As summer gets closer, the temperatures go up and people head to the pool.
For some the pool is a place of relaxation but for others it is a place of competition and that is the case with the Lakewood Waves, a member of the Central Arkansas Swim League.
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The league is made up of eight teams. They are:
Otter Creek Otters
Saline County Barracudas
Spa City Eels
The league’s website can be found by clicking here. Allison Smith, Brouke Reynolds, Chad Price and Millie Marlin are listed as contacts. They can be reached by email, respectively,at: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimmers wanting to compete must be at least 5 and as old as 18. The league is competitive and not for those wanting to learn to swim.
Tryouts were held May 20 and another is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.
The first week of practice starts on Tuesday, June 1 in the morning and again that evening. Start times are varied based on the swimmer’s individual experience. Swimmers will be grouped in three categories:
And that category will determine experience level and at what time they start practice.
The Waves practice at the Lakewood Property Owners Association pool, while meets are there and are also hosted by other teams. There’s usually two or three teams per meet and this year’s competition schedule is:
10U: Cabot and Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs at Saline County
10U: Conway at Maumelle
11 & Up: Maumelle, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood
11 & Up: Saline County at Otter Creek
11 & Up: Conway at Cabot
10U: Conway, Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Cabot at Saline County
10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs, Maumelle
11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs at Saline County
11 & Up: Lakewood, Lonoke at Maumelle
11 & Up: Otter Creek at Cabot
10U: Saline County, Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Conway and Hot Springs at Otter Creek
10U: Cabot at Maumelle
11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood
11 & Up: Cabot at Otter Creek
11 & Up: Maumelle at Saline County
Meet of Champs at Cabot (all ages)
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