OUR PRIMARY GOAL
Our desire is to welcome
back every swimmer from last year’s team. We want everyone to
continue to enjoy the fun, the competition and the camaraderie that
is the Bucs.
Also, as a sub-board of
the BRC, it is one of our tasks to ensure BRC bond-holders have a
place on the team. We’re also wary of overloading certain age
and gender groups, so we’re not going to extend our
facilities and coaches too far. So here is our registration plan:
FEB. 26 THROUGH MARCH 12:
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 TEAM MEMBERS
All 2018 swimmers
(and their siblings who are new to the team) can go to
bucsswimteam.com and register for the team from Tuesday, Feb.
26 to Tuesday, March 12. This is the ONLY window in which
returning swimmers and their siblings can sign up for the Bucs.
If you register after this time, there is no guarantee that
there will be a spot available.
MARCH 13: TEAM INFORMATION NIGHT
We are hosting our annual Information Night from 7 to
8:30 p.m. at Hill Middle School. This is the time for new
families as well as returning families to go over details about the
season – and volunteer for open parent chair positions.
MARCH 13- APRIL 5: REGISTRATION FOR NEW
All other families who want to join the Bucs can register during
APRIL 7: PROFICIENCY TEST FOR NEW
We have rented two lanes of the 95th Street YMCA pool from
4-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. All potential new swimmers must pass a
swim test (freestyle and backstroke) during this time frame OR
produce a certificate from DuPage Swim Club, Bear Paddle, Goldfish
or another Learn to Swim program that asserts that your swimmer can
handle 12.5 yards of freestyle and 12.5 yards of backstroke if they
are 6 and under and 25 yards for both strokes for 7 and up.
This is not a "tryout", but a test to ensure the swimmers
will be safe during practices and meets.
APRIL 10: SWIM SUIT TRY ON AT HILL:
We will have a fitting for the team suits at Hill from
5 pm-7:30 pm. This will give you an opportunity to
try on the suit for the best size and order personalized caps and
other items from Swimmers Edge for a 15% discount. You can
still go to their store for all of the same options if you cannot
make this date.
WEEK OF APRIL 22: ROSTER IS FINALIZED
The swim board will count the number of applicants we have in
each age and gender group and find out whether we’re going
over our limits. I cannot emphasize enough that we hope to have
room for everyone. We will let everyone know their status by the
middle of the week.
MARCH 13 to APRIL 22: ORDER BUCS
We are keeping the same suit as last year and will
work with Swimmers Edge again this year to provide our
suits. EVERYONE CAN WEAR LAST YEAR OR THE PREVIOUS
YEAR’S SUITS IF THEY WISH. If you want a new suit, you can
visit the Swimmers Edge store in Woodridge. All Bucs swimmers get
15 percent off other merchandise when they visit the store. Just
say you’re with our team.
BONUS FITTING: Swimmers Edge will meet us at Hill Middle School
in April 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to do a suit
fitting. The store will have a lot of suits on hand, so
there’s a good chance you’ll be able to take home your
very own suit!
If you don’t get your suit at the fitting, you can still
go to Swimmers Edge by April 22 to get fitted. Everyone should
receive their suit BEFORE practice begins.
APRIL 15: PAYMENT
Once your registration is
confirmed, you will be placed on hold until all payments are
received. Once all payment are received, you will be
activated and will be able to sign up for jobs and declare for
meets. Please allow a few days for activation once your
payment has been received. You will receive an email telling you
that your registration payment has been processed.
MAY 4: JOB
SIGN UP AND MEET DECLARATION OPEN AT 8:00 AM
Please see below for job sign up requirements and instructions.
Job sign up will close on May
19 for all swimmers.
Meet Declaration closes 1 week before each meet and will be
strictly enforced. A swimmer will not be eligible
to compete in any swim meets until the family has signed up for all
of the family job requirements and all required fees have been
MAY 28: MEET THE
COACHES PARTY AND START OF PRACTICE
Practice begins on
Tuesday, May 28. There will also be a Meet the Coaches
Popsicle Party beforehand. We will have evening practices
until school is out. The full schedule will be posted as it
gets closer to the start of the season.
JUNE 8: TIME
Due to the dual meet
schedule this year, time trials will be held very early in the
season the morning of June 2.
Fees for the 2019 season will be:
$170/swimmer for Brookdale Racquet Club members (plus a
$30/family activity and concessions fee);
$240/swimmer for non-Brookdale Racquet Club members that live
within the NPD area (plus a $30/family activity and concessions
$310/swimmer for non-Brookdale Racquet Club members that live
outside the NPD area (plus a $30/family activity and concessions
This fee covers the cost of awards, coaches’ salaries and
gifts, equipment, insurance, ribbons, team parties, miscellaneous
expenses, as well as Naperville Swim Conference and championship
meet fees. Fees can be paid in one check made payable to
Brookdale Racquet Club.
No job deposit check will be required as
part of the swim team registration process. If a job is not
signed up for or worked, the family will be
charged $50 This must be submitted before the
family's swimmers will be allowed to attend practice or swim in
another swim meet.
Any accounts that have checks for registration fees, job
security deposits, etc. that are returned for NSF will have a $35
NSF fee charged. In addition, all swimmers under the account
will be inactivated until the required fees and $35 NSF fee have
been paid and cleared.
A full refund of the registration fee (minus the concession fee)
will be given for a swimmer if a written request to withdraw from
the swim team is received before time trials.
A 50% refund of the registration fee (minus the concession fee)
will be given for a swimmer if a written request to withdraw from
the swim team is received before the first scheduled dual meet.
No refunds will be given for withdrawal from the swim team after
the first scheduled dual meet.
BUCS Online Registration Instructions
Setting up an account:
· New and
returning families should click on “Start Registration. The
program will then lead you through the steps. If you are a
returning family, you can log in to the website first to save
time. Please use your email from last year. You
may request a new password if you have forgotten yours.
An email will be sent to that email with instructions on how to log
in. Please note that this new system only allows one login
per family. If your email does not work, please try your
child's other parent's email. If we have the wrong email as
the primary, please email Cara DeGraff at firstname.lastname@example.org to
have it changed.
have available any email addresses and/or cell phone numbers at
which you would like to receive information about the swim team.
They system will allow you to receive reminders via email and/or
via text. Returning families, please review this information and
update it as needed.
swimmers in a family will be listed under one account.
· Once all
returning and new swimmers are entered, and you have confirmed the
information, click “Pay by Check”
through the NSC Waiver. Click the box to accept the waiver.
Finally, click “Complete Registration and Pay By Check”
· Print the
invoice and attach it to your check.
must be received in order for your account to be activated so that
you can register for jobs.
Please make checks payable to “BRC”
or use Chase QuickPay (now Zelle).
Fees will be received by the treasurer, Elizabeth
Lopez or dropped off at Cara DeGraff's house at 1633
Job sign up:
families are required to work jobs during the season so that our
swim meets can run smoothly and safely. Each family will sign up
for 5 jobs and 1 general pool. General Pool is an “as
needed” category. We hope that we will rarely have to pull
from our general pool list, but you should always assume you could
be assigned to a job on your general pool day, and you should be
available and check in with the Personnel Chair at a meet.
family may sign up for only ONE job at time trials and for only ONE
· Job sign
up will open on May 5. Again all fees must be paid prior to that
date in order for your account to be activated for job sign up.
Job sign up process:
· Go to
· Go to
Schedule. Note: there are multiple links to get to the swim
meets. One is through the events on the large icon or at the
bottom of the home page.
· For each
meet/party, there will be a link under the description that says
“Job Sign-Up”. Again, please remember you may
only sign up for one Time Trial job per family, and for only one
party per family.
· Click the
“Job Sign Up” link for a meet or event you think you
would like to work.
Step 1: Find the empty slots shown as
Step 2: Click on the checkbox in front of the
empty slot that you want to sign up for.
Step 3: Select [Signup] button to signup for
the slots that you selected.
· Note: If
your Account name is printed right after the checkbox, you've
signed up for that job. You do NOT have to "Signup" again. You,
however, can use the "Remove Signup" button to remove the signup if
you no longer want to work on that job. If someone
else's name is printed, that job slot is not available for you to
sign up (this is a first-come-first-serve system). You can only
sign up for the empty slots shown as "---------".
· Click on
the back arrow to go back to the calendar and choose another
event/meet for sign up until you have registered for 5 jobs and 1
general pool slot.
Job registration will close on May 20. If you are not able to
fulfill your job responsibility after that date it is YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY to call another parent to switch jobs. Contact
information for all families is available on the website. You
will be able to see who is signed up for every job at every meet by
clicking on the “Job Sign Up” button to run reports, so
you know who you might call to trade jobs. Job details are
also available on the On Deck app.
We welcome any feedback, comments, or questions. Please
email us directly at ParentBoard@BUCSswimtean.comor Coaches@BUCSswimteam.com.
To contact your age group coach directly, go the the Coaches
tab and click on the "email" link next to their name.