BISC Parent Handbook

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Bainbridge Island Swim Club BISC). We look forward to meeting you and working with your swimmer(s). Our club is a year-round age group and senior competitive swim team offering instruction, training, and competition to young people of all ages and abilities. This team is part of the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District.

This handbook will familiarize you with all facets of BISC and competitive swimming in general. As you look through the following sections it is our hope that this handbook will help you better understand and enjoy the inner workings of the Bluefins and the world of amateur swimming.


MISSION: We offer a community-based, competitive swim program where every athlete - from the novice swimmer to the elite national athlete - can reach his or her potential. As a community of athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents who care deeply for one another; BISC instills outstanding sportsmanship, personal leadership and a passion for racing within each swimmer.


Safesport Policies: BIMPRD and BISC is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting.  These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations. You can find all of our polcies on the Safesport tab on our team website.



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