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

1:Please contact Head Coach Chris Coghill ([email protected]) to set up a personal evaluation to determine your swimmer's ability level.

2: Download, fill out the 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.

New Swimmers Click Here to download BBST's Tryout Form

3: At the conclusion of the 2 week tryout period, email our Team Administrator ([email protected]) and let her know you are registering online on our homepage.  Click on Registration 2020-21 to proceed! Please be certain to enter your correct email address.  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.

4: Your swimmer will receive a team cap 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, paperwork etc.


If you are moving into Bellingham and your swimmer has had previous USA Swimming experience, please complete the Transfer Form.