WHO CAN BE A MEMBER OF THE BLAIRWOOD SWIM TEAM?

Blairwood SwimAmerica Swim Team swimmers must:

  1. -be between the ages of 4 and 18 as of June 1st

  2. -be a member of Blairwood (individual summer memberships are available, see below)

  3. -be able to swim freestyle and backstroke

  4. -attend a tryout for evaluation by a coach (new members only)


TRYOUTS

Tryouts for new swimmer are usually held in March at the Blairwood Indoor Pool. For more information, please call the Swim Office at 502-426-8820 or email the office at blairwoodswima@aol.com


Swimmers who have previously participated on the Blairwood Swim Team or Blairwood Stroke School or are USA Swimmers do not need to attend a tryout session. The tryout sessions are designed to properly evaluate and place new swimmers in the best group for them, depending upon their age and ability. 


BLAIRWOOD MEMBERSHIP

Annual and summer Blairwood memberships are available for Families or Individuals. Swimmers on the Blairwood Summer Swim Team who are not already members may purchase a Summer Youth Single Membership (2019 rate: $125). Children 12 years and older may be left at the club without a parent/guardian. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 


For more information on Blairwood Membership, please contact the Blairwood Membership Office at (502) 426-8820 or go to the Blairwood website.


PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Parent volunteering is required by all of our swim team parents. If everyone participates to cover volunteer positions, you will not need to volunteer at every meet. Therefore, it is important that you sign up to volunteer when you can.


Parents should complete the Meet Attendance/Volunteer Form to indicate which meets they could work and their volunteer position preferences. Before meets, parents will need to sign up for Volunteer Positions through our online sign-ups (links will be emailed prior to meets). For descriptions of volunteer positions go to our Volunteer page.


SWIM TEAM FEES

In addition to club membership fees, swimmers must pay a Swim Team Registration Fee. The Swim Team fee covers the cost of practices, swim meets, social events, team t-shirt, latex swim cap and awards.


TEAM UNIFORMS & APPAREL

BLAIRWOOD TYR suits, latex caps, silicone caps, sweatshirts and backpacks will be available at Swimville USAMeets are outdoors so swimmers may want to invest in tinted or reflective goggles. Note: A latex cap and t-shirt are included with the registration fee. Additional team latex caps and t-shirts must be purchased and are available at the Swim Office.

REGISTRATION

2019 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Questions? Contact the Swim Team Office at 502-426-8820.