• Lanier Swim Team

    Welcome to the Lanier Swim Team!

    Coach:  Mrs. Olivier            molivier@houstonisd.org

    Competitive swimming is a UIL sport; therefore, it is only open to 7th and 8th grade students.

    Due to the limited space available, the roster will be limited to 50 total swimmers on the team (including both 7th and 8th grade boys and girls).

    HISD Athlete Physical Form:  https://bit.ly/3AbBzW5  This form can also be accessed from the Lanier School Website, Activities, Athletics tabs.

    YOU MUST HAVE THIS FORM COMPLETED BY A DOCTOR (personal MD, Medi-Clinic, or wherever school physicals are given), upload it to www.registermyathlete.com, AND turn in a copy to Mrs. Olivier BEFORE tryouts.

    Parent meeting:  Tuesday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

    Tryouts:  7th grade:  Wednesday, October 6th, 4:15 p.m. at the Lanier Pool (the door is next to the purple hallway leading to/from the cafeteria and gym).

                8th grade:  Thursday, October 7th, 4:15 p.m. at the Lanier Pool

    Required paperwork:  ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE A STUDENT CAN TRY OUT.  Please go to the Lanier Athletics website:  https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/6164 for more information about paperwork. 

    (Please note:  if you were on the team last year, you do not need to try out).

    (ALSO NOTE:  If your child swims with a year-round club, i.e. Rice Aquatics, Houston Coogs, Texas Elite, HCAP, etc. and they practice 3 or more times a week AND participate in club swim meets, please contact Mrs. Olivier at molivier@houstonisd.org)  I will need some additional information i.e. latest times, practice information, etc.

    What to wear to try out:

    1. Swimsuit:

    Girls:  a one-piece swimsuit that is not revealing (no strapless, no high cut, etc.)

     Boys:  mid-thigh suit (no short speedo suits).

    1. Goggles: Competitive swim goggles

    2. Towel (with your name on it)

    Students will be given time to change into their suits after school; they should go to the locker room in the gym to change, then report to the pool.  Bring a bag to keep school clothing together after changing.

    Practices:       Practices will be twice a week after school, from 4:15 to 5:15, either Monday-Wednesday, or Tuesday-Thursday.

    Meet Schedule:        Here is the TENTATIVE meet schedule: (meets usually start around 5-5:30)

                Wednesday, Nov. 17th at Bellaire HS

                Wednesday, Dec. 8th at Pershing MS

                Wednesday, Jan. 12th at Lamar HS

                Wednesday, Jan. 26th at Lamar HS

                Wednesday, Feb. 9th at Lamar HS (HISD District Swim Meet—only for qualifiers)

    Bus transportation will be provided for students TO the meet; however, parents must pick up their child AT the meet location (usually around 7:00 p.m.)

    Costs:  Here is a breakdown of the costs:

                Lanier Team Suit:  Girls:  $60.00

                                                  Boys: $ 44.00

                Swim Cap:                 $16 for 2 caps

                Team TShirt:             $15.00

                Team Jacket:              $30.00

                Activity fees:             $25.00 (for bus rental, snacks, water)

                ESTIMATED COST:  Girls $146.00

                                                     Boys  $130.00


    (Swimmers will also need two pair of competition swim goggles, available at Amazon.com or any sports retailer).