The Lakewood Lightning is a summer swim team that has an 8 week season from the first week of May until the last weekend in June each year.
The Lightning is for families with children aged 5-18 years, you must have a current membership level in the Lakewood Residents Club to participate. In the pool, Lightning coaches work on teaching correct stroke technique in all four strokes, swimming skills like dives and turns, and improving endurance. The coaches also emphasize teaching the value of sportsmanship and team spirit - all in a fun and friendly environment. Swimmers compete in swim meets against other teams in the Northwest Aquatic League each Saturday.
Summer league swimming is a "family" sport. Parents are an integral part of the success of the team as the Lakewood Lightning are a volunteer lead, and run, organization.