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Bellingham, Washington

Swim Team
The Bayside Barracudas

Our swim team, the Bayside Barracudas, is a healthy and fun summer activity for kids who can swim 50 yards continuously. The team was established more than 50 years ago. Ten years ago there were only 35 kids on the team. In 2019, we had more than 100 kids. Over the past decade, several other local pools have formed their own teams, making it more fun to compete at swim meets.

The Bayside Swim Team is a recreational team. Its goals are to have children develop an appreciative understanding of competitive swimming in a nurturing environment. The team is open to both members and non-members.

If you can swim 25 yards and want to learn to do more—you're welcome to join us!

We are a teaching swim team. We'll teach you everything you need to know. We'll teach you how to swim faster, how to swim all the strokes, how to dive off the starting blocks, and how to do flip turns. We'll teach you what you need to do at a swim meet and how to get your best time on your swim. And if you're already an experienced swim teamer—we'll challenge you, refine your strokes, and make sure you work hard and have fun at the same time. All experience levels are welcome.

Come join the fun and learn how great it is to be on the Bayside Swim Team.

Parents—don't worry—we'll teach you too! We'll need your help at our swim meets. We'll make sure to have enough volunteers so that you'll never miss cheering for your swimmer.

Our 2023 Summer Season starts and ends with a Pool Party

Tuesday, June 27th, 8:00-10:00pm: Entire families can bring their swim suits and jump right in. We'll meet the coaches, share more detailed team information, order optional team suits, goggles, sweats, and t-shirts, and go for a swim! This will be a potluck. Families are encouraged to bring appetizers and deserts to share.

Big Picture:  Monday–Thursdays for 7 weeks. Two Saturday events
and four Thursday evening swim meets.

Details:         First practice is Wednesday morning, June 28, 2022
(after our late night Parent Meeting/Swim Social).

We split our team into two separate practice sessions:

Elementary School ages practice for 45 minutes
starting at 7:15am on Mondays and Wednesdays, and
starting at 8:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Middle/High School ages practice for 60 minutes
starting at 8:00am on Mondays and Wednesdays, and
starting at 7:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Swim team registration is now open.

Register Now

Complete your registration online.

Note that we are located in Bellingham, Washington!

For questions about our swim team, email the coach.

Members $100 per child
Non-members $120 per child


  1. The full registration fee will be charged at the time of registration and will be confirmed immediately online. If your child is subsequently unable to participate, you can receive a refund of fees paid, less a $25 fee per swimmer. You must notify us of cancellation by Friday, July 7. If we are unable to run our swim team program for any reason, you will receive a full refund.
  2. The cost is $100 per child for members and $120 per child for non-members. There are NO discounts for multiple children.
  3. Active Members and Summer Members of Bayside Swimming Club will be charged the member price of $100 per child. Anyone signing up as a member that is not actually a member will have their registration fee adjusted to the proper rate.
  4. Cancellations are subject to a $25 non-refundable deposit per child. No refund will be given if cancelled after Friday, July 7.
  5. Cancellations must be requested by email or by speaking directly with the aquatics director. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES ON THE POOL PHONE!
    Requests left via voice mail cannot be honored.
  6. A minimum $5 fee will be assessed for returned checks.

Parents must also complete a Waiver Form for each child. No child may participate without this completed form.

Important dates:

  • April 3: Registration begins
  • June 27: Parent's meeting at Bayside, 8 PM
  • June 27: Team Pool Party at Bayside, 8-10 PM
  • June 28: First day of practice
  • July 7: Last day to request refund (less $25 fee)
  • July 13: First swim meet
  • August 12: End-of-season pool party

   Website designed by David Cohn

 Updated:   04/01/2023



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