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Swimmers interested in joining BSAC BLUE WAVE need to be evaluated so the coaches have the opportunity to place each swimmer in the appropriate group level. Please contact the swim office by phone (813) 689-0908 or email us to learn more and to schedule an evaluation.  All swimmers trying out will do one length of each stroke. Once the tryout has been completed, the coach will discuss the placement of your child on the team. New team members will then be given a swimmer registration packet that must be completed and returned before the child may participate in the BSAC BLUE WAVE program. Due to liability reasons, no new swimmer may “try out” the program on a short-term basis without registering and paying for the first month’s coaching fee. 

Registration packets may be obtained from a coach or one of the volunteer office assistants. Each packet contains the following information that must be completely filled out before the swimmer may begin practices or competition:

  • BSAC Blue Wave Swimming registration packet

No swimmer may begin the BSAC BLUE WAVE program until all forms are completely filled out and a copy of the swimmer’s birth certificate is turned in. The fee paid for registration is used to cover the cost of the swimmer’s membership with USA Swimming, plus covers one cap and one shirt per swimmer.  The registration fee is also used to help cover the cost of championship shirts, team socials and other administrative costs.

The BSAC BLUE WAVE program competes under the rules of USA Swimming. Therefore, USA Swimming memberships are necessary for those wishing to practice and compete in meets.  Your USA-FL Swimming membership is a secondary insurance policy for your swimmer during practices and competition.  If you are transferring from another USA Swimming competitive swimming organization, you must swim unattached for 120 days from your last day of competition representing your former club. The transfer fee is $1.00 with a copy of your current USA-FL Swimming registration card or $2.00 without a copy of your card.