Lagartos Summer Swim Team
The summer swim team’s goal is to provide an atmosphere for children ages 5 to 18 years of age to have fun, be with their friends, learn new skills and be a supporting swim team member. The swim team is not swim lessons; the group is too large for non-swimmers. Groups are divided by age and skill level. If the child has participated in any swimming team/club outside the Mar West League from August 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018, the child must compete one age group above their age on June 1st of the current year due to league regulations. (An exception is made for swimmers 8 years and under and 15 years and older).
Lagartos Summer Swim Team meets are scheduled Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings to compete against participating west valley recreation swim teams both at home (Recreation Center) and away (at participating west valley pools). Participants should follow the swim team warm up schedule unless otherwise changed by the coaching staff. Lagartos Swim Clinics are offered to help swimmers with strokes, flip-turns and starts but are not included in the Lagartos registration fee. View season details online > Aquatics - Youth.
All registration is required to be completed in person at the Recreation Center, 100 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, Arizona. The season registration opens every year the first week of April and closes mid-June.
|The first day of the pool season in April every year|
|Fees:||First child $74 non-resident; $69 resident|
|Second child $64 non-resident; $59 resident|
|Third child $59 non-resident; $54 resident|
|Fourth child $54 non-resident; $49 resident|
|Dates:||3 weeks after school practice beginning second week of May
7 weeks of early morning practices ending mid-July
|Parent Meeting:||End of May held at the Recreation Center|
|Banquet:||End of season banquet held mid-July|
After School Practice
|6 & Under||4:30-5pm|
Regular Season Practice *
|6 & Under||9:30-10am|
|15 & Up||6-7am|
*If a participant cannot attend a regular practice time a 5:30-6am practice is offered as an alternative.
Lagartos Swim Suits
The team swim suits are not mandatory. Male Speedos are not mandatory either, but a full piece suit is mandatory for girls. If you do not wish to purchase a team suit but would like to match the team then try to get a blue or green colored suit.
The suits are purchased from Ski Pro. If you are going to purchase a suit, Ski Pro will be at the Litchfield Recreation Center for two days and you can ONLY purchase the suits on these days. They will have a suit try on kit to determine your child’s suit size.
The swim suits may seem a little costly, but they are a very good quality and the swim team will use these suits for two years. The swim-a-thons are an excellent opportunity for the swimmers to raise money to purchase the suits.