Age Groups

Age Groups

The Brookdale BUCS offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.  It is the BUCS' goal to offer age-specific training for all of our athletes geared toward challenging each individual and developing every swimmer to the best of their abilities.

 

SWIMMER EVALUATIONS

All 6U swimmers must be able to swim 12 1/2 yards on their stomachs and on their backs without touching the bottom of the pool or grabbing onto the lane line.  All swimmers ages 7 and up must be able to swim 25 yards on their stomachs and on their backs without touching the bottom or grabbing onto the lane line. Swimmer evaluations are conducted right after the registration period.  Alternatively new registrants may submit a certificate from an area swim school certifying that they can meet these requirements.

 

6 AND UNDER

Coach: John Tjards

Age Group Coach: Tayler McCann

Junior Coach: Jack Damhorst

Team Captain: Madison Hastings

Evening Practice Time (starting May 28): 6:15-6:45 p.m.
Regular Practice Time (starting June 7): 8:50-9:30 a.m. 

7-8

Coach:  John Tjards

​Age Group Coach:  Tayler McCann & Sophie Magill

Junior Coaches: Jack Damhorst & Julia Lankisch

Evening Practice Time (starting May 28): 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Regular Practice Time (starting June 7): 10:15-11:00 a.m. 

9-10

Coach: John Tjards

Age Group Coaches:  Daniel Coates, Natalie Lafferty, Sophie Magill, Austin Martinson 

Jr. Coach:  Julia Lankisch 

Evening Practice Time (starting May 28): 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Regular Practice Time (starting June 7): 9:30-10:15 a.m. 

11-12

Coach: John Tjards

Age Group Coaches: Emma Damhorst, Daniel Coates, Natalie Lafferty, Austin Martinson 

Evening Practice Time (starting May 28): 7:15-8:00 p.m.
Regular Practice Time (starting June 7): 8:30-9:30 a.m.

13 and Over

Coach:  John Tjards

Assistant Coach:  Jake Fleming

Age Group Coach: Emma Damhorst

Evening Practice Time (starting May 28): 7:45-9:00 p.m. 
Regular Practice Time (starting June 7): 7:00-8:30 a.m.