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Tryout Info
BAC TEAM TRY OUTS / EVALUATIONS
 
New Date Added!!!
enlightenedFriday, November 15, 2019- 6:30pmenlightened
 
If you are interested in being evaluated for the Berkeley Aquatic Club competitive program, please contact graham@berkeleyaquaticclub.com
 
 
at the Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence
629 Central Avenue, New Providence
 

Please review and complete the following forms:

TRYOUT / EVALUATION FORM**

TRANSFER FORM**

**These forms, along with a non-refundable cash/check for $50.00 payable to Berkeley Aquatic Club, should be handed to the coaches prior to your tryout. 

Should your athlete(s) be offered a place in the competitive program, in order to accept, there will be a 48 hour period in which to complete the online registration process.

 

Tryouts/Evaluations will be held at:

Berkeley Aquatic Club, 629 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ

 

*Take Your Marks *Streaks *Snappers *Blues *Flex *Juniors *Seniors

Welcome to the Berkeley Aquatic Club team tryouts. All of us at the Club hope that your experience tonight will help to place your child in an appropriate group within our team structure. Not everyone will make the team but we should be able to advise you as to steps that will enhance the possibility of making it in the future. Please take every opportunity to speak with Club representatives, current athletes, parents and coaches.

In 1989, the Berkeley Swim School was developed to teach children to swim in a safe and fun environment.  Since those early days, the Swim School has evolved to address competitive as well as non-competitive issues and needs in the field of aquatics. Many of our team coaches are involved in the Swim School and there continues to be great pride in advancing students to the ranks of our team. Brochures are available throughout the building for this year round program.

BAC offers a fully comprehensive package with professionals handling the needs of the athletes on a daily basis.  The BAC Age Group Program is designed to develop aerobic conditioning through stroke drills and repetition with the primary emphasis focused upon developing sound stroke mechanics.  Coaches provide consistent feedback, therefore all the instruction that the athletes need are found within the BAC program.  There is an expectation that athletes arrive at practice prepared to focus, listen and learn.  One on one, "private lessons", or any other group lessons or clinics outside the BAC's practice schedule are considered a conflict of interest. BAC does not offer private lessons to athletes from other programs nor does the Berkeley Swim School offer private lessons within the BAC program.  BAC does offer small group Competitive Readiness / Stroke Clinics throughout the year open to any USA Swimming registered member, including members of the BAC program, and the Berkeley Swim School. These clinics can be found at the following link: BAC Competitive Readiness Clinics 

Athletes will have an opportunity to grow and flourish in the BAC program from the consistency of instruction from the BAC coaches.  For any further clarification, athletes / families should approach the BAC Coach for that athlete.

The following are offered as minimal guidelines for the Berkeley Aquatic Club team programs. These guidelines are applicable for all BAC locations.

Take Your Marks is a two to three-day-a-week program for beginning swimmers ages 6 - 8. Instructions will emphasize the four competitive strokes through drills and repetition. Selection to this group is made by the Age Group Coaching Staff.

 

The Streaks Team is a four to five-day-a-week program for swimmers ages 7 - 10. Coaching will develop the four competitive strokes through drills and endurance. These swimmers may be involved in team meets and USA Swimming meets. Selection to this group is made by the Age Group Coaching Staff.

 

The Snappers Team is a four to five-day-a-week program for ages 7 – 11. These swimmers compete in team meets, USA Swimming meets, and the Junior Olympics. Selection to this group is made by the Age Group Coaching Staff.

 

The Blues Team is a four to five-day-a-week program for competent swimmers ages 11 - 14. Coaching will further develop strokes through drills and endurance. These swimmers compete in team meets, USA Swimming meets, and the Junior Olympics. Selection to this group is made by the Age Group Coaching Staff.

 

The Flex Team is a four to five-day-a-week program for competent swimmers ages 13 & over. Coaching will further develop strokes through drills and endurance. These swimmers compete in team meets, USA Swimming meets, and the Junior Olympics. Selection to this group is made by the Age Group Coaching Staff.

 

The Junior Team is for swimmers ages 10 & over who are competent in all four competitive strokes. The team practices six days a week. These swimmers compete in USA Swimming meets, the Junior Olympics and regional competitions. Selection to this group is made by Tristan Formon.

 

The Senior Team is geared toward Regional and National level competitions for swimmers age 13 and over. The program consists of daily workouts (often twice daily) Monday through Saturday. Selection to this group is made by Tristan Formon.

 

 

Days of Practices: Please check our web site - www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com   CLICK ON ATHLETE INFO > AGE GROUP INFO

BAC AGE GROUP PROGRAMS:
Take Your Mark: Tuesday and Thursday OR Monday and Wednesday
Streaks: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Snappers: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Blues: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Flex: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

 

SENIOR AND JUNIOR GROUP PROGRAMS (BAC and NPCP):
Juniors: Monday – Saturday
Seniors: Monday – Saturday

 

Tryout Registration Instructions: Please register online through the "BAC Swim Team Tryout" tab on the homepage, where you will find registration instructions, forms and program information. At tryouts, you will be required to pay a $50 NON REFUNDABLE tryout fee, payable by cash or check made out to Berkeley Aquatic Club. If your athlete is accepted to the team and you decide to join, you will be billed $300 deposit that is credited towards program fees, $70 USA Swimming registration fee (or $5 transfer fee).

Typically swimmers are notified either by email or phone by one of the coaches within 48 hours regarding their placement. Swimmers who are not accepted will have the option of enrolling in one of our many swim school programs. If you have an 8 & under athlete, please indicate your preference as to schedule: (This will apply to those placed into the TYM group only)

1. Mon/Wed Only       2. Tues/Thurs Only      3. 1st Choice M/W      4. 1st Choice T/Th

If the TYM group fills for one schedule, 8 & Under athletes trying out may be offered an opportunity to choose another schedule.

For additional info, check out our web site: www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com or contact BSA Communications bsacommunications@berkeleyaquaticclub.com

 

Questions about the program graham@berkeleyaquaticclub.com

 

For questions related to fees or registration, please contact BSACommunications@berkeleyaquaticclub.com.