Membership Information

The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST) is a competitive swim team offering professional coaching and instruction. 

The most important shared values of Bellingham Bay Swim team are those that reflect the character that we all intend to develop in our children; honesty, integrity, commitment and loyalty to team, work ethic, friendship, fun, balance, respect, compassion and courage.

The mission of the Bellingham Bay Swim Team is to provide the environment for swimmers to develop exceptional characther through discipline and commitment to our shared values in the pursuit of excellence in competitive swimming.

Welcome Prospective Swimmers and Families!

The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST) offers top level instruction and training from professional coaches in competitive swimming for all ages 6 and up from Novice to National Level Athlete.

How to Join

Step 1:

Please contact Head Coach Wes Sinclair ( to set up a personal evaluation to determine your swimmer's ability level.

Step 2:

Download, fill out Tryout Form and bring along with check made out to BBST for $65 ($100 for 2 swimmers, $150 for 3 swimmers) to whichever training group was assigned to your swimmer. *Please note that 2 week try outs are only available in open groups. To check if your group is closed, click here

Step 3:

At the conclusion of the 2 week tryout period, email our Team Administrator ( and let her know you are registering online on our homepage.  Click on Registration 2018-19 to proceed! Please be certain to enter your correct email address and t-shirt size.  Email addresses that are not verified upon receiving an email confirmation from our system will NOT be able to receive important club information or update financial info.

Step 4:

Swimmer will receive 1 team cap and team shirt after registering from their coach, along with a family communications folder located in our black file cabinet in the pool lobby.  Please check your folder weekly for any ribbons, reimbursement checks, paperwork etc.

Step 5:

Schedule a New Parent Orientation Meeting with our Welcome Wagon Team (! Bring a notebook and be ready to ask any questions; we are happy to help you navigate the world of competitive swimming!  WELCOME!


New Swimmers Click Here to download BBST's Tryout Form

If you are moving into Bellingham and your swimmer has had previous USA Swimming experience, please complete the Transfer Form along with $5 transfer fee to Coach Heather's folder in our file cabinet (top drawer) located in the pool lobby.