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Bearsharktopus Swim Team

Fusion is fortunate to be the Hillsboro home to the Bearsharktopus Aquatics Swim Club (LLC)  - a coach owned year-round, competitive USA-swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities based out of Springfield, IL. This swim club is committed to developing prepared and focused athletes that excel, both in and out of the pool.


Competitive swimming has 2 different USA Swim seasons.  Short Course runs from Sept – April while Long Course runs April – July.  BASC practices at Fusion 4 times a week between the hours of 4:30 and 6:00pm. Swimmers also have the opportunity to swim in Springfield on the weekends.  Practice times are based on age and level of swimmer. 


A BASC coach hosts these practices at Fusion and corresponds with the Head coach regarding the practices and athletes allowing swimmers in our area a competitive swimming option with high-end training, not far from home!


Meets occur on weekends and families have the ability to choose the meets they attend throughout the year.  At these meets, the Hillsboro and Springfield athletes come together, representing one Bearsharktopus team.    


For more information regarding the team, contact Melissa VanGiesen at 618-780-8466 or Jodi Speiser at 217-556-8853. 


Try-outs can be set-up by contacting Head Coach Bobby Allison by phone (217-816-3525) or via email


Below you can find links to our team Facebook page as well as a link to our team web page for more information and/or new athlete registration.

BASC Webpage

BASC Facebook


Not a competitive swimmer…yet??

BASC also offers a pre-competitive training program aimed at 4 to 6 year old swimmers. This program for children interested in becoming competitive swimmers. There is no requirement that these children are able to swim a certain distance, only that they have experience in basic swimming lessons and basic knowledge of freestyle and backstroke.  At BASC we take pride in youth swimming and work hard to provide the best in advanced training for future competitive youth swimmers.

Calling all SHARKS!

The Sharks is a summer swim team for children ages 5-18 years old that live in Montgomery County. Sharks season starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day and goes into July. For more info click here.

For more information call/text Melissa VanGiesen 618-780-8466

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