Swim Team Info
2024 BHAC Sharks Swim Team Information

Friday, April 19: Registration opens- Returning swim team members only

Monday, May 13: Registration is open for new swim team members that have completed a swim evaluation. 

ALL NEW 10 and under swimmers (have not swam on BHAC Swim Team in previous seasons) must complete a swim evaluation prior to registering for the team.  This includes those who swam on pre-team last year. If a new swimmer registers prior to evaluation and does not make the team, refunds will not be issued until September.

NEW FAMILIES interested in their children trying out for swim team:

  • Kids will be required to complete an evaluation which will determine if they are placed/ready for swim team or pre-team.
  • Swim team requirements – any BHAC children 4-18 are eligible for swim team provided they can swim a full length of freestyle and backstroke (doesn’t have to be perfect or even pretty…that’s why you join the team!) comfortably without assistance.
  • If they are 9 and under, and not quite ready for swim team – we have a pre-team with a requirement of swimming the width of the dive well in freestyle and backstroke, comfortably without assistance and can tread water in the deep end.

If you should have any questions regarding BHAC swim team, please contact our Swim Team reps Laura and Kristen

Please note – refunds for registered swimmers will only be issued until June 1, 2024.

 

BHAC Practice Schedules

After school practice schedule starting Wednesday, May 15th:

8 and under:     4:30-5:00
9/10:                5:00-6:00
11 and up:        6:00-7:30

Beginning Monday, June 10th practice times will be as follows:

13 and up:        7:00-8:30
11/12:              8:15-9:45
9/10:                9:45-10:45
8 & under A:    10:45-11:15
8 & under B:    11:15-11:45

Clinic:              11:45-12:15

Pre-Team:       12:30-1:00

** Coaches will determine 8 and under groupings based on ability/skill level/age prior to June 12th

 

2024 Meet Schedule

6/7: Blue and White Meet @ BHAC

 

2024 NSSL Dual Meets

6/20: @Beachwood

6/24: Farmington Glen   

6/27: Heart of the Hills    

7/1:  @Forest Hills   

7/8: Surf- Senior Night

7/11: @Cranbrook

 

Final Meets:

B Finals: Saturday, July 20 @ Surf 

A Finals: Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 @ BWRA

 

Mini Meets:

6/15:  9/10 Mini Meet @FGAC

6/22:  8 and Under Mini Meet @WAC

6/29: 11 and Up Mini Meet @BHAC8 and Under Mini Meet @WAC

** Please note: these dates/times for practices and meets are subject to change.

 

If you should have any questions regarding BHAC swim team, contact our Swim Team reps Laura and Kristen
The Varsity Shop is once again our supplier for all team suits, spirit wear, and fun BHAC apparel.  Please check out our online store and place your orders ASAP. You have ONE week to place your order! This is one of the best selections we have ever had!! The online store will close on Wednesday night, May 15 at midnight! Many new exciting items this year and the kids will love them! BHAC Crocs, BHAC crop tops, a cool NEW BHAC hoodie sweatshirt that everyone will want, and SO much more!! Please check out the link below – you don’t want to miss out!! There is something for everyone – kids, teens, and adults! If you are uncertain about sizes, please take your child to The Varsity Shop. It is HIGHLY recommended that you have your swimmer(s) try on all team suits at Varsity Shop, before purchase. They have many samples and most sizes available to try on. Please don’t delay and place your order for cool swag today! Orders should arrive by June 13.
Varsity Shop Online Store Link
Coaching Staff

Head Coach:

Tom Warnica  

I can’t believe I’m heading into my 15th summer as the BHAC head coach. I’ve been teaching 7th grade Math and coaching the swim teams at Derby Middle School for the close to 30 years. I’ve also been coaching in the NSSL for almost as long. I swam competitively for 12 years with teams at Heart of the Hills Swim Club, OLY, and Rochester Adams HS before moving on to my freshman year at Oakland University where I was an All-American. Outside of the pool I am a huge Detroit sports fan and enjoy watching football and hockey in the winter and Tigers baseball in the summer. A fun fact that most people don’t know about me is that during my first year swimming at HHSC, when I was 7 yrs old, I was disqualified in every meet swimming the 25 Butterfly – UNTIL the last meet which was at BHAC! I’m really excited about our upcoming season and can’t wait to spend the summer with the great swimmers and families at BHAC!

Assistant Coaches:

Steve Drinkert

Hi everyone.  This is coach Steve.  Here is some information about me – I recently completed my 23rd year of teaching for the Dearborn Public Schools.  I’ve also completed over 20 years of coaching swimming in the vicinity of Birmingham, plus coached for many summer swim seasons in the area.  If memory serves me correctly, this will be my seventh season coaching at BHAC.  This is a great group of swimmers, coaches, and parents to work with.  I look forward to meeting the new swimmers and parents.  To the returning swimmers and parents, I have been working on my puns since last summer.

To wrap up my bio, I wanted to share some words of wisdom that came from an ancient Greek philosopher named Mediacrates.  He said, “In the world of gallons, be a litre.”

Laura Jamieson

Once a shark, always a shark. I started coaching for BHAC in 2019, but my time as a shark started LONG before that! I was 4 years old (1995!) when I started swimming for BHAC for the pre-team. That was when they had “C’ Finals for the pre-teamers! We swam across the deep end with older swimmers cheering us on. I swam for the sharks for 13 summers (ages 5 to 18) and loved every minute of it. I made lifelong friends and still have a record! When it’s not summer and I’m not on the pool deck I am teaching Language Arts at Van Hoosen Middle School in Rochester. I enjoy going to workout at AKT, hanging out with friends and family, and cheering on the Detroit sports teams. As a kid, I always looked forward to spending everyday at BHAC. As an adult, I can say that it still makes me happy! I can’t wait to spend the summer with all the families at BHAC.

Carrie Drinkert

 

Handbook

We have updated and attached our 2023 BHAC Swim Team Handbook.  This is a great resource for new swim families that are trying to navigate the first year of swim team.  There are lot of events and meets that take place over an 8 week period of time, and this will help provide an overview of our team and what to expect at a typical swim meet and throughout the season.  On the last page, we have included a list of our meets with all the start/warmup/arrival times.  Please refer to this or team snap schedule to see when/where each meet will take place. 

Download the Handbook




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