About Us



    We are excited for another season of fun and competitive swimming. The Bloomington Swim Club offers a family-friendly environment and believes in developing our young athletes with an age-appropriate plan to help them achieve their goals.

    Please explore our website to learn more about BSC. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or stop by the pool. We'd love to meet your family and help you get started!



    The Bloomington Swim Club (BSC) was founded in 1955 by the legendary Dr. James E. Counsilman. BSC was established as a competitive swimming program for children ages 5-21 in Bloomington and the nearby areas of south-central Indiana.

    Originally sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, the club is now an independent non-profit organization that is run by a Board of Directors consisting of parents and other interested members of the community.

    The Bloomington Swim Club is a member of United States Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, and Indiana Swimming, the governing body for the sport of swimming in the state of Indiana.



    The mission of the Bloomington Swim Club is to make available the opportunity for people in the Bloomington area to experience the great sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer.

    Young swimmers who want to compete and achieve excellence will find the coaching, training, and facilities they need.  Our coaches understand the techniques and attention needed for swimmers to develop their potential. BSC participates in a full cycle of club meets, so swimmers can measure their progress and gain competition experience.

    Competing in meets and attending every practice is not mandatory, however; swimmers can choose their level of involvement. Some swim for health and fitness and do not compete.  Others belong to BSC for the camaraderie and friendships that develop among families. From the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to the excitement of cutting-edge competitive sports, BSC offers a wide range of participation.



BSC is organized around two competitive seasons: Short Course and Long Course. 


The Short Course season is held in 25-yard pools and runs from September to March. These practices and meets are held indoors.


The Long Course season runs from April through July. During this time, practice and meets are held in 50-meter pools, which are frequently outdoors.