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    2019 BTC Swim Team Registration

    2019 Season Information Session:
    June 6, Thursday, 6pm, BTC


    • 8 Weeks of action-packed fun for the whole family, early June to early August!
    • Swim Meets against teams in our Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL)


    • FUN!
    • Learn a lifelong sport!
    • Learn valuable life lessons!


    • Heated pool … No shivering, cranky swimmers!
    • Camaraderie & support across all ages (6-18) & skill levels!
    • Fun for the adults also … it's a very inclusive atmosphere!

    “The coaches, volunteers, and older swimmers foster a close-knit team that creates a sense of belonging. I love that our team takes the time to infuse fun activities like brunch, weekly awards, Friday fun practice with mixed age groups, and special events like movie night.” 

    The BTC Swim Team provides a competitive swimming team experience in a fun and positive social atmosphere. The team serves swimmers of all abilities ranging from beginner to advanced. 

    Our team is led by Head coach Marisa Cardin and Assistant coach Tom Buzzell. Our coaches are committed to providing exceptional instruction while promoting good sportsmanship and self-confidence.

    Although participating on swim team will improve a child’s ability to swim, the BTC swim program is not designed for children who are looking for swimming lessons; please see the information below on the typical practice groups.


    Join the fun!  2019 BTC Swim Team Registration 

    Scroll down for:

    • Practice Groups & Times
    • Meet & Event Dates
    • Family Expectations


    2018 Swim Team Photos

    Team Swimsuits & Hoodies

    2019 BTC Swim Team Apparel

    New for 2019 - Order BTC Swim Team swimsuits* &  Hoodies Online!

    ,  JUNE 3, 6:30pm-7:30pm, BTC

    • Sample swimsuits & hoodies (sizes XS-L) will be available to try on at BTC
    • Or by appointment:  or (802) 598-0686



    Order by June 7th to get free shipping!


    * BTC Team swimsuits are not required, but are strongly encouraged to promote team unity!


    2019 Practice Groups

    Below, you will find typical practice group guidelines. During the first week of practice, coaches will evaluate swimmers and recommend the appropriate practice for the optimal swim team experience for your swimmer.

    Group Typical
    Junior Team 4-8 years 
    • Confident in the water
    • Can swim ½ length of the pool unassisted   
    • Has a desire to be on a competitive team
    Beginners 5-10 years
    • 1 lap of freestyle
    • 1 lap of backstroke
       Intermediate     9-13 years
    • 2 laps each of freestyle + backstroke
    • 1 lap each of breaststroke + butterfly
    Advanced 11-18 years
    • 2 laps of each stroke
    • Ability to handle the practices


    Cancellation Policy

    • No practice if there are thunderstorms & /or lightning.
    • If it is raining, we will have practice, but focus on non-pool activities & exercises; please bring exercise + casual clothes.
    • If something unexpected happens, we will do our very best to provide an update on the status of practice in a timely manner.


    Ready for Team?
    We can help you figure out the right place for your children, be it on the swim team, or in lessons ... we encourage you to discuss your questions with the coaches -

    2019 Practice Times

    June 10th - 13th, 4:00-5:30pm

    All swimmers - these practices are designed to allow swimmers to meet the coaching staff, have the team work together, and get to know one another. They also allow the coaches to evaluate swimming strokes.

    Swimmers should come to practice dressed for non-pool exercises (dryland) and be prepared to swim.

    June 17th - August 2nd

    • Monday – Thursday
      • 8:00-9:30am Advanced
      • 9:30-10:30am Intermediate
      • 9:30-10:15am Beginner
      • 10:30-11:00am Junior
    • Monday and Wednesday evenings
      • 5:00-6:30pm Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner
    • Friday
      • 9:00-10:00am Advanced
      • 10:00-11:30am Entire Competitive Team

    2019 Meet Schedule

      Please arrive by 4:45pm for Home Meets, 5:00pm for Away Meets
      Please consider 'rush hour' traffic during your planning ...

      6/28 COTS Night 
      7/11 Food Shelf Night

      All swimmers bring items to help our local organizations - Please see 2019 CVSL Schedule for specific items requested

      2019 BTC Swim Team Meet & Activities Dates Color

      2019 BTC Swim Team Meet & Activities Dates B&W





      6/20 BTC Team: Blue vs Red
      6/25 St. Albans
      6/27 @ Burlington Country Club
      7/2 Vergennes
      7/4 July 4th - No Meet
      7/9 @ Middlebury
      7/11 Edge
      7/16 @ Town of Essex (TEST)
      7/18 Winooski
      * potentially combined w/ Distance Meet 
      7/19 BTC Only Distance Meet
      potentially morning practice
      7/23 Potential Rain Makeup Date
      7/25 Potential Rain Makeup Date
      7/26-27 CVSL League Champs @ Middlebury
      8/3-4 State Champs @ UVAC


      2019 Meet Expectations

      Swimmers in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced groups are required to attend a minimum of 3 meets per season.

      Ideally, swimmers will compete in as many meets as possible, including the CVSL League and VSA State Meets.

      If you are new to summer swim and decide to go all-in, yes you will spend lots of time at meets, family events, and practice drop-offs/pickups, etc., but it's 8 weeks of incredible fun for both the swimmers and the families!

      Regular Season Meets, June 20th - July 23rd

      • Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • Arrival: 4:45pm for Home Meet; 5:00pm for Away Meet
      • Start: 6:00pm
      • End: Approximately 8:00pm 


      2019 Champlain Valley Swim League Championship Meet

      • Friday 7/26 + Saturday 7/27
      • Middlebury, VT

      2019 Vermont Swim Association Championship Meet 

      • Saturday, 8/3 + Sunday 8/4
      • Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC)
      • White River Junction, VT



    2019 Swim Team Fees

    Sign up for Swim Team




    Swimmer is a BTC Member:
    Summer Swim
    $215 1st Swimmer in family
    $195 2nd Swimmer in family
    $160 3rd Swimmer in family
    $130 4th Swimmer in family
    Swimmer is a BTC Member:
    Long Course*
    $130 Fee per Swimmer


    Non-Member 13+year old $300 By permission only
    Non-Member 6-12 year old $340 By permission only
    Long Course Non-Member* $150 By permission only


    2019 BTC Swim Team Registration

    We welcome non-BTC members on the Swim Team!  If you will not be joining us as a BTC member this summer, please email us at to connect with our coaches.

    * Long Course: this is for swimmers who train year-round /practice with their USA Swimming Club in the summer and join BTC for the Meets and some Friday Fun Practices & Brunches.



    Family Commitments

    • All families are required to work volunteer assignment!  
      • It takes over 70 people to run a successful home meet!
      • Each family will select a volunteer task or be assigned a job at each meet, home & away!
      • For home meets, each family will be expected to contribute to the Home Meet Snack Bar - our ONLY fundraising for the special events & activities!
    • Typical volunteer assignments (we will provide 'How-To' information for new summer swim families):  
      • Timing (use stopwatch to record times)
      • Snack Bar (home meets only, team fundraiser)
      • 50-50 Raffle  (sell lots of raffle tickets!)
      • Bull Pen (organize swimmers by event, heat, and lane)
      • Heat Winner Ribbons (hand out ribbons to each heat winner)
      • Runner (bring info to timers, then to scorers)
      • Scorer (work with others to tally the scores for each event/total for meet)
    • Stroke & Turn Officials are needed! Please consider this volunteer role!  
      • We are in need of additional stroke & turn officials.
      • Each team is required to have officials on deck for meets. 
      • Competitive swimming experience is not required.
      • Training is provided.
      • A reminder to our current summer officials – you must re-certify every 2 years.
    • The BTC Swim Team Committee  
      • This is a volunteer board - please let us know if you are interested in working “behind the scenes” to help us all have a great summer!

    We will be using the iVolunteer system to manage all of the assignments for each meet.

    Questions about volunteering? Please contact us at


    Home Meet Snack Bar Participation

    The Swim Team runs on Home Meet Snack Bars!

    • Did you know that your swim team registration fees only cover items that deal directly with coaching & competing?
    • In order to provide all the extras - Family Event Nights, Friday Funday Brunches, Awards - we run Home Meet Snack Bars to raise money … and we need EVERY family to participate!
    • Every family is expected to contribute a requested item for each home meet Home Meet Snack Bar. Please note that your Home Meet Snack Bar contribution item is in addition to your volunteer job commitment :-)
    • Home Meet Snack Bar contribution item examples include: fruit salad, seltzer, cupcakes, cups & napkins, etc. … you can bake or buy. You can sign-up for your contribution item & volunteer job on iVolunteer meet-by-meet, or for all 4 meets at once.
    • There will be a poster up at each meet that will allow you to check on your contributions to each Home Meet Snack Bar. If you are unable to contribute supplies for a meet, you will be invoiced $10 for that meet. We will setup a reasonably hassle-free payment process.

Important Dates & Resources

2019 BTC Swim Team Meet & Activities Dates Color
2019 BTC Swim Team Meet & Activities Dates B&W
Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL) CVSL
2019 CVSL Schedule
Vermont Swim Association VSA

Coming Soon!

  • Summer Swim Meets 101
  • CVSL Pools: Driving Directions
  • Volunteer How-To
  • BTC & Swim Team Policies