BSL Weekly Update 6/18/18

BSL Weekly Update – Monday June 18, 2018
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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for June 18 – July 1
Senior Elite  No Practice June 22-24 (Auburn Meet), No Mon AM (June 25)
Senior  No Practice June 22-24 (Auburn Meet) , No Mon AM (June 25)
AG Performance (AGP)  No Practice June 22-24 (Auburn Meet) , No Mon AM (June 25)
AG Refinement (AGR) . No Practice June 22-24 (Auburn Meet) , No Mon AM (June 25)
AG Development (AGD)  No Practice June 23
AG Foundations (AGF)  No Practice June 23

CTA Last Chance Deadline
The deadline for the CTA Last Chance meet at the Birmingham Crossplex is TODAY.  Please be sure to sign up or confirm your swimmer’s declaration for this meet as soon as possible.

BSL Fundraising
BSL needs your help to fundraise for our newest site.  Donations are tax exempt and can be made on our website or by sending a check to the BSL office.  Every donation helps, so please be sure to reach out to friends and family as we progress towards a bright BSL future.

BSL Office and Phone Number
BSL has a new address and phone number.  Beginning June 1, our new address will be: Birmingham Swim League, 600 Vestavia Parkway, Ste 125, Birmingham, AL, 35216.  Our new phone number is: 205-832-0669

Monthly Bring-A-Friend Day
BSL welcomes our swimmers to bring a friend to practice and try swimming with their BSL group.  Monthly Bring-A-Friend Day will fall on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for our AG Refinement and AG Performance groups, while Bring-A-Friend day will fall on the 3rd Tuesday of every month for our AG Foundations and AG Development groups.  With our quality locations and experienced staff, your friend(s) and family will love BSL.

Team Vendor – Swim and Tri!
There are several new and customizable apparel and equipment items on our Team Portal!  Swim and Tri is the official team vendor of BSL!  Swim and Tri is one of the largest and most well respected swimming equipment vendors in the country.  Make sure to check out the Swim and Tri BSL Team Portal and look for all of the great discounts.  You can access the Team Portal by clicking the Swim and Tri logo on the BSL Home Page (toward the bottom right of the page) and using our Team Code.

BSL Team Store Ordering Instructions!
Several items such as T-Shirts, caps, hoodies, and car magnets can be billed to your account through the BSL Team Store.  Items in stock will be sent to your child at swim practice.  Please send any order to Coach Michael Bottchen at  For items available through the BSL Team Store, please click the following link:

BSL Team Hotel Discounts
Be sure to check out the available discounts on our team hotel blocks for upcoming meets!  Information and links can be found on the BSL website, when logged in, under the “Meets” tab and Hotel Info link.

Mark Your Calendars! – Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming BSL Team Events and Deadlines

June 22-24 – 2018 Ralph Crocker Invitational (P/F) in Auburn, AL (AGP and above)
July 7 – 2018 CTA Last Chance Meet in Birmingham, AL (Non-SES Qualifiers)

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
July 19-22 – 2018 Southeastern LC Championship in Knoxville, TN (Qualifiers)
July 30-3 – 2018 USAS Junior National Championship in Irvine, CA (Qualifiers)
July 31-4 – Southern Senior Zone Championship in Huntsville, AL (Qualifiers)

BSL Birthdays in June!
23 – Wells Ely (13)

Get USA Swimming DeckPass Program for FREE!
The deck pass program for USA Swimming members has some great new features for all BSL swimmers.  This is a great way to keep track of times and set goals.  You can sign up for FREE at the USA Swimming website by clicking the following link:

OnDeck App
Be sure to download the OnDeck App by TeamUnify to your smartphones, as well as update your SMS phone number and carrier on your BSL account.  BSL Administrators use these methods to help distribute important or urgent information when necessary, in addition to our usual methods of email, social media, and BSL News section updates.  The OnDeck app is available on iOS and Android devices, use your BSL account info to log in!