WELCOME TO BELMONT
AQUATIC TEAM (BAT)
BAT is a year-round USA
Swimming club team based out of Belmont High School
(BHS), where we have trained for nearly 40 years. BAT
swimmers hail from Belmont, Watertown, Arlington, Cambridge,
Somerville, Lexington, and other surrounding
With a strong BAT base, alumni have gone to
reach the highest levels of the sport on the National
Due to construction at BHS, we train out of various
facilities in Cambridge, Watertown, and Waltham until Fall
2021. But no matter where we train, our aim is to always
be a little better than the day
It starts with how we
BAT is a coach-run team, governed by a
Board of Directors comprised of parent volunteers.
We welcome all swimmers.
BAT provides a vigorous eleven-month
program of detailed technical work and in-depth training to
swimmers at different levels of ability and commitment. The team
encourages 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 eight
plus times a week with aspirations of 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.
Most importantly, at BAT, we put the FUN in
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.