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!
Meet Our Coaches
Head Coach: Graham Boyle
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!
Meet Our Volunteer Leadership
Lauren Byrd has a Senior swimmer on the team who has been an assistant coach and volunteer for the team for the past two summers and a Blue Streak for 8 years. Lauren grew up swimming for Shenandoah and year round with Poseidon. She’s a fourth grade teacher and enjoys mountain biking, paddling, and of course swimming. Go Blue Streaks!
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
Kristen has a 13 year old son who swims at Bon Air. She grew up swimming in Chesterfield, and went on to swim in college. She has coached summer league teams in the past, and is excited to use her swimming knowledge to help the Blue Streaks. She works full time as a Physical Therapist.
Marketing and Fundraising: Catherine Rafferty
Catherine has an Intermediate daughter, Junior son, and 2-year-old future blue streak daughter! She has no personal experience swimming, but has grown to love swim team watching her children swim over the past 6 years. Catherine works in tech at a bank, and is a Bon Air native.
Swim Registration: Heather Bumgarner
Heather Bumgarner has a Mite daughter and has spent the past three summers at the BACA pool. She’s a UVA/VCU grad, enjoys a good book, and loves traveling to any beach with sunny weather! She teaches STEAM at Crestwood Elementary School and seeing Monarchs at the pool is the best!
Spirit Wear: Stacey Donovan
Stacey has two daughters, a 12 year old Junior and a 10 year old Midget. She grew up in the Bon Air area and has been a member of BACA for several years. Stacey is a VA Tech graduate and loves seeing live music and reading/listening to a good book. She works as a Senior Underwriter for an insurance company.
Social: Katie Burgess and Kristen Grayson
Katie has 9 year old twins swimming for the Blue Streaks this year. Katie works as a school librarian at Spring Run Elementary School and has lived in Bon Air for five years. She lives in the Crestwood Farms neighborhood and has enjoyed meeting new people through being a member of BACA.
Kristen’s 8 year old son Luke has been swimming for Bon Air for three years. Kristen is a former nurse, but now a working artist. Most days she can be found painting in her home studio or at YellowDoor Studio here in Bon Air. When she’s not painting, she’s poolside with her sister, Katie Burgess 👆🏻, corralling the cousins.
Training Documentation: Lynne Daley
Lynne has a 14 year-old daughter, Helen, who is an intermediate swimmer at Bon Air. Helen learned to swim at Bon Air pool as a toddler! Lynne works in the field of training and development and loves helping people to learn. Look for Helen as a gate attendant and Lynne as a frequent Clerk of Course at the pool this summer.
Blue Streaks Swim Team FAQ
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.
Fees, Registration & Team Attire
2021 Swim Team Fees
|Swimmer Also on Dive Team||$165.00|
|15-18 year old Swimmer||$30.00|
Non- Member Rate
|Swimmer Also on Dive Team||$295.00|
Note: Discounts are available for families with 4 or more swimmers. Contact the Aquatics VP for more details.
Online registration is available for 2021. Registration closes June 16, 2021
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.
|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**
7/19 – 7/20
Champs practice only
|M, T, W, R, F
|Mites, Midgets||9:00-10:00 am|
|Juniors, Intermediates & Seniors||10:00-11:00 am|
|M, W, R
|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.
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.
RMAL Swim Championships
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
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.
Descriptions for each position can be found below (tap or scroll over each position to see the description).