Monday, April 5, 2010

Lexington Lakers Swim Team Registration Information

Lexington Lakers Swim Team

Lexington is proud to be the home of the Lexington Lakers Swim Team. The Lexington Lakers Swim Team is a traveling swim team that participates in swim meets in June and July on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Although Lexington is a small town, we have a large and dedicated swim team with 70-80 swimmers participating each year. We swim against teams from Bloomington, Clifton, Colfax, Dwight, El Paso, Fairbury, Flanagan, Gridley, Metamora, Olympia, Pontiac, Roanoke, Streator, and Washington.

This year, our 4th Annual Lexington Invitational will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010. We have a great group of swim team parents that volunteer to make this swim meet the best Invitational held the entire summer! Since Lexington has taken over this Invitational 4 years ago, we have received numerous compliments and praises on this all-day swim meet.

Our swim coach for the past many years, Clif Morlan, will again be in Ireland this summer. Our assistant coach and past Lexington Lakers swimmer and Pontiac High School Co-Op Swimmer, Lindsay Duzan will be our Head Coach this summer!

The cost for swim team is only $35 per swimmer! The price has not increased in many years and is well below the price charged by surrounding towns. This price includes coaching, pool usage, and costs for participating in all Invitationals. With this low price, we also ask for a $35 deposit check per swimmer which is refunded after a parent volunteers at a swim meet 2x per swimmer during the regular season. Each home swim meet takes approximately 25 volunteers to ensure the swim meet runs smoothly. Each away meet is where the parents can sit back and relax and cheer for the team! Parents are also asked to volunteer at the Lexington Invitational.

This year we are offering an optional co-op with Bloomington Parks and Rec which will allow us to swim in two swim meets in Bloomington-Normal and participate in the Twin Cities Swim Conference (TCSC). The cost for this is an additional $10 per swimmer.

Practices will begin as soon as the pool is open! Keep your fingers crossed for good weather! Practice times are normally during the morning hours each day (including days of meets) and will run through July 23 (July 9 for those not participating in the optional Bloomington Co-Op). Practice times will be determined based on the numbers and ages of all swimmers. More information on practices will be forthcoming.

We need swimmers of all ages: Kindergarten to age 18! To be a member of the swim team, participants must be able to swim a full length of the pool (25 yards) without stopping. The age group for each swimmer is based on their age as of June 1, 2010. Age groups are: 6&Under and/or 8&Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15&Up. We especially need boy swimmers and high school swimmers. We can work with you to accommodate your work schedule, vacation schedule, and/or baseball/softball schedule. Swim Team is a fun way to condition and cross-train for other sports!

Registration and Swim-Suit Fitting Dates are as follows:

1. Monday, April 26 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
2. Tuesday, April 27 - 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
At the Lexington Community Center!

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Baker, Parent Coordinator, at 728-2333 or at Detailed up-to-date information can also be found on the Lexington Lakers Official Website:

2010 Lexington Lakers Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Tues. June 8th @Gridley
Thurs. June 10th Fairbury
Sat. June 12th Bloomington Parks
Tues. June 15th Roanoke
Thurs. June 17th El Paso
Sat. June 19th @El Paso Invitational
Tues. June 22rd Washington
Thurs. June 24th Flanagan
Sat. June 26th @Pontiac Pentathlon
Tues. June 29th @Dwight
Thurs. July 1st @Normal Anderson Pool *
Tues. July 6th @Pontiac
Thurs. July 8th Fun Meet
Sat. July 10th 4th Annual Lexington Invitational
Tues. July 13th @Crestwicke *
Sat. July 17th Peoria Journal Star Meet OR TCSC "B" Meet *
Sat. July 24th TCSC Championship Prelims *
Sun. July 25th TCSC Championship Finals *

Note: * indicates a Bloomington Co-Op Meet