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BTC Barracudas!

The BTC Swim Team provides a competitive swimming experience in a fun and positive social atmosphere. The team serves swimmers of all abilities ranging from beginner to advanced. Although participating on swim team will improve your child’s ability to swim, the BTC swim program is not designed for children who are looking for swimming lessons. The swim team is a competitive team sport focusing on both meet participation and personal performance.

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

Mulligan Cardin has been involved with competitive swimming since early childhood. She was Captain of the St. Michael’s College Women’s Swim Team, earning a 3rd place finish at NEISDA Championships in her senior year. Marisa is currently a teacher at Rice Memorial High School. She has a wealth of experience as a teacher and coach, with swim lessons and as a swim club manager. We are very excited that she is joining our community as our Head Coach!

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 Age  Swimming Requirements
 Junior Team  4-8 years  Confident in the water; can swim ½ length of the pool unassisted and has a desire to be on a competitive team
 Beginners  5-10 years  1 lap of freestyle and 1 lap of backstroke
 Intermediate  9-13 years  2 laps each of freestyle and backstroke, 1 lap each of breaststroke and butterfly
 Advanced  11-18 years  2 laps of each stroke


2019 rates and schedule coming soon!

Team Fees  Rates Notes
 1st Swimmer    2nd swimmer $, 3rd swimmer $, 4th swimmer $
 Long Course Member    
 Long Course Non-Member    
 Non-Member 13+yo
 By permission only
 Non-Member 6-12+yo    By permission only
 All Swimmers   Snack Bar fee for the season (1 needed per family)

2018 Practice Schedule


Pre-Season Practices: (coming soon)
These practices are designed to allow swimmers to meet the coaching staff and have the team work together and get to know one another. They also allow the coaches to evaluate swimming strokes (dependent on pool water temperature). Swimmers should come to practice dressed for dryland practice and prepared to swim.


Regular Season Practices: June 18th -August 3rd

  • 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

Meet Schedule

Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 3 meets per season with the recommendation to compete in as many meets as possible including the CVSL League and VSA State meets.

  • Tuesday and Thursdays from mid-June until the end of July. Team warm-ups typically begin at 5:00pm. Meets start at 6:00pm and typically run until approximately 8:30pm. In order to get started / finished on time, it is important that swimmers arrive and are ready to swim by the warm-up time.
  • CVSL League Meet: Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th
  • VSA State Meet: Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th @ UVAC in White River Junction, VT

Family Commitments

Our team runs on parent power!

  • The BTC Swim Team Committee is a volunteer board. Please let us know if you are interested in working with us “behind the scenes” of our swim team.
  • All families are required to work assignment at meets. It takes over 70 people to run a successful home meet!. Each family will be assigned to jobs at each meet.
    • Typical volunteer assignments are: timing, snack bar (home meets only) and/or providing heat winner ribbons.
    • If you have experience and would like to volunteer for one of the following assignments, please inform us on your family’s registration form and you may contact us at
      • Stroke & Turn Official (training is available & we have a high need for officials)
      • Runner (run cards from lanes to scoring table)
      • Bull Pen (organize swimmers by heat / lane)
      • Heat Winner Ribbons( hand out during meet)
      • Snack Bar (Team fundraiser at home meets)
      • Grill Chef (@ snack bar)
      • Team Photographer (dual meets & team events)
      • Personal Best Ribbons (during practice times)
      • Cap / Goggle Sales (have supplies @ dual meets)
    • Stroke & Turn Officials are needed! We are in need of additional stroke & turn officials. Each team is required to have officials on deck for meets. Please consider this volunteer role!
      • Competitive swimming experience is not required.
      • Training is provided. CVSL holds 1 day clinics in Middlebury and at UVM.
      • A reminder to our current summer officials – you must recertify every 2 years.
      • Questions about this volunteer role? Please contact us at and we’ll get your questions answered.

We look forward to a fun & fast 2018 summer season!

Your BTC Coaches & Swim Team Committee


If you have questions deciding whether or not their children are ready for swim team, we encourage you to discuss your questions and concerns with the coaches. We would be more than happy to help you figure out the right place for your children, be it on the swim team, or in lessons.

Meet Info & Results

The 2018 BTC swim meet schedule and assignments will be posted when available.  Please arrive by 5:00pm for away meets and 4:45pm for home meets.

Date Meet Entries Volunteer Assignments Results
 6/21  Blue vs Red (home)      Blue vs. Red Results '18
 6/26 @ St Albans  St. Albans Entries    BTC @ St. Albans Results
 6/28 BCC (home)  BTC vs. BCC Entries    BTC vs. BCC Results
 7/3 Bye (no meet)       
 7/5 @ Vergennes  BTC @ Vergennes Entries    BTC @ Vergennes Results
 7/10 Middlebury (home)   BTC vs. MIDD Entries    BTC vs. MIDD Results
 7/12 @ Edge   BTC @ EDGE Entries    BTC @ EDGE Results
 7/13 Distance meet (home)      Distance Meet Results
 7/17 TEST (home)   BTC vs. TEST Entries    BTC vs. TEST Results
 7/19 Winooski (home)      
 7/27-28 League Champs @ TEST   BTC Leagues Entries     Leagues Results 2018
 8/4-5 State Champs @ UVAC   STATES Entries 2018    

Swim Team Events

Wednesday, June 6th:  BTC Swim Team Parent Meeting @ 6pm
Friday, June 22nd:  Movie Night @ 6:30pm
Friday, July 13th:  Dream of Rings Swim Clinic with Scott Spann  

Handbook, Team Records & Forms

2018 Swimmer Info 

2018 Medical Release

Swimsuit Paper Order Form

Swimsuit Online Order Form

Buddy Bags

Swimsuits can be ordered online during the swim team registration process. 2018 order deadline is June 8. 

Try On Sessions:

Sample sizes will be available to try on at BTC:

  • Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Thursday, May 31st from 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Or by appointment at Kristen Bingel’s home. Contact Kristen at or call/text at (802) 598-0686.