Welcome to the Belmont Aquatic Team (BAT)

BAT is a USA Swim team and a member of New England Swimming. The team has trained at Belmont High School for over 38 years.  BAT has swimmers that come from Belmont, Watertown, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Lexington and other surrounding towns. With a strong BAT base, alumni have gone to reach the highest levels of National swimming.

Organization & Philosophy

BAT is a parent-run team, governed by a Board of Directors. The board meets monthly and welcomes attendance and input from all team parents. Additionally, various committees are made up of parent volunteers. The involvement of parents of all the team members is crucial to the success of the team.

BAT's Board of Directors believe that the team can provide a vigorous eleven-month program of detailed technical work and in-depth training to swimmers at different levels of ability and commitment. The team welcomes both the cellist in the Middle School orchestra who also loves to swim and wants to keep improving her times and the swimmer who would like to train six to nine times a week with dreams of one day competing for an NCAA Division 1 school.

We focus on quality over quantity balancing the fundamentals of stroke technique and aerobic conditioning in order to achieve optimal strength and endurance. With proper mechanics, nutrition, and recovery injury is entirely preventable. At BAT, we put the FUN in fundamentals.