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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. 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.

Our team is lead 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.

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2019 Important Dates (subject to change)

June 6
Swim Team Information Session
, BTC, 6pm

June 10 - 13
Preseason Practice Begins
BTC, 4 - 5:30pm

June 17
Regular Season Practice Begins
, BTC, (see times below)

June 21
Family Movie Night

July 10
Family Fun Night

July 9 or 11
Team Photo Day
, BTC (before a home meet)

July 17
BTC Only Distance Meet
, BTC, morning practice time slot

July 19
, BTC, morning practice time slot

July 26 - 27
Projected League Championship Meet

July 30
Team Banquet

August 3 - 4
Projected Vermont Swim Association Championship Meet, 
White River Junction, VT

BTC Swim Team Swim Suit try-on dates & information coming soon!

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 Age     Swimming Requirements
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

If you would like help deciding whether or not your 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.

2019 Swim Team Fees - Coming Soon!

Team Fees   Rates     Notes
BTC Member   1st Swimmer
     2nd swimmer
     3rd swimmer
     4th swimmer     
Non-Member 13+year old
 By permission only    
Non-Member 6-12 year old    By permission only
Long Course Member
Long Course Non-Member

2019 Swim Team Practice Times

Preseason Practices

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

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.

Swimmers should come to practice dressed for dryland practice and prepared to swim.

Regular Season Practices

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 & Expectation

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 7 to 8 weeks of incredible fun for both the swimmers and the families!

  • Meets every Tuesday and Thursday
    • June 20th - July 23rd (projected)
  • Typical Meet
    • ARRIVAL:
      • 4:45pm (home meet)
      • 5:00pm (away meet) 
    • START
      • 6:00pm
    • END
      • 8:30pm
    •  In order to start / finish on time, swimmers must arrive and be ready to swim by the warm-up time.
  • 2019 CVSL League Meet:
    • Anticipated date - Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th
    • Location tbd
  • 2019 VSA State Meet:
    • Anticipated date - Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th
    • Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) in White River Junction, VT

Family Commitments - Our Team Runs on Volunteer Power!

  • All families are required to work volunteer assignment at meets!
    • 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.
  • 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)
    • Grill Chef (@ snack bar)
    • 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.  More info will be released in the Spring.
    • A reminder to our current summer officials – you must re-certify every 2 years.
  • The BTC Swim Team Committee 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!

Please let us know which of the volunteer assignments may be of interest on your family's registration form or by emailing us at We will also be using the iVolunteer app/system to manage all of the assignments for each meet.

Questions about volunteering? Please contact us at and we’ll get your questions answered.

We look forward to a fun & fast 2019 summer season!

Your BTC Coaches & Swim Team Committee

2019 Meet Info & Results

The 2019 BTC Swim Meet schedule will be posted when available. 

Please arrive by 5:00pm for away meets and 4:45pm for home meets.


Date Meet Entries    Results        iVolunteer Link  
 6/ Blue vs Red (home)  
 6/ St Albans  
 6/ BCC   
 7/ Bye  
 7/ Vergennes  
 7/ Middlebury  
 7/ Edge   
 7/ Distance meet  
 7/ TEST   
 7/ Winooski  
 7/26-27  League Champs @                
 8/3-4 State Champs @ UVAC   

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