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Central Bucks School District's
USA Swim Team
The Central Bucks Swim Team
known as CBST
(A Youth Swim Program)
 
The Central Bucks Swim Team (CBST) is a member of USA Swimming.  Our team is designed for both the senior level (high school) and the age group level swimmer.  Our practices include dryland and pool workouts stressing endurance training and technique.  We strive to improve the stroke mechanics of all our swimmers while also featuring aerobic training appropriate for each skill level. 

Season and Community Served 

CBST has two seasons each year.  The Short Course season runs from the beginning of September through mid-March with competitions in 25 yard pools.  The Long Course season runs from mid-April through the end of July/beginning of August with competitions in 50 meter pools.  Swimmers may join CBST for just short course, just long course, or for the full year.  Qualified swimmers from Central Bucks and surrounding communities participate with CBST.  

Practices and Meets 

CBST participants are grouped by ability.  Age for competition is determined by the swimmer's actual age on the first day of any given meet.  Swim groups generally have practice available five weeknights at either CB South High School or CB East High School, depending on the night of the week and time of the year.  There are also Saturday morning practices which are usually at CB South High School. CBST attends many local and travel meets as a team.  USA Swimming meets are competitions in which individual swimmers and relay teams compete for personal time improvement. 

Commitment 

Practice expectations by practice group are described in the PRACTICE GROUPS link below.  Swimmers are expected to attend all of our CBST hosted home meets held at CB South (typically three, two-day meets each year) and should plan to attend several other meets throughout the season.  Parents are required to volunteer at our home meets and should expect to help at away meets to a lesser extent as well.   Please review CBST'S MEET OBLIGATION POLICY for more details. 

Fees 

CBST members pay a program fee to the Central Bucks Community School for the program (determined by the season and practice group), an annual USAS registration fee, and fees to fund an escrow account for meet entries.  Additional costs are incurred in conjunction with travel meets and non-CB districted participants pay an annual out of district per family fee.  See the FEE INFORMATION section in the registration link below for prices. 

Practice Groups 

Click here for a description of each practice group.  Please note that all Senior Flash swimmers swim a few afternoons at High Point during the months of November-March.

Team Website 

For more detailed team information visit, www.cbswimteam.org  A large variety of information such as practice times, locations, schedules, and other important team information may be found on the site.  Parents should check the site multiple times a week. 

USAS Required Team Policies

The following policies are required of all USAS teams.  All members are responsible to adhere to the policies of the Central Bucks School District, Central Bucks Aquatics, your parent handbook (located on your team site), and any other procedural or policy statements received via email throughout the season.

By joining CBST you agree to be aware of and adhere to the following policies.

CBST Team Travel Policy

CB Aquatics Communications Policy

CB Aquatics Locker Room Monitoring Policy

CB Aquatics Action Plan to Address Bullying


CBST 2017-2018 SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION:
Click the button below that applies to your member status:

I am a
returning member who swam the 2016-2017 Short Course and/or 2017 Long Course Season.

I am a new member
or a previous year's member who did not swim the 2016-2017 Short Course or 2017 Long Course Season. (See below - must make contact for evaluation by July 7, 2017.)
 
All potential new members must be evaluated for practice group placement.  Please note that some practice groups may be full. Please also note that new CBST swimmers must be able to legally swim all four competitive strokes. Evaluations will be held mainly in July by appointment.  Please contact Jen Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org to schedule an evaluation no later than July 7th.  Swimmers under 9 years of age will generally not be evaluated. (It is rare that swimmers under 9 are prepared for CBST, however, if your 8 year-old swimmer has competitive winter swim team experience and would like to practice with CBST - no meets available - contact Jen Steinberg per above to explore the possibility of an evaluation.)
 
LONG COURSE 2017 REGISTRATION NOTE:
 
Long course 2017 registration is closed. Information regarding long course 2018 will be posted in late fall 2017. 
 
View CBST frequently asked questions and answers here
View CB Aquatics General questions and answers here
 
Have more questions?
Please follow link to new or returning member page and read that information. Use contact information on that page for further questions.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            
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