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BTC Barracudas!

The BTC Swim Team provides a competitive swimming experience in a fun and positive social atmosphere. The team serves swimmers of all abilities ranging from beginner to advanced. Although participating on swim team will improve your child’s ability to swim, the BTC swim program is not designed for children who are looking for swimming lessons. The swim team is a competitive team sport focusing on both meet participation and personal performance.




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Coaches

Our team is lead by Head coach Marisa Cardin and Assistant coaches Tom Buzzell and Molly Magnan.  Our coaches are committed to providing exceptional instruction while promoting good sportsmanship and self-confidence.

Marisa
Mulligan Cardin has been involved with competitive swimming since early childhood. She was Captain of the St. Michael’s College Women’s Swim Team, earning a 3rd place finish at NEISDA Championships in her senior year. Marisa is currently a teacher at Rice Memorial High School. She has a wealth of experience as a teacher and coach, with swim lessons and as a swim club manager. We are very excited that she is joining our community as our Head Coach!

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Below, you will find typical practice group guidelines. During the first week of practice, coaches will evaluate swimmers and recommend the appropriate practice for the optimal swim team experience for your swimmer.

 Group  Typical Age  Swimming Requirements
 Junior Team  4-8 years  Confident in the water; can swim ½ length of the pool unassisted and has a desire to be on a competitive team
 Beginners  5-10 years  1 lap of freestyle and 1 lap of backstroke
 Intermediate  9-13 years  2 laps each of freestyle and backstroke, 1 lap each of breaststroke and butterfly
 Advanced  11-18 years  2 laps of each stroke



Team Fees  Rates Notes
 1st Swimmer  $195  2nd swimmer $195, 3rd swimmer $150, 4th swimmer $115
 Long Course Member  $125  
 Long Course Non-Member  $145  
 Non-Member 13+yo  $290  By permission only
 Non-Member 6-12+yo  $330  By permission only
 All Swimmers  $40  Snack Bar fee for the season (1 needed per family)


Practice Schedule

 

Pre-Season Practices: June 11th -14th 4:00-5:30pm
These practices are designed to allow swimmers to meet the coaching staff and have the team work together and get to know one another. They also allow the coaches to evaluate swimming strokes (dependent on pool water temperature). Swimmers should come to practice dressed for dryland practice and prepared to swim.


NEW 2018 SWIM TEAM PRACTICE TIMES

Regular Season Practices: June 18th -August 3rd

  • Monday – Thursday
    • 8:00-9:30am Advanced
    • 9:30-10:30am Intermediate
    • 9:30-10:15am Beginner
    • 10:30-11:00am Junior
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings
    • 5:00-6:30pm Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner
  • Friday
    • 9:00-10:00am Advanced
    • 10:00-11:30am Entire Competitive Team

Meet Schedule

Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 3 meets per season with the recommendation to compete in as many meets as possible including the CVSL League and VSA State meets.

  • Tuesday and Thursdays from mid-June until the end of July. Team warm-ups typically begin at 5:00pm. Meets start at 6:00pm and typically run until approximately 8:30pm. In order to get started / finished on time, it is important that swimmers arrive and are ready to swim by the warm-up time.
  • CVSL League Meet: Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th
  • VSA State Meet: Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th @ UVAC in White River Junction, VT

Family Commitments

Our team runs on parent power!

  • The BTC Swim Team Committee is a volunteer board. Please let us know if you are interested in working with us “behind the scenes” of our swim team.
  • All families are required to work assignment at meets. It takes over 70 people to run a successful home meet!. Each family will be assigned to jobs at each meet.
    • Typical volunteer assignments are: timing, snack bar (home meets only) and/or providing heat winner ribbons.
    • If you have experience and would like to volunteer for one of the following assignments, please inform us on your family’s registration form and you may contact us at swim@burlingtontennis.com
      • Stroke & Turn Official (training is available & we have a high need for officials)
      • Runner (run cards from lanes to scoring table)
      • Bull Pen (organize swimmers by heat / lane)
      • Heat Winner Ribbons( hand out during meet)
      • Snack Bar (Team fundraiser at home meets)
      • Grill Chef (@ snack bar)
      • Team Photographer (dual meets & team events)
      • Personal Best Ribbons (during practice times)
      • Cap / Goggle Sales (have supplies @ dual meets)
    • Stroke & Turn Officials are needed! We are in need of additional stroke & turn officials. Each team is required to have officials on deck for meets. Please consider this volunteer role!
      • Competitive swimming experience is not required.
      • Training is provided. CVSL holds 1 day clinics in Middlebury and at UVM.
      • A reminder to our current summer officials – you must recertify every 2 years.
      • Questions about this volunteer role? Please contact us at swim@burlingtontennis.com and we’ll get your questions answered.

We look forward to a fun & fast 2018 summer season!

Your BTC Coaches & Swim Team Committee

 

If you have questions deciding whether or not their children are ready for swim team, we encourage you to discuss your questions and concerns with the coaches. We would be more than happy to help you figure out the right place for your children, be it on the swim team, or in lessons.

Meet Info & Results

The 2018 BTC swim meet schedule and assignments will be posted when available.  Please arrive by 5:00pm for away meets and 4:45pm for home meets.

Date Meet Entries Volunteer Assignments Results
 6/21  Blue vs Red (home)      
 6/26 @ St Albans      
 6/28 BCC (home)      
 7/3 Bye (no meet)       
 7/5 @ Vergennes      
 7/10 Middlebury (home)       
 7/12 @ Edge       
 7/13 Distance meet (home)      
 7/17 TEST (home)       
 7/19 Winooski (home)      
 7/27-28 League Champs @ TEST        
 8/4-5 State Champs @ UVAC       


Swim Socials

Wednesday, June 6th:  BTC Swim Team Parent Meeting
Friday, June 22nd:  Swim Team Family Social 



Handbook, Team Records & Forms


Swimsuit Paper Order Form

Swimsuit Online Order Form

Swimsuits can be ordered online during the swim team registration process. 2018 order deadline is June 8. 

Try On Sessions:

Sample sizes will be available to try on at BTC:

  • Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Thursday, May 31st from 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Or by appointment at Kristen Bingel’s home. Contact Kristen at kfbingel@gmail.com or call/text at (802) 598-0686.