Indiana Swimming
Level 3

Boilermaker Aquatics will be holding evaluations for new members for the upcoming short course swim season. Evaluations are currently scheduled for Monday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at West Lafayette High School from 5:30 - 7:30 pm each evening.


Evaluations will be held in 15 minutes slots per family, starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 7:30 pm.

Step #1: Please go to our Sign-Up Genius to reserve a slot. **In the comments section, please tell us how many children you have and their ages.

One family per slot, even if a family has multiple children.

If no slots remain, email Team Admin Jordan Bonfitto at [email protected]

Step #2: Print out, read and sign our Facility Usage Waiver with considerations for COVID-19 and bring with you to the evaluation.

Step #3: Arrive a little early for your time slot! The entrance to the pool is on the south side of West Lafayette high School, up the staircase that is fartherst from Grant Street. The outside of the pool building is labeled "Richard Wachs Aquatics Center."

Step #4: Our professional coaching staff will be there to greet you and perform your child's in-water skills assessment.

Step #5: One of our staff members will provide feedback on your child's skillset and either make a recommendation for one of our 8 training groups or perhaps recommend additional instruction via private or group lessons.

Step #6: If recommended for one of our training groups, please go to online registration at baswimming.org. On the main page (under the scrolling banner) click the 2021 SCY Registration Button to start the process. During onlien registration, the website will provide you groups that are currently available to be registered in. If your child's recommended group is not available, there are no more spaces available in that group and we are happy to put your athlete on a waitlist. Email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist for your child's recommended training group.


Sign Up for a New Athlete Evaluation!


FAQ:

Do we have to attend New Member Evaluations?

Everyone who joins the program is evaluated by our coaching staff prior to joining. Our staff is made up of local professionals, and we want to get the group placement for your child correct!
 
What happens during an evaluation?
 
An evaluation is an approximately 10-minute process which allows the child/athlete to demonstrate their skills and comfort level in the water. Our coaches can make an introduction and possibly answer a couple questions about the program.

What does my child need to bring to the evaluation? 

​Each swimmer will need to bring Goggles and a Towel. A swim cap is recommended for those children with longer hair. Locker rooms will not be available, so please make sure that your child's swimsuit is already on prior to entering the facility. 

What skills/abilities does my child need to be able to join the team?

Our minimum requirements include 25 yards of continuous freestyle and 25 yards of continuous backstroke. Swimmers should be able to swim comfortably, without stopping, and with good breathing mechanics (especially on freestyle). On either stroke, the body should be mostly at the surface. 

Of course, our more advanced groups are available to those who can perform more strokes and skills. We will always make a recommendation for the group we believe your child can thrive in!

What if my child isn't ready yet? 

We have other options! If your child isn't quite ready yet to join the team, our coaches will recommend swim lessons (group or private) at several local locations to help prepare your budding swimmer to join the team at a later date.