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Jun 16, 2020 - Catherine Russo & Peter Thompson Named MT Swim Athletes of the Year
Montana Swimming is proud to announce Catherine Russo of the Bozeman Brookies and Peter Thompson of the Billings Aquatic Club have been named the 2020 Montana Swimming male and female athletes o...
Jun 14, 2020 - Black Lives Matter - USA Swimming Statement
Dear USA Swimming members, It is difficult to find the right words to express our grief, but we will try because it matters to our Black athletes, it matters to our Black members, and it matters to us...
May 28, 2020 - USA Swimming COVID-19 Relief Program Grant Awards Phase 1
USA Swimming is pleased to report that all 317 clubs who submitted applications were awarded COVID-19 Relief Program grants in phase one, which was focused on supporting clubs and members impacted eco...
Apr 5, 2020 - How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits
Apr 1, 2020 - BTST Practice Suspended For the Summer Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Practices for the Butte Tarpons have been suspended beginning March 12, 2020, throughout the summer due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 25, 2020 - Extensions for Coach Certification Requirements
As a result of the closures of many facilities due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications. The following steps are being taken to assist with this issue for coaches w...
Mar 24, 2020 - USA Swim Statement on Postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
“In this globally unprecedented time, the March 24's joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organizers was the responsible, though understanda...
Mar 22, 2020 - USA Swimming Covered Activities Update
USA Swimming Insurance Program – Covered Activities for Practice Several questions have been raised by coaches and clubs regarding insurance coverage for swim practices or dryland training activities,...
Mar 20, 2020 - Federal and State Programs for Small Businesses in the Western Zone
USA Swimming posted these helpful items for small businesses in the Western Zone especially during the coronavirus outbreak.. Western Zone Federal and State Programs for Small Business Support PDF
Mar 18, 2020 - USA Swimming Coronavirus Update March 17
Dear USA Swimming member, Since first communicating with our members about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have received ample feedback, much of it focused on the safety measures being recommended. W...
Mar 17, 2020 - Resources to Help Athletes Train with Limitations During Coronavirus
USA Swimming and the USOPC have recently published a number of articles to help athletes and their support groups cope with the current limitations on their training and competitions imposed by the re...
Mar 16, 2020 - Resources for Clubs and Coaches
Clubs and coaches, click here for resources to help you deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 16, 2020 - WZ Diversity Summit Applications Due April 10
The 2020 Western Zone Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion summit will be held June 11-14 at Boise State University at Boise, Idaho, in conjunction with the WZ DEI Camp. The summit is open to adults and a...
Mar 16, 2020 - Kallie Hossack Finals in 50 Fly at SC State
BTST swimmer and Butte High School junior Kallie Hossack placed tenth in the 15-16 girls 50 yard butterlfy at the recent Montana Swimming Short Course State Championships in Missoula. Kallie also oom...
Mar 16, 2020 - USA Swimming Coronavirus Update March 16, 2020
Dear USA Swimming Members, Thank you to everyone for your support and commitment as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters. Throughout the entire country there is a very real and intense ...
Mar 15, 2020 - Montana DHHS and CDC Information on the COVID-19 Virus - 3/16/2020
With the concerns about the COVID-19 Corona Virus, below is information from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. As of March 15, the Montana Governo...
May 29, 2019 - New Athlete Protection Training Requirements for Athletes 18 and Older
Starting June 23, 2019, as a requirement of membership in USA Swimming, all adult athlete members (ages 18 and over) must compete Athlete Protection Training. You will have until July 23, 2019, to tak...
May 1, 2019 - New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy Implemented
MAAPP Member Letter By Bob Vincent, Tim Hinchey III | Monday, April 29, 2019 To All USA Swimming Members - We are excited to announce enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements ...
Dec 26, 2018 - Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from everyone at the Butte Tarpon Swim Team! Wishing you a joyous and swimmingly fast 2019!
Dec 21, 2018 - Happy Holidays from USA Swimming
Dear USA Swimming members, With the new year fast approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on a very busy fall and celebrate several wonderful accomplishments across the organizat...
Apr 25, 2018 - International Water Safety Day is May 15
International Water Safety Day, celebrated on May 15th each year, is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and to educate youth in becoming safer in and around ...
Jun 2, 2017 - USA Swimming Scholastic All America Program Now Open Through August 15
The USA Swimming Scholastic All America Program is now open June 1 through August 15. The program requirements are as follows: GRADE AND SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS: Grade completion requirement – appli...
Jun 1, 2017 - USA Swimming Names Tim Hinchey President and CEO
A new chapter in the successful history of USA Swimming will begin as the organization announced that 2016 Major League Soccer Executive of the Year and Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey is the na...
May 26, 2017 - Montana Swimming Short Course Meet Schedule
For a quick one page 2017-2018 Montana Swimming short course meet schedule click here. Meet Schedule (Posted 5-26-2017)
May 16, 2017 - We mourn the passing of Bill Krumm
It is with deep regret that USA Swimming reports that our Sport Development Consultant for the Western Zone Bill Krumm passed away while on USA Swimming business in Carlsbad, CA. Bill was a member o...
Dec 27, 2016 - Thank you!
The Gift of Time is Priceless Valuable is the work you do Outstanding in how you always come through Loyal, sincere, and full of good cheer Untiring in your efforts throughout the year Notable are the...
Dec 23, 2016 - Seasons Greetings
The Butte Tarpons Swim Team wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year. Thanks for making 2016 a successful year!
Dec 20, 2016 - Butte Tarpon Official at Winter Nationals
The Butte Tarpon Swim Team was represented by Susan Huckeby at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Susan served as a stroke and turn judge for the meet and for two of the three...
Sep 19, 2016 - Swimposium in Polson October 22-23
Ever wanted to meet an Olympic Swimmer? How about give your swimmer a chance to learn from an Olympian for just $35?! Now is your chance! USA Swimming is hosting a SwimPosium on October 21st and 22...
Sep 12, 2016 - Come swim at the YMCA
Interested in swimming? Join the YMCA Swim Club. The Tarpons practice with the YMCA swim club now. For more information on joining and dues, call 782-1266.
May 23, 2016 - Congratulations Liam Mulcaire-Jones - Gold Medal at Special Olympics Swim Meet
Butte Tarpon swimmer Liam Mulcaire-Jones competed at the Montana State Special Olympics Summer Games in Missoula May 17-20. Liam raced to a gold medal win in the 50 butterfly and won the silver medal ...
Mar 9, 2016 - Fitter & Faster Clinic in Billings April 30-May 1
Mar 8, 2016 - Zundel Takes 2 Gold Medals at Junior BC Champs
BTST swimmer Evan Zundel, 12, took home the gold in two events at the Montana Swimming Junior BC Championships held March 5-6 in Polson. Zundel took first place in the 50 yard butterfly with a persona...
Feb 18, 2016 - Butte's Gerbrandt tabbed as Big Ten Swimmer of the Week
Feb 10, 2016 - Robins Competes at SC State
Butte Tarpon swimmer Grant Robins is competing at the Montana Swimming Short Course State Championships February 19-21 in Missoula. Robins is competing in the 100 yard breaststroke, 200 yard individua...
Nov 1, 2015 - Parent Meeting to Work on Swim Meet
There will be a BTST parent meeting on Tuesday November 10 to work on the upcoming BTST swim meet November 13-15. It will be held at Perkins at 7:00 pm. If you can't attend but will help with the meet...
Aug 15, 2015 - YMCA Closed September 7
The YMCA is closed for Labor Day on Monday September 7.
Aug 4, 2015 - USA Swimming "Magazine" Airs Sunday August 9
USA Swimming to Air ‘Magazine’ Show on NBC USA Swimming is producing a ‘magazine’ style show for NBC that extends the network’s coverage of swimming beyond race competitions and shares swimming in a n...
Aug 2, 2015 - MT Swimming Proposals Due August 15 to Tony Popp
Anyone wishing to submit a proposal to be considered at the Fall Montana Swimming House of Delegates meeting in Helena on October 11 must submit the proposals to Tony Popp by no later than midnight Sa...
Jul 15, 2015 - Last Day of Long Course Practice
The last day of long course season practice will be Thursday July 23. Long Course State begins the next day in Bozeman. Congratulations to all our BTST swimmers for a great long course season. Short c...
Jun 30, 2015 - No Practice July 2-3
There will be no BTST practice July 2-3. Have a happy and safe 4th of July! The YMCA closes early on July 3 and will be closed all day July 4.
Jun 25, 2015 - No practice July 3
There will be no BTST practice on Friday July 3. Happy Independence Day! Enjoy the fireworks and parade and have a safe holiday weekend.
Jun 8, 2015 - Congratulations Graduates
Congratulations to all out current and former BTST graduates! We are very proud of you! Sixth grade graduates: Kallie Hossack and Evan Zundel from West Elementary School. Butte Central High School: Da...
Jun 2, 2015 - Congratulations Liam Mulcaire-Jones on Gold Medal Win
Congratulations to Liam Mulcaire-Jones for an outstanding performance at the Montana State Special Olympics in Missoula May 19-22. Liam competed for Butte High School. Liam captured a gold medal in th...
May 20, 2015 - Congratulations Evan Zundel and Ladd Hucthinson for Great Swims at Bozeman!
Congratulations to BTST swimmers Ladd Hutchinson and Evan Zundel for great performances at the 2015 Bozeman May Classic meet! Ladd set six new personal best long course meter times and Evan set se...
May 11, 2015 - MT Swimming Accepting Nominations for Sportsperson of the Year
Montana Swimming is accepting nominations for the Male and Female Sportsperson of the Year. Nominees must be athletes who are a junior or senior in high school. Please submit nominations to General Ch...
May 11, 2015 - MT Swimming Accepting Nominations for Athlete of the Year
Montana Swimming is accepting nominations for the male and female athlete of the year. The athlete of the year selection is based on the top five Hy-Tek power point scores for the athlete from April...
May 11, 2015 - May BTST Practice Changes
BTST practice will have the following changes for the month of May: Tuesday May 12 -- practice is done at 5:30 pm. today only Friday May 15 - NO PRACTICE (Bozeman May Classic swim meet) Monday May 25 ...
May 11, 2015 - MT Swimming Nominations for Phillips 66 Volunteer of the Year
Montana Swimming is seeking nominations for the Phillips 66 Volunteer of the Year award. The award is given based solely on the nominee's volunteer work within Montana Swimming. A person may only rece...
May 9, 2015 - Swimmer Goals Sheets Needed
BTST swimmers, now is the time to turn in your goal sheet to the coaches. Write down your goals and what you think you need to do to achieve those goals and give the paper to the coaches. Goals are ne...
Apr 29, 2015 - BOZ Swim Clinic DATE CHANGE - Now on JUNE 20
The Bozeman Barracuda Swim Clinic originally scheduled for the morning of June 21 has been moved one day to the afternoon of June 20. The clinic will be held from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm. The clinic is open...
Apr 11, 2015 - BTST Practice Changes April 13-14
There will be no BTST practice on Monday April 13 and Tuesday April 14. However, parents may bring their swimmers to the pool these days for parent guided swim workout if desired. There will be regula...
Apr 10, 2015 - What's IMX? What's IMR?
IM READY (IMR) The first step in the IMX Challenge is IM Ready (or IMR). To get "IM Ready," swimmers compete in a series of five events at shorter distances. Below, we've listed the line-up by age gro...
Apr 7, 2015 - BTST Long Course Season Practice Begins April 7
BTST long course season practice will begin Tuesday April 7 at the YMCA. Practice will be from 4:00-6:00 pm for the team members and from 4:00-5:00 pm for pre-team members. Team dues are $65 per swimm...
Apr 7, 2015 - BTST meet entries due April 8 for MT Mixer meet
Entries for BTST swimmers planning to attend the MT Swimming mixer meet in Bozeman April 18-19 are due to Susan by Wednesday April 8. Please e-mail your entries to Susan. Swimmers may swim a total of ...
Apr 4, 2015 - Proposed SC Meet Dates Needed by April 30
Clubs are asked to e-mail your proposed short course season meet dates to Merle Gunderson at [email protected] by April 30. Merle will put together the meet schedule prior to the Montana Swimming ...
Mar 25, 2015 - MT Swim Strategic Planning Meeting April 25
MT Swimming and USA Swimming will host an LSC strategic planning meeting on Saturday April 25 in Helena at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 701 Washington, 406-449-4000. Rooms are available for $79 per ni...
Mar 24, 2015 - Deck Changing Rules Clarification from USA Swimming
At the 2014 USA Swimming House of Delegates meeting, the House passed R-9 which changed the sanctioning requirement for meets: 202.2 REQUIREMENTS FOR SANCTION — Sanctions are issued, withheld or withd...
Mar 24, 2015 - BTST Board Meeting Thursday March 26
There will be a BTST Board meeting Thursday March 26 at 7:15 pm. The meeting will be in the MT Tech SUB basement meeting area. Parents are invited to attend.
Mar 24, 2015 - Hutchinson, Murphy, Zundel Excel at Junior BC Championships
BTST swimmers Ladd Hutchinson, Sage Murphy, and Evan Zundel excelled at the 2015 Montana Swimming Junior BC Championships in Great Falls. The trio all set one or more personal best times at the meet....
Mar 23, 2015 - BTST Swim-a-thon Raises $2441 for the Team
The BTST spring Swim-A-Thon was Monday and Tuesday February 9-10 at the YMCA. Our BTST swimmers did a great job raising much needed funds for the team and the USA Swimming Foundation. The total raised...
Feb 20, 2015 - Public Meeting Seeking Input on Pool Options
Butte needs to hear from you about the proposed new pool and water park. BSB will host a public hearing on Monday February 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Emma Park Center, 25 West Silver Street. Plea...
Feb 10, 2015 - Practice Out Early Friday February 13
BTST practice will end at 5:00 on Friday February 13. Parents please pick up your swimmers at the pool at 5.
Feb 9, 2015 - BTST February Splash Time Trial
BTST is holding the 2015 BTST February Splash Time Trial February 23-24 at the YMCA. This meet is only open to currently registered BTST swimmers. The meet information is posted under the events tab. ...
Feb 4, 2015 - BTST Snowball Splash Meet February 7
BTST is excited to welcome all the athletes to the 2015 Snowball Splash and 25 Free Super Splash Race Off on Saturday February 7! Warm-ups fro the 500 free begin at 7:30. The pool is open at 7:15 for ...
Feb 2, 2015 - Tarpon Team T-shirts
Tarpons rule the pool! The Tarpons have a new design for our team t-shirt. Please give BTST President Tracy Skocilich your orders. Shirts cost approximately $10.75 each. Go Tarpons!
Jan 26, 2015 - BTST elects new officers for 2014-2015
The following people were elected as the new BTST officers for 2014-2015: President: Tracy Skocilich Vice President: Anne Reinke Secretary: Julia Zundel Treasurer: Susan Huckeby Past President: Teri (...
Jan 25, 2015 - BTST Team Meet January 27-28
BTST will hold a team meet January 27-28. The meet is only open to BTST swimmers. Entries are due Monday January 26 to Susan. Parents, we need your help timing for the meet. Please meet at the pool at...
Jan 22, 2015 - MT Swimming Specialty License Plates Now Available
Montana Swimming's new specialty license plate has been approved by the State MVD for sale. The plates may be ordered with standard AAA123 numbering or the buyer may opt to add custom text/numbering ...
Jan 7, 2015 - BTST Parent Meeting Jan 13 at Perkins
There will be a BTST parent meeting on Tuesday January 13 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room at Perkins restaurant. All families are encouraged to attend. We will discuss the upcoming February swim meet, ...
Jan 3, 2015 - New swimmers - come try swimming with the Tarpons
Interested in finding out what competitive swimming is all about? The Tarpons welcome swimmers to try a free two week trial with the team. The two week trial is open to swimmers who have never swam wi...
Dec 9, 2014 - Practice out at 5:30 Friday Dec 12
BTST practice will be over at 5:30 pm Friday December 12 due to the YMCA holding Kids Night Out beginning at 6:00 pm.
Dec 2, 2014 - YMCA Pool Closed for Maintenance
The Butte YMCA pool remains closed for the second week for maintenance. Hopefully the pool will be open again by Monday December 8. The YMCA is replacing a motor and gasket on a pump and is waiting fo...
Nov 24, 2014 - Practice Canceled Due to YMCA Pool Closure for Maintenance
The YMCA pool is closed most of this week because the YMCA is performing maintenance on the pool. Due to the pool closure, there will be no practice Monday November 24, Tuesday November 25, and Wednes...
Nov 21, 2014 - HLST Jamie Turner Memorial entries due Dec 3
BTST entries for the HLST Jamie Turner Memorial meet December 12-14 in Helena are due to Susan by Wednesday December 3.
Nov 12, 2014 - Team Poster Party Friday Nov 14
The team will have a poster making party at the pool Friday November 14 beginning at 4pm. Bring your poster board and markers. Kevin and Tracy Skocilich are providing pizza for the team. Warm-ups for ...
Nov 10, 2014 - Entries for BOZ Teddy Bear meet due Friday Nov 21
Entries for all Tarpon swimmers planing to attend the Bozeman Teddy Bear meet December 4-6 are due to Coach Susan by Friday November 21. Lets support the Barracudas and have a great turnout for their ...
Nov 10, 2014 - No Practice Monday November 17
There will be NO BTST team practice on Monday, November 17. Thank you BTST parents and families for all your hard work making our swim meets a success!
Nov 2, 2014 - BTST Parent Meeting November 4, 7pm, at Perkins
There will be a BTST parent meeting on Tuesday November 4 at 7 pm in the meeting room at Perkins Restaurant. We are planning our upcoming November meet and would like a parent from every family to att...
Nov 2, 2014 - BTST Parent Meeting November 11, 7pm, at Perkins
There will be a BTST parent meeting on Tuesday November 11 at 7 pm in the meeting room at Perkins Restaurant. We are planning our upcoming November meet and would like a parent from every family to at...
Oct 27, 2014 - No practice on Halloween
There will be no BTST practice on Halloween, October 31. The team will be participating in Treat Street at the World Museum of Mining behind MT Tech passing out treats and information about the team. ...
Oct 27, 2014 - BTST Parent Meeting Oct 28
There will be a BTST parent meeting Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm at Perkins Restaurant. All BTST parents are encouraged to attend as we will be working on plans for the November swim meets at this ...
Oct 26, 2014 - Tarpons Selling Poinsettias
The Tarpons are selling beautiful poinsettias, door charms and wreaths from the Petunia Factory for Christmas. Orders are due by November 10 to Araka Williams. Deliveries will be made beginning Novemb...
Oct 26, 2014 - Treat Street
BTST will be participating in Treat Street on October 31 at the World Museum of Mining from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. The team will be passing out treats and team information to all the trick or treaters who ...
Oct 21, 2014 - BTST Parent Meeting Oct 28
There will be a BTST parent meeting Tuesday October 28 at 7 pm at Perkins Restaurant in the meeting room. We will be discuss the upcoming meets, advertising sales, poinsettia sales, and the Treat Stre...
Sep 23, 2014 - Fill the Fin Fundraiser Raises $1015.92
The Butte Tarpon Swim Team held the Fill the Fin bake sale and fundraiser at Wal-Mart Saturday September 20 from 10:00 - 3:00. The team raised $1015.92! Thank you to everyone who generously gave to th...
May 11, 2014 - BTST Dart Tournament/Blind Draw Fundraiser May 10
The BTST Dart Tournament on May 10 at the Butte Depot was a huge success. The team raised about $2000. The dart players had lots of fun, there was great food, and the auction items were a big hit. Tha...
Apr 20, 2014 - BTST Fill the Fin Fundraiser is a Success!
The BTST Fill the Fin Fundraiser on Saturday April 19 was a big success. The team raised $1327.89. Many thanks to everyone for generously donating and a big thank you to Wal-Mart for allowing the team...