Welcome to the 2017 BHCP Swim Team!  

You must have a BHCP Membership in order to participate in any of the activities 

Program Price
Swim team (8 and under)  $80 Purchase
Swim team (9-10)  $80 Purchase
Swim team (11+)  $80 Purchase
Swim Suit TBD

 

 

We are excited to begin another great season.  A special welcome to all our new teammates as well!  We are sure you will have a great experience this summer as a member of our team.

The BHCP Swim Team is open to all BHCP members age 5-18. No prior experience is necessary. Our competitors range from first-timers to year-round, National-level swimmers. We compete in the North Jersey Summer Swim League Division 2. The season consists of 8 dual meets plus a Championship Meet.

Due to the size of our team and a desire to have each swimmer get to swim as much as possible, we will again have two competition teams - the Blue Team and the White Team.  Placement on these teams is determined by the coaches based primarily on results from Time Trials that are held early in the season.

In the 2017 season, we will continue having a third team titled the “Pre Team”. This team will be made up of any swimmers who will not compete in the meets. This team will be great for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming and can work on their strokes for the season while still being part of the BHCP Swim Team.

Our mission is help each swimmer maximize their ability in a team-oriented, fun environment.  We accomplish this through swimmer-specific training and competition with other teams, while maintaining a fun-filled atmosphere full of team parties and other special events.  Many of the swimmers who start out on the BHCP team go on to compete at high school and college levels.

 

Swim team pre-season practice starts a few weeks before school is out, weather permitting, with practices after school. Daily regular season practice starts Wednesday, June 21. The cost is $80 per child.

If you are interested in joining the swim team, please contact us. Every new swimmer is welcome on our team, regardless of ability or prior experience. The coaches will make the final decision regarding specific team placement based on your child’s swimming ability and with your child’s best interest in mind.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at bhcpswimteam@thesay.org.  You may also stop by the pool to visit Meghan Guinee, Head Coach.

About the Coaches:

Meghan Guinee (Head Coach):

Meghan is BHCP Swim Team’s Head Coach.  Meghan began her swimming career at BHCP, and was a year-round competitive swimmer for the Somerset Hills YMCA since she was 8 years old.  Meghan graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy in 2013 where she earned four varsity letters along with two state championships and All-State honors.  In 2017, Meghan graduated from Fairfield University where she swam for their Division 1 swim team and served as Captain of the women’s team.

Meghan is looking for 3-4 assistant swim team coaches for the season.  We encourage all qualified individuals interested in the position to apply here https://www.thesay.org/job_details.html?id=79 or contact bhcpswimteam@thesay.org or Meghan for more information.

Registration for swim team is NOW OPEN.  This year, we will be registering on the YMCA’s system and not Community Pass.   We welcome new swimmers!


IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION:

Parent Information Sheet - click here 

Suit Fitting:    Friday, June 2 from from  5 pm - 7 pm @ BHCP.  We are using the same suit as in 2016.  Caps ($7),  Women's suits ($51.95), Men's Jammer ($36.95).
Ice cream party:    Thursday, June 15 from from 6:30 pm-8 pm @ BHCP
End of year party:    Thursday, July 27 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm @ BHCP

 

DAILY MORNING PRACTICE (M - F) begins June 21
Please make every attempt to attend all practices and meets.
    Ages 11 and up:  8:30 am - 9:45 am
Ages 9 - 10:  9:45 am - 10:45 am
    Ages 8 & under (choose 1 practice time):  8 am -  8:30 am OR 10:45 am - 11:15 am

 

2017 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE.  We warm up 30 minutes before start time.  Please arrive at the pool by 5:15 pm for a 6 pm start time.  All meets begin at 6 pm, except Millburn which starts at 5:45 pm

2017 Blue Team Meet Schedule 

DATE WHERE   TIME
26-Jun Verona @ BHCP HOME 6 pm
28-Jun @ Millburn (please arrive by 5 pm)   5:45 pm.
6-Jul Livingston @ BHCP  HOME 6 pm
11-Jul @ Livingston   6 pm
13-Jul @ Madison   6 pm
17-Jul @ Verona   6 pm
19-Jul Madison @ BHCP HOME 6 pm (4:30 pm Team Picture)
20-Jul Millburn @ BHCP HOME 6 pm
24-Jul Divisionals (optional for all swimmers)   8 am Doors Open, 9 AM Start
27-Jul Championships (optional for all swimmers)   TBD

2016 White Team Meet Schedule (2017 Meet Schedule is coming soon).  

DATE WHERE   TIME
6-Jul @ New Providence   6:00 PM
13-Jul Home vs South Orange HOME 6:00 PM
19-Jul Home vs Berkeley Swim Club HOME 6:00 PM (4:30 Team Picture)
20-Jul @ Verona   TBD

DIRECTIONS:

 

Verona Pool
257 Fairview Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044
(973-857-4840)

Go on Route 78 East (stay in local lanes). Take Exit 49A onto Springfield Ave/NJ-124 W towards RT-82/Springfield/Union. Turn right onto Main St. (before Morris Ave.). Continue to follow Main Street through Millburn. Main Street becomes Old Short Hills Road. Turn slight right onto Brookside Drive/Paper Mill Way and continue to follow Brookside Drive. Brookside Drive becomes Cherry Lane and then Cherry Lane becomes CR-636 N/Pleasant Valley Way. Go under Route 280. At end of road, turn left onto Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto Fairview Ave. Go past Verona High School on right. Make first right after Valley View Road into pool complex. If you pass Dill Drive you've gone too far.

Maplewood Community Pool
187 Boyden Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973-761-6330):

Go on Route 78 East (stay in local lanes). Take Exit 49B to merge onto Springfield Ave./124 E towards Maplewood. Continue on Springfield Ave. past Home Depot for about 2.7 miles. At the light, make a slight left onto Boyden Ave (if you pass the Maplewood Diner you've gone too far on Springfield Ave.). The pool will be on the left on Boyden Ave.

Alternate Route (via Valley Street to avoid traffic on Springfield Ave.):  Go on Route 78 East (stay in local lanes). Take Exit 49B to merge onto Springfield Ave./124 E towards Maplewood. Follow the signs to Valley Street jughandle (approximately 0.3 mile once you are off the exit ramp and onto Springfield Avenue). Make right onto jughandle (to effectively make a left hand turn onto Valley Street). Continue on Valley Street for about 2 miles through Maplewood. Turn right at Parker Ave. Turn right at Boyden Ave. and bear right to stay on Boyden Ave. The pool entrance will be on the right.

Mountainside Pool
1005 Mountain Ave.
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908-232-0132):

Go on Route 22 East. Once in Mountainside, go pass Viking Pest Control and get in the right lane. Take the exit for Mountain Ave/Westfield and make a right turn onto Mountain Ave. Proceed about 800’ (0.15 mi) and make a right turn into the pool entrance (small pool sign) located right before the small stone-walled bridge. If you reach the 7-Eleven store (on right), you’ve gone too far. Follow the winding road into the pool parking lot.

New Providence Community Pool
1378 Springfield Ave.
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908-464-4141):

Take Springfield Ave. into New Providence. Pool will be on your right, before South Street

Livingston Pool – M.V.T. Haines Memorial Pool
5 Wahler Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973-535-7928)

Take JFK Parkway past Short Hills Mall and through light at South Orange Ave. Follow into Livingston. JFK Parkway becomes Livingston Ave. Take Livingston Ave. to Memorial Park (across from Town Hall). Turn left into Oval. Go halfway around the oval, turn right after the former Recreation Department Office but before Livingston High School. The pool is next door to the Livingston High School on Wahler Rd.

South Orange Community Pool at Cameron Field
For GPS and nearest parking, use South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973-378-7766)

Go on Route 78 East (stay in local lanes). Take Exit 49B to merge onto Springfield Ave./124 E towards Maplewood. Follow the signs to Valley Street jughandle (approximately 0.3 mile once you are off the exit ramp and onto Springfield Avenue). Make right onto jughandle (to effectively make a left hand turn onto Valley Street). Continue on Valley Street through Maplewood, into South Orange to the intersection of South Orange Avenue. Make a left turn onto South Orange Ave. Turn right onto North Ridgewood Road. Make right turn into South Orange Middle School driveway (the one farthest from South Orange Ave. and closest to the pond). Drive to the back of the school and park your car in the parking lot. Look for the pedestrian bridge behind the parking lot and to the left. Cross over the bridge and pass the tennis courts on your right. Continue straight ahead to the entrance of the pool.

Millburn Pool 
315 White Oak Ridge Road
Millburn, New Jersey 07078
(973-376-3882):

Take JFK Parkway past the Short Hills Mall. Take the exit towards Parsonage Hill Road. Turn right onto Parsonage Hill Road. Make the first right onto White Oak Ridge Road. The pool entrance will be on your right. The pool is within Gero Park.

Madison Pool 
97 Rosedale Ave
Madison, NJ 07940
(973-377-0043)

Take Springfield Ave. east into New Providence. Make a left onto Passaic Street (CR 647) which is right after the Prestige Diner. Make a Left onto Southern Blvd. Turn right on Fairmount Ave (CR 638) at the light. You will pass the Chatham Train Station on your left. Turn Left onto Main Street (Rt 124) at the light. You will be on Main Street for about 1.6 miles and then make a right onto Rosedale Ave. You will then take a right into the Pool Parking lot.

Florham Park Pool
111 Ridgedale Ave.
Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973-377-8215)

From BHCP, make a Right onto Snyder Ave. Go straight through traffic light across Springfield Ave (pass Walgreens on left). Take Snyder Ave. to the end and turn Right onto River Rd. When it looks like you have come to the end of River Rd. make a Left, you will still be on River Rd. (The street makes a 90 degree turn). At the first light make a Left onto Southern Blvd (which will turn into Green Village Rd). Continue into Madison for 3.5 miles on this road. Go under the train tracks. At the light immediately after the train tracks make a Left onto Main Street. At the next light bear Right onto Park Ave. And make a Right onto Ridgedale Ave. You will pass Madison High School on your left. When you hit the cemetery on your left, bear left and continue on Ridgedale Ave (the street bends). You will pass Ridgedale Middle School on your left. Make a Left at the light onto Briarwood Rd. (If you hit Calvary Presbyterian Church you’ve gone too far!!) You will pass a Gazebo on your right hand side as you enter the facility on Briarwood Rd.

Alternate route:  Take Route 24 West toward Millburn. Take exit 2A-2B toward Florham Park/Morristown/Morris County 510, keep right at the fork to continue toward Columbia Turnpike/County Road 510 (heading east). Continue on Columbia Turnpike for 1.8 miles. Make a Right onto Ridgedale Ave. After 0.6 miles, make a Right onto Briarwood Rd. (at the Gazebo).

Berkeley Swim Club 
200 Hamilton Ave.
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908-464-2125)