be able to swim approximately 3,500-5,500 meters in 105-120 minutes and must commit to regular training and consistent attendance. Swimmers in the Senior group will compete at all (or most) meets for which they are eligible, will swim a lot of different events, including the 50 Free, 100s/200s of stroke, 200/400 IM, and the 500/1000/1650 Free, and will train for and attend LSC championship meets, TAGS, and Sectionals.

  • Prerequisites to join: Must be able to swim 200 meters freestyle in 3:20 with streamlines and flip turns, the 200 Individual Medley in 3:40 with proficient technique and legal turns, and 10x100s Free on 1:50, and demonstrate the progressions and skills required for the Gold group either by coach promotion from the Gold group or by demonstrating the necessary skills during their swim evaluation.
  • Major goals for this group: Races legal 50s, 100s, and 200s of each stroke, the 200/400 IM, and the 500/1000/1650 Free and applies technique and racing strategy to all events; understands and correctly trains for descending/negative split work and applies it when racing; takes an active role in and accountability for their practice schedule, seasonal goals, and meet and event selection; understands swim meet protocols and operations, how to warm up and warm down after each race, and how to self-evaluate their races; understands proper rest, hydration, and nutritional needs for swimmers for practice and at meets; understands, practices, and applies race strategy for all events; correct starts and turns for each stroke including streamlines and the correct number of dolphin kicks; consistently makes the intervals for this group with proper technique, starts, turns, and finishes; participates in weekly test sets and shows consistent improvement throughout the season; can correctly complete dryland exercises using basic dryland equipment (such as medicine balls, bands, and hand weights) and proper technique for different types of planks, stretches, core exercises, streamline progressions, balance exercises, jumping exercises, and rate change work
  • Practice: 105-150 minutes, 6 practices each week, including dryland twice a week (practice times are posted here). Note: Swimmers are expected to maintain consistent, regular attendance, and need to come for both swimming and dryland on dryland days.
  • Required gear: Competitive swim goggles, Speedo junior kickboard, TYR Burner fins, Speedo bullet head snorkel, Speedo regular size pull buoy, size 0.5 and size 1.0 Strokemaker paddles, mesh equipment bag or backpack, one-half inch yoga mat, CAA team suit, and a CAA swim cap. You can order gear here and it will be shipped directly to you. (Note: The shipping option will appear after you enter your zip code.)
  • CAA team registration fee: $175
  • USA Swimming annual registration fee: $88 (paid directly to USA Swimming via a link that our team provides to you after 9/1/22)
  • CAA monthly fee: $205
  • Months offered: Year round

Contact Information for all CAA Locations:

Capital Area Aquatics
P.O. Box 162905
Austin, TX 78716
512-917-2274

[email protected]