BBST Weekly Update September 25

BBST Weekly Update Monday, September 25th

Team Administrator Update

Meredith will be stepping down from her role as Team Administrator effective October 1st. I am very excited to announce that I will be stepping into this role for the remainder of the 2017-2018 swim season. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any administrative questions, I am here to serve our membership! Starting October 1st, questions regarding billing, registration, and work share should be directed to Any coaching questions can be directed to my personal email

From Meredith: Thank you for letting me serve BBST over the past year. I’m still a co-lead for the Spirit Committee and as always, happy to help; just ask! Please direct any questions for Meredith to

Bellingham Bay Marathon Success

Thanks to Kristina Daheim for doing such an amazing job organizing the Work Share jobs for the marathon! This is BBST’s 11th year being a part of the marathon and we could not have done it without all of her hard work and your volunteer hours. BBST is very fortunate to have such a strong group of parent volunteers!

October Challenge

The October Challenge is less than 2 weeks away! The entry deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday September 26th. If you have not declared your swimmer yet, please do so by tomorrow. We have 103 swimmers signed up so far and our record is 113. Let’s make this the year with the highest swimmer attendance in BBST history!

Keep an eye out for the October Challenge Work Share sign ups which will go live on Friday afternoon at 4 pm. Jobs fill up fast so make sure to sign up early!

Senior Circuit Meet #1 – BBST vs. Bainbridge Island Sunday, October 1st

The first of three Senior Circuit Meets is this Sunday, October 1st at Arne Hanna. Swimmers need to arrive at the pool no later than 9:45 am as warm ups will start promptly at 10 am. Swimmers are expected to wear BBST warm ups and their BBST team suit to all dual meets. It is an honor to be placed on the travel team and each Sr. Circuit meet will have a different roster. Those swimmers who did not make the roster this meet, keep working hard to earn your spot. Click here for Sunday’s roster.

We are still in need of parent volunteers. Job sign ups for the Senior Circuit meet available soon so stay tuned.

Financial Agreement Addendum

The following addendum will be added to the BBST Financial Agreement effective immediately:

  • BBST will not refund the USA Swimming Membership Fee and the BBST Team Administration Fee after September 30th. Cancellation of membership is required in writing to Team Administrator by email, postal mail or remitted in person on or before September 30th. Must be postmarked on or before September 30th if sent via regular postal mail.  
  • Accounts that are 30 days past due will be suspended and the swimmer will no longer be allowed in the water until the member’s account balance has been paid off. Finance charges of 10% per year will also start accruing when the account is over 30 days past due.
  • Members with accounts that have been 30 days past due more than once during the swim season will be required to have a credit card on file and pay by credit card for the remainder of the season or have ACH set up for all future payments.

Please contact Coach Heather for questions regarding the Financial Agreement Addendum.

Parent Meeting with Coach Jay

Coach Jay will be holding a parent meeting for all groups on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm. He will be discussing swimmer development throughout the years, so you won’t want to miss this! Location to be announced.