2021 Swim Team Registration is now open!  

2021 Masked Bandits Swim Team 

All full access members between the ages of 4 and 18 as of June 18th are eligible to join the Raccoon Valley Swim Team.  We also offer a Swim Team Only Trial membership for families who might want to try the swim team for a year before making a long term commitment to the Club.  Please see the membership page  for details. 

2021 Swim Team Registration fees are $115 per swimmer with $10 multi-child discount applied after the first two swimmers.  Dive Team fees are $115 per diver. Due to the size of the Dive Team, we are not able to offer a multi-child discount for Dive.  Also, please note that this year we are collecting a fundraising fee of $15 per swimmer as part of the registration process. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Register online using the link below: 

2021 Swim and Dive Team Registration

 

2021 Swim Practice Schedule 

Please note this is subject to change based on any additional guidance from the state regarding COVID restrictions etc. This schedule assumes we will be pretty close to normal, but if that is not the case we may need to adjust:

Afternoon practices will start Tuesday June 1st and run through the end of the school year.

  • Age 13 and over: 3:00 -4:15pm
  • Ages 9 -12: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Ages 8 and Under: 5:45-6:15pm

Morning Practices will start Monday June 21st.  Practices are Monday through Friday.

  • 13 and over: 7:00-8:30am
  • Ages 9-12: 8:30-9:30am
  • Ages 8 and under: 9:30-10:15am

 **Swimmers should arrive at least 10 minutes before practice starts and be ready to get in the pool. 

Parents - if you plan to stay, please abide by 6ft social distancing guidance. Masks are required while entering, exiting, and moving about the club but are not required when socially distanced in a seating area. Please limit the number of adults attending practices.  We are counting on our swim families to “self-police” proper social distancing. We will also be asking all participating families to sign a waiver regarding COVID-19.  Swimmers should have their OWN swim fins and a kickboard marked with their name. We will not be providing shared equipment this year due to sanitation concerns.  

Dive Practices will run along with the Swim Team practices; you can attend dive practice before or after your age group swims.  

2021 Swim Meets

The Suburban Swim Association has issued a TENTATIVE schedule for meets this season. It is not yet clear what teams we will be swimming or where, but here are some key dates:

  • Time trials (at RVSC) Saturday, June 12th (approx. 8-11am)
  • RVSC @ Collingswood: Saturday, June 19th (approx. 7am-12pm)
  • Hammonton @ RVSC: Saturday, June 26th  (approx. 7am-12pm)
  • RVSC @ Tarnsfield: Saturday, July 10th  (approx. 7am-12pm)
  • Elmer @ RVSC: Saturday, July 17th (approx. 7am-12pm)
  • Gloucester @ RVSC: Saturday, July 24th  (approx. 7am-12pm)

Championship Meets

  • Gloucester County Peach Bowl (by invitation) July 27th GCIT (2pm-9pm)
  • SSA Championships (by invitation) July 31st - location tentatively set for Vineland - all day

New Swim Families

Here is a handy guide which includes the swim meet order of events: Swim Meet 101

Coaching Staff 

Please join us in welcoming Jack Bower as our new Head Coach! We are thrilled to have him leading the Masked Bandits! Coach Jack will be joined by Coach Cassie Bower and Coach Emma Reistle as assistants.. We are equally thrilled to have Coach Cassie and Coach Emma back with us this year! We are also happy to announce that Coach Sam Quinette will continue to lead our Dive Team! 

Jack brings a tremendous resume with proven experience leading competitive swim programs. More importantly, he understands the special legacy of Raccoon Valley Swim Club, and is passionate about developing our swimmers and our program to be among the best in the area.

Coach Jack began swimming at the age of 5 at Brookside Swim Club, where he swam for 14 years. During his time with the team he was a Peach Bowl Champion, Tri-County finalist, and team captain. He is a 2002 graduate of Washington Township High School where he was a team captain, all-conference, and all-area swimmer as well as a Meet of Champions Finalist in both swimming and diving. After high school Coach Jack competed for Rowan University under the late, great Tony Lisa where he served as team captain his senior year. Upon graduation from college, Coach Jack spent some time as an assistant coach at Raccoon Valley Swim Club and was the assistant swim coach for Pitman High School while serving as an adjunct professor in the Exercise Science department at Gloucester County College (now RCSJ). Coach Jack’s career path then took him to Baltimore, Maryland where he was the assistant head coach at the Bel Air Athletic Club for three years where he coached multiple Maryland State Champions. In 2012 Coach Jack became the head coach of Jersey Storm Swimming where he served in that position for 7 seasons where he coached numerous Sectional and Junior National Qualifiers and one NJSIAA High School State Champion, along with many future Division I college swimmers.

Coach Jack is currently a Physics teacher and Assistant Swim Coach at Clearview Regional High School. He is married to long time Raccoon Valley swim coach and former Raccoon Valley swimmer, Coach Cassie. Coach Jack hopes to bring a hard work ethic to Raccoon Valley and use his many years of experience to get RVSC swimmers to be faster in the pool, and better young ladies and gentleman out of the pool. He expects swimmers to work hard, be on time, and never settle for less than their best.

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