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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. 



Spring/Summer Season Swimmer of the Meet

                      Piranhas Swim Club's Invitational

                       DEV- Mila Pierce

                       AG/J- Luke Friendshuh

                       SEN- Alex Friendshuh










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

'23 U.S. Open

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.

A Glossary of Swim Terms!


Here is a list of swim terms every competitive swimmer should know!!

  1. Active Recovery – This is a low-intensity exercise that swimmers perform after a strenuous swim to help their recovery.

  2. Assisted Swimming – This refers to swimming with a buoyancy aid or other equipment that helps with proper body positioning.

  3. Backstroke -A type of swimming stroke in which the swimmer swims while on their back using alternating, circular arm movements and flutter kicks.

  4. Balance -Balance is maintaining the body’s equilibrium and stability while swimming.

  5. Bilateral Breathing -A type of breathing technique in which a swimmer alternates their breathing between the left and right sides. This type of breathing helps to improve the swimmer’s balance while in the water.

  6. Breaststroke – This is a type of swimming stroke in which a swimmer’s body is facing down, and their arms move in a half-circular motion as they kick their legs simultaneously in a frog kick. It is a slow stroke that allows the swimmer to swim with their head above water

  7. Butterfly -A swimming technique similar to breaststroke with the swimmer facing the water. The stroke involves moving one’s arms in unison forward and above the water while performing dolphin kicks with their legs.

  8. Circle Swim -A method of sharing a single lane with multiple swimmers by staying on the right side of the swim lane and moving in a counterclockwise direction

  9. Distance per stroke -Distance per stroke measures how far a person has traveled, in meters or yards, based on the number of forward strokes they have performed.

  10. Dolphin Kick -A swimming technique in which swimmers move their legs together in an up-and-down movement, similar to the swimming movements of a dolphin. This type of kick is part of the butterfly stroke.

  11. Flutter Kick -A type of kick in which the swimmer uses short yet fast, up-and-down movements of the legs. The swimmer alternates legs with the direction of the kick, starting at the hip.

  12. Flip Turn -A fast and efficient technique in which a swimmer changes their direction at the end of a lane by executing a somersault underwater and pushing off the wall.

  13. Freestyle -A swimming category in which the swimmer can choose any stroke, except for backstroke in a triathlon or medley.

  14. Glide -A period where the swimmer propels themselves smoothly forward while maintaining a streamlined form and without kicking arm strokes or movement of the head or body.

  15. Goggles -Eyewear protects a swimmer’s eyes from chlorine or other irritants. Goggles may also improve the swimmer’s vision underwater and may have polarized lenses to protect from sun glare when swimming outdoors.

  16. Kickboard -This training aid is beneficial in helping swimmers adjust to being in the water with kick exercises and hip positioning.

  17. Kick -The moving of a swimmer’s legs to create propulsion.

  18. Lane lines – These are the dividers between swimming lanes to keep swimmers separated and prevent accidental collisions.

  19. Lap Swimming -Swimming up and down the length of the pool with one lap equaling the length.

  20. Fast Skin suit – This form-fitted swimsuit that swimmers wear during competitions to improve performance and reduce drag.

  21. Swim Cap -A form-fitted cap that protects the swimmer’s hair from chlorine and helps to reduce drag.

BAC Alumni

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

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