2016 FALL REGISTRATION
- 7/26/16 - 8/14/16
- 7/27/16 - 8/14/16
PLEASE READ THROUGH BEFORE CALLING - REGISTRATION BUTTONS ARE BELOW.
Thanks for your interest in the Badger Aquatics Club and our 2016 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. 14th
DO NOT PAY ANY FEES NOW! The system will tell you that fees need to be paid, but please disregard that. Once 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 2017 fee is $64 for swimmers ages 9 & up, and $56 for swimmers ages 8 & under. These fees will 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).
Along with the registration fee & USA Swimming fee, BAC also charges two additional "family" fees each session; an administration fee of $45 and a fundraising fee of $30. These fees are per family and are charged every session (fall, winter, spr/sum). Note: There is no administrative or fundraising fee for Little Badger swimmers. (FYI: The system will initially charge LBs for this fee when you register but that fee will be removed when you are approved.)
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 coach about group placement before you go through the registration process. While returning swimmers aren’t ‘guaranteed’ a spot every session, we’ve always prioritized taking care of our returning athletes and finding a group for them prior to taking in any new swimmers. Even as interest has grown in the past, turning away returning athletes hasn’t been an issue. 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.
REGISTER BELOW BY CLICKING ON RED BUTTON "REGISTER NOW"
REGISTRATION FOR NEW BAC FAMILIES
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 14th. 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 14th, 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 18th and September 7th and 8th, both at Edgewood High School. Practice for prospective 9-under swimmers will be from 6:00 – 7:00, and from 7:15 – 8:15 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 be notifying 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