Coronavirus (COVID-19) update as it relates to BDA:
            Homestead, CHCC, EJAC, Campus Hills and O2 Fitness are currently closed.
            BDA plans to resume lessons and swim team April 1 (as soon as feasible) and will inform everyone via email.

            BDA is continuing to schedule lessons for April, May and soon, summer.

Swim Team Policies

BDA Payment Policies apply to swim team and swim academy.


Monthly Swim Team Enrollment (Practice Selections) Policy

BDA swim team is divided into four sessions Enrollments (practice selections) open for one session at a time.
  • Fall (September – October)
  • Winter (November – February)
  • Spring (March – May)
  • Summer (June – August) - team and/or clinics

BDA swim team enrolls on a monthly basis, offering the opportunity to choose a desired number of practices per month or to skip one or more months.
  • You will choose a primary practice location (Chapel Hill, Durham or Daytime).  
    Swimmers may practice at other non-primary locations during the practice time of his/her particular level (Grey, White, Blue).
  • You must try-out once for the swim team BEFORE enrolling for Fall, Winter or Spring sessions
    • If you are new to BDA swim team and enroll for any session without a try-out or permission from the Swim Team Coordinator, your enrollment selections will be deleted until you have completed a try-out or received permission to enroll.

BDA allows upward and downward changes  to the number of practices selected (such as moving from Up to 3 to Up to 5 practices or vice versa) as follows:
  • Any new enrollments or upward/downward changes for an upcoming month entered on or before the 20th of the previous month are billed at the lower monthly rate
  • New enrollments or upward changes submitted after the 20th of the previous month for the upcoming month are billed at the increased monthly rate
  • No downward changes for the upcoming month are allowed after the 20th of the previous month
  • No refunds or credits are issued for unused monthly practices nor do unused practices roll over into another month
  • BDA sends a reminder email each month, on or near the 15th, with applicable practice schedule information for the upcoming month as well as a reminder fo the 20th change deadline
  • Please refer to the Monthly Prices for enrollment rate specifics

Inclement Weather / Pool Closures Policy
  • Please note that rain does not cancel swim team practice.  Part or all of practice may be cancelled for thunder and/or lightening
  • If practice is cancelled due to inclement weather or other pool closure, NO credit or refund will be issued
    • Please refer to the practice schedule to determine practices at other times/days/locations that will allow the swimmer to reach the number of practices selected for the month
  • BDA will communicate information regarding practice cancellations via email and Facebook

Behavior Expectations and Discipline Policy

Swimmer/Parent Code of Conduct
  • All facility rules, lifeguards, and staff must be obeyed by all swimmers and visitors on deck
  • Physical, verbal, abuse of any kind towards the coach/staff/other swimmers by a swimmer or parent will result in termination of further participation on the swim team without a refund or credit.  This includes bullying (generally defined as the use of aggression, whether intentional or not, which hurts another person)
  • As a Blue Dolphins Aquatics Swim Team member, the swimmer will:
    • show respect to my coaches and the other athletes
    • show good sportsmanship
    • be a role model and friend to his/her teammates
    • arrive on time
    • acquire and be responsible for his/her own equipment
    • abstain from inappropriate behaviors such as foul language, inappropriate comments, verbal or physical violence
    • abstain from inappropriate verbal or electronic communication with any BDA coach or staff member
    • pay attention and follow the coach’s instructions
  • Blue Dolphins Aquatics reserves the right to refuse services at our discretion, or at any time in which the Code of Conduct is not followed.

If discipline for a minor Code of Conduct infraction is required, the coaches will operate on the “Three Strikes, You’re Out” rule.
  • The swimmer will be given a warning and may be asked to sit out of practice
  • If the behavior continues, the swimmer will be asked to leave practice. Parents will be contacted.
  • If the swimmer is asked to leave practice on two separate occasions, the coaches reserve the right to refuse that swimmer any further participation on the team and no refund of payment will be given.

If you have questions about swim team, please email our

Updated August 16, 2019