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    Practices Schedule


    SPARKS PROGRAM- is designed for 4-6 year olds by June 1, 2020 who are not quite ready for the swim team, but are comfortable in the water. Practices are conducted in small groups with an in-water and hands-on coach. Sparks will have the opportunity to participate in a “mini meet” at 5:15 pm before the competitive swim meet starts. Advanced Sparks will gradually work up to a 6 & under level and "graduate" when ready.

    The Sparks roster is limited.

    Sparks Practices begin on  June 1st.


    The competitive swim team is for swimmers ages 5-18 by June 1, 2019. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool without assistance. Exceptions in 6 and under, swimmers may start the season needing very minimal assistance.

    6 & UNDER YEAR OLD AGE GROUP- This is our entry level group. A swimmer does not need to know strokes but must be able to swim the length of the pool with little assistance. Swimmers will be introduced to freestyle and backstroke.

    7 & 8 YEAR OLD AGE GROUP- In addition to learning freestyle and backstroke, the butterfly and breaststroke are introduced.

    9 & 10 YEAR OLD AGE GROUP- Concentration on all 4 strokes at this level as well as starts and turns.

    11 & 12 YEAR OLD AGE GROUP- At this level the events are now 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) each in addition to the 100 freestyle event.

    13 & 14 YEAR OLD AGE GROUP and 15 & UP AGE GROUP- Practice focuses on conditioning and stroke work.


    Evaluations are required for swimmers who are new to Lake Forest Lightning as well as all Sparks swimmers. Evaluations will take place on Wednesday, May 5th at 4:00.



    4:30-5:00 pm 6&under and 7&8

    5:00-5:30 pm 9&10

    5:30-6:15 pm 11&12, 13&14 and 15&up

    *NO SWIM ON 5/15, 5/22 & 5/25

    SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE (June 1st – June 22nd)


    8:00-8:30 am Sparks

    8:15-8:45 am 6&under

    8:45-9:30 am 7&8

    9:30-10:15 am 9&10

    10:15-11:00 am 11&12 13&14 and 15&up

    Fridays : 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

    9:00-9:30 am Sparks lesson & DONUT Time

    9:30-10:30 am FUN FRIDAYS- 6 & up groups Games, Ribbons & DONUTS 

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