The Belleville Youth Swim Team (BYST) has been a part of Belleville for nearly 30 years. Our Constitution outlines the objectives of the club as follows:
* To foster development of competitive swimming in the Belleville area;
* To promote swimming as a means of healthful exercise and as a means for improving the physical fitness of our youth; and
* To promote the development of good citizenship and good sportsmanship through participation in amateur swimming.
All individuals who display an aptitude for competitive swimming in the Belleville area are eligible to apply. However, due to limited facilities and coaching staff, the Executive has the right to limit membership. All swimmers will become members of Swim Ontario. The team usually competes in swim meets with clubs of similar size and ability.
During our history, we have attained both individual and team honors. Our team has consistently finished among the top ten at the Ontario Division II Championships. The team has been represented during its history at the provincial level, national level and several swimmers have gone on to swim with Canadian and US university teams. Parent involvement at all levels of the team's operation (executive, fund raising, bingo, attendance at meets, etc.) is essential to help our swimmers in their search for excellence in the sport of swimming. It is expected that parents be willing to make a commitment to the team for the benefit of their children.