Fall-Winter 2021/2022

Open for Returning Members

8/16/21 - 11/29/21

Open for New Members

8/16/21 - 11/15/21

Today
50 Members

WELCOME TO THE BRADLEY BOURBONNAIS SWIM CLUB

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN AUGUST 16th

Our Season Will Begin Monday September 13th

We are so excited to get our swim family back together and hopefully present a normal swim season.     

Please read thru this information carefully so that you will easily be guided thru the registration process:

Bradley-Bourbonnais Swim Club is a year-round competitive youth swim team created to accommodate kids in the area from ages 5-18. Our practice facility encompasses an 8-lane, 25-yard short course pool with a movable bulkhead that separates the competition pool from an additional warm-up area.  We are registered with both Illinois Swimming, USA Swimming, and the South Suburban Swim Conference.  Our swimmers join us from Bradley, Bourbonnais, Limestone, Kankakee, and Manteno to name a few. You do not have to live in Bradley or Bourbonnais to be part of our club. We encourage our swimmers to commitment to excellence in and out of the pool. We focus on age and ability level-appropriate training and proper swim technique, building skills to become better swimmers and stronger competitors. BBSC Dolphins is a great way for kids to meet new friends, be a part of a team, stay healthy, and most importantly, have fun! We are a parent-run organization with an elected board of directors who are focused on bringing the best swimming has to offer to our area.

Our Season Timeline:   Our season runs from Mid September until usually late February early March for those who qualify for championship meets.  

Practices:   We will be offering practice to our swimmers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays at the BBCHS Pool from 5:30-7:00.     *** Swimmers who are new to our club we want you to know that practice is entirely optional.   We obviously encourage everyone to practice as much as possible during the week however we never want to encourage kids to limit themselves to just one sport or feel like if they have another commitment one of these nights there will be a penalty for missing a practice.    

What Is Included?:   Membership includes all weekly practices, a team t-shirt, all conference dual meets, and each registered swimmer's banquet fee.   

Do I have to Try Out?:  The Bradley Bourbonnais Swim Club accepts all swimmers age 5-18 that can SAFELY swim a 25 yard distance.   During the first few practices all new swimmers to our club will be evaluated.  If your swimmer is not ready to participate on a competitive swim club our coaching staff will discuss and or recommend some area options so that they can join us in the future.   

Will There Be Additional Costs?   

  • Volunteer Fees  In order to be successful, our club requires the assistance of volunteers in order to operate swim meets, special events, and operations of the team.  With that, the Bradley Bourbonnais Swim Club requires all families to volunteer for 4 volunteer sessions or activities.   A $200 Volunteer fee will be charged to your account and collected with October 1st dues processing.   If the family fulfills all 4 volunteer requirements by the end of the season $200 will be credited to your account or refunded to your credit card.     **It is not our intent to keep any of these volunteer fees however this organization cannot run without the help of volunteers.    Each meet requires 15-25 volunteers so there will be plenty of opportunity to fulfill your requirement.      ** Note:  If you only have a High School Swimmer Volunteer Requirements are only 2 sessions and the fee assessed in October will only be $ 100 (Refundable upon meeting the volunteer requirements)
  • USA Meet Fees  If your swimmer wants to participate in larger USA Swim Meets we attend there will be additional charges incurred.  These meets are optional and swimmers have the opportunity to opt in and out of them by deadlines given throughout the season.  Most meets have a per-event charge (about $4-$5) and all meets have a $2-3 per athlete IL Swimming surcharge.  Additionally most USA Meets are now charging a $20 per swimmer COVID Surcharge. The meet fees will be billed to our account once the entries are sent to the host club. Meet fees must be paid to BBSC, even if the swimmer is not able to attend.
  • Sprit Wear:  We will have team suits, caps, and spirit wear available for sale throughout the season periodically.   Team Suits and Caps are encouraged but not required (although we do ask if not buying the team suit you purchase specific color suits and caps on  your own so that we look like a team at meets)

 

Membership Fees:   

  • New & Returning Swimmers Dues for this fall/winter season will be $ 425.00  per swimmer if Paid in Full at Registration or Payable in 4 payments $110.00 = $ 440.00 (Charge 1 Will Be Collected At Registration and the remaining 3 charges will be collected in October, November, & December)  + Additionally every swimmer will be assessed a $81 USA Membership fee at Registration that is required by USA Swimming to participate in our club and any USA sanctioned meets.      TOTAL = $ 506.00  If Paid In Full   OR  $ 521.00 if Paying in Installments
    • ​​Multi Swimmer Discount - Swimmers with multiple children will receive a $25 discount for each additional swimmer.   This discount will be applied to your account and the credit will come off any future payments.  
  • H.S. Swimmer Dues for fall/winter season for anyone who actively participates on a local H.S. Swim/Dive Team will pay reduced dues of $175 per swimmer if Paid in Full at Registration or Payable in 4 payments of $45.00 (Charge 1 Will Be Collected at Registration and the remaining 3 charges will be collected in October, November, & December) + Additionally every swimmer will be assessed a $81 USA Membership fee at registration that is required by USA Swimming to participate in our club and any USA sanctioned meets.  -    Total = $ 256.00 If Paid in Full OR  $ 261.00 if Paying in Installments
    • ​​Multi Swimmer Discount Does Not Apply to families with Only H.S. Swimmers

New Swimmer Two Week Trial - Want to try our swim team.   We are offering a 2 week trial September 13th - 24th.   Simply register for the 2 week trial.   You will not be charged at the time of registration however you must decide no later than September 24th to make a commitment to join the team or opt out.   This is a great opportunity to see if our club is the right fit for your child.   ** NOTE: If your swimmer cannot safely swim a 25 yard distance during this time unfortunately they will not be able to complete the 2 week trial ** 

 


Fundraising - We are excited to offer an awesome fundraiser to start the season we are asking all families who register to participate in.   We will be selling MUMS for the fall from a local greenhouse Benoit Greenhouse.  These fundraisers offset the cost of equipment needs as well as social events planned by the coaches and board for our team so that we can continue to keep swimmer dues as affordable as possible.   An email will go out to you after you register with more details as well as order forms.   We are asking all swimmers to try and sell 10 Mums!   With fall right around the corner this should be achievable by everyone and we will have an award for the top two sellers!!   You can also download the MUM Flyer Here  and an Order Form to turn in HERE

Sponsorships - Our club will be also soliciting sponsors for the upcoming season.   If you know of any business or individual that might be interested please email [email protected] or speak to Bonnie Lewis.    

or CLICK HERE for a copy of our sponsor form.

  • GOLD SPONSORSHIP of $500 or more will be acknowledged with your company name and logo in large print on our team shirts, on the team website, and in print promotions on a Gold Level Sponsor banner displayed at the pool during all meets.
  • SILVER SPONSORSHIP of $250 or more will be acknowledged with your company name listed on the team shirts and on the team website.
  • BRONZE SPONSORSHIP of $100 will be acknowledged with your company name on our team website.

 

Registration is not open. Please come back later.