Swimming

120,000 gallons of refreshing water waiting for you in our 4 lane, 27 yard pool complete with a slide and diving board! Club members can take advantage of a full summer schedule of pool activities including: BSTC Sharks swim team for ages 18 and under, group swim lessons and private lessons given by top instructors, daily lap swim times, or the chance to just kick back and relax poolside while enjoying a sunny day along the Front Range.  Swim team and lessons are open to non members as well. Please visit the Registration page for details on how to create your access to our system prior to registering for any lessons.

You will find 120,000 gallons of refreshing water waiting for you in our 4 lane, 27 yard pool complete with a slide and diving board! Our pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Open Swim Hours

  • Monday – Thursday – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Adult Lap Swim

Adult Lap swim is available Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Combo Lap Swim

Combo Lap swim (1/2 pool roped off for lap swim the other for play)  is available 11:00AM – 12:00PM and 5:00PM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Private swim lessons are available beginning June 5th. These are excellent for students who require more individual attention or more targeted work on a specific skill. Price is $25 per 30 minute individual private lesson for members and $35 for non-members. Designated private lesson time will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 10 and noon and must be confirmed with the BSTC Swim Director prior to lesson’s start. You may also choose to do a single drop-in lesson during open swim hours, depending on instructor availability and available pool space.

Please contact our Swim Director, Lauren Bortnowski, at bstc.swimteam@gmail.com to inquire about private lessons.

BSTC is pleased to offer 4 sessions of swim lessons with 5 levels of swimmer ability.  Each of the first 3 sessions consists of 12 half hour lessons over three weeks.Classes are held Monday – Thursday. If there is a major holiday during a week, or if there is a rain date, classes will be made up on Fridays. Rates are $55 per session for members and $65 per session for non-members.

The fourth session consists of 8 half hour lessons over two weeks. Classes are held Monday thru Thursday. Rates for Session 4 are $40 per session for members and $50 per session for non-members.

Registration for group lessons is available to members and non-members. Please visit the Registration page for details on how to create your access to our system prior to registering for any lessons.

Level Descriptions:

Level 1 – Introduction to water:  This class is for children who have had little or no experience in the water. Skills introduced include blowing bubbles, putting head underwater, front and back floats with assistance, kicking, and introductory arm movements. Level 1: 10:30 – 11:00 am – SIGN UP

Level 2 –Floating and Beginning Strokes: This class is for children who have either passed level one or are comfortable in the water and can float on their front and back. Skills taught include front and back floats without assistance. Skills introduced include freestyle and backstroke basics. Level 2: 10:30 – 11:00 am  SIGN UP

Level 3 –Stroke Development: This class is for children who have either passed level two or are able to float on both their front and back without assistance. Skills reinforced include freestyle, backstroke, and side breathing. Skills introduced include diving from the side. Level 3: 10:00 – 10:30 am  SIGN UP

Level 4 –Stoke Refinement: This class is for children who have either passed level three or are able to swim both freestyle and backstroke for a distance of 15 meters each. Skills taught include breaststroke and butterfly fundamentals. Skills refined include front and back crawl and diving from the side. Level 4: 10:00 – 10:30 am  SIGN UP

Level 5 –Preparation for Competitive Swimming: This class is for children who have either passed level four or are able to swim both freestyle and backstroke a distance of 25 meters each. Skills taught include competitive turns, dives from starting block when ready, and refinement of all four competetive strokes.Level 5: 10:00 – 10:30 am  SIGN UP

Having Trouble Deciding on a Class? To arrange an appointment for an assessment of your child’s swimming skills for proper placement in our lesson program, please speak with one of the BSTC instructors or the Swim Director at 832.755.1818.

** Classes may be combined or separated due to class size or ability at the discretion of the swim lesson coordinator. Courses must meet the minimum class size in order to prevent combination.

Session Dates:

Session 1: May 30 – June 15

Session 2: June 19 – July 7

Session 3: July 10 – July 27

Session 4: July 31 – August 10

Session Times:

Level 1: 10:30 – 11:00 am

Level 2: 10:30 – 11:00 am

Level 3: 10:00 – 10:30 am

Level 4: 10:00 – 10:30 am

Level 5: 10:00 – 10:30 am

BSTC Sharks Swim Team

The Broomfield Swim and Tennis Club (BSTC) Sharks are proud to be a part of the Boulder Valley Summer Swim League. Our mission is to give young swimmers aged 5-18 a way to stay fit, have fun, and further develop their skills in the pool and out.  We are committed as a coaching staff to providing a welcoming, positive environment for all participants and guiding each swimmer on the journey to achieving their personal goals. Whether your athlete wants to get more comfortable performing a particular stroke or skill, to improve on some best times, or simply to get outside in the sunshine and make friends, every swimmer will be valued and given the highest quality instruction and feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach and Team Director, Lauren Bortnowski at bstc.swimteam@gmail.com.

Please join us for another great season of Sharks Swimming!

*Training groups will be determined by a swimmer’s age as of May 15th.  New swimmers ages 8 and under are more than welcome to join us, but we ask that they attend a brief in-water assessment just prior to the beginning of the season to confirm their comfort and safety in the pool.

*Any year round USA Club swimmers are restricted from participating in a USA sanctioned meet after October 31st of the previous year.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

May 30th – July 22nd at BSTC

  • Ages 8 & under – Monday through Thursday 9:00-9:50 AM
  • Ages 9-10, 11-12  Monday, Wednesday 8:00-8:55 AM & Tuesday, Thursday 7:00-7:45 PM
  • Ages 13-14, 15 – 18  Monday, Wednesday 6:30-7:55 AM  (Dryland warm-up for first 10 min) & Tuesday, Thursday 7:45-8:45 PM
  • Fridays 8-10 AM – All Sharks welcome for combined in-pool practice, field games, and pre-meet festivities.

MEET SCHEDULE

  • June 3, 2017 @ Boulder Barracudas – 21st and Spruce St., Boulder, CO
  • June 10, 2017 @ BSTC vs. Fox Hill @ BSTC (HOME)
  • June 17, 2017 @ BSTC vs. Ranch Country Club @ BSTC (HOME)
  • June 12, 2017 – Pentathlon (optional) @ Fox Hill Country Club 1400 East Highway 119, Longmont
  • June 24, 2017 @ MESA – University of Colorado Rec Center, Boulder, CO
  • June 27, 2017 – Hot Shot/Long Shot (optional) – @ Rock Creek Flyers
    1650 Indiana Street, Superior
  • July 1, 2017 – Bye
  • July 8, 2017 @ (GLEN) Meadowglenn
    8150 Everett Street, Arvada, CO
  • July 15, 2017 @ BSTC vs. ELKS
  • July 19, 2017 – League Prelims: 9-10 and 11-12 Age Groups @ VMAC
    5310 E. 136th Ave, Thornton
  • July 20, 2017 – League Prelims: 8 & U, 13-18 Age Groups @ VMAC
    5310 E. 136th Ave, Thornton
  • July 22, 2017 – League Finals @ VMAC
    5310 E. 136th Ave, Thornton

* Locations will be confirmed prior to meets being held.


REQUIRED VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is the foundation of our swim team community.  All families will be required to fulfill at least two volunteering opportunities for the 2017 season.  To view the list of opportunities available and sign up now, please visit our volunteer site.

Coach Lauren Bortnowski
Head Coach/Team Director

Coach Lauren Bortnowski Head Coach/Team DirectorCoach Lauren’s swimming career/adventure began with joining her neighborhood swim team at the age of 10. Though it was mostly just to hang out with friends, she quickly developed a love of the sport that just wouldn’t quit (and still won’t!). She went on to compete as a Texas High School 5A State and Sectional finalist before finishing her career at the University of Denver as sprint freestyle specialist and top three conference finisher. She has enjoyed many years of instructing swimmers of all ages and abilities, most recently fulfilling her passion for coaching as assistant coach for BSTC and age group coach for the Front Range Barracudas. Lauren loves challenging athletes to reach for and exceed their goals and finding ways to keep training fresh and fun. She could not be more excited to be returning this summer as head coach of the BSTC Sharks!  Lauren can be reached at 832-755-1818 or bstc.swimteam@gmail.com.

Coach Kendall Wingfield
Assistant Coach

Wingfield_Kendall.jpgCoach Kendall began her swimming career at the age of 7 for the very team you are now swimming for, the BSTC Sharks! Her time with the Sharks spanned 9 years, after which she decided to join a year round club in Boulder, RACE, where she competed for the duration of her high school career. She swam for Broomfield High School as well, named on both the All-Conference and All-State teams all four years, as well as being part of the medley relay team that won a 4A State Championship and set a 4A State record with an All-American Consideration time. She now swims for Division II Colorado Mesa University where she trains sprint freestyle and breaststroke, and this past season placed 3rd at their conference championships. Currently studying Exercise Science at CMU, she will begin her junior year this fall. She is very enthusiastic to be assisting Coach Lauren this season, and to be back at the pool where her love for the sport began!

 

 

Please visit the Registration page for details on how to create your access to our system prior to registering for swim team.

 

 

 

Please be sure upon registering to also:

  • fill out and email back a BVSSL eligibility form for your swimmer View PDF form
  • PARENTS: sign up for two home meet volunteer shifts at Volunteer site

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Fees for the 2017 Summer Swim season are as follows:

  • BSTC Member – $195 for first swimmer, $180 for second swimmer with a $540 cap for all additional swimmers.
  • BSTC Non-Member – $250 for first swimmer, $230 for second swimmer with a $690 max for all additional swimmers.
  • The fee includes a t-shirt and a silicon cap.

Team Suits: If your swimmer already owns a team suit from seasons past or another blue/black swimsuit, you will not be required to purchase another. However, we will be choosing a new suit for Summer 2017, so please stay tuned for information on how to order.

There’s nothing better than a morning swim in the great outdoors! Please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6 and 7:30 am. This time will be uncoached, though there will be a workout provided for those who’d like a bit more structure to their workout.

The fee will be $55 per participant for unlimited drop-ins (June 13-July 28). There is a minimum of 8 participants needed for this program to move forward, so please tell a friend! Non-members are welcome at a cost of $65.

For questions, please contact Swim Director Lauren Bortnowski at bstc.swimteam@gmail.com.

Please visit the Registration page for details on how to create your access to our system prior to registering for swim team.

 

Details Are in the Works!