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BAC News - MT State Championships

Montana State Championships Info
Thursday Evening practice option at Butte from 5-6:30pm. 
There are also 2 practice options at Rocky on Thursday as well either from 4:45-6:15am or 3:30-5pm.  Swimmers as always are strongly encouraged to swim on Thursday to prepare for competing at the highest possible level over the weekend.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Prelims Warmups:  13 & Overs at 6:15am, 12 & Unders at 7am.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Finals Warmups: TBD. 

We will post final warmup times on Facebook as soon as they are finalized and posted.  All swimmers are encouraged to attend finals to help cheer and support as well as being available if there are scratches and they get seeded into the Finals session.  Any swimmer who is seeded into Finals and does not show for the event will be scratched from the rest of the meet and BAC will be deducted 50 points from our overall score (this is a Montana Swimming Rule).

Butte, MT at the Butte YMCA
February 23-25th (Races for all ages begin on the morning of Friday, February 23rd)
This is a prelims and finals meet for 11 & Over Swimmers.
All swimmers and all ages will swim in the same morning session each day.
Full meet info is located on the Montana Swimming Website.

BAC Finalized Entries  
*Note that  all the times entered at the MT State Champs are  altitude adjusted times that have the altitude dropped off the swimmers actual time depending on where the times were swum.
*Also please understand that all BAC relays are "tentative" and our team policy is to field the fastest possible relays at championship meets.  Our relays have been constructed of the best possible available split combinations with the times registered through USA Swimming.  At the meet however, relays are subject to change depending on how swimmers are performing so that we can field the strongest relay for each relay event.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and GO STINGRAYS!

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BAC Practice Schedule & Changes

This Week Changes
Thursday 22nd: all evening practices will be covered by Coach Phelps and Coach Olivia from 3:30-5pm at Rocky for all groups combined Junior Stingrays, Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  
Thursday evening we have a 
warmup option at the Butte YMCA pool with Coach Marshall and Coach Jessica from 5-6:30pm.  There are also 2 practice options at Rocky on Thursday, from 4:45-6:15am or 3:30-5pm.  Swimmers as always are strongly encouraged to swim on Thursday to prepare for competing at the highest possible level over the weekend.
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th evening practices are Canceled due to the MT State Meet.  However, there will be Friday Morning Masters practice 4:45-6:15am covered by Coach Phelps.

Spring Schedule continues to Early June when Summer Schedule Begins
Jr. Stingray: 4-5pm on M thru Th at MSUB
Bronze: 4-5:30pm on M thru F at MSUB, Saturday 7-9am at Rocky
Silver: 5:30-7pm on M thru Th at Rocky, Friday 3:30-5:30pm at Rocky, Saturday 7-9am at Rocky
Gold: 3:30-5:30pm on M thru F at Rocky, Saturday 6-9am at Rocky.  Morning Additional Practices 4:45-6:20am on M thru F at Rocky.

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BAC Team Banquet Set
Banquet will recognize the Long Course 2017 & Short Course 2017-18 seasons.
Held at the Petroleum Club
Thursday May 24th, 5-7pm
Tickets will go on sale shortly so please look out for those dates as tickets will be pre sold only.
All BAC swimmers will be paid for and covered by the Team with our team sponsorships/fundraising.

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BAC State Meet Party a Success
Great turnout last evening for the State Meet poster/pizza/movie party.  It was great to see all the swimmers and families come together and enjoy that time together out of the pool.  Special thanks to Jenny O'Neil for doing the legwork and putting together the party again this year.

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MSUB Door Policy
Just a reminder to please make sure that the emergency outside doors to the MSUB building are not propped open.  The school administrators have asked me to remind our families about this as they have had the door propped open at a couple recent practices.

Also reminder that tomorrow, Thursday February 22nd the MSUB practices will be moved to Rocky and Friday MSUB practices will be canceled due to the State Meet.

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CA Training Trip Mandatory Meeting
Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm

Trip will be from March 26-April 2nd in Irvine, CA.
Finalized trip information, group list, and tentative itinerary attached.
There will be a mandatory trip meeting upstairs in the classrooms at Rocky on Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm.  All swimmers going on the trip are required to attend the meeting as well as bring a parent.

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BAC Payments Mailed to the Team PO Box Address
Please mail all payments to the PO Box above unless you are already setup online for auto bill pay.


Billings Aquatic Club
PO Box 20413
Billings, MT 59104


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Credit Cards Needing Changed on Team Accounts
If you need to update your online payment option you will need to delete your current credit card on your team account.  If you cannot login and do this then please email our Board President Pam Harder at harder@montana.com.  Pam can remove your card info from the account and then this will allow you to enter your new card info to be used.

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Upcoming Events & Meets 


MT State Championships
February 23-25th

Butte, MT
BAC Finalized Entries

MT B-C Championships
March 10-11th

Polson, MT

Sectional Championships
March 15-18th
Federal Way, WA
*Current qualifiers: Cailin Fiddler,  Rylee O'Neil, Brayden Arnold, Ethan Harder, Hung Huynh, Mason Johnson, Jack  Leuthold, Julia Peterson, Peter Thompson, & Michael Van Keuren.
Preliminary entries (Please check)


Regional Championships
March  22-25th

Federal Way, WA
*Current qualifiers: Lexi Carey, Myrka Hardy, Claire Kaufman, Sydnee O'Neil, Long Huynh, Ethan Brown, & Brennen O'Neil.
Preliminary entries (Please check)

CA Training Trip
March 26-April 2nd

Irvine, CA
Finalized trip information, group list, and tentative itinerary attached.

There will be a mandatory trip meeting upstairs in the classrooms at Rocky on Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm.  All swimmers going on the trip are required to attend the meeting as well as bring a parent.

Open Water Jr & Sr National Championships
May 4-6th
Tempe, AZ
*Current qualifier Peter Thompson

Bozeman Long Course Classic
May 18-20th

Bozeman, MT

Open Water Competition at Big Sky State Games
Sunday, June 17th
Lake Elmo, Billings

*All Gold & Silver swimmers will be encouraged to attend and compete.  This is a new event for the Big Sky State Games format and BAC as a team needs to support it strongly with athletes and volunteers.  Anyone who helps out at this event can log their hours at BAC team volunteer hours as well to go towards your team commitments.

MAC Long Course Firecracker Classic
June 21-24th
Missoula, MT

BAC Big Sky State Games (Last Chance Meet to Qualify for Montana Long Course State Champs)
Meet will be at Rocky swum in short course yards, however those SCY times (BB) can qualify for State.
June 29-July 1st
Billings, MT

Montana Long Course State Championships
July 13-15th
Bozeman, MT

USA Swimming National Championships
July 25-29th
Irvine, CA

Senior Zone Championships
July 31-August 4th
Clovis, CA

USA Swimming Junior National Championships
July 31-August 4th
Irvine, CA

USA Swimming Futures Championships
August 2-5th
Santa Clara, CA

Age Group Zone Championships
August 8-11th
Roseville, CA

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IMX Criteria Per Age Group 
2017-18 SCY IMX Scores (
Updated 2/7/18)
2017 LCM IMX Scores

Championship Meet Progression

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