2017 FALL REGISTRATION (LATE)
Open for Returning Members
8/14/17 - 8/25/17
Open for New Members
8/14/17 - 8/25/17
OUR REGISTRATION FOR FALL IS CLOSED. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR BARABOO YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN. IF YOU ARE A MADISON AREA SWIMMER YOU HAVE MISSED REGISTRATION AND CAN REGISTER HERE BUT WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER ALL THE REGISTERED SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN EVALUATED.
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Thanks for your interest in the Badger Aquatics Club and our 2017 Fall Session. Before you continue with the rest of the registration process, please take a moment to read the following information about how our registration process works.
GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration for the fall session will open on July 27th and close on Aug. 11th
DO NOT PAY ANY FEES NOW! The system will tell you that fees need to be paid, but please disregard that. Once registration closes and swimmers are approved, fees will be charged to your account and an invoice will be sent out in September.
All swimmers are REQUIRED to be registered with USA Swimming, regardless if a swimmer is planning on doing meets. The 2018 fee is $66 for swimmers ages 9 & up, and $58 for swimmers ages 8 & under. All swimmers will pay the USA fee with their fall registration. These fees will also be processed when the registrations are approved. If you have any questions about USA Swimming registration, including about transferring from another club, please contact Sherry Niesen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A USA transfer form is required for any swimmer coming from another USA club (transfer form). This form should be mailed in with your registration fees.
NEW THIS YEAR: We have decreased the amount and incorporated the fundraising and administrative fee in your registration fee. A team swim suit & BAC latex cap is also included in your registration (fall or winter, no suit for spring/sum swimmers). A $50 Simply Swimming gift card will be provided to all families after 2 swimmers. For each additional swimmer (3rd, 4th, 5th) in the same session BAC will a issue a $50 gift certificate.
REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING FAMILIES (ACTIVE WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS)
Registration for returning families is easy. Make sure you’ve confirmed with your swimmer’s previous BAC coach about group placement before you go through the registration process. Please make sure that all fees from previous sessions have been paid in full and that you sign up by the deadline. Problems in both of these areas have prevented returning athletes from remaining with BAC in the past.
Please note that because many of our practice groups overlap, the suggested group for your swimmer might be the current ‘best guess’. Once registration is complete, we may take a look at group numbers and composition and decide that another group is a better fit for your swimmer.
Returning BAC swimmers do not need to register for a New Swimmer Evaluation.
REGISTRATION FOR NEW BAC FAMILIES (INCLUDING FORMER BAM SWIMMERS)
· Madison-area Groups
Because of the high level of interest in our club, we aren’t typically able to accommodate every single swimmer that expresses an interest in BAC. In order to be as proactive as we can in case we aren't able to accommodate everyone, here is the outline of our registration process.
Registration is open between July 27th and August 11th. During this time, all interested swimmers (both returning BAC families and new families) will be able to go through our registration process. However, this registration does NOT guarantee the swimmer a spot; instead it lets us know who is interested in which group.
After the registration period closes on Aug 11th, we'll have an idea of how many swimmers are interested in each of our groups for the fall session. This will allow us to determine who we can accommodate and how many new swimmers we’ll be able to take in each group.
New swimmers or swimmers that haven’t been active with BAC in the past 12 months need to go through a ‘New Swimmer Evaluation’. These evaluations help us to determine which group is the best fit for your swimmer and allow us to select swimmers when spots are limited.
This year we are offering two separate, two-day New Swimmer Evaluations – August 16th and 17th and August 30th and 31st both at Edgewood High School. Practice for prospective 9-under swimmers will be from 6:15 – 7:15, and from 7:30 – 8:30 for new 10-overs. Swimmers should sign up for either evaluation - no preference will be given when spots are determined. Upon the conclusion of each New Swimmer Evaluation, we will notify families via email about potential group placement for the fall. Athletes who register for a New Swimmer Evaluation will be sent more information as those dates draw closer.
BAC has always prided itself on being an organization that has been able to take swimmers of all abilities and help them to improve and to succeed. We'd love to be able to accommodate every interested swimmer, but the simple reality is that we may not be able to.
REMEMBER – new members need to complete 2 registrations; one for their tentative fall group and one for either New Swimmer Evaluation
· Baraboo-area Groups
New for the fall of 2017, we’re excited to begin offering programming in Baraboo! Registration for these groups also opens on July 27th, but BAM families are advised to wait until after the July 31st informational meeting to begin registering. Swimmers who have been active with BAM in the past should check with Coach Brenda about group placement. New Baraboo families do NOT need to attend a New Swimmer Evaluation in Madison. Instead new families will be placed into a group based on their swimming experience and that group will be confirmed by the coaches the first week of practice.
Questions about Baraboo site:
Coach Brenda Erdman email@example.com