1. Do I have to be a
good swimmer to join the team?
You need to be able to swim for 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 Pool has a swim lessons program that
will teach you how, and you can move to the team when you are
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. Durning
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 can 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
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 Auguest
through Febuary and a summer season that runs May through
July. We also usually offer clinic dates the month
before seasons begin.
8. Do the boys have to wear
No, it is not required. However, they are still
around, 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 Join the Team tab on the Home page.
Summer season is shorter and cheaper. The registaration
forms and cost will change as winter season begins. If you
have more quesitons on cost, feel free to contact the
team, 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 love
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 as well.