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BSSC is a competitive swim club and is dedicated to the development and enhancement of competitive swimming for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and18.  We are not a "learn to swim" or "lessons" type of program, and as such, we ask that swimmers have a basic knowledge swimming, and be able to safely swim one lap of a 25-yard pool (for safety reasons, they should not have to stop and hold the wall or lane lines). 

BSSC is a year round swim club and we two levels of swimming instruction during each session.  Fall Session runs from September to March, and Spring Session from April to June.  We do not currently run a summer program.

 

Level One Swim Group

While ability determines placement in each level, swimmers in this level are typically between the ages of 8 - 12 years of age and have a basic swimming ability and can safely swim one lap of the 25-yard pool.  Instruction in this group is designed to develop strong techniques in the four competitive swim strokes (Breaststroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, and Butterfly), and helps swimmers to understand the basic kicks associated with each stroke.  Coaches will work with swimmers on flip turns and entry into the pool with starts from the edge of the pool and then from the blocks.  

Practices for this level are 3 times per week Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45-60 minutes per session. Schedules are subject to change based on the time given to the team from the Baldwinsville Central School District with the use of the CW Baker High School Pool. 

 

Level Two Swim Group

While ability determines placement in each level, swimmers in this level are typically between the ages of 13-18 years of age.  Swimmers in this level have a strong foundation in swimming, understand the mechanics are the sport.  Many of our swimmers in this level participate in Modified or Varsity Swimming programs at their school, and are committed to a more intense training schedule.  Instruction in this group is designed on helping the swimmer to develop muscle memory through repetition.  Swimmers will also participate in dry land training as part of their weekly training program. 

Practices for this level are 5 times per week Mondays - Fridays 60-90 minutes per session. Schedules are subject to change based on the time given to the team from the Baldwinsville Central School District with the use of the CW Baker High School Pool. 

 

All new swimmers to our program will be invited to our tryout sessions that are held at the start of each session.  Swimmers will swim as part of a Level One Swim Practice for two - three sessions, and then swimmers / parents will meet with the coaching staff to better evaluate their placement within the BSSC program.