Welcome Swimmers

We are America's Swim Team!  Learn your limits then exceed them!

BAC exists for its swimmers. Swimmers, you are involved in a great sport that provides a lifetime of opportunity, but you have a present ability to connect with swimmers on your team, regionally, statewide and even nationally--no matter how well your last swim turned out. Please use the information below to learn, to plan and to enjoy this great sport. 


2019-20 Fall/Winter Season Swimmer of the Meets

  • BAC 12 & Under Invite- Ethan Gens, Elsa Oman

  • LFSC Invite- Nick Wieczorek

  • STORM Invite- Ethan Gens, Tyler Guenin, Abby Beckman

  • IFLY Invite- Liam Bergerson

  • RSC Invite- Miguel Francois

  • SHRK Invite- Ethan Gens, Adeline Bertram, Adam Engeldinger

  • NOR Invite- Ethan Gens, Punyakruth Pavuluri, Brenden Lucas

  • BAC Invite- Ethan Gens, Sofia Oman, Adriana Gorter

  • BAC-WI Invite- Adeline Bertram, Abby Beckman

  • HOP Invite- Liam Bergerson

  • NEP Invite- Ethan Gens, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Erika Schroeder

  • PRNH Invite- 

  • NOR MAC-

  • NEP MRC-

  • MN SC State Champ.-

  • Speedo Sect.-

  • ISCA Nat.-

Past Team Award Recipients

  • Competitive Edge

  • Developmental

  • Malena Maxwell BARRACUDA

  • Jeff Lee ROOKIE

  • Molly Quinn-Jensen TECHNIQUE

2019 All-Academic Team

Age Group/Junior                     

Abby Beckman, Tyler Guenin, Brenden Lucas, Morgan Peterson


Aidan Bergerson, Kate Fitzsimmons, Mia Francois, Adriana Gorter, Brandon Gorter, Alex Johnson, Madeleine Johnson, Erika Schroeder, Ana Sorenson, Jenna Sorenson, Shane Swanson, Adam Thornberg

  • Paula Lee SPIRIT

  • Marissa Gardner PERSEVERANCE

  • Jennie Lee ACHIEVEMENT

  • Masters Achievement

  • Jenny Lindberg SCHOLARSHIP

Last Seasons'

Team Award Recipients



Tired of keeping track of all of your times? Then stop doing it! Let USA Swimming track them for you.  Click on the USA Swimming Logo to the left and find all your child's swim times and see how they have grown!



Here you will find age group time standards designed to encourage age group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. These time standards guide you from just starting out in your age group to reaching your highest potential. Start at Level C and work your way up to State Champ or Zone Championship times.

Minnesota Swimming's Age Group Motivational Time Standards

("BRONZE" through "Zone"):

USA Swimming National Time Standards

QBQ way is the BAC way!


The QBQ! concept and method for practicing personal accountability came about as a result of John G. Miller’s 10,000 hours invested over many years in hands-on leadership, sales, change, and team training inside hundreds of organizations. This resulted in material that is real-life and common sense. QBQ! is practical, universal, and timeless because personal accountability applies to people and organizations in every market segment.  Click on the graphic to the right for more QBQ.

Swimmer's Articles


Below are either links to articles or documents of articles that the BAC coaching staff would like our swimmers to read and understand. 


April 12, 2016

The Magic of an Opportunity

Imagine Doc Brown from Back to the Future came up to you and said, "Today you're going to set a world record. The only thing you have to do is race."
You'd swim that day, right? You'd be the first person in the pool, warming-up, excited and ready to swim?
World records aren't broken every day. The opportunity is rare. You'd take advantage of it.

January 24, 2016

What Is A Taper and What Is In It?

The word taper in swimming is a word that we all come to know early in our swimming career. I'm not too sure whether or not we all really know what tapering is and why it is used. The following is a working definition of what we will be covering; a taper is "the reduction of workload during a period immediately prior to a major competition."

January 24, 2016

Mastering Discouragement and Disappointment

If you are a serious athlete and have big dreams to go far in this sport, then there's one thing that I can promise you will always be in your future, right between you and those big dreams: FAILURE. 


That’s right, failure, along with its emotional co-pilots, frustration and disappointment. 

What do I mean by this? The road that you must follow to finally reach your BIG swimming goals will frequently pass through this unpleasant experience with all its uncomfortable emotions. There is really no other way to go from today to your dreams without any number of disappointing setbacks.    

January 24, 2016

Avoid the Biggest Mental Mistake Swimmers Make

The secret to swimming fast under BIG meet pressure is simple to understand and yet so much harder to do: You have to learn to stay physically loose and mentally composed behind the blocks before your races. If you allow yourself to get too nervous pre-race, your muscles will get too tight for you to swim to your potential. What's the biggest cause of out-of-control, pre-race nervousness? FOCUSING ON THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T DIRECTLY CONTROL! Swimmers who go into their events thinking about and/or focusing on these “UCs” or UNCONTROLLABLES will always lose their confidence and get derailed by runaway nerves.

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BAC Alumni

The Who, What and Where are our BAC swimmers competing in the 2017-18 college swim season:

Bloomington Practice Locations


Oak Grove Middle School (OGM) (map)

1300 W 106th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Shakopee Practice Locations


Shakopee West Middle School (WMS) (map)

200 10th Avenue E, Shakopee, MN 55379

Olson Middle School  (OLM) (map)           
4551 102nd St, Bloominton, MN 55437

Shakopee East Junior High School (EJH) (map)
1137 South Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379

Summer Practice Location


Bloominton Familly Aquatic Center (BFAC) (map)

301 E 90th St, Bloomington, MN 55420

SWIM LESSONS: If your child needs swim lessons, please visit the Links page to find the Bloomington and Shakopee Community Education links.  They provide very good swim instruction to prepare your child for competitive swimming.

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