LESD Swim Team: The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins
The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (LESD) are a member of Lake Erie Swimming, Inc., the northeast Ohio affiliate of USA Swimming, the sports national governing body. There are over 3000 registered athletes within Lake Erie Swimming, with LESD having a membership of more than 350 of these.
Since Lake Erie Swimming was established in the late 1960's, LESD has won championship meets yearly. LESD swimmers hold a vast majority of the district records in all age groups. Almost unique among the better swim teams nationally, LESD offers top flight coaching to swimmers from the novice through national championship levels.
The team operates on a 12-month basis, with short breaks between seasons. The summer ("long course") season starts early in April and extends through mid-August, while the winter season ("short course") runs from September through late March.
MISSION: Lake Erie Swimming provides an inclusive environment committed to competitive and personal excellence through education and innovative programming.
VISION: Lake Erie Swimming - inspiring the pursuit of excellence in swimming and in life.
TERRITORY: LESI is a USA Swimming Affiliated LSC serving the Ohio Counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.