The Buenaventura Swim Club is a year-round competitive swim club concerned with guiding and directing swimmers toward maximum use of their individual talents and abilities.
Pursue excellence through the sport of swimming.
We are committed to becoming a world-class organization.
Buenaventura Swim Club believes in developing the character of each athlete through positive reinforcement of earned self-esteem, goal setting, time management, personal accountability and team spirit. By successfully fostering these attributes each individual will gain enduring life skills.
We help youth discover that swimming is a sport they can enjoy for their entire lives.
We train to embrace the values embodied in the Olympic charter:
♦ pursuit of personal excellence,
♦ harmony between body and mind,
♦ joy found in effort,
♦ respect for others,
♦ fair play, and
♦ ethical conduct
The Buenaventura Swim Club (BSC) was founded in the early 1960’s by Coach Mason Parish. The team trained in Ventura at the Buena High School pool, growing in size and stature over the years due to community support and the hard work of the club’s swimmers, parents, and coaches. BSC was a member of the now defunct Tri-County League before receiving its AAU (now USS) charter. BSC was also a charter member of the Channel League, an organization of several local swim clubs, which was formed to provide competition for the developing swimmer.
Steve Baxter took over as head coach in 1981 and during his tenure changed the club to a non-profit organization. Coach Baxter left in 1998, and Rob Mirande, Ken Grey and Steve Witcher served as head coaches until September 2007, when Jason York took over as our present coach.
Buenaventura Swim Club has sent athletes to the USA Olympic Team Trials in 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2016.
The Ventura County Masters swim team (VCM) was formed in 1997 to train swimmers over the age of 19 and is chartered by the United States Masters Swimming organization and is part of the Southern Pacific Masters Association. Our masters swimmers currently range in age from 19 thru 75. VCM is comprised of competitive swimmers (including World Masters record holders), tri-athletes, and fitness swimmers.
BSC/VCM is unique among clubs with both USS and USMS teams in that they often train together for the benefit of all. Many of our VCM team members have children who swim with the BSC team and are also active in the organization and running of the team.
Registration Process for Age Group Swimmers
- Email TeamAdmin@buenaventuraswimclub.org to schedule an evaluation for your swimmer for placement into appropriate training group. Minimum requirement is to successfully complete 25 yards. The coach will provide a recommendation on the group level for your swimmer.
- If you would like to join the team after an evaluation please send an email to TeamAdmin@buenaventuraswimclub.org and include your name, address, email address, birth date and Group that the Coach placed you in (i.e. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Senior). After recieving this email, our team administrator will created an account and an email will be sent to you so that you can complete the registration process online. There is a $50.00 one-time registration fee for all new members.
- Fill out USA Swimming registration form and return it to your coach with a copy of the swimmers birth certificate and a check for $66.00 payable to Southern California Swimming.
- Make sure you register at the front desk of the Ventura Aquatics Center. Every swimmer is required to show a picture id when entering the Ventura Aquatics Center.
To download a complete information packet please click here!