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REGISTRATION UPDATE AND JUMP START CLINICS

by Birmingham Blue Dolphins, 2022-08-10T05:53:07.000-07:00August 10 2022, at 05:53 AM PDT

BBD 2022-23 SEASON REGISTRATIONPHASE 2

Early next week we will be sending an email to the parents of all registered swimmers with instructions to complete the Final phase of registration. Non-waitlisted families will have approximately 2 weeks to complete this phase, which will include paying your BBD Team and Age Group Fees (payment plan or pay in full) and activating or reactivating your YMCA membership. We are currently waiting for direction from USA Swimming/Michigan Swimming regarding a new registration process, and so there may be an additional step of registering your swimmer with USA Swimming. Previously, this step was handled behind-the-scenes by the BBD Board, but there is a new USA swimming policy going into place. This new policy is the reason that we have delayed the second step of registration.

If you have any questions regarding registration or BBD in general please consult our website, Many FAQs can be answered under the "Registration: Tabs and “About BBD” tabs. There is a Parent Handbook under “About BBD” with a wealth of information. Practice and Meet Schedules will be updated as more information becomes available. We plan for practices to begin the week of September 19th. Look for more information soon on parent meetings for both new and returning swimmers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A LONG WAIT LIST FOR ALMOST ALL BBD AGE GROUPS. IF YOUR CHILD IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH OUR TEAM, BUT NO LONGER PLANS TO SWIM, PLEASE NOTIFY IMMEDIATELY SO WE CAN GIVE YOUR SPOT TO THE NEXT SWIMMER ON THE WAITLIST.

JUMP START CLINICS

As in the previous years, BBD is offering “Jump Start Clinics” to experienced RETURNING swimmers ages 11 and Up. These are intended to provide a bridge between summer swimming and the beginning of the regular BBD season for those swimmers who do not want a longer break. We will open the Jump Start Clinic registration on Thursday, August 11th at noon. These practices will begin next Monday, August 15th and last thru September 15th. We are providing a 5-week and 4-week option to accommodate those who will be in school the week of August 15th. Links to register will be emailed this Thursday (8/11) at noon.

5 Week Option – $150.00

- August 15-19 (M-F) from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Bloomfield Open Hunt

- August 22- September 15 (M-F) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cranbrook Natatorium

(No practice 8/30, 9/2, 9/9, 9/13)

4 Week Option – $105.00

- August 22- September 15 (M-F) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cranbrook Natatorium

(No practice 8/30, 9/2, 9/9, 9/13)

Please reach out if you have any questions that can’t be answered on the website, and look for more regular communication from us in the coming weeks!

BBD Coaches and Parent Board

Past Announcements

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- SUMMER PROGRAM

2022-05-20 06:24 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
I hope you all enjoyed the banquet. What a great way to cap a memorable season!
Memorable seasons don’t just happen. Hours of planning and preparation on the part o... [more]

Please join us for the 2022 BBD 9 and Up Banquet!

2022-04-09 06:26 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Registration is now open!
Wednesday, April 27th
Orchard Lake Country Club 6:00 – ... [more]

MESSAGE FROM COACH KEVIN- APRIL 4TH

2022-04-06 02:35 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
In Holland, at the Michigan Age-Group Championships, our swimmers finished in second place to Club Wolverine. Our boys were first! On the first day of the meet, Avery Ande... [more]

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- MARCH 21

2022-03-22 07:57 PDT by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,
This week’s practice schedule for MAGS/AA and National Team Swimmers:
Monday – same as last week Tuesday... [more]

NOTE FROM COACH KEVIN- FEB 24TH

2022-02-25 07:33 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Dear Parents and Swimmers,​
If our state meet swimmers perform half as well as our eight and unders did last Sunday we are in for a great meet! Our eig... [more]

NOTE FROM YOUR COACHES- FEB 14TH

2022-02-15 10:47 PST by Birmingham Blue Dolphins

Good evening,,

First, we want to congratulate all of our swimmers on their hard work this season an... [more]

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