Larkspur Lasers
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Larkspur Lasers

Hello and Welcome to the home of the Larkspur Lasers!   

The Lasers Swim Team proudly represents the Larkspur Swim and Racquet Club in the Virginia Beach Swim League (VBSL), competing in the Marlin Division.   Swimmers of all levels, ages 4-18, join us each year to hone their competitive strokes while making friends in the community and fun summer league memories.

We are thrilled to share that the Virginia Beach Swim League (VBSL) has decided that there WILL be a swim season in the summer of 2021, and that the Lasers will be competing! Naturally, we will need to make a few modifications to our normal procedures to accommodate the governor’s orders regarding COVID-19, but the important thing is that summer swim is back on for the Lasers!   We are also excited to share that we will bring back Swim School for our 8 and under swimmers who aren’t quite ready for competition.

We are currently in the planning process for the 2021 season, but as soon as we have the season’s details worked out we will release more information and begin registration.  In the meantime, update your calendar and join us at Larkspur’s Open House on Saturday, May 15th from Noon to 3:00pm.   Aquawear will join us and have team suits available.

Our coaches, swimmers, volunteers, and families are eagerly awaiting the summer of 2021!   Please continue to check back here for the latest information on the Lasers.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or send an email to to be added to our email distribution list.

Swim Team Schedule

Meet the Coaches

Coach Eric

Head Coach Eric Zank

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

BIO: Eric Zank is returning for his 6th season with the Larkspur Lasers, and this year he assumes the title of Head Coach! Eric is also a development coach with
Coastal Virginia Aquatic Club, where he focuses on teaching stroke fundamentals and technique in addition to teaching private swim lessons.

A competitive swimmer during his middle and high school years, Eric is currently studying Accounting at Old Dominion University. When he’s not at the pool or at school, Eric works as a Staff Accountant for Pro Tax &
Accounting, a local accounting firm. Upon graduation, Eric plans to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exams.

Coach Hanna

Assistant Coach/ Swim School Coach Hanna Pennington

Favorite Stroke/Skill:   Distance Freestyle/ IM

Bio: Hanna Pennington is returning for her second year of coaching the Larkspur Lasers. Hanna is also the Age Group Assistant Coach for Coastal
Virginia Aquatic Club.

Hanna began swimming at age four, and went on to swim competitively on local teams for thirteen years. She is currently entering her Junior year at Old
Dominion University, where she is studying to become a Special Education teacher. For Hanna, coaching swim teams brings together her two passions of teaching kids and swimming!