1. Do I have to be a
good swimmer to join the team?
You need to be able to swim 25 yards - the length of most
indoor pools. We will teach you the rest. If you cannot
swim the minimum requirement, the Bradley Bourbonnais
Community High School Pool offers a swim lesson program
that will teach you how. You can then move to the team when
you are ready.
2. Do I have to
No. We hold swimmer evaluations at the beginning of each
season to help us place swimmers into the appropriate training
groups or direct them to the lesson progam through the
pool. Any prospective swimmer can join the team at any time
during the season as long as they meet the minumum requirment of
being able to swim 25 yards.
3. What if
I’m involved in other sports?
Most of our swimmers participate and thrive in other sports and
activities. Our practices are usually offered five days a
week to allow for more opportunities to participate. During
the summer season, we also offer morning practices to allow
swimmers to be able to practice as much as possible.
4. Are meets held every
No, and it is up to you how many meets you enter based on your
schedule. Usually, swimmers who choose to do USA meets
compete one or two weekends a month in age-appropriate settings
suited to their competitive level. Along with the weekend USA
meets, swimmers can partcipate in dual meets throughout the week
that are included with the cost of registration.
5. Is there a lot of travel
Most of our meets are within an hour of our area or hosted
at our home pool. Additionally, however, we
do offer the opportunity for the team to travel to meets in
other areas. All trips are optional, but we encourage all
swimmers to attend as many meets as possible, as it is a great
expiernce for the swimmers.
6. Where are practices
All practices are held at the Bradley Bourbonnais Community Pool
located at Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School.
7. Can I join
Yes, you may join the team any time throughout the year during
the season that is in session. We have two seasons: short
course yard winter season that usually runs from
September through Febuary and a summer season that runs April
8. Do the boys have to wear
No, it is not required. However, they are still
recommended, and most boys opt for the knee-length
“jammer” speedo suit.
9. What is the
The cost varies based on certain elements. All cost
information can be found on the Main Page under the current season
information tab. Summer season is shorter and cheaper.
The registaration process and cost will change as each
season begins. If you have more quesitons on cost, feel
free to contact the team or the head coach, and we would be happy
to help you figure out the cost for your swimmer.
10. Who does the
coaching and what are their certifications?
We have a staff of professional, experienced coaches who are
passionate about what they do. They are all certified
through USA Swimming and are required to maintain CPR, Coaches
Safety & First Aid, and many other coaching certifications