Promoting Excellence in Swimming and in Life

Welcome to the Butte Tarpon Swim Team or BTST for short. BTST is one of the oldest competitive swim teams in Montana and is a member of Montana Swimming and USA Swimming. It was originally known as the Butte America Swim Team. The team has been represented by numerous state, sectional, and zone champions; state record holders; national competitors; and an outstanding group of swimmers, coaches, parents, and volunteers. BTST is also the home swim team of Paralympic gold medalist, IPC world champion, and IPC world record holder Erin Popovich who competed in the Sydney, Athens, and Beijing Paralymic Games. The team has had several persons serve as elected members of the Montana Swimming Board of Directors and has had several members also serve on USA Swimming national committees.

The mission of the Butte Tarpon Swim Team is to promote competitive swimming and develop each swimmer's abilities to their fullest potential. BTST supports the core values of USA Swimming: Build the Base, Promote the Sport, and Achieve Competitive Success.

At BTST, we believe swimming is fun, friends and fitness; competition, improving skills, reaching goals, and personal challenges; and sportsmanship, building self esteem, and quality coaching.

Our team values teamwork, sportsmanship, healthy competition, mutual respect, communication, open discussion of ideas, achieving short and long term goals, team pride, cooperation, excellence, problem solving for the betterment of the team, and operating the team with a solid financial plan. Our parents are a fun, supportive and cooperative group who value good communication and open discussion of ideas, serve as volunteers and officials at meets, fundraisers, and team activities; and assist the team to achieve excellence. BTST is a non-profit club governed by an elected volunteer parent board. Parents are welcome to attend monthly board and parent meetings. Parents are always encouraged to be involved with the team.

Our coaches provide opportunities for our athletes to achieve competitive success, excel in and out of the pool, become leaders, achieve short and long term goals, and provide a cohesive coaching staff to meet the needs of all our athletes. Our coaches continue to improve themselves through ongoing training provided by USA Swimming, the American Swim Coaches Association, and other organizations.

For more information contact Tracy at or call 490-3890 or Susan at or call 723-4800. The team may be reached by mail at PO Box 3583, Butte, MT 59702.
AT&T Winter Nationals
Dec 2, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015
2015 BOZ Teddy Bear Meet
Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015
Speedo Winter Junior Nat...
Dec 9, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015
2015 FAST Fall Holiday M...
Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
2016 FAST Snowflake Open
Jan 9, 2016 - Jan 10, 2016
2016 Hardin Otters Red H...
Jan 9, 2016 - Jan 10, 2016
2016 BTST Snowball Splash
Jan 16, 2016 - Jan 17, 2016
2016 Lake Monsters Invit...
Jan 23, 2016 - Jan 24, 2016
2016 BAC Rocky Mountain ...
Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016
2016 MAC Winterfest Invi...
Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 7, 2016
2016 MHSA State Swim Meet
Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016
2016 MT Swimming Short C...
Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016
2016 MT Swimming Junior ...
Mar 5, 2016 - Mar 6, 2016
2016 Speedo NW Spring Se...
Mar 9, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
2016 NW Age Group Sectio...
Mar 18, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
USA Swimming Olympic Tri...
Jun 26, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016