The Lake in the Woods Swim Team and Team Guppies Programs are for members of our community. Children between the ages of three and eighteen, can join in the summer fun! Team Guppies is a “pre-swim team” for children age 3 to 7. There is no skill required. The Guppies usually practice three times a week for 15 minutes and “swim” just before home meets hosted at our pool.
The Swim Team is for children and youth age “8 and under” through age 18. Members “must be able to swim one lap of each of the four competitive strokes (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle)”…but, if a child likes to swim, he or she should give the team a try. Children will learn the strokes quickly as one-hour practices are offered five mornings a week! Coaches even leave lap instructions for swimmers unable to attend the morning practices due to camps, Bible School, etc. for afternoon practice on their own!
There are usually two swim meets a week during June and July. Meets are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 P.M. with swimmers arriving at 5:30 P.M. for Home meets and 5:45 P.M. for Away meets. Swimmers also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Bainbridge Invitational Swim Meet held at our pool and the Chagrin Valley Relays. Swim Team membership costs $50 per swimmer for the entire eight weeks.
Swim Team participation is not only a great way for kids to improve their swimming skills, it’s also a wonderful “lane” for meeting the neighbors, making new friends, sharing in the community spirit, and just having FUN!
Since our pool is an outdoor pool, please use the following guidelines to determine whether or not the team will be practicing.
- Forecasted high at least 65 AND dry at 10 A.M./11 A.M -- practice
- Forecasted high only 65 AND raining at 10 A.M./ 11 A.M. -- no practice (Chances are, it won’t be 65 by the time practice begins.)
- Current temp at least 65 AND raining at 10 A.M./11 A.M. – practice
- Thunderstorms at 10 A.M./11 A.M. -- no practice
Coaching Positions Available: Click here to download the Swim Team Coach Application.