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Coach Matt Elliott

In the month of March BNSC returned to the pool to compete at three separate meets. The first meet was the Speedo Sectional Championship in Des Moines, IA. Congratulations to Hadley Fudge, Olivia Haerr, Ali Straub, Brooke Walker, and Mara Walker. All the girls achieved at least one lifetime best time and the girls competed well against some of the fastest swimmers in the Midwest. A special congratulations to Hadley Fudge for qualifying for the Futures Championships in the 100 backstroke and breaking the BNSC team record! Last weekend several...

Coach Matt Elliott

Below is the schedule for Virtual Swim Club Activities: All zoom logins have been sent out via email as well as replay links to each virtual dryland. This will be the schedule until regular practices can resume. Monday SV/JV dryland 6:00-6:30pm AG1/2 & SD 6:30-7:00pm Tuesday Swim Lecture and Discussion 5:00-5:30 SV/JV dryland 6:00-6:30pm AG1/2 & SD 6:30-7:00pm Wednesday SV/JV dryland 6:00-6:30pm AG1/2 & SD 6:30-7:00pm Thursday Swim Lecture and Discussion 5:00-5:30 SV/JV dryland 6:00-6:30pm AG1/2 & SD 6:30-7:00pm Friday SV/JV dryland 6:00-6:30pm AG1/2 & SD 6:30-7:00pm Please let Coach...

BNSC Board of Directors

The BNSC Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Matt Elliott, BNSC’s new Head Coach! A Central Illinois native, Matt has many years of swimming and coaching experience and is very familiar with the local and state swim community. He graduated from Peoria Richwoods High School, where he was a: 7-time Illinois High School State Champion 5-Time Junior National Champion 8-Time High School All-American National Age Group Record Holder 2011 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Swimmer of the Year 2-time Illinois Swimming Swimmer of the Year His...

Coach Edie

Ali Pearson kicks off the last day of competition of the 2020 IL Swimming Senior State Championship Meet held at UIC maintaining her best time in the 100 freestyle with a 53.85. Brooke Walker’s mile started strong ending with a final time of 18:36.63. Camden Swigart shaved over three seconds off in the 200 backstroke for a final time of 1:56.73. A twenty-one second time drop earns Swigart a new BNSC Team Record in the 1650 freestyle and 5th overall in the state with a time of 16:16.60.

Coach Edie

Brooke Walker makes her debut at the 2020 Illinois Senior State Championships in the 200 breaststroke swimming strong with a time of 2:32.19. Ali Pearson swims a best time in the 50 free (24.66) and finished the 500 free with a final time of 5:23.16. Advancing to finals in the 200 breaststroke with a best time in both prelim and finals finishing 23rd in the state with a time of 2:23.92. Camden Swigart bettered his seed time in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.34) while advancing to finals in the 200 IM...

Coach Edie

Ali Pearson lowered her 100 breaststroke in prelims with a best time of 1:05.93 advancing to finals to place 15th overall in the state with a final time of 1:06.43. The 200 freestyle is a best time of 1:55.84 and advances to finals with a final time of 1:57.94 while the 400 IM earns an impressive three-second time drop for a best time of 4:39.87. Camden Swigart swims the 200 Freestyle with a best time of 1:45.99. Breaking his own 400 IM record in prelims with a best time of...

Coach Edie

Camden Swigart kicks BNSC off to a great start on Day 1 of the 2020 IL Swimming Senior Championship swim meet held at UIC in Chicago. Dropping over 8 seconds in the 1000 Freestyle for a best and final time of 9:44.84, Camden sets a new BNSC team record smashing the previous 15-year-old record set back in 2005 by Brian Farris.

Coach Edie

Teamwork and sportsmanship showed steady over the three day weekend for Bloomington Normal Swim Club at the 2020 Illinois Winter Regional Championship Meet held at Wesleyan University. Twenty-seven teams competed in the Regional meet with BNSC finishing second overall with forty-seven athletes in attendance and collecting an impressive 76 individual podium placements, 14 Regional Champions, and twelve relays making their debut in the top three on the podium. Collectively, our athletes earned over a 50% improvement rate with 67 best times in 117 events and swimming away with 107 championship...

Coach Edie

2020 Mid-Winter Classic Prelim-Final meet in Urbana showcased thirty-two BNSC athletes over a three day period and achieves 100 best times out of 193 events with fifteen swims being first time swims and a new BNSC team record in the Girls OPEN 200 Medley Relay quartet of Fudge, Pearson, Straub, and Haerr with a time of 1:53.95. Thank you to our wonderful Officials Bruce Walker and Todd Schmidt for assisting on-deck and running a great meet. Congratulations to AB Bochetty, Charlie Johnson, and Kara Markwell on their first short course...

Coach Edie

Hello BNSC families, We want to update all of you on the progress of our Board member search. After much consideration, the BNSC Board of Directors is please to announce the addition of Kelly Malinowski and Marc Tucci. Both Kelly and Marc have extensive swim team knowledge and will certainly help our team going forward. We want to thank all of the parents who expressed interest in being considered for the Board. We are always looking for more help in other leadership positions and encourage all parents to reach out...