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2021 St. Albans League Invitational - Saturday July 31, 2021 - ONE DAY ONLY!


St. Albans City Pool 
99 Aldis St.
St. Albans, VT

If you need to make changes to your swimmer's attendance, please contact Marisa asap - 
610.952.8060 !

Session 1:  10 & Under
Arrive to BTC Tent:  8am     
Session Start:  9am

Session 2: 

11 & Older
Arrive to BTC Tent:  12:00pm   
Session Start:  1:00pm
7/31 St. Albans Invitational - Swimmer Entries (as of 7/25)

Parking will be available at the pool and St. Albans City School parking lot for both sessions. Overflow parking will be available at the Public Works Department located on the corner of Aldis Street and S. Elm Street. 

Swimmers may be dropped off at the pool by entering on Bellows Street and exiting on Aldis Street. 

Please be advised that Bellows Street is one way, and both will be busy and crowded streets during the early morning drop-offs and at the beginning of the afternoon session.
We will set up canopies/tents in the field across the street from the pool. There will be portable toilets available in this area for swimmers and spectators as well as single person changing areas. 

Teams are not allowed to congregate on deck. Swimmers may briefly visit with their coaches after their event but must promptly exit the pool deck to the designated team gathering location. On deck swimmer traffic will be tightly controlled. 

Parents and spectators will not be allowed to congregate on the pool deck. Only those with assigned deck functions will be allowed in the immediate pool deck area.  PLENTY of coaches will be available in the team area to assist in getting our swimmers to the bullpen before their events.  

7/31 St. Albans Invitational - Volunteer SignUpGenius
A swimmer may be entered in up to five (5) events - 4 individual events and 1 relay or 3 individual events and 2 relays, but not more than 4 individual events for the entire Invitational.
Session 1 (AM) Events: 8 & Under/ 9-10 Girls & Boys
Medley Relay
100 IM
25 Fly
25 Back
50 Free
25 Breast
25 Free
Free Relay
Session 2 (PM) Events:  11-12, 13-14, 15-18 Girls & Boys
Medley Relay
100 IM
50 Fly
50 Back
50 Breast
50 Free
Free Relay

The playground, and all playground equipment at St. Albans City School is not supervised and is not part of the meet venue. Use of the playground, and all playground equipment, is at participants own risk as it is off limits to swimmers and their families. The CVSL, St. Albans Swim Team, and the City of St. Albans will assume no liability due to injuries incurred on the playground during the meet.


August 7 & 8, 2021

Upper Valley Aquatic Center
100 Arboretum Ln

White River Junction, VT

8/7 & 8 - State Meet Swimmer Attendance Form

White River Junction Hotels


4:45pm for Home Meets

5:00pm for Away Meets

* Please consider 'rush hour' traffic during your planning ...

After the meets, go to Al’s Frys! It’s a CVSL tradition for families to go to Al’s after meets ...
younger swimmers can grab an ice cream at the outside window so they don’t stay up too late. 

St. Albans @ St. Albans
7/5 BCC Home
7/7 Vergennes @ Vergennes

Middlebury Home
Edge Home
 7/16 Distance Home
 7/20 TEST Home
 7/22  Winooski @Winooski
 7/29  TEST Makeup  Home
 7/31  St. Albans Invitational @ St. Albans
99 Aldis St.
St. Albans, VT

10 & Under Session
8am Warmup
9am Start

11 & Up Session                                    
12pm Warmup
1pm Start
 8/ 7 & 8       VSA State Championship       Upper Valley Aquatic Center
100 Arboretum Ln
White River Junction, VT 


Marisa Mulligan Cardin email Coach Marisa if making a change more than 48 hours before a meet!
Meet Entries 101 aka why coaches MUST know who is attending a meet 48 hours before the meet!



    August 7 & 8, 2021
    Upper Valley Aquatic Center
    White River Junction, VT

    Key Changes vs Prior Years

    • All events for a swimmer are in the same session and on one day. This increases the number of swims for a swimmer in one day. 
    • Spectators will not be allowed within the facility.
    • Restrooms will be provided for spectators outside.
    • EVERYONE INDOORS WILL WEAR MASKS.  That includes swimmers, coaches, officials, and parent workers.  Bring extra masks in case one gets wet!
    • All sessions will be live streamed on UVAC’s free YouTube channel and will be available after the session as well.


    When/Where Do I Need to Arrive?


    • Upper Valley Aquatic Center100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, VT 05001
    • BTC Tent will be located behind the UVAC building outside; it's our home base for the meet.
    • When available, we will post our BTC warmup times - please review this chart to see when you need to arrive for your session(s).
    2021 VSA Championship Sessions




      BTC Tent



      Session End

      #1: August 7
      Saturday morning
      8am 9am
      #3: August 7
      Saturday afternoon
      12:30pm 1:45pm 
      #4: August 8
      Sunday morning
      8am  9am
      #5: August 8
      Sunday afternoon
      12:30pm  1:45pm



    Key Info

    • Summary Info
    • Date
      • August 7 & 8, 2021
    • Pool
      • Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC). White River Junction, VT
    • Parking
      • All parking will be onsite, anyone attending should follow the instructions of parking attendants. 
      • There will be no charge to participants for parking this year. 
      • Please carpool as much as possible.  No shuttle service is available.
    • BTC Team Setup
      • BTC will have a tent in the field behind UVAC - this is our home base for the meet!
    • Volunteering
      • We need BTC volunteers for all VSA sessions! Plus things like bringing ice to the BTC Tent & coolers.
    • Swimmer Eligibility
      • No qualify times or meet attendance requirement
    • Family Responsibilities
      • Families are responsible for the supervision of their swimmers - coaches are focused on getting the next group of swimmers into the pool deck and will NOT be providing supervision for the swimmers hanging out waiting for their events.
      • Young swimmers cannot just be dropped off at BTC Tent and be on their own - families need with to be with their young swimmers at all times, except when an event is happening of course .
      • Families are expected to buy or borrow a program to know the event order of the session + the events in which swimmer in entered; please be sure to write the events #, heat#, & lane # on swimmer's arm with a sharpie - older swimmers can help. 



    Entries & Participation

    • Entries
      • TBD
    • We CANNOT make changes! 
      • Entries were selected based on a combination of swimmer availability, how BTC can best maximize team points for the championship, and events the coaches & your swimmer felt s/he should swim.
      • We completely understand that life happens, but please try not be be the cause of a relay team being unable to swim - three teammates left standing on the pool deck will be very sad.
      • If a swimmer doesn't show up for an event, we also forfeit the fee and the opportunity to let another swimmer compete in that event.
    • If you need to discuss your participation with Coach Marisa ... 


    • Healthy Swimmers
      • Swimmers, please stay hydrated, eat well, and get plenty of rest this week!
    • Get Excited!
      • Posters will be hung at the BTC Tent!
    • Gear
      • Swimmer must wear a BTC cap! Please get your BTC caps this week during BTC office hours; we will also have an emergency supply at the meet.
      • Swimmer should wear BTC Swimsuit if owned.
      • Swimmer should wea BTC Swim team T-shirt.
      • BTC will not be selling goggles - please be sure you have a backup pair; there will also be a vendor selling goggles & other swim gear.



    2019 Results - Reference Only!

    TBD for 2021 VSA Times & USA Swimming Registered Swimmers!

    • VSA Championship meet is an approved New England Swimming meet. This means that results from this meet can be loaded into SWIMS (USA Swimming platform).
    • BTC has already paid the $5 fee for EACH swimmer to cover this new feature.
    • If you are already a USA Swimming registered swimmer:
      • Please check-in with the VSA Meet Director and provide either your USA Swimming ID # or your name with middle initial so VSA can pull up your membership and have your times for this meet loaded into SWIMS.
    • If you are considering swimming this winter and want to register with USA Swimming:



    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 4-6years
      • Confident in the water
      • Can swim ½ length of the pool unassisted
      • Has a desire to be on a competitive team
      Beginners 5-10years
      • 1 lap of freestyle
      • 1 lap of backstroke
      Intermediate 9-13years
      • 2 laps each of freestyle + backstroke
      • 1 lap each of breaststroke + butterfly
      Advanced 11-18years
      • 2 laps of each stroke
      • Ability to handle the practices


      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 -




      We understand that summer swim team isn't the only thing on family calendars so we want to work with you to find a schedule that best allows your swimmer(s) to feel part of the team while still being able to participate in other interests.  It's OK to miss a week or two of swim to go to summer camp .   

      For practice, swimmers can wear any competitive swimsuit & cap; the BTC Team Swimsuit & Cap are for the meets. 

      June 21 - July 30

      Monday – Friday 

      • 8:00-9:30am  Advanced
      • 9:30-10:30am  Intermediate
      • 10:30-11am  Beginner
      • 11-11:30am  Junior

      Monday and Wednesday Evening Practice Option

      • 5:00-6:00pm Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner (no Junior)
      • ONLY for swimmers unable to attend morning session due to camp, job, appts. etc.

      "Friday Fun Day" Practice 

      • Each practice group will participate in fun relays, games, and team building activities.
      • A prepackaged breakfast snack will be provided at the end of each practice.

      Practice Cancellation Policy 

      • If practice is cancelled, we will notify swim team families via email the morning of.
      • Thunderstorms & /or lightning- No practice!
      • If it is raining, please bring exercise + casual clothes - we will focus on dryland activities & exercises.
      • If something unexpected happens, we will do our  best to provide an update on the status of practice in a timely manner.




        SignUpGenius - Please Volunteer

        BTC Swim Team Volunteering

         families are required to work volunteer assignments at every meet, all season!


        • It takes over 70 people to run a successful home swim meet!
        • Each family will select a volunteer task or be assigned a job at each meet, home & away!
        • For home meets, each family is expected to contribute to the Home Meet Snack Bar - our ONLY fundraising for the special events & activities!

        Typical volunteer assignments

        • Timing (use stopwatch to record times)
        • Home Meet Snack Bar (team fundraiser)
        • 50-50 Raffle (home meets only, 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)
        • BTC Swim Team Volunteering
        • SignUpGenius - Please Volunteer

        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.
        • 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!
        • New families welcome - it's a great way to meet everyone, and we could really use the extra help!

        Please use the SignUpGenius system to select a volunteer role!



        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.

        BTC Team Swimsuits are not required, but help promote team unity! Most families get one BTC Team Swimsuit & wash it out between the Tues. & Thurs. meets.  Swimmers can wear any competitive swimsuits to practices. Silicone BTC Swim Caps are available for $12.

        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 the swimmers and the families!

        Regular Season Meets, June-July

        • Tuesdays and Thursdays
        • 4:45pm: Arrival for Home Meets
        • 5:00pm: Arrival for Away Meets
        • 6:00pm: Start Time
        • 8:00pm: Approximate End Time


        2019 Champlain Valley Swim League Championship Meet - REFERENCE ONLY


        2019 Vermont Swim Association Championship Meet - REFERENCE ONLY

        • Swimmer MUST have participated in 3 meets (can include CVSL Championship)!
        • Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC), White River Junction, VT
        • White River Junction Hotels - TripAdvisor - White River Junction, or use your favorite hotel booking app
        • In prior years, there has been a shuttle between UVAC and nearby hotels + 340 N. Hartford Rd, White River Junction, VT
        • VSA 19 Meet Invite/Full Meet Info 

        Meet Entries
        Please help the coaches, your swimmer(s), and the entire BTC Swim Team family by carefully reading the following information about how the swim meet entries work and the essential role the swim team families play in preparing for the meets.

        Meet Entries 101

        This is what coaches have for the 2019 Projected Meet Attendance based on the swimmer info forms 2019 Projected Meet Attendance 

        If summer plans have changed and your swimmer is either able or unable to participate in a swim meet vs. what is listed on this chart, please let Coach Marisa know ASAP.

        • Marisa Cardin email Coach Marisa if more than 48 hours before a meet!
        • 610.952.8060 text or call Coach Marisa if fewer than 48 hours before a meet!

        The coaches REALLY need your cooperation with proactive communication about any changes in meet attendance - thank you!

        2021 SWIM TEAM FEES




        Swimmer is a BTC member
        $220 1st Swimmer in family
        $200 2nd Swimmer in family
        $175 3rd Swimmer in family
        $145 4th Swimmer in family
        Swimmer is a BTC Member:
        Long Course*
        $140 Fee per Swimmer


        Swimmer is not a BTC member $325  

        Long Course Non-Member* $180  

        Fee includes a Team T-shirt! 

        During the lead up to the start of the season, 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.             







        2018 Swim Team Photos




      Team Swimsuit





      If you were not able to attend a try on session, please measure & size your swimmer using:

      Female Swimsuit Sizing

      Male Swimsuit Sizing

      * BTC Team Swimsuits are not required, but help promote team unity! Most families get one BTC Team Swimsuit & wash it out between the Tues. & Thurs. meets.  Swimmers can wear any competitive swimsuits to practices. 

      Silicone BTC Swim Caps available for $12.





      • 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 (4-18) & 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. 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. 

      BTC Swim Team FAQs 

      BTC Summer Swim Meets 101

      Summer Swim Dual Meet Event Order

      Home Meet Snack Bar 101