Our goal is to offer a positive, supportive, and fun environment, which promotes excellence in and out of the water through hard work and dedication.



  • Maintain a strong foundation based on the core values of hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Maintain a positive, supportive, and fun team environment.
  • Provide competitive programs that allow swimmers to maximize their potential through a dedication to excellence.
  • Ensure a high quality of communication, education, and participation of all members.



To inspire a lifelong love and enjoyment of aquatics, while developing the life skills necessary to be successful in and out of the water.



Our Team is a USA Swimming year round competitive team offering high quality, professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as USA Swimming members and the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

The Bellingham Bay Swim Team, a non profit club, is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers. We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.



The Bellingham Bay Swim Team is a year-round, non-profit club affiliated with Pacific Northwest Swimming ( PNS ), a committee of USA Swimming.  Founded in the fall of 1995, this parent board-run club offers swimmers from all skill levels, novice to elite, the opportunity to improve themselves and their swimming through the continued development of advanced swimming technique and conditioning in the sport.
Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST) is comprised of over 100 swimmers of all ages, abilities, and commitment levels.  The team offers something for everyone, from beginning swimmers to highly skilled swimmers competing at the national level.
BBST places swimmers in one of six different practice groups.  Group placement is according to ability as well as the swimmers continual improvement and progression within the program.  These groups are designed to provide a challenge, while maintaining a fun, team atmosphere with swimmers of similar ability and commitment practicing together.