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, Chris Coghill to set up a personal evaluation to determine your swimmer's ability level.

Step 2:

Download and fill out the team Tryout Form and bring to your tryout, along with a check made out to BBST for $65 ($100 for 2 swimmers, $150 for 3 swimmers).

*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  and let them know you are registering online on our homepage.  Click on 2020-2021 Registration to proceed! Please be certain to enter your correct email address, suit size 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.


  • 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.