About Us:

Thank you for your interest in LAC! Lakeside Aquatics has a well-rounded lessons program with 5 sites across North Texas. Sarah Crouch, the Swim School Director, has put together a recognized program. Since 2012, she has built a teaching progression that emphasizes swimmer safety as well as provides the essential building blocks to transition into competitive swimming. 

The LAC Developmental Program is designed to give every student the foundation for proper stroke technique and efficient swimming. Whether your goal is club swimming or water safety, this program will fit your swimmer.

We offer swim lessons all year long. On the first day of lessons, we evaluate your swimmer to determine the appropriate starting level. The 10 level progression builds all four competitive strokes, step by step. Daily swim evaluations allow for swimmers to move at their own pace. Once they complete a level, they will move on to the next skill set--no need to wait for the next session or the rest of the group. The lesson schedule is listed below for each site. When selecting your preferred class, make sure you are at the correct pool as we have multiple lesson locations. 


LAC lesson locations:

Northwest ISD Aquatic Center in Justin (NISD)

Keller ISD Aquatic Center (KISD)

The Keller Pointe (TKP)

Eastside Aquatic Center in The Colony-(TC)

Westside Aquatic Center in Flower Mound/Lewisville (WAC)


Lesson Program Overview

  • We will assess your swimmer on the first day of class, then sort swimmers by ability.

  • Parent and Baby classes cover 6 mo-3 years. Swim diaper required. Offered summer only at NISD location

  • Year around classes for preschool ages 3-5 and youth ages 6-12. Check your site for variations.

  •  Teen & Adult classes for ages 13 and over offered at NISD site only

  • Lakeside Aquatic Club provides a small teacher to swimmer ratio (a maximum of 5 per teacher).


Path to Stroke Team Overview

In lessons, we teach a progression of skills for all four competitive strokes, flipturns, and starts. Once your swimmer has completed all 10 levels, they will be invited to our stroke team. Swimmers are placed in the appropriate stroke team based on age and skill. The red team is the first level and the Black team is the second level. Schedules for these groups can be found at Age restrictions vary per site.

Path to Club Overview

Once a swimmer has completed all the skills and passed all the test sets for Black 1 or Black 2, they will be invited to one of our club teams based on age and skill. If your swimmer is starting in the lesson program at 11 or 12, the path to club is more difficult. If you have an older swimmer and your goal is to join the club eventually, email your site's deck manager to get more information.


Meet our Staff




Sarah Crouch - Swim School Director

Sarah has been teaching people to swim in North Texas for 25 years. She has coached for Irving Swimmers, NTAC, NTN, and, for the last 11 years at LAC. Sarah is passionate about teaching children to swim and, as a mother of three, rates water safety at the highest level of importance.

Coach Sarah holds a degree in Classics from the University of Dallas.


Bailey Chryst - Keller Supervisor


Coach Bailey is currently a college student working toward her degree in education. She swam competitively for many years including all throughout high school. Bailey swam on LAC for 6 years and now continues to swim on the Master's team. She enjoys working with athletes of all ages, teaching them skills they can use their entire lives.

When not at the pool, Bailey can be found reading, spending time with her family or finding new restaurants to try with her friends! 


Chelsie Orr - Lewisville and Colony Supervisor

Flower Mound/Lewisville & Colony

Coach Chelsie grew up swimming in Fair Oaks, CA where she also developed a love for coaching at the age of 16. After 12 seasons with that team she and her family moved to Oregon where she was the Head Coach for St Helens High School for 6 years. During that time she was Coach of the Year twice, got the district to create the first middle school swim team in Oregon, and created and ran two summer youth swim camps to bring attention to competitive swimming. She is ASCA level 5 certified and loves to grow and learn as a coach. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from California State University, Sacramento. Coach Chelsie and her husband Tim have two daughters, Gracie and Charlotte.


Julie Wardlaw - - Justin Supervisor

Justin (NISD)

Julie began swimming competitively at the age of 4 in her hometown Baton Rouge, LA. Since then, her love for the sport has only grown, with a soft spot for any event breaststroke. She began teaching swim lessons in 2018 and has continued throughout her career. When she is not at the pool, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her two dogs, or working on her many art projects.

Julie is currently a college student working toward a degree in psychology. She hopes to one day own her own neuropsychology practice.



Jane Loomis - - The Colony Supervisor

Coach Jane Loomis was a varsity swimmer at Grapevine & Northwest High Schools. She also swam in USA Swim programs (MCST/GCAT/MARS). She attended Texas A&M University, where she graduated as an International Studies/German major. She began teaching swim lessons for GCISD/HEB-ISD in high school, and in College assisted local Bryan/College Station USA Swimming & TAAF Summer League teams, and lifeguarded at Texas A&M Natatorium. She has over 23 years in aquatics, specializing in swim lessons for the past 15 years in Denton County, servicing about 700-800 swimmers each year. Currently, she is a teacher and high school swim coach for Plano ISD, but before teaching, she worked as a public servant in the federal government for over 11 years specializing in Immigration. She has 3 kids -Marshall, Chloe, and Noah and her husband of 21 years, Chris!