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Boulder Elks Swim Team (BEST) is a Summer Swim Team which consists of about 200+ swimmers ages 5-18. Our season runs May 15-July 25 and practices are weekday mornings with an evening option for swim team (schedule). See below for more details.
Boulder Elks Swim Team (BEST) is a Summer Swim Team which competes in the Boulder Valley Summer Swim League (BVSSL). There are six swim meets on Saturday mornings in June and July where swimmers compete within their age groups. Special meets are available during the season and weekday pre-lims and league championship finals at the end of the season. To swim on this team, swimmers must be able to swim front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke for 50 yards each, and have a basic knowledge of butterfly. Swim Team is geared toward swimmers who want to continue to improve endurance and technique in all strokes with an eye toward competition. Swimmers must also be eligible to swim per (BVSSL eligibility requirements).
Pre-team is for children who are comfortable in the water unassisted, have some basic stroke knowledge, and have some interest in competing. Pre-teamers should be able to swim a length of the pool (25 meters), but are still developing endurance and proper technique. Usually the pre-team consists of swimmers under age 8, but occasionally there will be a 9 or 10 year old. BEST partners with several other BVSSL teams to host 1 or 2 “Pre-Team Meets”, which are held on weekday evenings during the season. Sometimes a Pre-Team swimmer will demonstrate ability and interest to move up to the Swim Team early in the season. If approved by the coaches, the team can make this change (with payment of the difference in registration fees). Most pre-teamers move up to the main team the following season. Coach Curt will be able to help you determine which program best meets the needs of your swimmer.