BAM Booster Club

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP BEHIND THE SCENES

The booster club is the governing body of Bainbridge Aquatic Masters. Our board members are elected for 2-year terms and make business decisions that guide the functioning of the swim team. Our primary purpose is to support our coaches and swimmers with equipment purchases, educational clinics, funding for coach travel and social activities. 

We hope that all BAM swimmers will become Booster Club members with their $35 annual donation. Annual sign-up for the Booster Club is part of general BAM registration. Booster Club members can pay their annual donation via PayPal: BAM Booster Club PayPal Link

Your donation offers the entire team:

  • Locally hosted swim clinics and seminars

  • Team gear, including caps, t-shirts, etc.

  • New equipment to improve training and stroke technique

  • Social events to get to know your fellow swimmers

  • Sending Coach April, Coach Stretch and Coach Kate to select coaching clinics

  • Helping to keep the BAM program strong in our community

  • Short term financial assistance (for BAM dues) for those who are truly in need


BAM BOOSTER CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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RODNEY STEVENS, PRESIDENT

My favorite thing about Master's swimming is.... The possibility of making steady improvement at something.  There’s no magical breakthrough to swimming, at least for me.  It’s simply something to work away at, and take satisfaction from along the way.

If I’m not swimming I'm.... Usually near the water.  We live about a five minute walk from Lytle Beach, I love to sail and sea kayak, and in the summer we are frequently down at the beach in late evening.

My favorite place to swim is…. Kitsilano Pool in Vancouver.  It’s right next to English Bay, it overlooks the city and the northshore mountains, it’s 150 meters long, and swimming there is like being in the bay 20 feet away.

My day job is.... I work with cities on questions of real estate and economic development.

The thing I most want to learn in the pool is.... How do do the butterfly so it is not a struggle down the pool and back.

My favorite post-swim food is... An apple fritter at Town and Country.  It’s sweet and fat-filled, but once a week, after a longer Saturday work-out, I make a trek down there and enjoy one.   


Vice-President

More to come!


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SARA TIFFT, Treasurer

My favorite thing about Master's swimming is.... Great people, great coaching, and I learn something new at every practice.

My favorite place to swim… Lake Fairlee, Vermont

If I’m not swimming I'm.... Reading, at the gym, walking the dog, cooking.

My day job is.... "Retired" from a career in global public health as of February 2018!

The thing I most want to learn in the pool is.... Flip turns, butterfly, dive off the blocks.

My favorite post-swim food is... Whatever is in the fridge from last night.


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MARILYNN GOTTLIEB, Secretary

My favorite thing about Masters swimming is....

that I swim a lot more and get more of a workout than if I swam on my own - and of course, there is the great group of people on the team!

My favorite place to swim is...

the ocean in Hawaii

If I’m not swimming I'm...

bicycling, walking the dog, doing artwork or taking pictures or traveling 

My day job is... a photographer and artist

The thing I most want to learn in the pool is...

butterfly and do an IM at the next BAM fest

My favorite post-swim food is

Odwalla Chai Vanilla Protein drink


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KRISTINE COX, Communications Director

My favorite thing about Masters swimming is....the exhilaration of an amazing workout.

My favorite place to swim is...any pool.

If I’m not swimming I'm...spending time with my family.

My day job is...mom. 

The thing I most want to learn in the pool is...better technique, a lifetime of swimming and my strokes are constantly evolving.

My favorite post-swim food is...coffee and Kashi Go Lean Crunch.


GREG COLE, Co-Meet Director

The best word to describe BAM is...inspiring.

My favorite thing about Master's swimming is...the coaching.

If I'm not swimming I'm...estimating how many years it will take to be able to swim the 200 fly based on current progress.

My pool pet peeve is...the hard walls and sharp lane lines.

The thing I most want to learn in the pool is...best technique for freestyle and fly, backstroke and breaststroke be damned.

If I could swim any set it would be...150 and 200 freestyle, 100 with a pull-buoy, the remainder without.


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RODNEY DWYER, Co-Meet Director

If I could swim any set, it would be...a set of 25s alternating fly-free-breast-free each 25. 

My favorite post swim food is...Thai food.

I swim because...My body needs it. 

My day job is...Ocean Engineer.

Why I like masters swimming...I love the sense of community and the camaraderie.


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KEN BENNETT, Member-at-large

The best word to describe the BAM team...inspiring

My favorite place to swim....the pool, Wildcat Lake, the Sound...I love them all!

My day job is...Writer, author, word herder.

The thing I most want to learn in the pool....butterfly.

If I could swim any set, it would be mostly....distance and pacing.

I swim because....it's a blast!

My favorite post-swim food is...scrambled eggs with potatoes and kale.  Either that or a pint of Italian Chocolate from Mora.