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Mar 21, 2018 - Final Spring/Summer Group Promotions
Preliminary Spring/Summer Group Promotions Promotion time for Spring/Summer is drawing near. Coaches have been watching and evaluating BSC Teammates all season long to see who has earned the opportuni...
Mar 17, 2018 - O'Leary Breaks State Record on Day 3
Day 3 of the Illinois Age Group Championships saw BSC crown 3 Individual event Champions and 1 State Record! In the 100Back Griffin O'Leary swam a 50.89 which was a Best Time, New Team Record and Illi...
Mar 16, 2018 - BSC Outpaces the Pack on Day 2
BSC Outpaces the Pack on Day 2 of Age Group Champs At the Illinois Swimming Age Group Champs Barrington Swim Club had a stellar day with 4 New Team Records! In the 100Breast Judd Baron swam a Best Tim...
Mar 15, 2018 - BSC Sets the Pace on Day 1 of Age Group Champioships
Barrington Swim Club started the first night of Age Group Champs in Dominant Fashion. Maggie Graves led the team with a WIN in the 1650 with a New Team Record and a Winter Junior National Time Standar...
Mar 10, 2018 - O'Leary Features as Records Fall at Sectionals Day 3
The third night of the Central Zone Sectionals saw BSC Teammates continue their outstanding meet. Bridget O'Leary led the way with a Summer USA Swimming Junior National Qualifying Time in the 200Free...
Mar 9, 2018 - Kitzman Drives the Sled on Day 2 of Sectionals
BSC continued it's championship run today at the Central Zone Sectional Meet. The high point of the day was Catherine Kitzman dropping 2 seconds in her 100Breast, winning the event and achieving a US...
Mar 8, 2018 - Bobsled Time Continues at Sectionals Day 1
Over 20 BSC Teammates are traveling to the Central Zone Sectional meet at the Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex this weekend. Barrington kicked off the meet with a dominant performance in the 800Meter Frees...
Mar 4, 2018 - BSC Collegiate Swimmers Find End of Season Success
BSC Collegiate Swimmers Find End of Season Success Currently BSC has 8 Teammates competing at the collegiate level across NCAA Divisions I, II, and III as well as NAIA. These BSC Alumni did a fantast...
Feb 24, 2018 - Barrington Continues Winning Ways on Day 2 of Regionals
After a great Friday session BSC Teammates continued their great meet on Saturday at the Winter Regionals hosted by Elgin Cyclones. Jenna Kerr started things off with a Silver medal performance in the...
Feb 23, 2018 - BSC Off to Another Great Start to BOBSLED TIME!
BSC's Championship season kicked off at the Winter Regionals hosted by the Elgin Cyclones. On Friday BSC opened up with a flurry of Best Times, New Cuts and Podium Finishes. In the 200Fly Jenna Kerr...
Jan 24, 2018 - BSC Places Three on the Zone Select Camp Roster
Congratulations to Addison Donfris, Griffin O'Leary, and Lily Reader for being selected to the USA swimming Zone Select Camp! This is a tremendous honor to be selected for this camp. It is also trem...
Dec 12, 2017 - BSC Rages With Fast Swims At WEST and ECST
Dynamic Swimming at the Waukesha and Elgin Meets! BSC had a big weekend of competition this past weekend with teammates attending the Mid-Seaon Challenge in Waukesha, WI and the Elgin IMX meet in Elgi...
Nov 20, 2017 - Solid Mid Season Swimming at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet
Solid Mid Season Swimming at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet 130 BSC Teammates swam at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet. The event was a huge success with 800 athletes attending the competition. This was a...
Nov 1, 2017 - BSC Scares the Competition at the Monster Mash
Great Job at the Monster Mash Over 70 BSC Teammates traveled to Wisconsin for the Monster Mash this past weekend. The team swam to an amazing 80.6% Best Times Overall. What a great opening to the Fall...
Oct 22, 2017 - BSC Welcomes Our Newest Teammate!
BSC Welcomes Our Newest Teammate Coach Natalie and her husband Luke Welcomed Micki Matsuda into the world this morning! Mom and Baby are doing great. We send our best wishes and congratulations to Coa...
Sep 8, 2017 - BSC Notches USA Swimming Scholastic All American for 6th Year
BSC Notches USA Swimming Scholastic All American for 6th Year Congrats to BSC Teammate Maggie Emary for being named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team. Another great example of BSC gettin...
Aug 27, 2017 - Welcome Coach Dillon New Assistant Head Coach
Welcome Coach Dillon New Assistant Head Coach I want everyone to welcome our newest coach, teammate, family member Dillon Thompson! Coach Dillon will be assuming Coach Bear's position as Assistant He...
Aug 19, 2017 - New Swimmer Evaluations Fall Winter 2017-18
Barrington Swim Club Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Persue Your Olympic Dream With Us! 2017-2018 Fall/Winter season We Want You on Our Team! Who are we? Barrington Swim Club is a member club of ...
Aug 14, 2017 - 2017 Fall Winter Promotions List
Fall Winter Promotions The preliminary list for Fall/Winter Promotions have been published and updated. Registration for the Fall/Winter Season will be up soon. I will send out an email blast to let ...
Aug 8, 2017 - BSC Aims to Finish Fast at Junior Nationals
Barrington Swim Club is ending this Spring Summer season at USA Swimming's Junior Nationals in East Meadow, NY. Today was the first day of competition for the meet. In the 800 Free Maggie Emary mov...
Aug 6, 2017 - BSC Finishes Fast at Zones and Futures
Barrington Swimmers continued their great success at both Futures and Zones. At Zones Ben Rocks wrapped up his season with another strong A Final Finish in the 100Free. Ben helped lead Team Illinoi...
Aug 5, 2017 - Day 3 of Zones and Futures Team Records Fall!
The next to last day of competition at Central Zone 14 and Under Zones and USA Swimming Futures Championships saw BSC Swimmers race to Best Times and A New Team Record At Zones Ben Rock continued his ...
Aug 4, 2017 - Barrington Continues Success at Futures and Zones
Barrington Swim Club continued it's GREAT Championship run with Day 2 at both Zones and Futures. At Futures both Maggie Emary and Emma Pritchett represented BSC in a BIG way. Maggie led off the acti...
Aug 3, 2017 - BSC Rocks on Day 1 of Central Zones
BSC Teammate Ben Rocks led off the 14 and Under Central Zone Champs with a win in the 800m Free for Team Illinois. Makenna Wozny continued BSC Freestyle domnance this Championship Season with a 6th p...
Jul 30, 2017 - BSC Earns 6th Place at Age Group Champs
BSC Earns 6th at Age Group Championships Barrington Swim Club raced to the finish of Age Group Champs on Sunday. The day consisted of team records, state titles, one new futures cut, and top 10 per...
Jul 29, 2017 - BSC Completes a Strong Day 3 at Age Group Champs
BSC Completes a Strong Day 3 at Age Group Champs The third day of Age Group Champs saw BSC continue their high level championship season performance. There were two team records, one state record, on...
Jul 28, 2017 - BSC Continues Hot Start on Day 2 of Age Group Champs
On the second day of Age Group Champs, Barrington Swim Club continued its terrific start with more team record setting performances , state titles, and podium finishes. First, in the 10 and Under 100 ...
Jul 27, 2017 - BSC Opens Age Group Champs In Record Setting Fashion
BSC Opens Age Group Champs In Record Setting Fashion Barrington Swim Club continued it's BOBSLED TIME Championship season tonight during the first night of Age Group Championships. BSC saw 3 Champion...
Jul 22, 2017 - Barrington Finishes Fast At Sectionals
Barrington Swim Club finished the Central Zone Sectional meet at the University of Minnesota with a total Team Effort. BSC Placed 11th Overall with Women's Team climbing into 5th Place! Maggie Emary,...
Jul 21, 2017 - BSC Climbs the Rankings on Day 3 of Sectionals
BSC Climbs the Rankings on Day 3 of Sectionals BSC had another banner day at the Central Zone Sectionals at the University of Minnesota. The Team climbed into 11th place with their eye on another Top...
Jul 20, 2017 - Another Strong Day At Central Zone Sectionals
BSC Teammates continued to have a great Sectional Meet at the University of Minnesota. Bridget O'Leary was the big mover early climbing up to 13th place in the finals of the 200Free. Maggie Emary s...
Jul 19, 2017 - BSC Dominates on Day 1 of Sectionals
BSC kicked off the 2017 Central Zone Summer Sectional Meet with some AMAZING SWIMS! Catherine Kitzman led off the day with a Best Time in the 200Breast making the D Final. In Finals she swam her Best ...
Jul 16, 2017 - BSC Shows a Strong Finish At Senior Champs
Barrington Swim Club Seniors kicked off BOBSLED TIME in fine fashion this weekend finishing strong with a near perfect day on Sunday! Becca Galovich led the charge with two Best Times one in the 100F...
Jul 15, 2017 - BSC Kicks Off Bobsled Time at Senior Champs
BSC Senior Team members traveled to Senior Championships at the Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex. On Thursday Evening Dan Emary led the charge with a 21 second drop in the 800M Free just missing the Sectio...
Jun 24, 2017 - What Makes A Great Teammate?
What Makes A Great Teammate? Share This Resource Not every basketball player has been blessed with great talent, but every player, regardless of ability can be a great teammate. Here are 12...
Jun 6, 2017 - Parent/Athlete Education for College Recruiting
May 26, 2017 - BSC Weather Guidelines for Spring/Summer 2017
BSC Weather Guidelines for Spring/Summer 2017: Teammate safety is our number one priority here at BSC. Many teams in the USA must train outside 100% of the time. Having coached in Florida for 11 years...
May 26, 2017 - BSC Summer Scheduling Update--Junior/Seniors
BSC Summer Scheduling Update Junior/Senior Groups There will be a small change to the schedule and location for practices to the Senior and Junior Groups. The Barrington Park District has become una...
May 1, 2017 - U.S. Olympic Team Trials ? Swimming to Return to Omaha in 2020
Mar 12, 2017 - BSC Battles to Top 10 Finish
The final day of the ISI Age Group Championships showcased more exciting performances from BSC. In the 13-14 200 Backstroke, Emma Pritchett notched her first top 10 finish of the weekend, earning 8 t...
Mar 11, 2017 - BSC Races to More Gold on Day 3 of AG Champs
The third day of ISI Age Group Championships displayed multiple exciting races and loud cheering from BSC. In the 100 Back, Emma Pritchett finished with a 59.35 earning 15 th place. Griffin O?Leary w...
Mar 10, 2017 - BSC Continues Doing Damage
The second day of the SC ISI Age Group Championships was a terrific outing for BSC. The day resulted in frequent scoring and multiple top 10 finishes. In the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke, Makenna Wozny...
Mar 9, 2017 - BSC Off To Hot Start at AG Champs
Thursday March 9 th , BSC traveled to Pleasant Prairie for the first day of the 2017 SC Age Group Championships. The beginning session was filled with great races and best times. BSC is currently in 2...
Dec 11, 2016 - BSC Finishes Strong at Waukesha
BSC concluded the final day of the Arena Mid Season Meet in Waukesha, WI. There were great races and individual efforts in all age groups throughout the day. The team finished 6 th out 35, scoring 1,...
Dec 10, 2016 - BSC Continues Swimming Well at Day 2 of Waukesha
BSC continued with solid swims throughout day two at the Arena Midseason Showdown in Waukesha, WI. The team had a great finals session moving up places throughout the evening. Griffin O? Leary set a...
Dec 9, 2016 - BSC Gets Off To Great Start in Waukesha
Nov 22, 2016 - Solid Mid Season Swimming at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet
Solid Mid Season Swimming at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet 130 BSC Teammates swam at the Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet. The event was a huge success with 1100 athletes attending the competition. This was ...
Aug 20, 2016 - Diving Team Information
Diving Sundays, 6:00-7:00 pm at BHS pool. Fall Session: August 21-Nov. 20 (No practice on Sept. 4) Winter Session: Dec. 4 - Mar 20 (No practice on 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19)
Aug 5, 2016 - XXXI Olympiad Opening Ceremonies Rio!
" I call upon the youth of the world to assemble 4 years from now for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janero, Brazil" Jaques Rogge--President of the International Olympic Committee. How Many ...
Dec 2, 2015 - BSC Regional And Championship Qualifiers
Updated 2-26-18 Regional and Championship Qualifiers Short Course Regional and Championship Qualifiers Long Course Click Here for ISI Time Standards
Oct 1, 2015 - Release Your Child to the Game!
Jul 8, 2015 - How College Swimming Changed Me: Annie Jacobsen, NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
07 July 2015, 02:00pm How College Swimming Changed Me: Annie Jacobsen, NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee Photo Courtesy: Marisa Savegnago By Brianna Hines, Swimming World College Intern Confidence is Key...
Oct 12, 2014 - Balancing Swimming and Academics
In an Academically Achievement concious community, like Barrington, sometimes it is good to take a breath and take a look at how both our desire and need for Academic success meshes with our desire fo...
Oct 7, 2014 - Flip Turn Basics with the Race Club
In the final Fast Swimming Techniques Video on the Freestyle Flip Turn , Gary Hall Sr. talks about The Push Off and Breakout. Learn the fastest swimming techniques as well as mistakes to avoid duri...
Oct 3, 2014 - BSC Off to a Great Start at the HPAC Meet
This past weekend BSC opened the 2014-2015 Meet Season with a trip to the HPAC Fall Kickoff meet in Highland Park. BSC had a solid meet for our first meet of the season. There were plenty of good thin...
Sep 30, 2014 - Please Welcome Coach Jamie to BSC
I am proud to announce that long time Illinois Swimming Coach Jamie Klotz will be joining the BSC staff this season. Coach Jamie has been coaching in the area for over 20years. He currently coaches th...
Sep 21, 2014 - Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers
Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers 9/16/2014 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers s...
Sep 18, 2014 - 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials Qaulifying Times
U.S. Olympic Team Trials ? Swimming 9/18/2014 USA Swimming today announced the qualifying time standards for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials ? Swimming slated for Sunday, June 26, through Sunday...
Sep 16, 2014 - Technique Tuesday--Freestyle Recovery
Freestyle Recovery: Swing Forward, Relaxed and Wide 7/21/2014 by Russell Mark//National Team High Performance Consultant The freestyle arm recovery should be a controlled and relaxed throw of th...
Sep 14, 2014 - Creating a Culture for B S C-What Can We Learn From Rugby?
Creating a Culture for Barrington Swim Club?What Can We Learn From New Zealand Rugby? I recently read and article about Sir Graham Henry, former Head Coach of the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team. Th...
Sep 6, 2014 - Four Tips to be Fast at the End of a Fly Race
Four Tips to be Fast at the End of a Fly Race 2/19/2014 b y Russell Mark // National Team High Performance Consultant How can the best 200 fly swimmers finish the race so well? Are they just les...
Sep 3, 2014 - 2 BSC Teammates Selected as Scholastic All-Americans
Congratulations to Kirsten Jacobsen and Mekenna Scheitlin for being Named to USA swimming's Scholastic All-America List both girls have a 4.0 grade average or higher. This is Kirsten's First Naming to...
Aug 24, 2014 - Elevate Your Mental Game
As we get started here are a few tips to help you Elevate your Mental game and get the very best out of yourself this season! 5 Ways to Elevate Your Mental Game Internal fortitude. The will to win. Th...
Aug 23, 2014 - Fall/Winter New Teammate Evaluations!
Barrington Swim Club Swimming and Water Polo Is seeking new teammates for the 2014 Fall/Winter season We Want You on Our Team! Who are we? Barrington Swim Club is a member club of USA Swimming and A...
Aug 22, 2014 - 6 Ways to Train Smarter This Year
6 Ways to Train Smarter This Year 0 Olivier Poirier-Leroy | August 22nd, 2014 | Featured , Lifestyle , Training , Training Intel No matter how this season went for you, regardless of whether ...
Aug 19, 2014 - How to Be a More Coachable Swimmer
How to Be a More Coachable Swimmer Olivier Poirier-Leroy | August 19th, 2014 | Featured , Lifestyle , Masters , Training We?ve all had that swimmer on our team or in our training group. The one t...
Aug 17, 2014 - Goal Setting and Swimming Success
Swimming Success June 18, 2014 / Swimming Motivaton / No Comments They make it look so easy. So simple. Like you could just reach out and with your fingertips graze the stars. Any time swimming makes ...
Aug 7, 2014 - 2014-2015 Fall Winter Group Assignment and Practice Schedule
2014-2015 Fall/Winter Registration Will Open Tuesday August 5 th Fall/Winter Group Assignments are posted below--If you do not see your name on the list just let me know omissions are not intentional...
Aug 3, 2014 - 7 Ways to Think Like a Championship Swimmer
7 Ways to Think Like a Championship Swimmer May 2, 2014 / Swimming Motivaton / No Comments Elite swimming starts long before you strap on the competition suit. Long before entering the ready room, o...
Aug 2, 2014 - Team Record Falls On The 3rd Day at Senior Champs
On the 3rd day of racing in Munster, Indiana, BSC loaded up on scoring swims at the 2014 Illinois Long Course Senior Championships. The evening started off with Mekenna Scheitlin having her best swim ...
Aug 1, 2014 - Friday at USA Swimming Junior Nationals Another Finals Swim
On the Third day of the USA Swimming Junior National Championships in Irvine, CA Barrington Swim Club continued to have a great meet with Kirsten Jacobsen swimming to 15th place in the 400Free. Her fi...
Aug 1, 2014 - Solid Second Day At Senior Champs
On the second day of competition at the 2014 Illinois Swimming Long Course Senior Championships, BSC teammates continued to turn in solid swims. The finals session got started with Mekenna Sheitlin t...
Aug 1, 2014 - BSC Rocks in Cleveland at Central Zones
BSC Teammates have traveled to Ohio for the Central Zone 14 and Under Championships representing Team Illinois Bridget O'Leary led the way with an awesome relay leg with Illinois winning the 200Free R...
Jul 31, 2014 - BSC Off To A Fast Start At ISI Senior Championships
Tonight kicked off the start of the 2014 Illinois Swimming Long Course Senior Championships at Munster High School in Indiana. The only race swum was the 800m freestyle and BSC started off the compet...
Jul 31, 2014 - Second Day of USA Swimming Junior Nationals Sees Another Record Fall
On day two of the USA Swimming Junior National Swimming Championships in Irvine CA saw Kirsten Jacobsen swim to a 24th Place and a new team record in the 100free. In time trials Val Tarazi swam to a9...
Jul 30, 2014 - Records Fall on Day 1 of USA Swimming Jr. National
Kirsten Jacobsen,Val Tarazi and Maggie Emary are in Irvine CA for the USA Swimming Junior Nationals. On day one Kirsten continued her great championship swims with a best time and team record in the ...
Jul 26, 2014 - Days 2 and 3 of Age Group Champs BSC Breaks Records and Crowns Champions
Friday and Saturday of Age Group Championships hosted by Blue Devil Swim Club, Academy, and Pleasant Prairie Rec-Plex saw BSC Swimmers rise to the Top! Barrington Swim Club currently sits in 7 th Pla...
Jul 24, 2014 - Day 1 of Age Group Champs BSC Rules the Pool
On the first day of competition at the Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Barrington teammates swam to a great start with 17 Best Times out of 24 Swims. 2 New Tea...
Jul 22, 2014 - Find Motivation Everywhere!
I always have to chuckle a bit when someone says they aren't really motivated. Whether it is swimming, thier job, homework, fitness, nutrition, or just choosing to have a happy easygoing attitude abou...
Jul 20, 2014 - BSC Wraps Up Regional Meet On High Note
Today marked the final day of ISI Regional Championship competition at UIC and BSC continued to light up the pool. Overall, we saw tons of best times, top 8 finishes and a few new state qualifying ti...
Jul 20, 2014 - Harper Practices Canceled This Week
The Harper Pool is Still Under Repair Here are the Workout Times and Places for the Mustang and Pony Groups Mustangs Harper is Closed through Wednesday so Mustangs will be at Fox Point Monday through ...
Jul 19, 2014 - 5 New Team Records on Saturday of Central Zone Sectionals
Saturday at the Central Zone Sectional Championship hosted by the University of Iowa saw BSC Teammates have the best day of competition yet! 5 New Team Records, 3 USA Swimming All Time Top 100Times, 1...
Jul 19, 2014 - BSC Continues Fast Swimming at Regionals
BSC teammates continued the fast swimming in day 2 at the ISI Regionals Saturday. New State Qualifying Times were achieved by: -Dan Emary (500 free) -Foster Swanson (100 fly) -Maggie Graves (100 breas...
Jul 18, 2014 - Team Records Fall at Day 2 of Central Zone Sectionals
BSC Continued to have a Great Meet at the Central Zone Sectional Meet hosted by the University of Iowa. The day saw 2 New Team Records! Kirsten Jacobsen dominated the B Final in the 200Free winning wi...
Jul 18, 2014 - BSC Off To Great Start On First Night of Regionals
On the first night of ISI Regional competition at UIC, our small squad of BSC teammates braved the traffic and got us off to a great start to the Championship season. As a whole, we were 10/13 with b...
Jul 17, 2014 - BSC Lights Up The Pool on Day 1 of Central Zone Sectionals
11 BSC Teammates are at the Central Zone Sectional Meet at the University of Iowa. Day 1 saw BSC Teammates set 4 New Team Records and currently stands in 10th Place Overall. Kirsten Jacobsen led the ...
Jul 8, 2014 - Mike's Mailbag: Three Ways to Find Motivation
Mike's Mailbag: Three Ways to Find Motivation 6/30/2014 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country. If you have a question, please email me...
Jul 6, 2014 - The Key to Freestyle Balance: Breathing and Kick
The Key to Freestyle Balance: Breathing and Kick 6/30/2014 By Matt Barbini//National Team High Performance Consultant Freestyle techniques can vary widely; almost no two are exactly alike. But d...
Jul 1, 2014 - BSC Teammates Shine at Stars on the Water Summer Splash
BSC Teammates Shine at Stars on the Water Summer Splash Barrington Swim Club hosted the first ever Stars on the Water Summer Splash this past weekend at the Rec-Plex in Wisconsin. BSC hosted over 80...
Jun 25, 2014 - How to Use Visualization to Swim Like a Boss
Tiger Woods has been doing it since he was a kid, Jack Nicklaus swore by it, Muhammad Ali used it, and Michael Phelps is renown for doing it in training as well as competition. It?s a mental training...
Jun 25, 2014 - Team Illinois Zone Registration is now OPEN
IMPORTANT Club and Coach E-Blast June 25, 2014 Team Illinois Central Zone 14 and Under Meet 14 AND UNDER CENTRAL ZONE MEET GENEVA, OHIO REGISTRATION FOR TEAM ILLINOIS IS NOW OPEN This year we wi...
Jun 22, 2014 - 10 Foods Swimmers Should be Eating
10 Foods Swimmers Should be Eating 6/17/2014 by Jill Castle, MS, RDN The mystery behind what to eat is never-ending, partly because miracle foods are constantly surfacing while other foods fall ...
Jun 15, 2014 - BSC Summer Water Polo
Boy's and Girl's water polo ?Open to incoming 8 th graders through Graduated Sr.s The Cost is $175 for the Summer check made out to Barrington Swim Club Players also must be American Water Polo Regist...
Jun 11, 2014 - Swim Training: How to Generate a More Powerful Catch
Saw this article this morning and wanted to share as there a some great points on how to improve your freestyle. There are quite a few similarities to how we train her at BSC as well. Building strengt...
Jun 5, 2014 - USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM 2011-2016 Time Standards The application for the 2013-2014 Scholastic All-America Team is available here . The application deadline is August 15. ? The ...
Jun 4, 2014 - 7 Quotes for the Struggling Swimmer
Jun 2, 2014 - Great Job at the Alligator Summer Splash
Great Job at the Alligator Summer Splash BSC Had an awesome meet at the Summer Splash at UIC. BSC won the meet by over 600points! The Following Teammates had 100% Best Times Rhea Bannerjee, Jenica...
May 18, 2014 - Are your turns getting faster?
Are your turns getting faster? 5/12/2014 BY KATIE ARNOLD//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT As you may have guessed, many of the articles that we write come from questions we are frequently asked by t...
Apr 29, 2014 - 5 Tips for Achieving Day-to-Day Excellence in the Pool
5 Tips for Achieving Day-to-Day Excellence in the Pool 29. Apr You always hear swimmers talk about what they want to achieve, the fast times they want to post, the medals they want to win, the champio...
Apr 24, 2014 - BSC Travels to the Mesa Grand Prix
The Arena Grand Prix Series stopped in Mesa, Arizona this weekend. Teammates Kirsten Jacobsen is competing in an Elite field filled with the Nation's Best Swimmers many are Olympians! On the first day...
Apr 19, 2014 - Fix Late Breathing in Freestyle
Fix Late Breathing in Freestyle 4/14/2014 By Russell Mark // National Team High Performance Consultant By Scott Colby // Club Development Sport Performance Consultant Good breath timing. For two-tim...
Apr 16, 2014 - No 5PM Dryland Wednesday April 16th
Due to the BHS Home Water Polo Game Tonight there will be no 5PM Dryland for Sr. and Maverick Swimmers Wednesday April 16th
Apr 6, 2014 - Defying Expectations
As we approach this Spring/Summer Long Course season I think it is important to take stock of where we are as teammates and dream a little bigger, work a little bigger, improve techincal ablitly a lit...
Apr 3, 2014 - Growing Champions for Life! New Parent Page
We are excited to announce a special relationship with Growing Champions for Life, an organization dedicated to creating cohesive families and principle-centered athletes who win at life, not just spo...
Apr 1, 2014 - USA Swimming Mailbag: Plateau at 14
Great Article from USA Swimming! Enjoy and Share! Mike's Mailbag: Plateau at 14 3/31/2014 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country. If yo...
Mar 30, 2014 - BSC Short Course Championship Season The BEST EVER!
Great Job This Past Season BSC Teammates had one of the BEST and most SUCCESSFUL Championships in Club history this past February and March. Here is a brief rundown of how we progressed in our pursuit...
Mar 27, 2014 - State record swimmer Kirsten Jacobsen dominates club sport
State record swimmer Kirsten Jacobsen dominates club sport By TARAH THORNE Barrington High School swimmer Kirsten Jacobsen has not had much of a break since shattering state records in the Illinois Hi...
Mar 22, 2014 - BSC Finishes Championship Season with Great Success
BSC Finishes Championship Season with Great Success On the Final day of the NCSA Junior Championships in Orlando, Florida 2 BSC Teammates scored points leading Barrington to a 27 th place out of just...
Mar 21, 2014 - Penultimate Podium at NCSA Junior Championships
Penultimate Podium at NCSA Junior Championships The next to last day of the NCSA Junior Championships in Orlando, Florida saw BSC continue to have a great championship run. Kirsten Jacobsen continued ...
Mar 20, 2014 - Day 3 of NCSA Junior Nationals BSC Still Rising!
Day 3 of NCSA Junior Nationals BSC Still Rising! After Day 3 of the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL Barrington Swim Club is in 33 rd Place out of 299 teams! Kirsten Jacobsen continued to have ...
Mar 19, 2014 - Moving Up on Day 2 of the NCSA Meet
Day 2 of the NCSA Junior Nationals BSC Sets 3 New Team Records! On Wednesday Barrington Swimmers swam some exciting races to vastly improve their raninking in the overall standings of the meet! Some e...
Mar 18, 2014 - 3 New Team Records on Day 1 of the NCSA Meet
3 New Team Records on Day 1 of the NCSA Meet BSC Teammates traveled to the National Club Swimming Association Junior National Championships in Orlando Florida. Barrington had 4 swims and 3 of them wer...
Mar 16, 2014 - BSC Ends Age Group Champs on a High Note
The Final Day of Age Group Championships at UIC was a very exciting day of both individual and team competition. BSC was in 3rd place in the overall standings right up until the last event! Being out...
Mar 15, 2014 - Day 3 of Age Group Champs Recap
Day 3 of Age Group Champs Recap Barrington Swim Club Teammates continued GREAT Success on Day 3 of the Illinois Age Group Championships at UIC. 10 and Under Jenny Tokarz won the 100Back less than 1 se...
Mar 14, 2014 - BSC 4th Place after Day 2 of Age Group Champs
BSC 4 th Place after Day 2 of Age Group Champs Day 2 of the Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships was another banner day for BSC Teammates. In the 10 and Under Session Jenny Tokarz Set New Team...
Mar 13, 2014 - Travel Meets: 5 Things to Do on Arrival
Travel Meets: 5 Things to Do on Arrival 0 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | March 13th, 2014 | College , Featured , International , Masters , Training From the moment you land in a new place for a meet,...
Mar 13, 2014 - BIG Swims on Night One of Age Group Champs
BSC Teammates opened the 2014 Short Course Age Group Championships with some BIG Swims! Teammate Izzie Parenti shaved 31 seconds off of her time and moved up to a 15 th place scoring swim. On the B...
Mar 10, 2014 - 2014 Spring Summer Group Assignments
BSC Teammates Congratulations on a Great Season so Far! Championships are in full swim and Spring Summer registration will begin on Tuesday March 11th. For your Recommended group Assignment Click the ...
Mar 9, 2014 - Final Day of Senior Champs Ends with a Flourish for BSC
Senior Champs Ends with a Flourish for BSC The final day of Senior Champs saw BSC swimmers race to a 10th Place Finish in the Combined Standings---The Highest Place in over 5 Years! The women contin...
Mar 8, 2014 - BSC Spring/Summer New Swimmer Try-outs
Barrington Swim Club Swimming and Water Polo Is seeking new teammates for the 2014 Spring/Summer season We Want You on Our Team! Who are we? Barrington Swim Club is a member club of USA Swimming...
Mar 8, 2014 - Second Day at Senior Champs BSC Shines!
The second day at the ISI Senior Championships at UIC saw BSC swimmers continue their Record Setting Meet. Kirsten Jacobsen led the way with a New Team and State Record in the 500Free at 4:42.31 and ...
Mar 7, 2014 - First Day of Senior Champs A Record Setter
BSC Teammates continued our Championship Season in fine Fashion at ISI Senior Championships at the UIC Aquatic Center. BSC Teamamtes combined for near 100% Best Times with Colin Cross eclipsing a 24 ...
Feb 28, 2014 - BSC Teammates Kick Off Championship Season with a PERFECT Night
BSC Teammates Kick Off Championship Season with A PERFECT Night Barrington Swimmers swam to 100% Best Times as a Team on the first night of the ISI Regional Championship hosted by BSC. There were many...
Feb 23, 2014 - Great Job at the Orlando, St. Charles and West Chicago Meets
Great Job at the Orlando, St. Charles and West Chicago Meets Nearly 100 BSC Teammates Competed on Valentine's Day weekend at the Orlando Grand Prix, St. Charles Chicagoland Championship, and West Chic...
Feb 23, 2014 - Championship Checklist
As we all get ready for Championship Season starting this week, lets all get excited to show off all the hard work each teammates has done! Here are some tips from USA Swimming that can really help ev...
Feb 17, 2014 - Practice Update for February 17th
Due to the Impending Winter Storm the following modifications will be made to practices today. The HS will be Closing at 1PM Senior and Mavericks---NO PM practice Mustangs--11:00AM to 1:00PM Ponies--1...
Feb 15, 2014 - BSC Closes out the Orlando Grand Prix with 2 More Team Records
BSC Closed out the Orlando Grand Prix in fine fashion with Kirsten Jacobsen setting a New Team Record in the 800m Free by 5 seconds! Maggie Emary followed up by breaking her own 800m Free Record by 1 ...
Feb 14, 2014 - 2 Meets 1,000 Miles and 70degrees equals BSC Success!
BSC Teammates showed amazing progress at both the St. Charles and Orlando Grand Prix Meets on Friday Night. At St. Charles BSC Teammates went Best Times in ALL but 2 Swims!! AMAZING!! In Orlando Kirst...
Feb 13, 2014 - BSC Opens The Orlando Grand Prix with a New Team Record
BSC Teammates With Olympian Cullen Jones at the Orlando Grand Prix during Prelims. BSC Opens the Orlando Grand Prix with two Individual Finals and a Relay in Finals! Kirsten Jacobsen had a solid 200Fr...
Feb 11, 2014 - BSC Teammates Travel to the Orlando Grand Prix
Good Luck to BSC Teammates Mekenna Scheitlin, Emma Barnett, Kirsten Jacobsen, and Maggie Emary as they travel to the Orlando Grand Prix swim meet in Florida on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They wil...
Feb 9, 2014 - THE 10 FOUNDATIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF A CHAMPIONSHIP CULTURE
Build a Strong Team Culture THE 10 FOUNDATIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF A CHAMPIONSHIP CULTURE Champions focus, not on winning championships and outcomes, BUT on the mental process of building a strong fo...
Feb 2, 2014 - Excellence or Success
Excellence or Success By Jon Gordon, Author, Speaker, Consultant, January 27, 2014 A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak to all the student-athletes and coaches at the University of Nebraska....
Jan 30, 2014 - 104-year-old trains for world-record swim
104-year-old trains for world-record swim By Lauren McNabb and Lara Schroeder Global News Above: Jaring Timmerman of Winnipeg plans to celebrate his 105th birthday by going for a record in the ...
Jan 28, 2014 - Regular Schedule to Resume Wednesday January 29th
BSC Families We will resume a full regular practice schedule on Wednesday January 29th Seniors WILL have practice on Wednesday AM. See Everyone at the Pool Coach Rob
Jan 27, 2014 - Practices for Tuesday January 28th
All Practices at BHS are Cancelled for Tuesday January 28th. I have procured time at Good Shepard in Barrington as Follows: Mavericks 7-8AM Mustangs 12PM-1PM Ponies 1-2PM Colts 2-3PM Each Athlete will...
Jan 27, 2014 - BSC's Val Tarazi Selected to USA Swimming Camp
Congratulations to BSC Teammate Val Tarazi for being selected to the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp! This Camp is intented to begin the developmental process to the USA Swimming Team National Team. Thi...
Jan 22, 2014 - Nutrition--the Scoop on Carbs and Swimming
Top Tips for Choosing Quality Carbohydrates 1/21/2014 By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD There are some crazy ideas out there about carbohydrate intake and swimming. I?ve heard everything from ...
Jan 12, 2014 - Great USA Swimmng interview!
You Asked, Josh Answered 1/10/2014 By Chelsea White//Communications Intern Not starting out in the pool until his teens, National Team member Josh Schneider is not your typical swimmer. With t...
Jan 9, 2014 - How to Get Young Swimmers to Eat Well
How to Get Young Swimmers to Eat Well 3/12/2013 By Jill Castle, MS, RD Parents and coaches want their swimmers to feel good, eat well and perform to their best ability. But that?s not always eas...
Jan 9, 2014 - BSC Welcomes a New Teammate
Congratulations to the Smiley's on the Arrival of their Daughter Hattie Grace She was Born January 7th 10lbs. 21in long Congratulations Coach Casey!
Jan 5, 2014 - Tricks for Keeping Swimming Resolutions
Tricks for Keeping Swimming Resolutions 1/2/2014 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent New Years Resolutions are great opportunities to change. Bad habits, bad attitudes? Every New Year gives us an o...
Dec 22, 2013 - BSC 2013 in Review
BSC 2013 in Review Every year I like to use our last news blast to look back and celebrate some of our Team's accomplishments. It was a wonderful year that has seen our club grow in both numbers and e...
Dec 19, 2013 - BSC Awarded Bronze Status by USA Swimming
Barrington Swim Club has been awarded Bronze Medal status by USA Swimmings Club Excellence Program. This is an awesome recognition for all the hard work, and dedication the athletes have put in over ...
Dec 15, 2013 - Inspirational Quotes From Nelson Mandela
Mfonobong Nsehe , Contributor--Forbes Magazine Inspirational Quotes From Nelson Mandela Comment Now Follow Comments Nelson Mandela, South Africa?s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Ap...
Dec 10, 2013 - Great Job at the Woodstock Meet
Great Job at the Woodstock Meet The Following Teammates Swam 100% Best Times: Adra Clayton, Lily McHugh, Hannah Singh, Jack Wenschhof, Sophia Werner The Following Teammates Swam a Regional Time or Fas...
Dec 10, 2013 - Great Job at the Waukesha Nike Classic
Great Job at the Waukesha Nike Classic What an AWESOME meet! It was just a total joy to watch BSC swim so well with some of the best competition around. Barington Finished in the Top 5 combined standi...
Dec 6, 2013 - Swimming Fast Under Pressure: Controlling Your Race Focus
Swimming Fast Under Pressure: Controlling Your Race Focus 12/3/2013 By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com WHY DO SOME SWIMMERS GO SLOWER IN RACES THAN THEY DO IN PRACTICE? The secret to swi...
Dec 4, 2013 - Rise and Swim--Motivational Food For Thought
Here is a little Video Montage of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Notice the focus and effort that is going into what they are doing. Oh yeah and Enjoy the Motivational Narration!! Lets Get Psyched ...
Dec 1, 2013 - 10 Reasons I'm Thankful for Swimming
10 Reasons I'm Thankful for Swimming 11/27/2013 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Swimmers are thankful for many things: taper, spaghetti/Nutella/bacon, warm warm-up pools, 4 hour Swimmer Naps, p...
Nov 26, 2013 - Great Job at the Mustang Classic
Great Job at the Mustang Classic Over 130 Teammates swam at the Mustang Classic hosted by BSC. The team did very well and finished 2 nd overall. There were some really nice swims with plenty of 100% ...
Nov 24, 2013 - Barrington's Jacobsen breaks state record in 200 free
Nov 21, 2013 - Fillies Prepared for State Finals
The IHSA State finals will be held at New Trier High School on Friday and Saturday this week. Barrington High School has 5 swimmers going to the meet. Barrington High School looks to repeat their Top ...
Nov 17, 2013 - Fillies Shine at IHSA Sectionals
At the IHSA Girls swimming Sectional hosted by Barrington High School. BSC Teammates did an amazing job of Best Times and as well as advancing to next week's State Finals hosted by New Trier High Scho...
Nov 12, 2013 - Wednesday 11-13-13 Practice Update
Due to the IHSA Sectional Seed Meeting, the Pony Group will meet from 5:30-6:30PM This schedule change is for the Pony Group Only
Nov 10, 2013 - Mind of a Champion: Building Your Own Mental Toughness Toolbox
Nov 3, 2013 - Great Job at the Monster Mash
Great Job at the Monster Mash 98 BSC Teammates traveled to Wisconsin for the LFSC Monster Mash swim meet. Barrington had a great meet winning the Men's, Women's and Combined Team Titles. BSC Teammates...
Oct 20, 2013 - Everyone Needs to H.E.A.R.
Everyone Needs to H.E.A.R. Last weekend as part of the Illinois Swimming recognition banquet, and house of delegates USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch did a coaching clinic. At this clin...
Oct 19, 2013 - ISI Officials Clinic
Officials Training Clinic - St. Charles 2014 When Saturday January 4, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM CST Add to Calendar Where Norris Recreation Center 1050 Dunham Rd St Charles, IL 60174 Driving ...
Oct 13, 2013 - BSC Teammates Wins Illinois Swimming Award
BSC Teammate Kirsten Jacobsen was awarded the Female Breakout Performer of the Year for 2013 by Illinois Swimming at the annual recognition banquet. The award is given to the female swimmer who compet...
Oct 10, 2013 - Practice Saturday october 12th
BSC Families Due to the HS Invitational This Saturday Here is the Practice Schedule Practice for Saturday October 12 th Senior-Maverick-Mustang 4:00-6:00PM Ponies 6:00-7:30 Water Polo No Practice Deve...
Oct 8, 2013 - Fast Swimming Techniques - Freestyle Flip Turn - The Flip
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Oct 2, 2013 - Fast Swimming Techniques - Freestyle Flip Turn - The Approach
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Oct 1, 2013 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Athletes
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Athletes reprinted from swimswam;com Looking ahead to this season, here are a few ideas for things you athletes may want to think about to become your best self during...
Sep 29, 2013 - BSC Pentathlon a Great Success
BSC Pentathlon a Great Success 109 Teammates swam at the BSC Intrasquad Pentathlon. There were some really great races and nice best times. The meet provided an opportunity for new teammates learn abo...
Sep 22, 2013 - What To Expect At Swim Meets
What To Expect At Swim Meets By Lea Anne Randell Swim Parent Here are some informational items that may be of help to parents as the competition season approaches. As a parent, I know it is good to ...
Sep 20, 2013 - BSC Cap Order Information
Announcing your chance to order customized team caps, printed with your swimmer's last name! A special website has been set up to process orders. PLACE YOUR ORDER BY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30th BEFORE T...
Sep 19, 2013 - Officials Training Clinic - West Chicago
Officials Training Clinic - West Chicago When Saturday October 19, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT Add to Calendar Where West Chicago High School 326 Joliet Street West Chicago, IL 60185 Driving Di...
Sep 15, 2013 - Sea Turtles, Distractions and Things that Lead Us in the Wrong Direction
Sea Turtles, Distractions and Things that Lead Us in the Wrong Direction By Jon Gordon As I ran on the beach the other day I noticed that certain areas were closed off by fences and signs that said ?S...
Sep 13, 2013 - How To Become a Winning Parent
Sep 11, 2013 - Should Swimmers Eat Before Early Morning Practice?
Should Swimmers Eat Before Early Morning Practice? 9/10/2013 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN When early morning swim practices begin, young swimmers can get behind on eating. Take Henry, for example. He...
Sep 6, 2013 - Mekenna Scheitlin Named to Scholastic All-America Team
For the second year in a row Mekenna Scheitlin was named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team. This also marks the fourth year in a row a BSC swimmer has been recognized on this list. Congr...
Aug 30, 2013 - Y is for Young Athletes
Y is for Young Athletes By Aimee C. Kimball, PhD Swimming is a lifelong sport. Many people learn to swim as a toddler and continue through the days when their knees can no longer handle pounding the p...
Aug 29, 2013 - Officials Training Clinic - Mundelein
Officials Training Clinic - Mundelein When Sunday September 29, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT Add to Calendar Where Mundelein High School 1350 W Hawley St Mundelein, IL 60060 Driving Directions G...
Aug 27, 2013 - Team Suit Try-ons
Aug 25, 2013 - What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform
What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform August 16, 2013 ? In my work at Growing Leaders, we enjoy the privilege of serving numerous NCAA and professional sports teams each year. After meeting ...
Aug 24, 2013 - Saturday 8-24-13 Practice
Practice for Saturday August 24th Senior, Maverick, Mustang 11-1pm Ponies 1pm-2:30PM Water Polo 2:30-4:00PM See You at the Pool
Aug 24, 2013 - New Swimmer Evaluations!!
Barrington Swim Club will be holding Evaluations for New prospective Teammates! Where: Barrington High School Pool-275 Hart Road, Barrington, IL When: Saturday August 24th at 12:00PM What: Bring A ...
Aug 22, 2013 - Girls Swim and Dive Preview: Barrington?s Jacobsen a state threat again
Girls Swim and Dive Preview: Barrington?s Jacobsen a state threat again Barrington's Kirsten Jacobsen swims in the championship heat of the 500-yard freestyle during the IHSA Girls Swimming and Diving...
Aug 18, 2013 - G is for Goalsetting.
Aug 7, 2013 - Great Opportunity to Become a Ceritfied Official!
Officials Training Clinic - Joliet When Saturday September 7, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT Add to Calendar Where Inwood Athletic Club 3000 West Jefferson St Joliet, IL 60435 Driving Directions...
Aug 4, 2013 - BSC Powers through Final session of Senior Championships and Zones
BSC Teammates continued their outstanding performances from top to bottom on the final day of Senior Champs in Musnter, IN and Zones in Geneva, OH At Senior Championships: Chase Lesniak continued his ...
Aug 3, 2013 - Senior Champs and Zones recap More Records, More Champions
BSC Teammates continued to swim amazing at both Senior Championships in Munster, IN and Zones in Geneva, OH. At Senior Champs BSC had an awesome day: Mekenna Scheitlin winning the Consolation Final in...
Aug 2, 2013 - Sr. Champ and Zone Swimmers Light it Up on Day 1
BSC Teammates continue their Championship Success at the Central Zone 14 and Under Championships in Geneva, OH and the ISI Sr. Championships in Munster, IN. The first day of Competitions saw BSC Swimm...
Aug 1, 2013 - Fall-Winter Promotions!!
Congratulations BSC Teammates! You did an amazing job this past season. You came to practice, you worked hard, and you listened to your coaches. Below are the names of Teammates who are being promoted...
Aug 1, 2013 - David Plummer and .12
David Plummer and .12 7/31/2013 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent .12. That?s all that stood between David Plummer and his dreams. A fingertip. An eye blink. A snapshot away from the Olympics. ...
Jul 28, 2013 - BSC Brings Home the Gold on the Final Night of Age Group Champs
On the Final night of the ISI Age Group Championships BSC again proved we are a good team getting better each day! The Team finished 5th Overall in a very tight battle with FOX with less than 30 point...
Jul 27, 2013 - Another Strong Day for BSC at Age Group Champs
Day 3 at ISI Age Group Championships marked another great day for BSC with more Team Records and an Individual Event Champion! BSC Remained in 4th Place after the Finals session in a tight Race with F...
Jul 26, 2013 - BSC In 4th Place After Day 2 at Age Group Championships
After Two days at the ISI Age Group Championship hosted by Patriot Aquatic Club at Stevenson High School. BSC Teammates sit in a solid 4th place! On Day 1 the 1500Swimmers saw three Top 8 Finishes and...
Jul 20, 2013 - BSC Finishes Strong at Central Zone Sectional Champs
The Final day of the Central Zone Sectional Championships at the University of Minnesota proved to be a great day for BSC. The Women's Team Finished 10th with 11 New Team Records! Kirsten Jacobsen Won...
Jul 19, 2013 - BSC Sets 3 More Team Recrods on Day 2 of Sectionals
BSC Remains in the Top 10 in the Team Standings on the Women's side after Day 2 of the Central Zone Sectional Championships. The day saw 3 New Team Records and nearly 100% Best Times. Maggie Emary swa...
Jul 19, 2013 - More Records on Day 3 Of Sectionals!
BSC Remains in 10th Place on the Women's side at the Central Zone Sectional Championships. It was an awesome day for the Team with 4 more Team Records! Valerie Tarazi Placed 30th in the 200Back with a...
Jul 17, 2013 - Day 1 at Sectionals Awesome for BSC
A Great First Session at the University of Minnesota for the Central Zone Sectional Championships. BSC swam to a 7th place so far on the Women's Standings with two New Team Records. Kirsten Jacobsen s...
Jul 16, 2013 - BSC Kicks Off BOBSLED TIME At SECTIONALS
8 BSC Teammates have traveled to the University of Minnesota for the Central Zone Sectional Meet. The Meet Runs this week Wednesday through Saturday You can follow the meet on Live Results Click Here ...
Jul 15, 2013 - Great Success at the COHO Meet
BSC Teammates did a great job this past weekend at the COHO Meet. The Team placed 2nd Overall and Set 5 New Team Records! What a Great Set Up meet for the Regional, Age Group, and Senior Championship ...
Jul 7, 2013 - ABCs of Mental Training: X is for ?X-Games Mentality?
By Aimee C. Kimball, PhD, CC-AASP I was brainstorming with colleague Lenny Wiersma about what my ?X? article was going to be. I was leaning towards ?x-pectations? but being a Californian he suggested ...
Jun 30, 2013 - BSC Wins Fishers Summer Jam
BSC Wins Fishers Summer Jam 50 Teammates traveled to Fishers Indiana this past weekend for the Fishers Summer Jam. Barrington Swim Club had an awesome meet with multiple individual event champions, Hi...
Jun 16, 2013 - Six Words You Should Say Today
Jun 10, 2013 - Championship Qualifiers
Current ISI Championship Qualifiers Updated 7-14-15 Click Here for Championship Qualifiers Short Course Click Here for Championsip Qualifiers Long Course AAA Zone Qualifiers Reminder---If you have a S...
Jun 8, 2013 - Great Job at the Alligator Aquatics Meet
Great Job at the Alligator Aquatics Meet 89 BSC Teammates traveled to the Alligator Meet at UIC. Barrington Swim Club won the meet by over 1,000 points, setting 4 New Team Records, 55 Teammates swam...
Jun 8, 2013 - Watch Some Great Starts and Turns at the Santa Clara GP
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May 18, 2013 - Olympians Coming to BSC May 18th
May 14, 2013 - BSC Opens 2013 Long Course Season at Daniel Jaekel Classic
BSC Teammates traveled to Wisconsin for the Daniel Jaekel Classic Meet hosted by Lake Forest Swim Club. Barrington swimmers swam to 83%Best Times, 271 Regional And Championship Time Standards, 1 New T...
May 6, 2013 - Three Arena Powerskin Suits Non-Compliant; Arena, FINA Take Action
Three Arena Powerskin Suits Non-Compliant; Arena, FINA Take Action Published:May 6, 2013 Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick PHOENIX, Arizona, May 6. ARENA has quickly taken steps to correct an issue with thre...
May 5, 2013 - Important Training Out of the Pool
Important Training Out of the Pool This week I wanted to address two areas of training that occur away from the pool but have a significant on long term development. These areas are nutrition and dryl...
Apr 28, 2013 - Learn to Build Your Races
Inside the Workout Learn to Build Your Races By Garrett Weber-Gale//Olympic Gold Medalist There are countless ways strategize the perfect race. Each athlete is a bit different, so there are varying th...
Apr 11, 2013 - Practice Schedule Change
Practice Change Due to the Banquet we are Canceling Practice on Sunday 4-14-13 Will will reschedule on 4-13-13 as follows Senior/Maverick/Mustangs 3:30-5:30PM Ponies 5:30-7:00PM Colts 5:30-6...
Apr 3, 2013 - Swim Team Store Warehouse Sale
Mar 24, 2013 - BSC Rallies to Finish 10th at Sectionals!
I love the song by Semi-sonic "Closing Time", there is a line is the song "Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end." At the Central Zone Sectionals 6 BSC Teammates ended the Fall/Wint...
Mar 19, 2013 - ISI Offers Officials Clinic
BSC Needs YOU To become a USA Swimming Official! As BSC runs meets it is important to always be training new volunteers to be officials. BSC will pick up the cost of the class and registration. Below ...
Mar 18, 2013 - BSC Teammates Selected for ISI Junior Camp
13-14 Barrington Swim Club Teammate Colin O' Leary has been selected for the ISI Junior Elite Camp in early May at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Camp attendees are chosen throug...
Mar 16, 2013 - New Swimmer Try-out for Spring/Summer Session
Barrington Swim Club Is Seeking New Teammates for the 2013 Spring/Summer Season We Want You on Our Team! Swimming, Diving, and Water Polo Who Are We? Barrington Swim Club is a Member Club of: USA Swim...
Mar 15, 2013 - Welcome to Long Course Season!!
Welcome to Long Course Season!! Victory Favors Preparation At BSC we talk a lot about preparation and how that preparation leads to victory?or success. I want everyone to think about three links in th...
Mar 14, 2013 - BSC Group Promotions for Spring/Summer!!
Congratulations BSC Teammates! You did an amazing job this past season. You came to practice, you worked hard, and you listened to your coaches. Below are the names of Teammates who are being promoted...
Mar 12, 2013 - BSC Finishes Age Group Champs in Record Fashion
BSC finished the Age Group Championship meet at UIC in Record fashion Sunday night. Barrington swimmers finished the meet in 6th Place overall--the highest place short course in nearly 10 years! The G...
Mar 9, 2013 - BSC Continues the Record Stampede on Day 3 of Age Group Champs
Barrington Swim Club Teammates continued to show thier remarkeable improvement this season on day 3 of the Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships held at UIC. BSC sits in a close battle for 5th pla...
Mar 8, 2013 - BSC Continues to Set Records at Age Group Championships
BSC Continues to have an AMAZING Championship Run at the ISI Age Group Championship Meet at UIC. After Thursday night BSC was in 2nd Place Overall only 1 point behind BNY for 1st place! Colin O'Lear...
Mar 3, 2013 - Great Finish at Senior Championships
Great Finish at Senior Championships Barrington Swim Club Teammates had a great Senior Champiolnship meet. In only 2 days of the four day meet BSC placed in the Top 16 teams Overall and the Women's ...
Mar 2, 2013 - BSC Crowns A Champions in Record Fashion at Senior Championships
Barrington Swim Club Teamamtes continued our Championship Run at the Illinois Swimming Senior Championships held at the Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex. 5 Teammates swam to 100% Best Times, 4 New Team Recor...
Feb 24, 2013 - Great Job BSC Teammates at Regional Championships
Great Job BSC Teammates at Regional Championships Barrington Swim Club hosted the ISI Regional Meet this past weekend. 50 Teammates swam in the meet. BSC had an outstanding meet Overall: 73% Best Time...
Feb 23, 2013 - BSC Continues Great Success on Day 2 at Regionals!
BSC Teammates continued to churn forward during the ISI Regional Championships. Day 2 featured 11 New Qualifying Times and 6 Individual Event Champions! Very Exciting racing at the BHS pool today! ...
Feb 22, 2013 - BSC Opens 2013 Championship Season in Record Setting Fashion
On the First night of the ISI Regional Championship Meet Barrington Swim Club showed Amazing Improvement with a 100% Best Times Session!! There were 3 Individual Event Wins, 4 New Team Records and 1 ...
Feb 17, 2013 - It's Bobsled Time!!
It's Bobsled Time!! At BSC we use this phrase from the movie Cool Runnings to remind us that it is time to go FAST. Championship Time is finally here! BSC Teammates have been working since August to g...
Feb 13, 2013 - Birthday/Championship Social this Thursday!!
Come join us for pizza and cake after practice this Thursday to celebrate two exciting events: 1. Championship uniforms will be distributed to 68 swimmers who will be competing in Regional, State ...
Feb 12, 2013 - BSC Swims To Success at AA and STSC Meets
Feb 6, 2013 - Regional Concession Donation
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up for BSC hosted Regional Swim Meet - here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1....
Feb 3, 2013 - BSC Teammate Selected for USA Swimming Zone Camp
Congrats to Maggie Emary for being invited to the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp! She is the first BSC swimmer to be selected for a USA Swimming Camp in over 4 years. The campers are selected as follow...
Feb 3, 2013 - Good Job at the Winter Classic
Good Job at the Winter Classic 110 BSC Teammates competed last weekend at the Winter Classic. The team swam to a second place finish overall. BSC Won the Senior Women, and 13-14 Boys Age Divisions! ...
Jan 20, 2013 - The Nature of Stroke Work
The Nature of Stroke Work As we begin to look at the Championship part of the season it is important for everyone to understand what technique improvement works, and how it fits developmentally in the...
Jan 18, 2013 - Top 6 Things I Learned At The World Championships
Over the past 3 decades of coaching I have had the honor of working with a wide variety of athletes from beginners to Olympians and everything in between Laurel Liberty was a swimmer of mine from the ...
Jan 6, 2013 - Merry Grinch-Mas Congrats to 100% Attenders
GRINCH-MAS WEEK 2013 This Year Grinch Week will be Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 5 2013 Any Teammate with 100% Practice Attendance will receive a Special Grinch Week T-Shirt Great Job This week! Here are the ...
Dec 29, 2012 - 2012 Year in Review
GRINCH-MAS WEEK 2013 This Year Grinch Week will be Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 5 2013 Any Teammate with 100% Practice Attendance will receive a Special Grinch Week T-Shirt BSC Top 10 List for 2013 As we b...
Dec 16, 2012 - TOP NUTRITION QUESTIONS OF 2012
12/11/2012 By Jill Castle, MS, RD, Child Nutrition & Feeding Expert I get questions from parents, coaches and swimmers ? from near and far (New Zealand and Phuket, Thailand). Queried topics range fro...
Dec 13, 2012 - Six Ways to Kickstart Your Motivation
Six Ways to Kickstart Your Motivation Helpful tips for getting through tough holiday training season Published:December 13, 2012 Guest editorial by Olivier Poirier-Leroy PHOENIX, Arizona, December 13....
Dec 11, 2012 - Great Job at the Elmhurst and Nike Meets
Great Job at the Elmhurst and Nike Meets 88 BSC Teammates traveled to the Nike and Elmhurst meets this past weekend. The team swam to 60% Best Times at the Elmhurst meet and 70% at the Nike Meet. Ther...
Dec 4, 2012 - 7 Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently
7 Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently Published:December 4, 2012, Swimming World Guest editorial by Olivier Poirier-Leroy PHOENIX, Arizona, December 5. WHY do some swimmers have a hard time achi...
Dec 3, 2012 - Simplifying Tapering For Age Group Swimmers
Simplifying Tapering For Age Group Swimmers By Guy Edson Simple, We don't. We don't taper age group swimmers because there is nothing to taper from. Taper is effective when there is a constant b...
Dec 2, 2012 - Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Cultivating a Growth Mindset The following is a excerpt from a book called ?Mindset? by Dr. Carol Dwek, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. This portion specifically applies to youth sport...
Nov 20, 2012 - BSC Wins the Mustang Classic
BSC Teammates continued their winning ways by outdistancing a great field of competitors at the Mustang Classic this past weekend. Over 100 BSC Teammates swam in the meet. The Team produced 74% Best T...
Nov 17, 2012 - Congratulations to BSC IHSA State Finalists!!
Great Job BHS Swimmers at the IHSA State Finals! Barrington High School 9th Place Team! Kirsten Jacobsen New School Record 200Free 3rd Place, New School Record State Champion 500Free Mekenna Scheitlin...
Nov 14, 2012 - Congratulations to BSC Teammates Swimming at the IHSA State Finals
Congratulations to BSC Teammates Swimming at the IHSA State Finals This Weekend!! Mekenna Scheitlin 50Free, 100Fly, 200Free Relay, 400Free Relay Kirsten Jacobsen 200Free, 500Free, 200Free Relay, 400Fr...
Nov 13, 2012 - Barrington swimmers welcome new Jamaican teammates
Nov 4, 2012 - Great Job at the Monster Mash!!
Great Job at the Monster Mash!! In the second meet of the 2012-2013 Short Course Season, Barrington Swim Club showed consistent improvement traveling to Pleasant Prairie, WI for the LFSC Monster Mash....
Oct 21, 2012 - Potpourri Part II
Potpourri P art II Going to Two-a Day Practices?Lets Make A Deal Frida Flipturn worked really hard to be promoted into a higher training group, but now that she is in the new group she is not meeting...
Oct 18, 2012 - Mustang Classic Donation Sign Up
Hello BSC Families! I am Jennifer Gersten , the current concession chair for the Barrington Swim Club . With the Mustang Classic right around the corner, I wanted to check in with everyone on beh...
Oct 14, 2012 - Parent Potpourri
Parent Potpourri As BSC Teammates begin competing there are several common issue that come to my attention on a regular basis. Here are the Top 3 FAQs for BSC Parents. What does Attendance have to do ...
Oct 6, 2012 - Consistency
Consistency One of the most important components of successful athletes is the ability to be consistent over long periods of time. To be successful at Championship time in February BSC swimmers need t...
Oct 1, 2012 - BSC Wins HPAC Meet!
BSC Wins HPAC Meet! BSC Teammates dominated the meet at Highland Park this past weekend. It was great to see BSC swimmers stepping up and racing hard. The team swam to 82% Best Times with several swim...
Sep 25, 2012 - Water Main Break No Practice Today
BSC Families There has been a water main break at the High School All Programs are Canceld for Tonight. Regular Practice Schedule will resume Tomorrow Morning. Please pass the word along to everyone!!...
Sep 16, 2012 - Lombardi Time
Lombardi Time The Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi had a saying 15minutes early is on time, on time is 15 minutes late. What was the purpose of his policy and how can BSC use it to...
Sep 11, 2012 - Mekenna Scheitlin Named to USA Scholatic All-American
Congratulations to Junior Mekenna Scheitlin for being named to the 2011-2012 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its...
Sep 9, 2012 - Dreams and Goal Setting
Goal Setting Goals are Only Dreams With Deadlines One of the most important aspects of goal setting is making sure that your goals are time sensitive. When Billy Bathwater says. ?I want to go a 49.68 ...
Aug 25, 2012 - TIPS FOR FEEDING THE THIN (AND GROWING) SWIMMER
By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Can a growing swimmer be too thin? In today?s world, there is much ado about weight?too much weight. But a growing child who is too th...
Aug 19, 2012 - WHY SWIM?
This is one of my personal long time favorite swimming articles! What a Great Week of Training And A Great Start To A Great Season! W HY SWIM? WHY SWIM? USA Swimming?s age group swimming program is A...
Aug 15, 2012 - BSC Fall/Winter New Swimmer Tryouts
Barrington Swim Club Is Seeking New Teammates for the 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Season We Want You on Our Team! Get Coached By Olympic Level Coaches!! Head Coach Rob Emary has sent 7 swimmers to the Oly...
Aug 12, 2012 - Welcome to the 2013 Fall/Winter Season
Welcome to the Fall/Winter Season?What Did We Accomplish this Summer What a GREAT Summer!! I have been thinking about those times in school when you are asked to write about ?What did you do with your...
Aug 5, 2012 - As the Sun Sets on Zone Championships BSC Finds More GOLD!!
On the Final Day of the Zone Championships BSC Swimmers Finished their competition season in style with 5 New Team Records and another Championship. At the 14 and Under Meet. Bridget O'Leary closed ou...
Aug 4, 2012 - Saturday At Zones Golden for BSC
Saturday Night Finals proved to be golden again for BSC swimmers! At the 14 and Under Meet Maggie Emary swam a Best Time, Team Record, National Top 10 Time, and All Time Top 100TIme in the 400Free whi...
Aug 3, 2012 - Golden Days of Summer Continue at Zones for BSC!
BSC Teammates traveled to the Central Zone Championships this weekend. The 14 and Under swimmers at the Rec Plex in Wisconsin, and the Seniors are in Lawrence, Kansas for the Senior Meet. At the 14 an...
Jul 30, 2012 - Fall/Winter Group Promotions!
2012-2013 Fall Winter Group Promotions Congratulations to the Following Teammates for thier Promotions to the Next Training Group! Be Ready to Step up to the higher expectations and intensity of your ...
Jul 29, 2012 - BSC Proves Their Mettle on Final Day of Age Group Champs
Great Teams Get Better As the Meet Goes On! On the Final Day of Age Group Championships Barrington Swim Club Raced to an Amazing 6th Place Finish Crowning another Championship Relay! The Day started o...
Jul 28, 2012 - BSC Swimmers Net More Gold on Day 3 of Age Group Championships
Barrington Swim Club Swimmers surged ahead on the 3rd day of competition of the Illinois Age Group Championships. As a Team BSC still stands in sixth place with one day remaining! During the 10 and Un...
Jul 27, 2012 - Day 2 At age Group Champs Yields BSC GOLD!
On the second day of Age Group Championships Barrington Swim Club Swimmers continued to swim weel with more finals appearances, team records and one State Championship! After the Second Day BSC remain...
Jul 26, 2012 - BSC Swims to 6th Place after Day 1 at Age Group Champs
Barrington Swim Club Teammates had a great opening day at the 2012 Long Course Age Group Championships at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. The scoring started with a Silver Medal Finish by ...
Jul 24, 2012 - BSC Sets Records at Sectionals
BSC Sets Records at Sectionals Barrington Swim Club continued a great Championship Season this past weekend! BSC Teammates Mekenna Scheitlin, Kirsten Jacobsen, Emma Barnett, and Kelsey Holmes traveled...
Jul 15, 2012 - Great Weekend Wrap up for BSC!
Great Job This Weekend!! Over 60 BSC Teammates swam at Senior Championships and at St. Charles this weekend. BSC Really did a great job of starting off Championship Season right with Best Times, Age G...
Jul 15, 2012 - BSC Wants You!
BSC's Parent Board has Openings! If you are interested contact President Suzy Gavars at suzyg@swimbsc.org This is a great way to help the club as well as support the Team!
Jul 14, 2012 - More Fast Times and Records Set at Sr. Champs
On day three of Senior Championships BSC Teammates swam some great races! Kirsten Jacobsen swam to a Team Record in the 400Free with a 4:31. Colin O'Leary swam a 1:07.9 100Back, Mekenna Scheitlin swam...
Jul 13, 2012 - Day Two at Senior Champs
Day two at Senior Champs saw BSC swimmers go 2 for 3 in the best time category Chase Lesniak swam two best times in the 100 Breast (65th) and 400IM (42nd) Chris Vega swam to an 85th place in the 100Fl...
Jul 12, 2012 - BSC Opens Sr. Champs with Big Swims
2012 Long Course Senior Championships hosted at the University of Chicago kicked off on Thursday night with the 800Meter Freetyles. BSC Swam to 100% Best Times 2 New Sectional Cuts, and 1 New Team Rec...
Jul 6, 2012 - BSC Beats the Heat on Day 1 of the COHO Classic
BSC Teammates braved the rising Mercury at Deerspring pool and swam some amazing times! BSC Dominated the standings in the 1500m free with Emma Barnett and Kirsten Jacobsen going 1-2 on the women's si...
Jul 1, 2012 - Focus for 100% Performance At the End of the Season
Here are some general Tips to make sure BSC is 100% Ready to Perform at our Championship Meets. Rest?As practice becomes less intense and less volume keep in mind this is to allow the body to adapt to...
Jun 30, 2012 - BSC 4th of July Parade Update
Fourth of July Parade Come walk with the team in Barrington's Fourth Of July Parade! All swimmers, and parents are encouraged to join us for this home town event! Wear your Grey and red Team shirt, ...
Jun 27, 2012 - BSC Shines at the Illinois Open
57 BSC Teammates traveled to Champaign over the weekend to compete in the Illinois Open hosted by the CCYMCA Heat. Barrington Swim Club did very well with the Women's Team coming in 3rd Overall and th...
Jun 24, 2012 - Water Polo Continues Success vs. St. Charles
In the Second game of the summer season the Girls Summer Polo Team defeated St. Charles North 12-6. The Boys Team had a hard faught 5-14 Loss. The next game is at BHS on Thursday Night vs.St. Charles ...
Jun 17, 2012 - How to Get "The EDGE"
The Edge?What is it and How do you Get It! When anyone talks about ?the edge? I think of two things: shaving cream and the band member from U2. In a high expectation, high achievement community like o...
Jun 15, 2012 - Water Polo Gets Off To A Great Start
The Summer Water Polo Club got off to a solid start on Thursday Night against the District Unified Team. The Girls' Team posted a 9-3 Win. The Boys Squad played to a hard faught 13-13 Tie. The Next Ga...
Jun 14, 2012 - GET IN CONTROL: ANXIETY-REDUCING TECHNIQUES
Great Info From USA Swimming!! Share with your Swimmers!! As mentioned in the previous article discussing what anxiety is and why it?s caused, there are two types of anxiety-somatic (dealing with th...
Jun 10, 2012 - RR Tracks at Main Street Closed This Week
Just a Reminder the Tracks at Main Street and Raymond Ave. Will be closed this week for Repair. Plan extra time for an alternate route.
Jun 8, 2012 - Raising an Olympian
Here is Great Interview with Ryan Lochte and his mom! Some awsome tips for all parents of BSC Teammates Click Here to See The Videa
Jun 7, 2012 - Common Breaststroke Mistakes
Jun 5, 2012 - BSC Wins the Day at the Colt Classic and Alligator Splash!
BSC Teammates had a successful team weekend, Winning the Colt Classic at home on Saturday and Winning the Alligator Splash on Sunday at UIC. Over the Weekend the team combined for 70% Best Times over...
Jun 1, 2012 - SMART EATING FOR SWIMMERS ON RACE DAY
By Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN What do you pack to eat on race day? What?s your nutrition prescription? Everybody has a different approach when it comes to eating on race day. Having a strategy and an ex...
May 30, 2012 - THE (NOT SO) SECRET OF FAST BUTTERFLY: PRESS FORWARD, NOT DOWN
Here is a great re-inforcement piece from USA Swimming!. BSC Swimmers are taught to use their body and slide forward with their chest lower than their hands before the pull. BY KATIE ARNOLD//NATIONAL ...
May 22, 2012 - BSC Swims to 3rd Place at the Daniel Jaekel Meet
Great Job at the Daniel Jaekel Meet BSC Teammates traveled to UIC this past weekend for the Daniel Jaekel meet hosted by Lake Forest Swim Club. The Team swam to 3rd Place overall only 80 points behin...
May 18, 2012 - Ryan Lochte: Visualizing The Perfect Race
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May 13, 2012 - Michael Phelps on 60 Minutes
This link is a 60 minutes interview extra with Michael Phelps which will air tonight. It is great to listen to the conviction and determination in Michael's voice. A couple of weeks ago we talked abou...
May 7, 2012 - BSC Opens Long Course Season with a 91% Best Time Effort
Great Job at the NASA Meet BSC Teammates traveled to Northwestern University for the NASA Meet. The team swam very well to open the long course season. BSC Teammates swam to Third place in the Women's...
May 1, 2012 - May is Sports Mom Month
Wella Peirsol Hartig: Mom Of 2 Olympic Athletes Advises Parents Not to Pressure Kids To Succeed in Sports Submitted by May Is Sports Moms Month on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 15:18. | 0 comments Being the mot...
Apr 29, 2012 - GOAL SETTING: HOW FAR AHEAD SHOULD AN ATHLETE LOOK?
GOAL SETTING: HOW FAR AHEAD SHOULD AN ATHLETE LOOK? From USA Swimming 4/3/12 Effective goal setting entails setting long-term and short-term goals; these goals will identify where the athlete is going...
Apr 22, 2012 - The Perpetual Motivation Machine
The Perpetual Motivation Machine One of the traits that makes great athletes great is their ability to stay motivated. If you have read interviews with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte or Natalie Coughlin ...
Apr 19, 2012 - Explosiveness---The Key to a Great Swim
Mary T. is without question the most disciplined and dominant Butterfly swimmer in the pre-"super suit" era. She held both the 100 and 200m Fly records for nearly 20 years. Watch the explosiveness and...
Apr 8, 2012 - Bring a Buddy Week
BSC Bring A Buddy Week Who?Colts, and Ponies Where?Barrington High School When?Tuesday, Thursday from 7:30-8:30PM Bring a friend to practice on Tuesday and Thursday?The BSC Teammate who brings the m...
Apr 8, 2012 - Team Apparel and Equipment Update
Team Suit try on for new members April 17th and 19th, 7pm-8pm at the Pool. Members who need training equipment can call Total Teamwares directly at 1-800-888-8843 Let them know you are with Barringto...
Apr 8, 2012 - Victory Favors Preparation
At BSC we talk a lot about preparation and how that preparation leads to victory?or success. I want everyone to think about three links in the chain of preparation: preparing a goal, preparing to meet...
Apr 1, 2012 - Welcome to Spring/Summer 2012
Welcome to Spring/Summer 2012 I hope everyone had a good break and is rested both physically and mentally. I hope everyone took a little time to set goals and is excited to train to make them. Welcome...
Mar 24, 2012 - Final Day of NCSA Meet---Another BSC Team Record
Mekenna Scheitlin saved the best for last today at the NCSA Junior National meet in Orlando Florida. She swam the 50 free in the final swim of the meet for BSC and broke the team record swimming a 24....
Mar 23, 2012 - Penultimate Session at NCSA Meet Yields New Team Record
BSC Teammate and UIC Freshman Anne Jacobsen bested her own team record in the 100Back. Mekenna Scheitlin dropped almost two full seconds in the 100Fly in a New NCSA Qualifying Time! BSC continues to s...
Mar 22, 2012 - Thursday at NCSA Meet Yields More BSC Success
Thursday at the NCSA Junior National Meet was another successful day for Barrington Swimmers Mekenna Scheitlin and Kirsten Jacobsen. Mekenna started the meet off by moving up more that 50 places in th...
Mar 21, 2012 - BSC Swims First Day at NCSA Junior Meet
Kirsten Jacobsen, Anne Jacobsen, and Mekenna Scheitlin swam on Day 1 of the National Club Swimming Association Junior National Meet in Orlando, Florida. Kirsten and Mekenna swam the 100Free with Kirst...
Mar 18, 2012 - !!Practice Schedule Update!!
Practice Schedule for this week Seniors/Mavericks/Mustangs 5:30-7:00AM Monday-Friday Saturday 8-10am Colts 8-9PM Thursday Saturday 9-10AM Ponies 8-9PM Thursday Saturday 8-9AM BSC Will Be on Spring ...
Mar 11, 2012 - Barrington Teammates Race To Records
Barrington Teammates Race To Records 36 BSC Teammates swam at Age Group Champs and Central Zone Sectionals this past weekend BSC Swimmers set Over 22 New Team Records 3 NCSA Junior Qualifying Times, a...
Mar 10, 2012 - Championship Saturday Produces More Records and Crowns a Champion
On the next to last day of competition at the Sectional Championships and the Age Group Championships BSC swimmers did an outstanding job. At the Age Group Championships Jack Hoppe swam to the Champi...
Mar 9, 2012 - BSC Finishes Day Two In Record Fashion
Day Two of both Sectional Champs and Age Group Champs saw BSC Teammates do a great job of improving in Record Fashion. There were 5 New Records Set the Age Group Meet. 10 and Under 200Medley Relay: Em...
Mar 8, 2012 - Barnett Opens Meet Weekend with a Team Record
At the Central Zone Sectional Meet BSC Teammate Emma Barnett started the meet off with an 8 second Best Time in the 800M Free along with a New Team Record!! Her finish nettted BSC it first points of t...
Mar 4, 2012 - BSC Posts New Cuts and New Team Record at Senior Champs!!
BSC Posts New Cuts and New Team Record at Senior Champs!! Five BSC teammates traveled to UIC for Senior Champs this past weekend. The team did a great job tuning up for Sectionals. Kelsey Holmes, Kirs...
Mar 4, 2012 - !!Practice Schedule Update!!
!!Practice Schedule Update!!! NO PRACTICE FRIDAY OR SATURDAY MARCH 9 th and 11 th due to Age Group Champs and Sectionals. NO PRACTICE MONDAY MARCH 12 th . Senior, Maverick, Mustangs Monday-Thursda...
Feb 27, 2012 - BSC Regional Swimmers Kick Off Championship Season!!
BSC Regional Swimmers Kick Off Championship Season!! Congratulations to the 44 BSC Swimmers that raced at the ISI Regional Champs this weekend. The BSC girls grabbed 2 nd Place overall!! We had a gre...
Feb 25, 2012 - Championship Season Kicks Off With 2 Champions at Regionals
During the First Session of competition at the Regional Championship Meet, Mitchell Gavars and Jeremy Kleinjan brought home victories in the 200Back and 1000Free Respectively. Jeremy's swim in the 1...
Feb 22, 2012 - Spring/Summer 2012 New Swimmer Try-Outs
Barrington Swim Club Is Seeking New Teammates for the 2012 Summer Season We Want You on Our Team! Who Are We? Barrington Swim Club is a Member Club of USA Swimming that has been helping young swim...
Feb 19, 2012 - It's Bobsled Time!!
It's Bobsled Time!! I use this phrase from the movie Cool Runnings all the time to let kids know it is time to go FAST. Championship Time is finally here! BSC Teammates have been working since August ...
Feb 5, 2012 - Peaking at the Right Time
Peaking at the Right Time As our BSC Short Course season begins its' final month it is a great time to reflect on what the Team has accomplished to this point and look forward to the opportunities tha...
Jan 30, 2012 - BSC Rocks The House at the Winter Classic
BSC Rocks The House at the Winter Classic 124 BSC Teammates stepped up on the blocks at home during the 18 th Annual Winter Classic this weekend. The Team did a Great Job grabbing Second Place Overal...
Jan 29, 2012 - More Records Fall as BSC Charges Through Day 2 of the Winter Classic
The Second day of the 18th Annual Winter Classic saw BSC Teammates continue with muliple 100% Best Time Perfromances, Mulitple Championship Qualifying Standards, 3 More Team Records! Daniel Langlois s...
Jan 28, 2012 - BSC Opens with a Record Setting Session at 18th Winter Classic
BSC Teammates opened up the 18th Annual Winter Classic with some great swims on Friday night. The team saw nearly 100% Best Times, Several new Regional and Age Goup and Sectional Qualifying Times. Of ...
Jan 18, 2012 - UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICK TEMPO: WHAT ARE THE BEST DOING?
By Katie Arnold//National Team Coach Fellow Every swimmer, coach, and fan knows that underwater dolphin kick is a big part of swimming fast: up to 30% of a long course race and 60% of a short course r...
Jan 8, 2012 - When Your Mechanic Does Your Taxes
When Your Mechanic Does Your Taxes What do you think would happen if someone had their taxes done by their auto mechanic and the car repaired by their CPA? I am sure an IRS audit and road service towi...
Jan 7, 2012 - The Secret of a Good Kick
Here is a great video segment from USA Swimming illustrating good freestlye kick. The ability to swim fast at the elite levels has become all about the ability to kick for the duration of a race--Reg...
Jan 4, 2012 - London is Calling!!
Dec 16, 2011 - Carbohydrates and Swimming
Complex, yet Simple 12/13/2011 C ount on Carbohydrate for the Young Swimmer By Jill Castle, MS, RD Are ?carbs? bad? Popular opinion would lead you to believe they are?but this isn?t true for gro...
Dec 14, 2011 - Officials Training Clinic
Officials Training Clinic - New Trier Where: New Trier High School 7 Happ Road Northfield, IL 60093 Driving Directions When: Saturday January 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST Add to my calendar ...
Dec 13, 2011 - Great Weekend to Close Out 2011 for BSC
Barrington Swim Club attended two meets over the weekend, Elmhurst Meet and Nike Challenge meet. BSC had 70 athletes competing which was 55 MORE THAN LAST YEAR!! Both squads did a solid job showing so...
Dec 13, 2011 - RECOVERY NUTRITION DURING HARD TRAINING
RECOVERY NUTRITION DURING HARD TRAINING By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant During hard training cycles, like Christmas training, it is imperative for athletes not only to eat p...
Dec 4, 2011 - Which Meet is Which?
Which Meet is Which? This past week I have had at least three conversations about what meets are more competitive and what the difference is between different levels of meets and the various pros and ...
Nov 20, 2011 - Great Job at the Mustang Classic
116 BSC Teammates competed at the 32nd annual Mustang Classic hosted by Barrington Swim Club. BSC Claimed the overall meet title ahead of Wheaton Swim Club and Blue Devil Swim Club in a great team com...
Nov 19, 2011 - BHS Fillies Swim to Success at the Illinois State Meet
Congrats to the 2011 BHS Filly Girl's Swim Team The team posted an unbeaten dual meet record, a conference championship as well as a Sectional Title. At the IHSA State Championships this past weekend....
Nov 13, 2011 - BHS Lady Fillies Win Sectional Championship!
Congrats to BHS Teammates Headed To State BSC Girls High School Swimmers did an awesome job this past weekend at the IHSA Sectional Championship Meet at Barrington High School. The Lady Fillies brou...
Nov 6, 2011 - Learning Good Starts and Turns
Learning Good Starts and Turns Concern: My child always gets beat on the start. Why doesn't the coach correct it? Response: Differences in starting ability from one swimmer to the next is easy for par...
Oct 31, 2011 - BSC Posts Big Win at Short Course Season Opener
Great Job at the LFSC Monster Mash Barrington Swim Club opened the 2011-2012 Short Course Competition season this past weekend at the Monster Mash Meet in Wisconsin. 87 Teammates traveled to the meet ...
Oct 23, 2011 - The Question Behind the Question
I sincerely hope everyone had a good weekend! Looking forward to starting the Fall/Winter Competition season I was re-reading a book called ?The Question Behind the Question? The book focuses on perso...
Oct 21, 2011 - Congratulations BSC Scholastic All Americans
Kudos to BSC Swimmer Anne Jacobsen for being selected to the USA Swimming Academic All-American Team for the 3 rd Year in a row. In order to be recognized as a Scholastic All American you must have...
Oct 16, 2011 - BE ENTHUSIASTIC
BE ENTHUSIASTIC As most of you know I continually read the great authors in world literature. This week I was reading Emerson and found a quote that I though could motivate all of us in the coming wee...
Oct 9, 2011 - Goal Setting!! Throw Off All That Holds You Back
Throw Off That Which Hinders You I want to congratulate all BSC Teammates for a great week of practice. I have seen so many of you working hard on perfecting technique as well as training like MANIACS...
Oct 9, 2011 - Great Time at the Bowling Bash!
BSC Teammates came out to the Bowling Bash on Sunday and with over 40 Teammates in attendance it was a great event. Special thanks to Mrs. Oleson for organizing a great time for all BSC Swimmers!!
Oct 5, 2011 - Apparel Update Part 2
Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to have your children try on suits and complete your equipment order. These orders are being placed with Total Team Wares and will be shipped to your ho...
Sep 26, 2011 - Mental PreparationóDon't Overthink It
Mental Preparation?Don't Overthink It Our Fall/Winter kickoff meet is only four weeks away. Everyone on the team ought to know exactly what they want to do at the meet. Goals should be set, teammates ...
Sep 25, 2011 - Great Time at the Movies
"DOLPHIN TALE" earns 4 stars from Barrington Swim Club attendees! Over 40 club members including Coach Lex met at Century Theater to see the Inspired True Story "Dolphin Tale". It was fun to watch...
Sep 22, 2011 - What Does It Mean To Be Olympian?
This story came across my desk today from the Staff at USA Swimming. As we look forward together as a Barrington Swim Club Family I think it is of vital importance that we constantly remind ourselves ...
Sep 21, 2011 - No Practice Saturday September 24th
Due to the BHS Homecoming Festivities and High School Swim Practice, there will be no swim practice for any group on Saturday September 24th. Regular Schedule will resume on Monday September 26th.
Sep 18, 2011 - Swimming Is An Investment
Swimming Is An Investment With time at a premium in the two-career family, many parents are now asking "Is it the sacrifice and expense of joining an age group program worth it?" Here are some thought...
Sep 17, 2011 - BHS Fillies Notch 2 More Wins to Stay Perfect
With One week leading up to the Mid-Season Lake County Championship Meet the Fillies added victories vs. Hoffman Estates on Wednesday and St. Charles North on Saturday. On Saturday at Home the Fillie...
Sep 14, 2011 - New BSC Article in the Barrington Courier Review
New coach Emary revitalizes Barrington Swim Club BY MIKE BUDA Contributor Joining a new team can be a demanding transition for a head coach, but everything went right for Rob Emary in his first summ...
Sep 13, 2011 - Coach Casey and Julie Welcome Brady Andrew!!!
Coach Casey and his family, wife - Julie, children - Luke and Lily, welcome their new son and brother: Brady Andrew Born today at 10:06 am, weight 8 lb, 10 oz and 20 inches. Julie and the baby are fin...
Sep 11, 2011 - Be In The Arena
THE MAN IN THE ARENA Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic", delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt It is not the critic who c...
Sep 10, 2011 - Fillies Claim 2 More Wins
The BHS Girl's Swim Team claimed two victories this week. The first on Tuesday night versus Prospect in a conference dual and the second agains Evanston in a non-conference contest on Saturday. Again...
Sep 5, 2011 - BSC Welcomes New Teammate
The McFarland Family welcomed a new BSC Teammate Finn McFarland into the family over the weekend. Mom and baby boy are doing fine. Sandra serves on the BSC Parent Board as Volunteer Coordinator and bi...
Sep 4, 2011 - Goal Setting!!
GOAL SETTING I am fairly certain most of you have seen the movie ?Meet the Robinsons?. At the end of the movie there is a quote by Walt Disney ? We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing ne...
Sep 3, 2011 - BSC Fall Club Social
SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE! BARRINGTON SWIM CLUB ?S ?WELCOME TO FALL? CLUB SOCIAL! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 RD , 11:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. (AFTER SWIM PRACTICE) LOCATION - CITIZENS PARK IN...
Sep 1, 2011 - BHS Girls Win Season Opener vs. Hersey
The BHS Fillies opened their 2011 high school season with a conference win versus Hersey at home 120-66. Barrington won 9 of 11 events including two of the three relay events. The Fillies opened up wi...
Aug 28, 2011 - Barrington Masters Swimmer Conquers the Channel!!
Barrington Masters Swimmer Conquers the Channel!! After over a year of preparation Barrington Masters' Swimmer Doug McConnell finally got his opportunity to face the Mt. Everest of the swimming world,...
Aug 28, 2011 - What it's All About
Aug 21, 2011 - Bring Your A Game Every Day
INTENSITY When you think of the truly great athletes like Michael Jordan or Lance Armstrong, how would you characterize them if you could use only one word? I think many people would choose the word, ...
Aug 12, 2011 - What do the Olympians Have to Say about the Trials
You Can Quote Me It's four years of waiting. It's pushing yourself past your limits. It's all your hard work finally paying off. It?s the U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Swimming. Take it from those who'v...
Aug 8, 2011 - BSC Wraps up Summer Season At Zones
BSC Swimmers continued their amazing journey of progress this summer last weekend by traveling to the Central Zone Age Group Championships in Indianapolis. The meet saw 2 Individual Event Wins, 2 New...
Jul 31, 2011 - BSC Saves the Best for Last Day 4 Recap
BSC Teammates concluded a very successful Age Group Champs by finishing in 8th Place overall with 641.5 Points---that is an 800% increase from last summer! This also marks the First Time in at Least ...
Jul 30, 2011 - Day 3 Recap BSC Swims to Another Title and 8th Place
BSC kept up the trend of tough swimming on Saturday at the IL Age Group Champs by remaining in the top 10 with 520 Points. Ally Penrod and the 11-12 Boys 4x100 Free relay were just two of the many hig...
Jul 29, 2011 - Day 2 Recap--BSC Cracks the Top 10 Crowns Another Champ
Day 2 at the Illinois Age Group Champs was another banner day for BSC Swimmers as both individuals and as a Team. Barrington Swimmers continue to swim very well with 90% Best Times several new Zone Ti...
Jul 28, 2011 - Fast Start for BSC on Day 1 of IL Age Group Champs
18 BSC Teammates kicked off the 2011 LC Illinois Age Group Champs in very fine fashion. The team swam to 96% Best Times with 2 New Team Records and One Individual Event Champion! Barrington Swim Club ...
Jul 24, 2011 - BSC Championship Squads Just Keeps Getting Better!!
With One week remaining til Age Group Champs 18 Teammates traveled to Oswego for the Regional Champ Meet. In one of the Best Meets of the Season Barrington swimmers teamed up for 88% Best Times 20 Top...
Jul 19, 2011 - BSC Captures 2nd Place at Gold Conference
34 BSC Teammates traveled to West Chicago on Tuesday July 19 th for the Gold Conference Meet. Barrington's swimmers showed their team pride and spirit by racing to 2 nd place overall as a team. The Sq...
Jul 16, 2011 - Nice Swims at Sr. Champs
Solid Swims at Senior Champs 6 BSC Swimmers swam at Stevenson High School at the Illinois. The Team highlight was a 9 th Place Finish by the BSC Girls 4x100Medley Relay?Anne Jacobsen, Mekenna Scheitli...
Jul 11, 2011 - Mercury Rising--BSC Wins COHO Classic
News Flash! BSC Wins Overall Team Title at the Coho Classic!! 91 BSC Teammates braved the rising temperatures to bring home the Team Title this weekend at the Coho Classic. The team swam to 66% Best ...
Jul 4, 2011 - High Practice Attenders for June
High Practice Attenders for June The numbers are in here are the high attenders for each group in June Seniors?Chris Vega--3 rd Month in a Row?So Far this summer Chris has only missed 1 practice since...
Jun 29, 2011 - BSC swims Elmhurst Dual
45 BSC Teammates traveled to the Elmhurst Dual Meet this past Wednesday and did very well. The Team lost the dual, but did come away with 82% Best Times, 8 Regional Qualifying Times, 1 Championship Qu...
Jun 27, 2011 - Trip Downstate Yields Bumper Crop of Achievement for BSC
25 BSC Teammates traveled to Champaign and the University of Illinois for the Illinois Open this past weekend. The Team did a great job of showing off their increased skill level and mental toughness ...
Jun 22, 2011 - SwimInfo Interview with USA National Teamer Chloe Slutton
USA National Teamer Chloe Sutton did the moring show at swiminfo.com. I thought a lot of what she had to say about swimming fast while working hard, and staying focused and excited could really help B...
Jun 20, 2011 - BSC Crosses the Border for More Summer Success
67 BSC Teammates traveled to Pleasant Prarie, WI this past weekend for the Wisconsin SwimFest hosted by Lake Forest Swim Club. This number of Teammates made BSC the 4th largest team at the meet. Bar...
Jun 12, 2011 - Me-ism, Now-ism, Feel-ism
Me-ism, Now-ism and Feelism Anyone who has spent time working to achieve a goal in swimming has learned very quickly that there is much more to a best time than just racing one race. There is hour upo...
Jun 6, 2011 - BSC Continues Summer Stampede at AA Meet
47 BSC Teammates traveled to UIC on Sunday for the Alligator Splash. There were 32 Top 10 Finishes at the meet, with 75% Best Times, 6 New Regional Qualifying Standards, 8 New Senior Champ or Junior ...
Jun 4, 2011 - Nice Swims at the Colt Classic
27 8 & Under BSC Teammates swam at the Colt Classic at the BHS Pool this Saturday. The team combined for 85% Best Times with 19 Teammates achieving 100% Best Times. Emma Pritchett (2), Tea Ragnini (4)...
May 29, 2011 - Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable This week I heard quite a few swimmers mention that they were very sore and very tired, so I thought it would be appropriate to address why it is important to beco...
May 24, 2011 - Great Job at the Daniel Jaekel Meet
49 BSC Teammates traveled to UIC for the Daniel Jaekel Meet this past weekend. Of those 49 Teammates 36 of them were 100% Best Times--75% of the Team. As a Team Barrington Swim Club placed 4th among ...
May 15, 2011 - What to Expect at Meets
What the Coach Looks For at a Swim Meet With out first whole team meet I thought it would be a good thing to let everyone know what some of the expectations for racing and parenting at meets. The co...
May 8, 2011 - Great Job at St. Charles Pentathlon
Great Job at the STSC Pentathlon. BSC Senior Teammates Traveled to the St. Charles Pentathlon on Sunday and did an awesome job at the first meet of the 2011 Long Course season. The team swam to 77% Be...
Apr 24, 2011 - The Power of ONE!
Mustang, Ponies, and Colts Expectations Age group swimming is a really exciting time for both the coaches and swimmers alike. Swimmers at this stage have spent a good amount of time developing their s...
Apr 17, 2011 - Where is the "Magic"
Jack and the Magic Suit And other Tales of Fast Swimming Fairy Dust Once upon a time there was a swimmer named Jack. He was a good swimmer with good parents, good coaches and a good team. He would go ...
Apr 14, 2011 - General Nutrition Notes--Fuel Up for Success
Nutritional Cheat Sheet PART I BY MIKE MEJIA, M.S., C.S.C.S//Special Correspondent Keep in mind that in order for nutrition to have an appreciable impact on your performance, you have to eat the rig...
Apr 8, 2011 - 12 Steps To Swimming Success
Good Morning BSC Families. I am Coach Rob Emary the new Head Coach at BSC. I am really excited to get started building a New Tradidtion of Excellence at BSC. The article below is a good example of the...