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Swim Team

If your child loves to swim, or loves the water and wants to be a better swimmer, then check out the Lakewood Swim Team!  Our Cruisers and Lasers teams have been around over 35 years!

We are a member of the Suburban Swim League , a Lee’s Summit recreational swim league that hosts 8 teams from different neighborhoods. Lakewood is so large that we have 2 teams inside the league:

Our season is 6 weeks long, June through Mid-July. It consists of 3 days of practice weekly, 6 weekly dual-meets plus a Championships weekend at the end of the season. Meets are typically held on Wednesday nights.

This is an amazing family environment, a great place to let your kids learn important swimming skills while living on a lake, and a great place to spend the summer connecting with neighbors!

Annual Registration

Registration usually begins in April, beginning with returning families and then new families. 

Swim Team requirements: Space is limited to residents only. Swimmers must be age 7 by August 1 of the season, and must have a parent or legal guardian who is a Lakewood resident in good standing. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool (any stroke) – it does not have to be “pretty”! 

Choosing a Team: Families can register for either team however historically, Cruisers  is made up of Lee’s Summit schools on the West Lake and Lasers is made up of Blue Springs schools on the East Lake.

Practices & Swim Meets

Practices begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Lasers practice at the East Lake Pool and Cruisers practice at the Lakewood Aquatic Center (fka the Cove). See Pools here. Swimmers must complete a minimum of 3 days of practice per week. There are a variety of morning practice times available daily, with some evening time slots available as well.  Practice schedules will be posted at the beginning of each season.

Swim meets are generally held on Wednesday evenings. There are 6 meets in a season, plus Championships. Cruisers and Lasers both host their home meets at the Lakewood Aquatic Center Pool.  They alternate between home meets and away meets. Away meets can be held at Winterset, Bentree, or any of the other teams in the league. Our league is made up of 8 teams – all located in the Lee’s Summit area.

Parent/Adult Volunteers Are Required

This league is entirely fueled by parent or guardian participation, and each swimmer will be required to have adults who are completing volunteer hours on their behalf throughout the season. More details can be found about this process on the website. You can always contact the Swim Team officers for more details on this. 

Swim Team

Registration forms and additional information will be available on the team website:

2024 Dates

June 5th: Cruisers Vs Lasers

June 12th: Lasers Vs New Longview

June 19th: Cruisers Vs Raintree

June 26th: Lasers Vs Winterset

July 2nd (Tuesday): Cruisers Vs Winterset

July 10th: Lasers Vs Winsboro

Additionally, the following dates are reserved in case of rescheduling due to weather:

June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11

Last Swim Meet: July 10, 2024

Last Day of Practice: July 12, 2024

Swim Championship: July 13, 2024

End of Season Party: July 14, 2024

Lakewood Cruisers Swim Team

Cruisers League Rep
Karly Qualls

Lakewood Lasers Swim Team

Lasers League Rep
Jessica Stout

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