The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 3

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Barracudas win!!!!!

Great job at our first meet.

Final score: Bridgeland 954-LOE 479

To see meet results, login to Go to meets, click on meet schedule, click on Lakes on Eldridge, click on the 1st icon.

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Coaches Corner


We did it! Not only did we make it through our first meet, we did it with a WIN! Congratulations to all of you for numerous time drops, record breaking races, qualifying times for invitationals, and most of all, doing your best. All of your hard work these past few weeks at practices have been paying off, and we are all so proud of you. I know it will continue throughout the season.

This week at practices, we will spend Monday and Tuesday working on stroke technique and drill work. On Wednesday we will focus on endurance work. Thursday we will run our usual “Meet Prep” focusing on diving, relays, starts, turns, and finishes.

A couple of reminders for this week:

Many of you have qualified for our mid season invitational, Splash Depot. It takes place on May 21st and entries are due by Monday, May 15th. I know it is very early in our season, but with broader span of qualifying times, many of you have qualified and may not even know it! Please make sure to sign up with We want a large Cuda presence at every meet we attend!

Make sure to RSVP for the meet by Tuesday at 8pm. Please leave comments if you need to leave early, come late, etc.

Also, this Themed Practice Thursday, or #TPT is “Crush Cy Mills”: wear Hawaiian gear. Please make sure to come to practice dressed in Hawaiian attire to receive a small prize and get a group picture with your coaches!

Speaking of next week’s meet, this is our Rivalry Week! We are going up against the dreaded Cy Mills Makos! We need to make sure we work even harder this week at practice, so we can leave their pool on Saturday with a win. The past two seasons we have been victorious, let's keep our streak alive!

Cudas, as we prepare for our next week and the upcoming season, let’s remember what it means to be a Bridgeland Barrcuda. It means, not only doing and being your best inside the pool, but also being and doing your best outside of the pool as well. You all have a high reputation on your shoulders of being the best team in NWAL. Take pride in yourself and always strive to become better. Let’s remember to always be kind to other swimmers, both on our team and on opposing teams. Listen to coaches, parents and volunteers, and be the best Cuda you can be. You are all awesome and I am so honored to be your coach.

Thanks to all of our volunteers, parents, and board members, nothing would be possible without all of your hard work. You are truly appreciated.

If you have any comments, feedback, or concerns, please email me at I am looking forward to another wonderful week! And Finally, Happy Mother’s day!


Stay safe and swim happy,

Coach Jennie

A huge thank you

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped run the meet today. We couldn't do it without your help.

Happy mother's day to all cuda moms

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Cuda pictures

Do you have pictures of your favorite cudas? Did you post them on social media. Use the #Cudas2017 and your pictures could end up in the newsletter. You can also send them to

Ice the Competition Pep rally

Join us to Ice out the Makos with Kona Ice.

When: May 19th

Time: 6-7pm

Where: Lakeland Village Park (by the dog park)

Each swimmer will get a ticket for Kona Ice. Additional items can be purchased for parents and siblings.

Bridgeland Barracudas v. Cy-Mills Makos

When: May 13th

Where: Cy-Mills Pool

14706 Mills Park Lane

Cypress, TX 77429

The volunteer position sign-ups will open at 9:00 P.M. TONIGHT (Sunday, May 14th) on Spots are limited, so make a decision quickly. Please be respectful when choosing a volunteer spot. Do not take the maximum per family right away as it will mean others cannot sign up.

RSVP closes Tuesday, May 10th at 5 P.M. and Volunteer sign-ups close on Wednesday, May 11th at 9 P.M. If you have any questions regarding any of this, please feel free to email

Swimmers, please arrive at 7am to check in. 11 and up check in at the table next to the volunteer check in. 10 and under check in at age group tents.

Coach Jennie will begin collecting cards at 7:15am. If you have not gotten your yellow card at that time, your child will be scratched from their events.

Warmups will be at 7:45. Your swimmers will be called by age group.

The meet will start at 8:30am.

Go Cudas!

Candy from your coaches

The Cuda Coaches want to see the swimmers after they swim each time at the meet!

When your Cuda gets out of the water after swimming in each event, have them go see the coaches. After giving them constructive feedback, the coaches will give your Cuda some candy!

This is a great time for your swimmer to ask about a DQ (disqualification) or to find out what to do better.

It doesn't matter if your Cuda is a 6 & under or an 18 year old, the coaches want to give them a high five and candy for their awesome swimming! Don't miss out!

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Be sure to sign up for Splash depot

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Theme practice thursday

Each Thursday, we will have a Themed practice based on who we are swimming against that weekend.

If your swimmer comes to practice dressed for the theme, they get a prize! This week we will Crush the Cy-Mills Makos. Come dressed in Hawaiian gear this Thursday!

Take a picture of your Cuda swimmer wearing their TPT outfit and post it on Facebook. Make sure to include #CudasTPT2016 so we can find it and feature it in the Cuda Nation!

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School Year Practice schedule

Now thru May 25th

NO PRACTICE Memorial Day, May 29th

13 & up **
4:15-5:15 P.M.

6 & Under & new 7 year olds *
5:15-5:45 P.M.

7 & 8 year olds
5:45-6:30 P.M.

9 & 10 year olds
6:30-7:15 P.M.

11 & 12 year olds **
7:00-8:00 P.M.

*All new-to-the-team 7 year olds must attend the 6 & under practice until the coach says it is time to move to the 7/8 practice.

**Swimmers 11 & Up will need tennis shoes everyday for dry land exercises (first 15 minutes of each practice). They may want to wear shorts and/or a shirt over their suit for this portion.

Summer practice schedule

June 6th-June 23rd

Mondays are afternoon practices are at the same time as "School Year" schedule times due to pool cleaning and maintenance.

Tuesdays through Thursdays

9 & 10 year olds
7:00-7:45 A.M.

7 & 8 year olds
7:45-8:30 A.M.

6 & Under & new 7 year olds
8:30-9:00 A.M.

11 & up
8:45-9:45 A.M. (with 15 minute dry land)


Make sure your 11 & Up swimmer remembers their fins on Wednesday each week as this is when the coaches will be using them.

Looking ahead

  • 5/19-Pep rally @ Lakeland Village Park
  • 5/20-Swim meet v. Cy-Mills (away)
  • 5/21-Splash Depot Mid-Season Invitational
  • 5/26-Pep rally @ Lakeland Village Park
  • 5/27-Swim meet v. Copperfield (away)
  • 6/2-Pep rally @ Lakeland Village Park
  • 6/3-Swim meet v. Deerfield (home)
  • 6/9-Pep rally @ Lakeland Village Park
  • 6/10-Swim meet v. Jersey Village (away)
  • 6/12-Cudathon
  • 6/16-Pep rally @ Lakeland Village Park
  • 6/17-Divisionals @ Cy-Ranch HS
  • 6/19-End of season party @ Bridgeland pool
  • 6/24 & 6/25-Invitationals

thank you to our butterfly sponsors

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2017 Bridgeland Barracuda sponsors

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!

Cuda Families, we encourage you to show your support of these businesses as a thank you for their contributions to our swim team.

Go Cudas!

Title sponsor

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Charles E. Dyer IV

Gold sponsors

silver sponsors

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The Goddard School

Bronze sponsors

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Please visit to register for any of these camps offered at our Fry Road campus and for additional camps offered at our Jones Road campus.

Vacation Bible School
Maker Fun Factory
June 19-23, 9 am-Noon
Completed K-6th grade
Cost: $20

Triumph Sports Camp
June 19-22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
Completed K-4th grade Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered program that uses sports to spread the Gospel. This is an after VBS program so you can drop your camper off at 8:45 a.m. and when VBS is over, your camper will be escorted to lunch with the Triumph staff and then on to the fun of camp.
Cost: $85 until June 1 and then $95

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Bridgeland Barracuda Swim team, please feel free to contact the Board of Directors, For individual board members, see the BBST website.

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