News and Announcements
Looking for returning and new swimmers. All 1st through 8th graders are invited to participate. Blessed Sacrament students and Blessed Sacrament CCD students are all welcome to be a Bulldog Swimmer. It is a great way for kids to participate in an athletic program that encourages self-improvement, teamwork, school pride and conditioning for other sports.
Open swim was a huge success. We were so happy to see so many swimmers, new and old.
Please check the calendar pages for updates of pool locations and times AND the Site News for Important Information.
Coaches: Don Meyer and Theresa Imler
Assistant Coaches: Barry LaCastro, Lisa Luthringer, Sara Meyer, LeeAnn Williams, Fran Harvey and Mike Kujawinski.
High school students interested in service hours please contact one of the coaches. Any other questions you can contact Don Meyer at 814-397-2694 or Theresa Imler at 814-572-4254
Hi Swim Team Families
During the times we are having bad weather please use your discretion for attending practices. We completely understand that the weather does play a significant role in our area and we want to always place safety first. During a bad weather day there is no need to contact the coaches that your child will not be at practice. We will completely understand the absence and will be looking forward to seeing your child at the next scheduled practice.
If practice is canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances it will be announced on this home page as soon as possible.
Noted on the monthly calendars for times and locations. It is important to watch the age groups and times. We ask that the kids are prepared. This means, always wear appropriate one piece swimsuits, goggles, swim caps. Bring towel, flippers (these will be issued by the team), and water bottles.
*Do not wear any jewelry. The coaches will not be responsible for any missing or lost jewelry. It is PIAA rules that earrings, necklaces, bracelets or any other jewelry is not permitted.
Paperwork and fees:
Paperwork will be due on November 11, 2016. All fees will be paid at that time. The fee will be $45. You can pay by cash or check. If paid by check, make them out to BS Ushers.
Swim Suits and other equipment:
The Swim team website has a link to the swim outlet. If you choose to purchase swimsuits on this site, there are suggested suits on our page. Make sure to change the color in your order to Black and Gold. No one is obligated to use this site or buy this swimsuit. We ask that if you do choose to order any items from the Swim Outlet, that you go through our affiliate account. This allows the team to get credit which we use for items such as flippers. The flippers used have been ordered through this and from generous donations of swim families.
Meets will all be the Prep Villa Event Center (PVEC). These will be on Saturdays or Sundays. Exact times are to be determined. All kids are again required to be prepared for all meets. This means: be at the meet 30 minutes prior to time, bring towels, water bottles, goggles, caps and swimsuits.
These are all school meets. They will be split between 5-8th grade and 1st-4th grade on two separate Sundays in February. These can be extra-long especially for the younger swimmers. The diocese does run the 1st and 2nd followed by the 3rd and 4th as if it was two separate meets in one day. Make sure you kids are prepared with healthy snacks and extra water bottles as needed. Also suggested to bring extra towel to the final meet.
Parents - if you need to purchase swim supplies please consider ordering from Swim Outlet as our team will get 8% of the proceeds. Any money earned will be used to purchase supplies for our team. Click the mascot image to the left to go to the Swim Outlet website.
Thank you, Coach Meyer