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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)

Inclement Weather Policy

For the safety and well-being of all those concerned, our weather policy is as follows:

When the Bellingham Public Schools are closed due to weather, BAC will be open with a skeleton staff, but there will be no classes or appointments.

When the Bellingham Public Schools are delayed, BAC will be open, but there will be no A.M. classes or appointments.

In the event of extreme weather, we may find it necessary to close the club. Please check the website, call in, or listen to your local radio station for information. This is a very rare occurrence but is sometimes necessary for the safety of our members and employees.

48th Annual Northwest Open!

The 48th annual Northwest Open tournament is just around the corner (March 15-17, 2019). We will be celebrating St.Patrick’s Day (weekend) on the courts. There will be divisions for everyone to participate in! This tournament tends to be a local favorite that brings people from Hawaii, Canada, California, and more!

You may sign up on the tournament website, or keep your eye out for entry forms around the club. REMEMBER: Juniors, you only pay $15 to play, thanks to the WJRA who picks up 1/2 of your entry fee. Make sure to fill out a paper entry or have Jessie help with registration so you get the proper discounts!

Please contact Jessie Scott or Brian Porter with any questions on this tournament. We are looking forward to a big turnout and a great weekend!

R2 Sports link

Beginner Racquetball Clinic

Learn the basics of the game including strokes, serves, and rules.  All equipment provided.  Join club pro, Wanda Collins, for our Beginner Clinic:

Monday, March 11, 2018  6:15 – 7:00pm

BAC Members — Free
Non Members — $15.00

Friday Night Out…Guaranteed!

That’s right, it’s happening for sure! The 3rd Friday of each month is a guaranteed GO! Enjoy a relaxing evening out knowing that your children will be safe, happy and having a blast! Our night consists of pizza, games, swimming,  popcorn, juice and a movie.
Valentine Friday Night out (Yes…even with all the snow)!  
WHEN: February 15th  
TIME: 5:30pm-9:30pm
6 months-3 years old 
4-10 years old  (Swimming)
Ages 4-10yrs old                                            
Member: $14                                      
Child of Member: $16                                     
Non-Member: $18      
Ages 6 months -3yrs old
Members: $20
Child of Member: $22
Non-Member: $24
 *With additional discounts for siblings*
Payment required at time of sign up for Non-Members
Contact the Cordata Front Desk for more information or to reserve a spot!

Want a 1 week pass?

Want to invite a friend to join you for a class or a swim? Members can stop by the front desk and grab one week trial passes for friends/relatives/neighbors from Feb 9-23, 2018 (please note that due to snow, the time limit has been extended to Feb 23).

Swim Lessons Update

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know it’s a little early, and I wanted to get our schedule out right away for the month of February. As you will see, we are expanding and changing a few times of lessons. 3:30-4:00 has been very slow for the better part of a year, so we are reducing classes offered at that time. We have also had several requests to extend afternoon lessons and run swim team a little later. So, we will do both on a trial basis for the month of February! Afternoon lessons will run 3:30-5:30, with Swim Team starting at 5:30-6:30. Evening classes will run as usual. It can be tricky to make sure that we offer the classes that our program needs at a time that works for everyone, but we are trying our best!

February 5th – 28th (4 weeks/8 Lessons)
March 5th – 28th (4 weeks/8 Lessons)
April 9th – May 2nd (4 weeks/8 Lessons)
May 7 – 30th (4 weeks/8 Lessons)

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10am–12pm, 3:30pm–5:30pm, & 6:00pm-8:00pm

We offer adult groups lessons from 7:30 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as private lessons to meet your personal fitness goals.

Call (360) 676-1800 to sign up!

Press here for current Swim Lessons details and pricing.

Press here to go to the Aquatic Page.