Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Club


Updated 01/22/21

Welcome to the Bearsharktopost. This section of our webpage is being constantly updated. The date counter above shows the last time this page was altered. You will also receive an email when  important information has been updated ( ~ Updated ~ )or added ( ~ New ~  ). This is our program bulletin board/ newsletter and a constant source of information.

 ~ New ~    Practice Cancellation Center

Due to losing cover coaches this year we will be having to cancel practice on weekends with meets this next couple months of meets.

  • January 25th - No practice (Springfield Location) due to boys high school city meet
  • January 28th, 29th, 30th - No Springfield practice due to heavy meet attendence
  • February 5th & 6th - No practice Springfield Locations due to high meet attendence
  • February 20th - No practice due to hosted home meet

~ Updated ~  Upcoming Meet Sign-Up & Account Charge Dates

 These are the final meets for the short course yard season. The last chance to swim a short course yards meet for the year will be the home meet in April. 

  • THT Arctic Blast -  Sign up deadline: 01/08/22  Account Charge: 01/31/22
  • (REC)Funky Fish - Sign up deadline: 01/08/22  Account Charge: 01/31/22
  • (REC)BASC Feb. Intersquad - Sign up deadline: 02/04/22 Account Charge: TBA
  • (REC) BASC April Intersquad - Sign up deadline: 03/07/22 Account Charge: TBA

***(REC) indicates rec kids are eligible to compete without extra cost***

 ~ New ~  Month of February Sock Drive

We will be running a sock drive throughout the month of February, a box will be at the pool for people to bring in socks! Please help us out and bring some lightly used or new socks into practice!

 ~ New ~  Upcoming Championship Meets

Below we have listed those swimmers who are tentively on our champs list for the Regional and State championship meets, if you see a cut your swimmer may have but we do not have listed please let us know.

Individual state and Regional cuts

Regional Relay Swimmers:

9-10 Girls 200 Free: Hannah Ruscin, Pippa Gardner, Adelyn Durbin, Emma Herrin

9-10 Girls 200 Medley: BK- Pippa Gardner, BR- Hannah Ruscin, FLY - Adelyn Durbin, FR- Emma Herrin

9-10 Girls 200 Free: Elle Milliman, Naomi Bekker, Ilana Bekker, Ella Engstrom

9-10 Girls 200 Medley: BK- Ella Engstrom, BR- Elle Milliman, FLY - Naomi Bekker, FR- Ilana Bekker


9-10 Boys 200 Free: Connor Engstrom, Wyatte Guhlstorf, Declan Welch, Arturo Garza

9-10 Boys 200 Medley: BK- Wyatte Guhlstorf, BR- Declan Welch, FLY - Connor Engstrom, FR- Arturo Garza


11-12 Girls 200 Medley: BK- Cali Gardner, BR- Laynie Ryan, FLY - Paityn Brady, FR - Ella Lundin

11-12 Girls 200 Free: Laynie Ryan, Cali Gardner, Paityn Brady, Ella Lundin


11-12 Boys 200 Medley: BK - Engstrom, BR- Guhlstorf, FLY - Cunningham, FR- Baum

11-12 Boys Free: Kade Guhlstorf, Neil Baum, Jackson Cunningham, Nolan Engstrom


13-14 Girls 200 Medley: BK- Jocelyn Ely, BR- Hope Speiser, FLY- Brooke Bonitzer, FR- Adelyn Crater FR- Sydnie Vocks

13-14 Girls 200 Free (TBA):  Jocelyn Ely, Hope Speiser, Brooke Bonitzer, Adelyn Crater, Sydnie Vocks


13-14 Boys 200 Medley: BK - Goodman, BR- Steger, FLY - Williams, FR - Behl

13-14 200 Free: Joseph Goodman, Julian Williams, Alex Steger, Max Behl


Senior Girls 200 Medley: BK- Izzy Canny, BR- Kaleigh Bobb, FLY- Natalie McLaughlin, FR- Livy Harms

Senior Girls 200 Free: Izzy Canny, Kaleigh Bobb, Livy Harms, Natalie McLaughlin


Senior Boys: 200 Medley: BK - Jackson Vinzant , BR- Brett Westbrook, FLY- Mason Flatt, FR- Mathijs Becker

Senior Boys 200 Free: Brett Westbrook, Jackson Vinzant, Mathijs Becker, Mason Flatt


State Relay Swimmers:

9-10 Girls 200 Free: Hannah Ruscin, Pippa Gardner, Adelyn Durbin, Emma Herrin

9-10 Girls 200 Medley: BK- Pippa Gardner, BR- Hannah Ruscin, FLY - Adelyn Durbin, FR- Emma Herrin

 ~ New ~  Long Course Sign Up

Long course signup is now open on the events page. If you intend on swimming long course meters meets, sign up. Sign ups are set up as an RSVP.

~ Updated ~   Final Meet Results

Fast IMX Meet Click Here

Bearsharktapooloza Meet Click Here - DQ's have not been added yet

THT Halloween Splash - Click Here

WTSC Holiday Championships - Click Here

Saluki Merry Swim - Click Here

CSC Winter Invite -  Click Here

HEAT Mid-Winter Classic - Click Here

Current Champonship Standings

~ Updated ~ Officials - Please read applies to all families. We have had no new sign-up for officiating this season. We really need people with swimmers under 12 to start helping. 

Become a BASC meet official!

We as a program don't have many ways for parents to be involved with actual program. Officiating is the most important volunteer position our program has. Without officials we can not host events, and meets are a necessity when it comes to bringing in team revenue. The problem is that the program needs a constant and healthy participation to be able to host events, and so we need these officials to range throughout the age groups on our team. If you're already an official, please consider looking into getting another certification done. This helps with training and covering positions at meets. Even if you only officiate sometimes and just keep your certification current. This helps if we need numbers of trained people! Click on the link below to see all the information about becoming an official and current classes available.

Officials Center


BASC uses several apps and social media platforms to keep you updated and informed about the team and what's happening. These platforms are listed below, make sure to follow our BASC social media pages! Check out our YouTube Page and make sure to watch for content throughout the year!

Instagram- For meet pictures and updates you can follow us on Instagram at @bearsharktopusaquatics. 


Facebook- Follow our Facebook page for meet photo albums and updates. Sear 'Bearhsharktopus Aquatics' and then hit the 'Like' button for us to show up on your news feed! 

Youtube- Subscribe to our YouTube page to get notifications on new videos being posted. Here you can find things like fun team videos to a day in the life of a BASC swimmer! 


OnDeck- OnDeck is an app offered by USA Swimming that helps parents and coaches track practices, best times, time standards and much, much more.


Discord - We will be making the change from Ez Talks to Discord this season. This app is available for download on your phone, tablet, and/or computer. BASC will use this app for all its virtual meeting in the 2020-21 season.


Voxer - Download this messaging app on your phone to better reach coaching staff at practice or meets. Voxer allows the user to quickly send CB style messages between users. Along with several messaging options. 


Meet Mobile- Meet Mobile is a third party app that allows families and swimmers to track progress at swim meets. Aft

er downloading the app and paying a small subscription fee, parents can search for a specific meet, and then watch their swimmers results in real time.This is especially great for families who don't attend the meet or swimmers who would like to view their splits before meet results are released. This app is available for both android and apple users.


Deck Pass for Parents, Swimmers, Officials and Coaches- It is required that all officials have a DeckPass. DeckPass is a USA swimming login that can be used to see stats, rules, and keep officials up-to-date on any testing they may need to compete or renew.