BAC News - BC Champs Warmups

BC Champs Warmups
Saturday & Sunday Warmups at 7am
Good luck and race hard Rachel & Izzy!


Extra Shot Time Trial Hour on Saturday, March 10th at Rocky from 8-9am
The Time Trial will be available for any swimmers in Silver and Gold that would like to take another shot at a certain swim either to qualify for Regionals or for one of the summer championship meets including summer MT State Championships.  All swimmers in Silver & Gold who are interested in participating in the Time Trial will need to talk to Coach Sean Marshall and let him know what event or events that they would like to swim so he can setup the meet prior to this Saturday.  The times will count towards USA Swimming and will be available for entry into Regionals Championships if qualified.  The schedule for the time trial will be Warmups from 7:30 to 8am and then competition from 8-9am.  The time trial will only take place in lanes 4-6 as there will be normal practice in lanes 1-3 with our Sectional swimmers prepping for next weekend.


BAC Practice Schedule & Changes

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.


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.


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.


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 classroom 151 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.


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


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.


Upcoming Events & Meets 

MT B-C Championships
March 10-11th

Polson, MT

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

Finalized Entries

Regional Championships
March  22-25th

Federal Way, WA
*Current qualifiers: Sarah Grace Andrews, Lexi Carey, Myrka Hardy, Claire Kaufman, Sydnee O'Neil, Long Huynh, Ethan Brown, & Brennen O'Neil.
Updated Entries

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


IMX Criteria Per Age Group 
2017-18 SCY IMX Scores (
Updated 2/28/18)
2017 LCM IMX Scores

Championship Meet Progression


Swimming Educational Article

First Swim Meet 101
4 Tips for Swim Parents on Why We Shouldn't Coach Our Kids
4 Tips for Swim Parents about College Recruiting
Nutrition for Performance

Be A Champion