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A message from Coach Buckmaster…
Greetings Swimmers and Parents of those who swim, 
 
My name is Matt Buckmaster, I will be serving as the head coach of Girls and Boys Swimming. For those of you that enjoyed Coach Jeff…FUN FACT: Jeff used to be my assistant.  Originally I was head coach in 2009-2011, moved to China (for 3 years), Jeff took over and here we are. Quickest version of that story.
 
I’m happy to be a part of the swimming world again and look forward to meeting all of you. More so, I’m excited to support you as a swimmer and we as a team in pursuit of excellence. 
 
First, I’m available to all, as and when you need. Call or email, I strive to respond promptly. 
(360)746-1684
matthew.buckmaster@bellinghamschools.org
 
Girls: 
Clearance: Contact the Athletic office if you are uncertain about clearance. (360) 676-6470. The Athletic Office will have a “Clearance Day” for each Fall sport. Girls’ Swim is on August 15, 1-3pm. Go here for more info: https://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/athletics/ 
 
First Practice: August 20, 8:30-10:15 at Bayside Swimming Pool, directions here. 
 
Until then…take care of yourselves. Eat well, stay active and SLEEP. I know, i know, it’s summer but the season will be here soon and the school year soon after that. Sleeping and eating well are the best practices for staying healthy and managing stress. 
 
Contact me with any questions. 
 
I look forward to meeting all of you. 
 
All the best,
 
Matt
(360)746-1684