I am a new member do I need a tryout before joining? 
Yes, you must attend a tryout session in order to join the team. There will be a tryout before each session, watch the website for tryout info.
I am a returning member do I need a tryout? 
No, you will register for the same group you were in when you were on the team. 
How do I know what group to sign up for? 
You will be assigned a group at tryouts. The coach will contact the parent/swimmer when a group change is to be made. 
How will I know if my swimmer is moving groups? 
A coach will contact you and the swimmer when it's time to change groups. Transitions are often gradual and adjusted to the swimmers needs. 
What is the practice schedule? 
Please see session info tab on the home page. Schedules change session to session
Do I have to compete at meets? 
Yes, for fall and winter sessions we HIGHLY encourage all swimmers to compete at the SMSL meets. USA meets are optional and recommended for the those who are legal in all aspects of their events. 
What is the difference between USA and SMSL meets? 
SMSL is a small dual meet league designed for swimmers who are new to the sport. Dual meets are held on weekday evenings. USA meets are held on the weekends and are attended by teams all over the state. Those who have legal strokes and turns are encouraged to attend the USA meets. 
What fees are there above the registration fee? 
All members must pay the $82.00USA swimming fee once a year. USA meets also have fees to participate which will be listed in the event description. SMSL meets do not have fees. 
We have scheduling conflicts and cannot attend all the practices, is that ok? 
Yes, we do not have a strict attendance policy. Of course we hope that you make all practices but know that is not always realistic. Planning a vacation? Please keep in mind we have championship meets early December and mid March.
Will missed practices be prorated? 
No, we do not prorate registration fees due to missed practice or schedule conflicts. 
Can my swimmer still swim with their High School/Middle School swim teams? 
YES! Please represent your team with pride and come back to us when season is done. Scranton Middle School swimmers will continue to train with BA and compete for the middle school team as well. 
How do I get my swimmers times from the meets? 
All results will be posted to your team unify account as they become available. Please be patient as sometimes it takes a few days. Download the On Deck app and register it with your team unify account info. If you don't see a result from a swim, they may have been disqualified from that particular event.