BSL Announces Early Bird Summer League Tune Up Program
The Birmingham Swim league will be offering an Early Bird Summer Tune-Up Clinic to help rec league summer swimmers get back in touch with the great sport of swimming. We will be working on competitive skills including but not limited to: Dives, Stroke Technique, Turns, and Kicking. Swimmers must have summer league team experience to participate in this program. This program will be at the Wald Park pool for swimmers ages 6-12.
Early Bird Registration Form and Information
Class Dates -
April 7th to May 1st 4:00PM - 4:30PM OR 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Classes are 2 days a week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs) for 4 weeks for a total of 8 classes.
Freeman Receives Spain Park Finley Award
Will Freeman came back from the Southeastern Championships to another pleasant surprise Monday morning at school.
Read all about it and check out the video here.
2014 Short Course SE Championships
Multiple BSL team records fell at the recent Southeastern Swimming Championships held in Nashville, TN. Graduating senior, Will Freeman, reset three of his own senior team records (500 free, 1650 free, 1000 free [split from mile]) with times of 4:27.17, 15:37.13, and 9:25.66, and set a new team record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:49.45 (old rec 1:50.42 Brendan Coyne `98). Up and coming freshmen Rachel Cunningham and Sadler McKeen also made their mark. Rachel reset her 15-16 100 breast with a time of 1:04.17, and set a new team record in the 15-16 200 breast with a time of 2:17.65 (old rec 2:19.40 Mabry Fiddler `97). Sadler set new 13-14 standards in the 100 back with a time of 53.59 (old rec 55.21 Corey Holmes `09) and in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.60 (old rec 1:58.60 Jason Baxter circa `97).
Two medley relay team records were also set. The senior girls relay of Genny Pittman, Rachel Cunningham, Maddie Wohlfarth, and Anna Moers swam a time of 3:51.25 (old rec 3:55.76 Golden, Sellers, Kraus, Woods `05). The 13-14 girls relay of Nicole Smith, Haley Burt, Linda Jaimes, and Abby Williamson swam a time of 4:06. 58 (old rec 4:09.17 Golden, Culp, Kraus, Woods `03).
NEW STEPPING STONE TIMES ACHIEVED:
GOLD - Rachel Cunningham, Will Freeman, and Sadler McKeen
SILVER - Rachael Brooks, Noah Cheak, Rachel Cunningham, Ross Garrett, Jason Hsu, Edward Huang, Nathaniel Knox, Mason Mathias, Sadler McKeen, and Sarah Petznick
BRONZE - Rachael Brooks, Haley Burt, Noah Cheak, Will Freeman, James Hoyt, Edward Huang, Caleb Knox, Nathaniel Knox, Grayson Long, Mason Mathias, Alli Smith, and Abby Williamson
SEQT - Rachael Brooks
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2014 BSL SPRING AWARDS SOCIAL
The BSL Awards Social has been scheduled for May 4th!
SIGN UP ONLINE HERE TO ATTEND
BUBBLE DOWN 2014 INFORMATION CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
2014 Central District Championships
Lots of new Stepping Stone Times achieved this past weekend at the Central District Championships host at Auburn University. Keep up the sat swimming as we approach the Southeastern Championships this coming weekend in Nashville, TN.
NEW BSL STEPPING STONE TIMES:
SEQT - Laure Crabtree, Hanna Brook Gibbons, James Hoyt, Caleb Knox, Will Lawrence, Ward Lockhart, Max Parker, Holden Patterson, Mary Claire Shingleton, Edie Smith
BLUE - Hanna Brook Gibbons, Charles Hoyt, James Hoyt, Mia Karle, Will Lawrence, Max Parker, Holden Patterson, Gaston Petznick, Caroline Rice, Ashley Shanks, Mary Claire Shingleton, Sam Thornton
RED - Isabel Burgess, Riley Early, Mary Elizabeth Harrison, Charles Hoyt, James Hoyt, Caroline Lawrence, Addy McCraw, Holden Patterson, Elise Swindle, Nicholas Tavakoli
WHITE - Catherine Grace Couch, Riley Early, Charles Hoyt, Holden Patterson, Amanda Sall, Julia Sasser, Alexa Smith, Elise Swindle
Spring and Summer 2014 Meets and Events
Spring and Summer will be here before we know it, so here is some information that will help in your planning for all the swimming fun!
SUMMER MEET SCHEDULE AND OTHER BSL EVENTS
SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Swim Your Heart Out Invite
With championship meets just a couple of weeks away, BSL took advantage of the tune up opportunities this past weekend at the HBT and CTA Swim Your Heart Out Invitational. Many new Southeastern cuts and other stepping stone times were made, as well as one new team record. Haley Burt set a new 11-12 girls team record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:37.19 (old rec 2:39.37 Mallory Mathias `07).
NEW BSL STEPPING STONE TIMES ACHIEVED:
SILVER - Sadler McKeen
BRONZE - Haley Burt, Edward Huang, Nathaniel Knox, Wilson McCraw
SEQT - Isabel Blish, Rachael Brooks, Alexandra Carlson, Lauren Crabtree, Rachel Cunningham, Bella Doll, Edward Huang, Caleb Knox, Will Lawrence, Alaina Long, Holden Patterson, Elise Swindle
BLUE - Rachael Brooks, Adeline Carroll, Lauren Crabtree, Hanna Brook Gibbons, Caleb Knox, Rachel Lebo, Alaina Long, Max Parker, Holden Patterson, Gaston Petznick, Edie Smith, Abby Brown Strohmeier, Mackenzie Yoakum
RED - Max Breeden, Noah Cheak, Hanna Brook Gibbons, Charles Hoyt, Mia Karle, Will Lawrence, Rachel Lebo, Alaina Long, Max parker, Gaston Petznick, Joseph Williams
WHITE - Max Breeden, Adeline Carroll, James Hoyt, Jason Hsu, Wilson McCraw, Holden Patterson, Gaston Petznick, Caroline Rice, Abby Brown Strohmeier, Grace Uldrich
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2014 Short Course Championship Meets
Get ready for the short course championships meets! Here's all the info:
Central District Meet Information
Sign Up for Districts Here
Southeastern Swimming Championships Meet Information
Southeastern Qualifying times
Check with your group coach to sign up for Southeasterns!
Dynamo Eastern Classic
BSL participated in the prestigious Dynamo Eastern Classic the weekend of January 18-20 and took 4th place behind Dynamo's A, B, and C teams. With great teams in attendance like Colorado Stars, North Texas Nadadores, Gwinnett Aquatics, and Baylor Swim Club, BSL had some great competition and close races. Coming off some tough holiday training, BSL swimmers showed great resolve and consistently got hands on the wall in front of competitors in close races. One BSL team record was broken by Haley Burt in the 11-12 50 backstroke with a time of 29.00 (old rec 29.16 Genny Pittman `08).
NEW STEPPING STONE TIMES ACHIEVED:
BRONZE - Wilson McCraw
SEQT - Sydney Biswal, Alexandra Carlson, Lauren Crabtree, Grayson Long, Sarah Petznick
BLUE - Sydney Biswal, Isabel Blish, Max Breeden, Lauren Crabtree, Alaina Long, Grayson Long, Luke McKay, Mary Claire Shingleton, Edie Smith
RED - Birch Ely, Alaina Long, Grayson Long, Rachel Morris, Gaston Petznick, Will Ponce, Ashwin Revanna
WHITE - Lily Blish, Max Breeden, Hanna Brook Gibbons, Ward Lockhart, Dana Mays, Luke McKay, Gaston Petznick, Alexa Smith, Hunter Whitehurst
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