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Promoting Excellence in Swimming and in Life

Welcome to the Butte Tarpon Swim Team or BTST for short. BTST is one of the oldest competitive swim teams in Montana and is a member of Montana Swimming and USA Swimming. It was originally known as the Butte America Swim Team. The team has been represented by numerous state, sectional, and zone champions; state record holders; national competitors; and an outstanding group of swimmers, coaches, parents, and volunteers. BTST is also the home swim team of Paralympic gold medalist, IPC world champion, and IPC world record holder Erin Popovich who competed in the Sydney, Athens, and Beijing Paralymic Games. The team has had several persons serve as elected members of the Montana Swimming Board of Directors and has had several members also serve on USA Swimming national committees.

The mission of the Butte Tarpon Swim Team is to promote competitive swimming and develop each swimmer?s abilities to their fullest potential. BTST supports the core values of USA Swimming: Build the Base, Promote the Sport, and Achieve Competitive Success.

At BTST, we believe swimming is fun, friends and fitness; competition, improving skills, reaching goals, and personal challenges; and sportsmanship, building self esteem, and quality coaching.

Our team values teamwork, sportsmanship, healthy competition, mutual respect, communication, open discussion of ideas, achieving short and long term goals, team pride, cooperation, excellence, problem solving for the betterment of the team, and operating the team with a solid financial plan. Our parents are a fun, supportive and cooperative group who value good communication and open discussion of ideas, serve as volunteers and officials at meets, fundraisers, and team activities; and assist the team to achieve excellence. BTST is a non-profit club governed by an elected volunteer parent board. Parents are welcome to attend monthly board and parent meetings. Parents are always encouraged to be involved with the team.

Our coaches provide opportunities for our athletes to achieve competitive success, excel in and out of the pool, become leaders, achieve short and long term goals, and provide a cohesive coaching staff to meet the needs of all our athletes. Our coaches continue to improve themselves through ongoing training provided by USA Swimming, the American Swim Coaches Association, and other organizations.
Events
Do You Like to Swim? Joi...
Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015
2014 WRSC Fall Frenzy Sw...
Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
2014 FAST Fall Frost Swi...
Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
2014 BAC Fall Invite
Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
2014 MAC Fall Invite
Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014
2014 BTST Mining City Cl...
Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
2014 MT Swimming Senior ...
Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
2014 KATS Winter Invite
Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
2014 Hardin Fall Classic...
Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
2014 USAS AT&T Winter Na...
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014
2014 BOZ Teddy Bear Meet
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
2014 USAS Speedo Winter ...
Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014
2014 HLST Jamie Turner M...
Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
2015 Hardin Otters Red H...
Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015
2015 FAST Snowflake Open
Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015
2015 BAC Rocky Mountain ...
Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015
2015 MAC Winterfest Invi...
Jan 30, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015
2015 MHSA State Swim Meet
Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015
2015 MT Swimming Junior ...
Feb 21, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
2015 MT Swimming Short C...
Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015
2015 Speedo NW Spring Se...
Mar 11, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
2015 NW Age Group Sectio...
Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
 
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