- Step 1 -
Choose How Often To Swim
Let's keep things simple. BATS has two swim options based on how often you expect to swim. Swimmers can attend any practice at any location that fits their schedule. At practice, swimmers will be grouped according to their competitiveness and fitness level.
Swim a Lot
Swim as many days a week as you'd like
Swim a Little
Swim one day/week.
- Step 2 -
How many meets per year will you swim?
USA Swimming now has 2 different types of memberships.
The PREMIUM membership ($100/year) allows the swimmer to compete in as many USA swim meets as they desire during the USA Swim year. The FLEX membership ($30/year) limits the swimmer to only two USA Swimming meets during the USA Swim year and does not allow the swimmer to swim in Championship meets.
USA Swim Year is from September 1-August 31
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New swimmers are those swimmers who have never registered to swim on a USA Swimming swim team. Summer League teams are not affiliated with USA Swimming
Transfer swimmers are those swimmers that have previously swum on a USA Swimming swim team. A USA Swimming Transfer form will need to be completed and submitted to Gulf Swimming