A full year-long calendar of events combined with noticeable upgrades to our pool, club and grounds are fulfilling our vision of serving the community and ensure that this is a great time to belong. If you are a member - thank you! It is our pleasure to welcome you to your community club.If you are not yet a member be sure to register now to join the club!
The BTW Club Board
Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors
Alfredo's Pizza & Pasta
Divine Premier Properties
Homes for Heroes
Dr. Julie Reihsen Family Medicine
Richardson Bike Mart
Texaco Kwik Pik
And the continued partnership and support of the Bent Tree West HOA
JPAS DRAMA CLASS
Bent Tree West Swim and Tennis Club in conjunction with the JCC are proud to announce the installment of a brand new after school drama class. This will be similar to the Tennis Program in that it will pick up at Mitchell Elementary immediately after school and will be held at the club house for 1 hour.
Theater 101 is a class that encompasses the basics of the theater arts world. Students will be taken on an interactive learning experience including storytelling, character development, and performance in front of an audience. Theater arts training helps students with basic life skills: speech and diction training, problem solving, proper stage fright techniques, and how to's of theater audience etiquette. This class is for young aspiring artists whom you've caught giving an acceptance speech with their hairbrush in the mirror or if you want your student to become a more confident, social and team player. Taught by a true industry professional your student will have the time of their life and will ask you for more.
Grades K-2 will be at 2:45 on Mondays starting October 31
Grades 3-5 will be at 2:45 on Wednesdays starting November 2
The session will last one hour and will continue weekly for a total of 6 weeks.
The JPAS Instructor will meet students at Mitchell Elementary at 2:45 for pick up and will walk them back to the clubhouse for the class.
Fee: $135 due before the session begins (no later than October 23 for the Fall Session)
For more information contact Mike Newland at
In conjunction with the JCC we have a brand new tennis program that includes opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Please see more information under the Tennis Tab at the top of the page.
Kim Velevis is in charge of day-to-day operations of our Tennis Program.
If you have any questions about the tennis program, please do not hesitate to contact Kim at [email protected] .
Tennis cards and lap swim cards are available upon request from Lisa Divine.
2017 BENT TREE WEST WAVES SWIM TEAM
Bent Tree West Waves Swim Team
10:15 and 12:30
All Meets are scheduled to start at 8 a.m.
Swim Team Manager
VP of Programs and Events
Do I have to be a member of BTW S&T for my child to swim on The Waves Swim Team?
NO, membership to BTWSTC is not required. However you and your child will not be permitted to stay in the pool area after practices.
What is the practice cancellation policy in case of rain?
We will hold all practices if at all possible. If there is no lightning, there is a good chance that we will practice on rainy days. Should practice be cancelled, you will receive an email as soon as the decision is made, notifying you of the change. If you do not receive an email, assume that there is practice.
Does my child have to participate in Swim Meets?
The meets are strongly encouraged as they are an important part of The Wave team swimming. All swimmers must participate in at least two dual meets to be eligible to swim in the Divisionals meet.
If my swimmer misses a week of practice due to vacation, camp, VBS, etc., can they still participate in the next meet?
Absolutely! We are very aware that conflicts will arise; however, you must communicate all meet absences with your coaches well in advance so that relays can be planned for meet day.
How do we determine what my child will swim in meets?
We will continue the practice of our swimmers and parents choosing events preferred prior to the meet. Coach Julia will contact via email parents prior to the meet. Choices for events need to be emailed back to Julia for her to file the choices with the league. Six years and under will have the choice of freestyle (25 meter) and backstroke (25 meter), with an option for a relay in each if there are enough swimmers in that age group. The coach will make the final decision on what your child will swim as the overall team's best interest must be considered.
What is the Schedule
VOLUNTEERS - It is vital and mandatory that all families recognize the importance of this aspect. We literally cannot host or attend a Swim Meet without the help of each and every family, at each and every Meet. What we request is one adult (mother, father, sibling age 16 or older, babysitter, nanny, grandparent, etc.) to volunteer for 1/2 of each Meet. We will work with you to ensure that you can also watch your swimmer(s) compete.
ANNOUNCER: (2) persons per HOME Meet. This person uses the PA system to announce each event, get the swimmers ready on their mark and begin each event. 1 volunteer per shift.
READY BENCH: (4) persons per Meet, Home and Away: These parents help get the swimmers lined up and organized for upcoming events. We ask that the swimmers arrive ready to swim, confirm - if needed - events with the coaches and then stay in a designated area so they can be quickly located for their event. If each swimmer stays with their parents, we have a difficult time getting them to the event in time. Give your child a towel to sit on, snacks and drinks if needed, perhaps a book or other means to keep occupied. During Home Meets, we utilize the fenced area where the small playground and volleyball court are located. 2 Volunteers per shift.
TIMERS: (14) persons per Meet, Home and Away: These volunteers use stop watches to time and record each swimmer. There will be two timers per lane, one from the Home team and one from Away. This is useful in the event of faulty stopwatches. Both times are averaged to give the swimmer their official time. We also need (1) Head Timer for each half at HOME Meets, to start their stopwatch at the beginning of each race in the event a stopwatch malfunctions.
RUNNERS: (4) per Home Meet: Once the swimmers are lined up ready to take their mark, they pass their physical race card to a runner who brings it to the Timers to record their times.
RIBBON WRITERS: (6) per Meet, Home and Away: We need the average times calculated, either manually or via computer entry, the places awarded and information written on the ribbon identification tags.
CONCESSIONS: (6) per Home Meet: This year we will offer slices of cooked pizza, candy, water, soft drinks and Gatorade.
Photos by: Tania Lopez