BTA Swimathon and End of Year Party

Hello swimmers! Hopefully you have all collected tons of donations! There are great incentives being offered, so get those pledges and come out tomorrow and get your swim on! Looking forward to seeing all of you on the pool deck! Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation!
Here is the flyer for the year end swimmer party.  Prizes from the swimathon will be given out at that time.  Please RSVP with your attendance. Thanks!

Swimathon

This a reminder that the swimathon will occur on this upcoming Friday the 17th from 2:00-6:00.  Levels 1 and 2 will be participating from 2:00-3:00 and level 3 and the senior group will be participating from 3:00-5:00.  In lieu of the Swimathon, there will be no practice on that day for any level – only the swimathon. 
 
Envelopes of the donations will need to be collected on Friday the 17th unless the swimmer is being sponsored per lap, in which case, it will be due on Wednesday the 23rd. All envelopes can be given to their coach and checks are to be written out to BTA.
 
We are also looking for help the day of the event.  We need help with food:  a fruit platter and some fruit snacks for the kids to grab before or after swimming.  We will also need about five volunteers to help on the day of the event to help out at the pool.  We also would like the senior swimmers at the pool at 2:00 so they can time, count or help coach Kamarin with the organization of levels 1 & 2.
 

Swim meet Saturday, July 11th

This is just a reminder that the meet that is being held this weekend has been moved to Turlock. It will be held at Turlock High School. Warm ups begin at 7:30 a.m. and the meet starts at 8:30 a.m. This meet is free and is a great meet to attend if you have a swimmer that has not participated in any meets.  It should last about 2-3 hours and the kids will really have a fun time.  We have until Friday to get our entries submitted. See your coach for more details and to enter. You can also email Anita@ astoll2805@sbcglobal.net

 

Swimathon

Last week your children were sent home with a fundraising packet for our upcoming Swim-a-thon.  It will be held on Friday, July 17th at the MJC pool. Levels 1&2 will be from 2-3p.m. and level 3 and the seniors will be from 3-5.  Please don’t waste any time and begin getting pledges as soon as possible.  While you may get per lap donations, flat amounts won’t require a second visit to collect. There are guaranteed prizes based on the amount raised. Swim caps, sweatshirts, even a Speedo swim backpack!  There will also be a large prize awarded for most money raised and various other opportunities for prizes from the coaches.  We’d love to make this an annual event. So let’s get out there and get those donations!  There will be plenty of food and beverages the day of the event, so grab someone to help count laps for you and let’s get our swim on!!! Hope to see everyone there! Thank you for your participation!

Team Suits

btasuitWe order our Custom Team Suits from Q Swimwear through NorCal. To order, please choose the style and size you want and contact NorCal at 1-800-752-7946 or online at swimshop.com. If you have any questions on sizing, contact Kristin Montgomery at kristin@netfile.com to arrange a fitting for your suit BEFORE you order, since these custom suits may not be returned once ordered.

Please Note: Due to numerous fitting troubles with the Girls’ Sun Back style we are removing the girls Sun Back style suit from our list. It comes only in Skinny Strap or Classic (both $57.60). For boys suits, specify if you want Jammers ($38.40), Brief (polo style) or Brief Classic (both $33.60).

Find more information here and here.

Meet Schedule Change

The San Ramon meet filled very quickly before our swimmers could enter the meet, so we are taking the team to Quicksilver Swimming in San Jose on June 26-28 in order to give our Age Group Swimmers another meet.

This meet is now open and you need to sign up for it as soon as possible to ensure your swimmer gets in! Please sign up for this meet through Swim Connection: https://ome.swimconnection.com/meets/1614 This meet is for Age Group Swimmers and for Senior swimmers NOT going to the PLS SR II meet in Pleasanton that same weekend.

We are working on entering the team in future meets with Hy-Tek Files. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details; in the meantime, please continue to enter into the meets when they open on Swim Connection, because they often close before the stated date due to capacity.

Senior swimmers looking for more LCM meets may consider attending the Summer Sanders LCM held by Capital Aquatics in Roseville the weekend of June 11-14. Qualifying times must be met; they are listed on the meet sheet. We are not sending a coach to this meet, but some of our qualifiers are attending for extra racing practice. BTA will arrange for a USAS coach at the meet for you. https://ome.swimconnection.com/meets/1563 Again, enter quickly because they cap each session at 800 swimmers.

Unfortunately, there are not very many LCM meets. It is great practice for swimmers to go to our Friday Mini-Meets in Merced with the Merced Skimmers and continue to practice their SCY meets. Please refer to the Mini-Meets postings for more details.

See you on deck!

Revised Schedule

There were a few mistakes, and a few new classes added due to high swimmer registration. Remember to sign up EARLY for your preferred time slot at mjc4life.org. Revised practice schedule as of May 11th, 2015:

May Schedule – Closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day 

  • 3:00-4:00 Level 2 (M T W Th –$75)
  • 4:00-4:30 or 4:30-5:00 Level 1 (M T W Th — $45)
  • 3:00-5:00 Level 3 (M T W Th F — $90)
  • Senior Group will swim at Brenda Athletic Club (on Norwegian) 3:45-5:45pm.

June-July Schedule

  • 6:30-8:00am (M T W Th) 3:00-5:00pm (F) and 9:00-11:30am (Sat) Senior Group
  • 1:00-1:30 or 2:00-2:30 Level 1 (M T W Th –$55)
  • 1:00-2:00 or 1:30-2:30 Level 2 (M T W Th –$85)
  • 3:00-5:00 Level 3 (M T W Th F –$100)

August Schedule (Begin Year-Round Season)

  • 3:00-4:00 Level 2 (M T W Th –$85)
  • 3:00-5:00 Level 3 (M T W Th F –$100)
  • Senior Group TBD
  • Level 1 TBD

Annual Swim-A-Thon USA Swimming and BTA Team Fundraiser!!

July 17th All Levels (BTA and Rec Team) Swim-A-Thon 3:00-5:00pm @ MJC Have fun with your team and see how many laps you can swim. Challenge your friends and family to sponsor you as you swim to support our team!

Summer Rec Team Meet Schedule (*BTA* see website for USAS Meets)

These team meets are casual events that take just 2 hours to do, give kids a chance to learn how to race and dive off blocks, show their skills, and race in relays with their new teammates. Each meet has a fun “theme” to help make it a more relaxed and enjoyable. Experienced swimmers from the year-round team help mentor their newer teammates at these meets.

June 5th  ”Pizza Meet” Merced Skimmers @ 5 pm

June 27th  ”Snow Cone Meet” @ Merced

July 11th  ”Freedom Fest” @ Merced

Aug 1st  ”Shuffle Meet” @ Merced

Wish swim season wasn’t over? All swimmers are eligible to swim year round! Speak to your coach for more information.

Summer Tide Swim Registration

Registration Days are set for May 11th and May 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm at the MJC Pool. Summer Tide swimmers register with both USA Swimming for insurance and USAS member benefits, and with MJC for pool usage.If you miss the Registration Days, you can register with Blue Tide anytime at MJC4Life.org and get an application for USA Swimming from the coach on deck.  Once on the MJC4Life page, sign-up for Level 1, 2, or 3 depending on your swimmer’s level. If you have not been assigned a practice level yet, please visit with the coach and arrange a swim trial for placement.