Masked Bandits Swim Team
All full access members between the ages of 4 and 18 as of June 15th are eligible to join the Raccoon Valley Swim Team. Please see the membership page for details.
2023 Swim Team Registration fees are $150 per swimmer which includes a $15 fundraising fee. Dive Team fees are $135 per diver. Again, for the 2023 season, we are not able to offer a multi-child discount.
2023 Swim Practice Schedule
Swim Team practices are Monday through Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Practices will be in the afternoon until schools are out for the summer, then practices will run in the morning Monday-Friday. As of now practice times are below – PLEASE NOTE: changes commonly occur based on registration numbers. .
- Age 13 and over: 3:00 -4:15pm
- Ages 9 -12: 4:30-5:30pm
- 8 and Under: 5:45-6:15pm
Morning Practices will likely start Monday June 19th. Practices are Monday through Friday.
- 13 and over: 7:00-8:30am
- Ages 9-12: 8:30-9:30am
- 8 and Under: 9:30-10:15am
**Swimmers should arrive at least 10 minutes before practice starts. Swimmers should be in the team area with caps and goggles on at the practice start time.
Dive Practices will run concurrent with the Swim Team practices; a schedule will be determined when registration is completed.
2023 Swim Meets
The Suburban Swim Association has NOT issued a final schedule for meets this season.
- Time trials (at RVSC) Saturday, June 17th (approx. 8-11am)
- RVSC: June 24th Swim Meets Begin
- RVSC @
- Gloucester County Peach Bowl (by invitation) July 25, 2023
- SSA Championships (by invitation) July 28,29th and 30th - Locations TBD.
New Swim Families
Here is a handy guide which includes the swim meet order of events: Swim Meet 101
Jack Bower will be returning as Head Swim Team Coach this year. We are thrilled to have him leading the Masked Bandits! Coach Jack will be joined by Coach Cassie Bower, and several assistants this year. We are also happy to announce that Amy Kohl, the Head Coach at Ocean City High School will lead our Dive Team this year!
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.