The Blue Streaks Swim Team is a great opportunity for children of all ages to be part of a team, improve swimming skills, and make friends.  This summer especially, our kids could all use a constructive outlet for their energy!

  • No swimming experience is necessary for any age level to join, however this year only we do require that swimmers be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) by themselves so that we can keep everyone at a safe distance.
  • Parents new to Swim Team will be welcomed by a “buddy family” to help them learn the ropes.
  • Swim Team is a great team sport that provides both group (relay) and individual competition opportunities, and encourages teammate support.
  • Swim Team offers a very inexpensive summer opportunity for kids to be involved in an activity every day that is engaging and will wear them out!

Head Coach:  Graham Boyle

Hi everyone! My name is Graham Boyle. I’m a sophomore in college and I swim at the Division 1 level at George Mason University, but more importantly I was a Bon Air Blue Streak for 10 years. I am super excited for a summer of fun and fast swimming. Go Blue Streaks!

Assistant Coach: Emma Fenstermacher

Hello!  My name is Emma Fenstermacher and I am pleased to be returning to Bon Air as an assistant coach. I have coached for the past three years and love working with all of the kids. I also swam on the team since being a Goldfish and am now currently a student at Virginia Tech. I’m so excited for this season and know we will have a great summer! Go Blue Streaks!

Assistant Coach: Kaila Hewitt

My name is Kaila Hewitt and I am a year-round swimmer for NOVA and a senior at Trinity Episcopal School.  I have been on the team for 9 years and I cannot wait to work with all of you this summer!

Assistant Coach: Owen DeFrancesca

Hello, my name is Owen DeFrancesca! I am a rising senior at Trinity Episcopal School and a former year-round swimmer at NOVA. I enjoy fishing, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. Can’t wait for a great swim season!

Aquatics VP

Lauren Byrd
[email protected]
804-929-1402

Blue Streaks Swim Team Captains

These parent volunteers have been hard at work organizing activities that make our swim team stronger and better:

  • Swim Rep: Kristen Hicks
  • Marketing and Fundraising: Catherine Rafferty
  • Swim Registration: Heather Bumgarner
  • Spirit Wear: Stacey Donovan and Efa Davis
  • Social:  Katie Burgess and Kristen Grayson

New to Swim Team or just new to BACA?  This FAQ document has a wealth of information to help orient families to our swim team.

Blue Streaks Swim Team FAQs

2021 Swim Team Fees

Member Rate

1 Swimmer $105.00
Sibling Swimmer $95.00
Swimmer Also on Dive Team $165.00
15-18 year old Swimmer $30.00

Non- Member Rate

1 Swimmer $190.00
Sibling Swimmer $175.00
Swimmer Also on Dive Team $295.00

Champs Fee

Each Swimmer $10

Note:  Discounts are available for families with 4 or more swimmers.  Contact the Aquatics VP for more details.

Registration

Online registration is available for 2021.  Registration closes June 16, 2021

Swimsuit Recommendation

The team swimsuit will remain the same as the 2021 season.  All team swimsuits are blue with the “Bon Air” logo.

  • Boys:  Speedo Endurance Jammers
  • Girls:  Speedo Endurance or Jolyn

Order online from Swim & Tri.

Spirit Wear

We have a new Blue Streaks t-shirt design this year, along with our classic Blue Streaks swim caps.  To purchase these items contact Stacey Donovan or Efa Davis (our Spirit Wear Captains).

Age on May 31, 2021 Classification
6 & Under Goldfish
7 & 8 Mites
9 & 10 Midgets
11 & 12 Juniors
13 & 14 Intermediates
15 & up Seniors
Dates Practice Days Age Group Practice Time
School Year 5/24 – 6/16* M, T, W, R, F Juniors, Intermediates & Seniors 4:30-5:15 pm
Mites, Midgets 5:15-6:00 pm
6/1 – 6/16* Goldfish 6:00-6:20 pm
Summer 6/21 – 7/16**
All swimmers
7/19 – 7/20
Champs practice only
M, T, W, R, F
(morning option)
Goldfish 8:30-9:00 am
Mites, Midgets 9:00-10:00 am
Juniors, Intermediates & Seniors 10:00-11:00 am
M, W, R
(evening  option***)
Goldfish 5:00-5:30 pm
Mites, Midgets, Juniors, Intermediates & Seniors 5:30-6:30 pm

* 5/31 – No practice on Memorial Day, 6/17 – No practice due to 1st Swim Meet, 6/18 – No practice for Juneteenth Holiday

** 7/2 – No practice for July 4th Holiday

*** Evening Practice only for those who cannot attend morning practice.  We only have 6 spots available for each group, due to limited capacity of the pool and this being high traffic hours.

Parents will not be permitted on the pool deck during practice in the morning.  There is adequate space outside of the fenced area.  During evening practice, parents will have to be registered through Membersplash to swim in a lane in order to be permitted into the pool area (which will be the requirement for all members wishing to enter the pool area during Phase 2). 

Directions for practice:

  • Health waiver must be signed prior to starting the swim season-this will be available the first practice as well as emailed.  Please do not send any swimmer if they answer yes to any of the health questions on a daily basis.
    • Fever >100.4 or a sense of having a fever?
    • New muscle aches, not attributed to activity?
    • New cough?
    • New shortness of breath?
    • New chills?
    • New sore throat?
    • Within the last 14 days.. have you been exposed to COVID-19 case?
  • Swimmers will enter through the bottom gate at designated time, place items on steps on tape, then proceed to an open tape spot behind lanes. There will be a max of 3 swimmers per lane.  Swimmers will be asked to maintain distance at walls.  Coaches will assist.
  • Swimmers will be released 5 minutes prior to end of practice and exit through the top gate. Please be prompt to pick up your swimmer.
  • BACA items used during practice will be sanitized between use.
Date Opponent Home/Away
6/17/21 Charter Colony Away
6/22/21 Greenfield Home
6/29/21 Stonehenge Away
7/6/21 Brighton Green Home
7/13/21 Surreywood Away

Warm-up Times for Swim Meets

Swimmers are expected to arrive for warm-ups at 4:45 pm for home meets and 5:00 pm for away meets unless otherwise instructed by the coaches.

Swimmers who have a qualifying time, or are BACA’s top swimmers, are invited to swim the annual Richmond Metro Aquatic League (RMAL) championships.

  • Location:  Collegiate Aquatics Center (Swim RVA)
  • Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • Times (from 2019, 2021 may be different):
    • 10 & under:  9:00 am – TBD
    • 11 & older:  2:30 pm – TBD

Cost:  $10 per swimmer

TBD

We have new Spirit Wear this year!

T-shirts are a super soft 60/40 blend, with Adult Sizes Small through X-Large, and Kids Sizes Medium & Large.

  • Adult T-shirts $15
  • Kids T-Shirts $10
  • Coozies $5
  • Latex Swim Caps $4
  • Silicone Swim Caps $10

Stacey and Efa (our Spirit Wear Captains) will be selling these items at some of our after-school swim practices.

Swim Team is Volunteer Powered!

Swim meets are run by the families of the two pools competing.  Without volunteers, we can’t have the meet!

All families must complete 4 volunteer time slots across all of the season meets.  This is per family, not per swimmer.  Families who do not complete their volunteer slots for the season will pay a $100 fee (this may be arranged in advance for families that know they will have unavoidable conflicts).

Families will sign up via Signup Genius for their volunteer shifts.  Links coming soon!

Descriptions for each position can be found below (tap or scroll over each position to see the description).

  • Timer

    Novice

    Three timers are assigned to each lane to independently time the swimmers (a mix of timers from each team).  The computers average the times for each swimmer.

  • Runner

    Novice

    The runners are responsible for bringing DQ slips from the Judges to the
    Referee and then from the Referee to the Table workers.  They also collect the timer
    sheets at the end of each event and bring them to the table workers.

  • Goldfish/Mini-Mite Parent

    Novice

    Keeps the Goldfish (aka Mini-Mites) lined up, and ensures that they stay in the right order as they move from Clerk of Course to the side of the pool for their event.

  • Clerk of Course

    Novice

    The Clerk of Course calls swimmers with a bullhorn to line up for upcoming events in the meet.  The Clerk has a list of swimmers’ names to ensure they are lined up in the right order as they enter the pool deck to wait for their event.

  • Announcer

    Novice

    Announces the progression of events and provides periodic reports on meet results over a loudspeaker.

  • Computer Operator

    Intermediate

    The Computer Operators ensure that the times from the Dolphin timer system are placed correctly in the computer
    program used to score the meet.  They also verify that the times in the computer match the times on the timers’ clipboard sheets and ensuring the DQs are appropriately noted.

    RMAL Training provided and required.

  • Starter

    Intermediate

    The Starter person starts each race, and watches for “false starts” (when a swimmer enters the pool before they were supposed to).

    RMAL Training provided and required.

  • Referee

    Expert

    The referee is responsible for ensuring the meet is run appropriately and
    within the rules.

    RMAL Training provided and required.

  • Strokes and Turn Judges

    Expert

    Strokes and Turns Judges are responsible for ensuring a level playing field (pool) for all swimmers.  They judge whether the swimmers have completed the race legally.  If they observe infractions they raise their hand a fill out a DQ (disqualification) slip.

    RMAL Training provided and required.

This google calendar can be imported by families to ensure that they never miss a swim event!