Lake Erie Swimming
301 Rockledge Drive
Bay Village, Ohio 44140








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Our Mission:  To enrich the lives of our athletes through the sport of swimming by providing safe and inclusive programming in a culture that encourages competitive excellence and personal growth.







Coaches Clinic in West Virginia


Morgantown Regional Coach Clinic in Morgantown, WV on March 6-8. 


LE Seeking Host for CLBM


LE needs a host for an evening event either on Monday (4/27) or Tuesday (4/28) to host a Club Leadaership Business Management session.  The host will provide a room for 20 and computer/projector equipment and  light snacks.  Contact Chuck Kinsman ( if interested.


International Children's Games


The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is working to send a delegation of Cleveland area swimmers to represent our city and country at the International Children's Games this year. The competition takes place in Kecskemet, Hungary June 30-July 5 (not including travel days.All swimmers who are between the ages of 12-15 years are eligible to apply. You must be within that age range on December 31, 2020 (so if you turn 16 before the end of the year you are not eligible).

Parents are welcome to attend, but can also just send athletes with the delegation which will include a coach. Travel will be coordinated through the commission. More detailed information about travel ect. will be available after the selection process. More info about the event can be found here: 

Applications are to be emailed to Eileen Bringman at by Monday, March 2, 2020.  Application



LESI Regional Meet Site Assignments


Youngstown: GO, KS, PS, PA, CEA, WHAT, PWRS, YYN, VSC, PAC



Lake Erie Needs a Host for LESI House of Delegates Meeting on Oct. 4, 2020


The LESI Board of Director's is seeking a host for the 2020 Fall House of Delegates Meeting on Sunday October 4. The host club is award $750.00 to use as need for this purpose. This can cover food or facility costs. 

The host site should be able to support the following meetings;
General HOD Meeting about 120 people

Prior to HOD meeting;
Coaches Meeting about 75 people
Athletes Meeting about 50 people
Officials Meeting about 35 people
Safety Training for Swim Coaches Pool Session (Pre-coaches meeting)

General times can be adjusted to meet facility. Needed are public address system, projector and screen or monitors. Generally a club provides a lunch prior to the HOD and possibly minimal refreshment for those attending earlier meeting.

If your club would be interested in host our Fall HOD meeting, please make your proposal to Chuck Kunsman at

Club Community Service Award
This is a self nominated award approved by the Board of Director to the club that distinguish itself by engaging in there community.

Club should send a message or letter to Chuck Kunsman ( or 26800 Farringdon Ave; Euclid, Oh 44132).

The letter should include the organizations that benefited; the number of members that contributed to service; the number of people/hours provided; amount of money raised, and any other pertinent information; news reports, etc.

Self Nominations should be received by March 15 for consideration



Canton City Schools with 13,000 points has achieved Silver Medal status in the National Club Excellence Program

Congratulations to CCS!


The following LESI clubs have achieved Bronze Medal status in the National Club Excellence Program: 


Strongsville (SWIM) - 6,063 points

Hudson Explorers Aquatic Team (HEAT) - 5,959 points

Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming (GLSS) - 5,014 points

Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (LESD) - 4,782 points


Congratulations to SWIM, HEAT, GLSS and LESD!



Revised 2020 LESI LC Schedule




COACHING REQUIREMENTS – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 (this will go into effect on 1/15/20)


Coaching Advantage Tutorial (CAT)

Starting September 1, all coach members will be required to complete an annual USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial (CAT) course by January 1, 2020. This 20-minute video course (presented in four modules) was added following discussions with the Age Group Anti-Doping Task Force and will be available on the LEARN platform, covering WADA code, checking medications, the testing process and a coach’s role in the clean sport movement. The latter is an incredibly significant element of the training that is crucial at all age levels. Renewal date for this course will be one year from completion date. Please direct questions about the USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial to


Concussion Protocol Training

This requirement is new for all coaches and officials in 2020. Though several states have previously passed concussion education requirements, USA Swimming will now require all coaches and officials complete by January 1, 2020.

·         Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. (For example, if a coach lives/coaches in a state with a concussion education requirement, he/she must only complete this requirement and will not need to complete an additional course). Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.

·         For USA Swimming membership, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once. Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.

·         This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.



2018-2019 LESI Scholastic All- Americans


Updated Link for Return to Play



                    2019 Fall HOD Legislation    Certification Checklist 

                    2019 Registration Stats       Membership Fee Legislation

                      Club Registrar Workshop       USA Swimming LSC Fees

                    MAAPP ppt  MAAPP pdf



2020  Coaching Requirements


Link to Athlete Protection Training


Certified Pool List - USA Swimming


Central Zone Website


FAST Olympic Trial Qualifier

FAST and Denison University swimmer  Richie Kurlich qualified for the 2020 United States Olympic Trials at Denison's LCM Time Trials on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Kurlich qualified in the 200-meter breaststroke, touching in 2:16.47, dropping 3.44 seconds off his previous best in the event. 



Congrats Richie!



Congratulations to Lake Shore Swim Club Head Coach Eileen Bringman on being the 2019 ISCA Professional Development coach scholarship recipient.

Way to go Eileen!  




FAST Swimmer Tyler Hong

 at the 2019 Boys' National Select Camp.




Congratulations Tyler!




Charlie Clark (VSC) Achieves 2 Olympic Trial Cuts

Charlie Clark has an outstanding meet at Speedo Junior Nationals!   Hitting two Olympic trial qualifying times in both the 1500 and 800 free!  He also had great swims in the 200 and 400 free!  







100 freestyle - 1st place in the D Final 50.24  Olympic Trials Cut,  LE 17-18 & Open Records, currently ranked 27th in the world 18-under

100 backstroke - 2nd place in the C Final 55.33 Olympic Trials Cut, LE 17-18 & Open Records, currently ranked 11th in the world 18-under

50 freestyle - 1st place in the D Final 22.86 Olympic Trials Cut, LE 17-18 & Open Records, currently ranked 12th in the world 18-under

50 backstroke - he is currently ranked 5th in the world 18-under
We are very CCS PROUD!






















Date(s) Meet Warm
TM File
1/26 TYR Turn Up HEAT   Results TM
2/2 Frozen Swim Your Own Age Group Meet   Results TM
2/9 Last Chance Meet    Results TM
2/16 LESI 8 & Under Championship
  Results TM
2/22 Regional Age Group Championship
  Results TM
2/23 Regional Age Group Championship
Warm Up Results TM
2/23 Regional Age Group Championship
  Results TM
2/23 Regional Age Group Championship
  Results TM




Swimmers of the Meet

Braun Meet


Frank Applebaum and Livia Cremer (Blazing Barracudas)


Frank swimming in the 17 Age Group broke the Braun meet records in the 100 FL (48.93) and the 200 FL (1.49.11)



Livia was the High Point winner in the 10 & U Girls at the Braun Meet.  She had 3 first places, 4 second places and 2 third places.




Congratulations Frank and Livia!






Christopher O'Connor (CCS) Earns His 1st 2020 Olympic Trial Cut

100 Backstroke - 55.33



Congratulations Christopher!





LESI Swims Fast at 2019 Central Zones


Johnny Marshall (FAST) finished 2nd in High Point for the 13-14 Age Group, Ben Davis (GLSS) finished 3rd in High Point for the 13-14 Age Group and Cash Strickland (LSSC) finished 1st in in High Point for the 11-12 Age Group.


Congratulations - Johnny, Ben and Cash!








Congrats to  HEAT swimmers  Ross Palazzo amd Paige McCormick on achieving Olympic Trial cuts - see scoreboards below.














































Our Mission: To enrich the lives of our athletes through the sport of swimming by providing safe and inclusive programming in a culture that encourages competitive excellence and personal growth.