BAC News - Congrats & Sectionals Warmups

Congrats to Rachel Hirschi & Izzy Colebank
Both girls brought home a ton of medals and awards from BC Champs this past weekend..
Rachel made her 1st Montana State Championship cuts which sets her up for Long Course State Champs in July.
Izzy dropped over 33 seconds total and Rachel dropped over 26 seconds.
Izzy & Rachel both won their age group for the 1000 Free representing the BAC D-Team very well!


Sectional Champs Warmups 
Thursday - Sunday Prelims Warmups at 7am, Meet Starts 9am
Thursday - Sunday Finals Warmups at 4pm, Meet Starts 5:30pm
Time Trials will be held midday and are $17 per event, in which swimmer will need cash to signup.

Good luck to the BAC Sectional Crew: Rylee O'Neil, Brayden Arnold, Ethan Harder, Hung Huynh, Mason Johnson, Jack  Leuthold, Peter Thompson, & Michael Van Keuren.
Finalized Entries


This Week:
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.

Changes for the Next 2 Weeks (March 19th - April 3rd)
Normal practices through the evening on Wednesday, March 21st.
Beginning on Thursday, March 22nd and continuing until Tuesday, April 3rd all BAC evening practices will be combined in a catch all practice at Rocky from 4-6pm. 
Saturday March 24th & Saturday March 31st practices will be Canceled.
Morning Masters & Gold practices will be offered and run per normal scedule during this time. 

During those days Jr Stingrays, Bronze, Silver, & Gold will all be practicing at Rocky and covered by Coach Phelps & Coach Smith.  This is due to Coach Marshall & Coach Knote being away at the Regionals Championship Meet and then the Gold Group California Training Trip.  There will be no practices offered at MSUB during that time, however on April 3rd we will begin again with normal schedule above, once all of our coaching staff are back.


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 

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.
Finalized 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


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