Why are these different?
Starting in the Fall of 2017, BAC started offering programming based out of the Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo. BAC has a historical connection to Baraboo programming, having offered practice at that facility for a number of years in the early 2000’s. Since then the Baraboo Area Makos (BAM) has done a great job with swimmers in the area, but wanted more for their athletes going forward and opted to become a part of BAC.
Bringing the two teams together has required some redefining and renaming of the groups previously offered by BAM. While our Baraboo Groups have some of the same names of the practice groups offered in Madison, the needs and characteristics of these groups don’t always match the group characteristics in Madison.
Over the past 12 months, it's been wonderful to see these two team meld to bring BAM swimmers into the BAC family. We envision continuing to refine group names, descriptions, and characteristics, but also felt that this season’s groups reflected a compromise that worked well for 2017-18 and will be a great fit for our Baraboo area programming again this year.
If you have any questions on the Baraboo Group Descriptions or the Baraboo area groups in general, please reach out to the lead coach, Brenda Erdman.