Summer Program Registration Opens Thursday, May 16th

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on May 15 2024 at 09:00AM PDT

Dear Swimmers and Parents,

We are excited to share the details of our BBD Summer Program. Registration for BBD swimmers who completed the 2023-24 season in good standing will open this Thursday, May 16th at noon. If there are any spots remaining, we will open those to new swimmers at a later date. Please read below for further information. If you have any questions specific to your swimmer, please reach out to your child’s head age group coach. Any questions about registration should be directed to the YMCA. Your swimmer must have a current active membership with the YMCA in order to register.

Long Course – 13& Up
The Summer Long Course program is for 13 & over swimmers who intend on swimming long course (50 meter pool) meets. Swimmers ages 15&Up can register for 5 mornings/week of long course (LC) training at the Botsford Swimming Pool located in Livonia. The coaches will require attendance at minimum of 3 LC morning practices/week and as many PM practices as they choose. Swimmers ages 13-14 can register for 2 LC training mornings/week at Botsford (Monday, Wednesday) and must be committed to attending these practices and as many PM practices as they choose. The PM practices are intended as a supplement to the AM practices. For both groups, the first two weeks of practice will be held at Cranbrook Natatorium in the evenings only. Outdoor practices at Botsford in the mornings will begin on June 17th. The coaches expect that swimmers registered for this program will participate in summer meets for which they qualify. Here is the meet schedule.

Summer 2024 – Long Course Meet Schedule
June 14th – 16th Summer Classic Oakland University (OLY)
June 28th- 30th Namesnik Invite (just qualifiers) CW Ann Arbor
July 12th-14th Summer Sizzler Oakland University (OLY)
July 18th – 21st Sectionals (just qualifiers) Ohio State (Columbus Ohio).

Program Details:

13-14 $524.00
CRANBROOK (SC) M-F June 3-7, 6-8pm
CRANBROOK (SC) M-Th June 10- July 18, 5:30-7pm
BOTSFORD (LC) *M/ W ONLY – June 17- July 17, 6-8am

15+ $594.00
CRANBROOK (SC) M-F June 3-7, 6-8pm
CRANBROOK (SC) M-Th June 10- July 18, 5:30-7pm
BOTSFORD (LC) M-F – June 17- July 19, 6-8am
As always, additional meet entry fees will apply.

Short Course – 9-12
Swimmers ages 9-12 may sign up for short course (SC, 25 yard) evening practices at Cranbrook only. These can be a stand-alone program or used to supplement summer swim club training. These swimmers may have the option of signing up for summer-long course meets at the discretion of the coach. This program is intended for experienced swimmers only.

Program Details:
9-12 $450.00
CRANBROOK (SC) M-F June 3-7, 6-7:30pm
CRANBROOK (SC) M-Th June 10- July 18, 5:30-7pm

Registration links will be emailed at noon tomorrow. This program will be running through the Birmingham Family YMCA Registration system, so please direct any questions or technical difficulties to them. Unfortunately, the parent volunteers monitoring the BBD questions email address do not have access to the YMCA Active system as it is separate from the Parent Portal we use for meet entries. In the event the programs fill, please add your swimmer’s name to the waitlist.

Best regards,
BBD Boosters Board and Coaches