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
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
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.
Tuesday, June 25th, 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
and four Thursday evening swim meets.
practice is Wednesday morning, June 26, 2024
(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 not yet open.
Registrations are not yet being
accepted for the 2024 season.
Registration will open on April 1, 2024.
Please check back at that time.
Note that we are located in Bellingham, Washington!
For questions about our swim team,
||$100 per child
||$120 per child
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES:
- 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.
- The cost is $100 per child for members
and $120 per child for non-members. There are NO
discounts for multiple children.
- 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.
- Cancellations are
subject to a $25 non-refundable deposit per child. No refund will
be given if cancelled after Friday, July 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.
- 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.
- April 1: Registration begins
- June 25: Parent's meeting at Bayside, 8 PM
- June 25: Team Pool Party at Bayside, 8-10 PM
- June 26: First day of practice
- July 5: Last day to request refund (less $25 fee)
- July 11: First swim meet
- August 10: End-of-season pool party