Bellingham Athletic Club

Swim Team Interest?

Is my swimmer ready for Swim Team? The first thing you should know about BAC’s Swim Team program is that we are focused on progress – we want to improve our swimmers’ strength, speed, endurance, and technique. All aspects are important to achieving progress in this complex and rewarding sport. However, we do not classify ourselves as a “competitive” program! This means we don’t compete with other teams and are not enrolled in the USA swimming program. Should we get enough support, we would be happy to look into this possibility, but for now we are focused on the technical aspects. In practice, we aim to teach proper swimming technique, lap swimming etiquette, and basic competitive rules (in case they would like to swim competitively in the future). Swimming can be a great sport for kids to learn goal-setting and teamwork, as it is a sport that is both individually focused (each student sets their goals based on their own pacing) and group-oriented (swimmers work together during Relay races). Each student sets their own goals for times, and once a month we run a “mock meet” to test their improvement! Still sound fun? Well, if your student is interested in trying out Swim Team, they must know these basic skills:

  • Swim 3 lengths each of all 4 stokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle) OR swim a 200yd IM (individual Medley).
  • Know flipturns on Front (freestyle) and Back (Backstroke) – Swim at least 200yds (12 lengths) Freestyle and Backstroke.
  • Want to know more about swimming as a sport!

Come check out Swim Team on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6PM! We are happy to administer tryouts, answer questions or just give information about this cool sport.

Take a look a the list of upcoming sessions:
February 5th – 28th ($65/ 60/ 55)
March 5th – 28th ($65/ 60/ 55)
April 9th – May 2nd ($65/ 60/ 55)
May 7th – 30th ($65/ 60/ 55)