Beaufort YMCA Aquatic Club (BYAC) Tiger Sharks
Welcoming each swimmer and their families to the BYAC Swim Team ‘Tigersharks’ & Shark Pups!
Our program been developed to be a fun and rewarding experience for all swimmers and their families, no matter if you are a new or experienced swim team member.
Swim team members can improve their swimming technique in all four of the competitive strokes, make new friends, experience team work, and the rewards of physical activity.
The Beaufort YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Participation in swim meets is highly encouraged in order to hone competitive swimming skills and track progress. Financial assistance is available. Questions regarding YMCA Aquatics should be directed to Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-522809622.
Note that Tigersharks (BYAC) Competitive Swim Team Level II Swim Team Members MUST be a YMCA Member.
2018-2019 Registration Dates: August 7 – September 10
Season Dates: September 10, 2018 – Regionals mid-March 2019
Swimmers Practice Group will be determined by coach evaluation
We offer 3 levels of Swim Team Programs:
Group 1: Shark Pups – Must be a Y member to compete in away swim meets*
Minimum Skills: Must have passed swim lessons (or equivalent), must be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke without stopping and have basic understanding of butterfly & breaststroke kicks.
Practice: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-4:45 PM
Registration Fee: One Time $50 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $70 per swimmer/month Y member* • $90 per swimmer/month non-member
Group 2: BYAC Tigersharks Swim Team Level I – Must be a Y member to compete in away swim meets*
Minimum Skills: Must be able to swim 50 yards of all four strokes technically correct and without stopping.
Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM
Registration Fee: One time $50 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $75 per swimmer/month Y member* • $100 per swimmer/month non-member
Group 3 BYAC Tigersharks Swim Team Level II – Y members only
Minimum Skills: Must be able to swim 100 yards of all four strokes technically correct and without stopping with proper start, turns, and finish.
Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM & Friday 4:45-5:45 PM
Registration Fee: One time $75 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $85 per swimmer/month • Y members only
Additional Information and Fees:
- Siblings receive $10 off monthly fee.
- Away Swim Meet Fees and coach’s travel fees are in addition to the above fees.
- HOME swim meet is no charge for swim team members.
- Required Gear: Competitive style swim goggles and appropriate swim attire, water bottle.
- Each swimmer will receive a BYAC swim cap and t-shirt.
- Participation in swim meets is highly encouraged for all swimmers to hone competitive swimming skills and track progress.
CYSL WINTER 2018-2019 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
- October 20th Greenwood YMCA
- December 8th Beaufort YMCA (only home meet)
- January 12th Columbia YMCA
- January 26th Coastal Carolina (Georgetown YMCA)
- February 9th Coastal Carolina (Georgetown YMCA)
- March 2nd and 3rd CHAMPIONSHIP MEET Middle Tyger YMCA in Spartanburg, SC (Must go to 2 meets and swim the time standards to qualify)
TBA Regionals (mid-March) will be held at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Spartanburg, SC
2018 RAYS CYSL Winter Championship Meet
BYAC Tiger Sharks competed in the 2018 RAYS CYSL Winter Championship Meet held Feb 23-25, 2018. Team members:
Lily Bostwick 12, Olivia Byrne 9, Brooke Cushman 17, Susan Cushman 10, Aryanna Hussmann 11, Mary V Ruff 11, Gabrielle Shirley 10, Grace Shirley 14, Ella Whittington 9, Will Bostwick 10, Witt Compton 14, Cameron Hussmann 14, James Stone 13, Sean Lyons 8
Lily Bostwick and Will Bostwick were in the top 3 high point scorers for their age groups with Lily placing first in the 50 free with a time of 26.91, first in the 100 free with a time of 58.79, and first in the 200 free with a time of 2:14:59.
Will Bostwick placed first in the 50 free with a time of 29.28, first in the 200 free with a time of 2:25.65, first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:30.20, and first in the 100 Individual medley with a 1:16:08 time.
13-14 boys: Cameron Hussmann paced fourth in the 200 free with a time of 2:05:50, Witt Compton placed eighth in that event with a 2:08:29. Cameron took third in the 100 back with a 1:04:65 an Witt placed fourth with a 1:05:99 time.
Witt Compton took eighth with a time of 26.01 in the 50 free and James Stone took twelth with a time of 26.13. James also placed in the top 10 for 100 free, 100 breaststroke and 100 fly. James is at the bottom of his age group and has another year to compete in the 13-14 age group.
Olivia Byrne placed top 16 in 50-yard free and 50-yard fly. She too is at the bottom of her age group and has one more year to compete as a 9-10 year old at states.
Sean Lyons competed in the 8 & under age group. He was our youngest swimmer at the State meet. He placed third in the 25-yard free with a time of 17.63 and placed second in the 25-yard breaststroke with a time of 25.80.
Susan Cushman placed top 5 in the 50-yard fly, 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard free for the 9&10 age group.
Brooke Cushman place thirteenth in the 100-yard backstroke for the 15-18 age group.
All swimmers had a great meet, many with best times!
BYAC Regional Qualifiers:
Lily Bostwick, Will Bostwick, James Stone, Cameron Hussmann, Witt Compton, Susan Cushmann
Cameron and Susan will be the only swimmers competing at Regionals March 16-18, 2018.
All questions including swim meets, practice and social activities can be addressed via e-mail to: email@example.com