BOCA RATON SWIM TEAM - a competitive swim team NOT a lesson program. Tryouts available by appointment only. Contact us at info@brswim.com

Standard Operating Policies and Procedures

How to sign up for BOCA RATON SWIM TEAM:

            This is very simple. All of our team registrations are done online. First Go to our website  Brswim.com. Next, click on the Start Registration link under the Sign In tab. This can be found on the home page... left column. From there follow the instructions and in a few steps your swimmer is registered. Please be sure to complete and turn in all medical and release forms.

Team placement and Advancement

  • Satisfactory completion of placement test
  • Stoke and skill development
  • Age and previous experience
  • Level of maturity and personal responsibility
  • Space availability
  • Level of commitment
  • Practice attendance

Cost and Billing Groups

  • Team Membership (annual):
    • $135.00 initial membership fee
    • $70.00 renewal fee
  • USA-Swimming Registration (annual): $70.00
  • Coaching Dues (monthly):
    • Novice (8 & Under): $100.00
    • Age Group (9 – 13): $130.00
    • Senior(14 & up): $180.00
  • All Fees are due 1st of each month
  • Late Fee: A Fee of $29.00 will be added to the Account if the Account is carrying an invoice balance (not fully paid) by the 5th at 12 am of the billing cycle.

Swim Meets cost and payments

  • Swim meet cost vary meet to meet. In general there is an entry fee per event, individual and relay, these fees are set by the host team or Florida Gold Coast Swimming. Along with the cost per event there will be surcharges added by the host and BRST. The BRST surcharge helps cover credit card fees and helps towards coaches gas and sometimes hotel fees.
    The BRST swim meet surcharges are listed below
    • $1.00 - ​8 & Under Sizzler
    • $1.00 - 1 day timed final (local) 
    • $3.00 - 2 day timed final (local)
    • $6.00 - 3 day timed final (local)
    • $9.00 - Prelim / Final format (local)
    • $15.00 - Championship Meets 
    • $25.00 and up - Travel Meets

How to pay

  • Payments by Credit Card are accepted and highly encouraged. Families that choose to pay by credit card may do so by setting up appropriate information in their family account with BRST
  • Please make checks payable to: Boca Raton Aquatics Inc.
  • All fees are billed and due on the 1st of each month. 
  • Late Fee: A Fee of $29.00 will be added to the Account if the Account is carrying an invoice balance (not fully paid) by the 5th at 12 am of the billing cycle.
  • After Registration is completed, your account will be activated.
  • You must notify us before the 25th to suspend billing.
  • Boca Raton Aquatics Inc. / Boca Raton Swim Team is unable to and do not give refunds.

Boca Raton Swim Team Weather Policy is as follows:

Please do not call the pool office to see if the pool is open. If it is only raining --- all groups will train at their normal times.

If there is thunder and lightning in the area --the Boca Raton Aquatic Complex has a "Thorguard" lightning detection system. When the alarm goes off, we must exit the pool and get off the pool deck as soon as possible. BRST will handle this occurrence as follows.

1.  If storms are passing through we will wait up to 1/2 hour into a practice before deciding to cancel a group. For example if the pool is closed at 5:00 p.m. we will wait until 5:30 p.m. to cancel the groups. When the storms are being caused by a large system and weather looks to be the same over a longer time, we will cancel practices in a reasonable fashion.

2.  If the alarm goes off while we are in the pool and there is 45 Minutes of practice or less, children will be dismissed from practice.  In this case, a BRST Coach will remain at the pool until all children are picked up.

3.  If the alarm goes off while there is more than 45 Minutes of practice left we will take the team inside the building, until we can safely re-enter the pool, or practice is called off.

4. Tropical Weather - When a tropical storm is approaching BRST is subject to all school policies in regards to school closures. Please check with the Palm Beach School District for school closures.

How to sign up for swim meets:

The process is simple with all swim meet registrations taking place on our team website. Once you have signed in on our team website, at the top of the page, select the swim meets tab. A chronological list of the swim meet BRST will be attending will show up, find the swim meet that you wish to sign up for and click on the attend/decline button. This will allow you to commit or not commit your child to the meet. If you have more than one child swimming you will see them listed on this page.

Here are the steps if you ARE NOT GOING:

  • Click on the Member Names [they default to Not Committed]
  • Then click on the Signup Record pull-down and select No
  • If No, just click on the [Save Changes] button to save the changes
  • If you have more than one child, repeat the same task as listed above

Here are the steps if you ARE GOING:

  • Click on the Signup Record pull-down and select Yes
  • Once yes is selected, you will see the events your child MAY be eligible to swim
  • You will also see the best times inserted into the Entry Time field and highlighted in yellow
  • Check the Checkbox to the left of the name for those events you would like to swim
  • Please take careful notice of the time standards that must be met in the right-side columns
  • Once you have finished, click on the Save Changes Button in the lower right
  • Repeat the process for additional swimmers
  • You will notice that Coach Approval column will indicate Pending after you submit
  • Please pay careful attention to:
    - Maximum Event Entry Limitations IF PRESENT. Click on the >>View if present.
    - Add any notes that you want the Coach or Administrator to see

Your coach or team administrator will review your declaration and APPROVE or REJECT your request and once they submit the final choices you will be able to review by signing in and clicking on the Attend This Event button for any events listed on our team website. Look at the Coach Approval column for the events that you have been confirmed to swim.

           

Travel Meets:

            Travel meets come about once or twice a year and involve staying overnight for competition due to distance from home to the swim meet. Travel can be done as team travel and or family travel pending actual swim meet specifics. For ALL travel meets swimmers and parents must sign off on the BRST “travel medical release form” before the start of the travel trip. All travel fees are to be paid in full before traveling. Swimmers of ages 18 and younger may NOT drive themselves to travel meets. ALL swimmers must sign BRST Honor Code before travel meets before traveling.