About Us

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 our Head Coach 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 tryouts are only available in groups with open space. To check if your group is closed, click here

Step 3:

At the conclusion of the 2 week tryout period, email the BBST Team Administrator (BBSTblackfishoffice@gmail.com) 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 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, reimbursement checks, paperwork etc.

Step 5:

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



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 Team Administrator's folder in our file cabinet (top drawer) located in the pool lobby.