The Lakewood Swim Team has been around almost 40 years!
Lakewood was established in 1974, and the swim team soon followed. Then in 1985, the team grew so big that it needed to split between two teams - the Lasers and the Cruisers! Both teams have parent volunteers and are represented at the Suburban Swim League.
ARE YOU A LASER OR A CRUISER?
Generally, swimmers who live on the “west side” of Lakewood, within the Lee’s Summit School District, join the Cruisers.
Generally, swimmers who live on the “east side,” within the geographical boundaries of the Blue Springs School District, join the Lasers.
- NOTE: If one team is at capacity, you may be asked to enroll for the opposite team. This is handled on a year-by-year basis.
PRACTICES AND SWIM MEETS
Practice typically begin on the last week of May, and meets begin in June.
Swim meets are generally held on Wednesday evenings. Cruisers and Lasers alternate between home meets (Cove Aquatic Center pool) or away meets. Our league is made up of 8 teams – all located in the Lee’s Summit area. There are 6 weeks in the season, plus a Championship weekend, held mid-July.