Swim Team Information
Swim Team Information
The objective of the LCDS Swim Team is to provide a quality swim team program for swimmers’ participation as students of Loudoun Country Day School. The LCDS Swim Team is dedicated to providing the maximum opportunity for swimmers to achieve their personal goals in an encouraging environment. Swimmers will participate in several meets throughout the year. During the process of training and competing swimmers build self-esteem, confidence, physical endurance, and friendships with team members.
LCDS Eagles Swim Team enters its 29th season this year. Coach Ian Rayson returns for his fifth year as director of Swim Team with coaches Chip Ross and Pam Barrett.
IMPORTANT: An Information Kick-Off Meeting will be held on Friday, September 6th in the school Library. For your convenience, this important meeting has been scheduled the same night as the LCDS Ice Cream Social which is from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We ask that you please attend as this is where the working details of Swim Team will be shared.
Participation Requirements: First-grade swimmers must have prior approval from Coach Rayson (Ian.Rayson@LCDS.org) by attending one of two try-out sessions at Ida Lee pool between 2:30p and 3:30p on Fridays, September 13th and September 20th. All swimmers must have proficiency in swimming 25 yards in both freestyle and backstroke. First through 8th-grade students who meet participation requirements are eligible to participate in Swim Team.
NEW THIS YEAR: Practice session times for all grades will be from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. We have been able to secure additional lanes at Ida Lee and all students 1st through 8th grades will practice at the same time.
- Practice sessions for ALL SWIMMERS will run from 2:30pm – 3:30pm every Friday that school is in session. Buses will depart LCDS at 2:15pm for Ida Lee and return to LCDS by 4:15pm.
- Transportation for First Grade Swimmers: First-grade swimmers must be transported to and from Ida Lee by a parent or guardian who will stay at the pool during the practice session and accompany their 1st grade swimmer into the public locker rooms and provide one-on-one oversight and assistance. To be at practice on time, you must pick up your first- grade swimmer from LCDS by 2:15p.
Limited Space: Swim Team practices take place at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center facility in Leesburg. Ida Lee restricts the number of swimmers permitted in each lane during practices. The total limit 60 swimmers – we encourage you to sign up early to ensure your swimmer has a place on the team. Once the limit has been reached, a waitlist will be established on a first-come, first-served basis. Swimmers will be invited to enroll from the waitlist if space becomes available during the year.
Team Unify: Swim Team will continue to use the online system, Team Unify, to communicate with swim team members. Practice dates and swim meet schedules will be posted on Team Unify when available. If you have any questions, please email Coach Rayson at or Susan Tucker.
We look forward to your child participating in the 2019-2020 LCDS Eagles Swim Team for another year of fun and competition!