The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 6

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***No practice tomorrow-Monday 6/5***

Barracudas win!!!!!

Final score: Bridgeland 880-Copperfield 558

To see meet results, login to Go to meets, click on meet results. There is a pdf file with the results from the meet.

Picture retakes

Did you miss pictures or want picture retakes?

Individual swimmer picture make-up date is Monday, June 12 at 5:00 at the Bridgeland Pool. Yes, this is the same date as Cudathon.

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Cudathon-June 12th

Cudathon is a fundraiser benefiting the Mark Braswell Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to Bridgeland Barracuda swimmers that apply and meet the scholarship criteria.

Get your pledges for laps completed!b Sign up for fun relays!

More details are on the website.

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Coaches Corner


What a great win this weekend! We have kept our winning streak alive at 4-0! We defeated the Deerfield Dolphins in our pool with even more time drops, Invitational qualifying times, and lots and lots of ribbons! The coaching staff is again speechless at the talent and skill we see in the pool each week! I can speak for all the coaches when I say, we are so proud of all the achievement and improvement so far this season. Keep up the great work!

The rest of this weekend, many of our swimmers will be competing in our second mid-season Invitational, Summer Thunder. Good luck to all of our swimmers competing Sunday and Monday! Because of the number of swimmers attending Summer Thunder, we will not be holding regular practice on Monday, June 5th. I will be posting a workout for those of you to complete on your own time at the lap pool. I would like you to take this Monday to rest. We are halfway through the season and I want all of you in full force to finish out strong! We will resume practices on Tuesday-Thursday morning.

This week our practices will be focusing on more endurance building. We will spend Tuesday reinforcing drills, Wednesday will include more endurance and we will finish off the week with our normal meet prep. This will include diving, turns, finishes and relays.

I would also like to address some feedback I have heard regarding practices. I truly appreciate the comments/concerns because it allows me to clear up any confusion or miscommunication, as well as allow myself to gain insight and continue striving to be the best coach I can be.

For our 11u practices, we allow the swimmers to stay in the water because they are cognitively mature enough to handle listening to instruction without having to get out of the pool (most of the time). Our 9/10s are right at the cusp of being 11u and we do give them the privilege to stay in the water. They earn their privilege by staying quiet and listening to instruction outside of the pool. For our younger swimmers, 8u, it looks a bit different. They are our biggest age groups and can be our loudest. We make sure they are out of the water and quiet before we start our instruction.

Each practice can run differently, when we are focused on drill/stroke technique, we tend to give them more instruction out of the water, and they may not be swimming as much. Because butterfly and breaststroke are cognitively more difficult, we try to spend much of those focused practices on instruction and repetition of drills. On our endurance/sprint days, we have them doing much more yardage to incorporate the skills they have learned. My goal for all the swimmers is to teach them correct technique for the most effective stroke formation. I would rather our swimmers swim less yardage each practice doing strokes correct technically, versus much more yardage with incorrect strokes (forming into bad habits). I strive quality over quantity for our practices. I truly want only the best experience and equal opportunity for all of the swimmers.

This week we take on JV Stars! We will space out the Stars for our Themed Practice Thursday. Wear space attire for #tpt. Let's keep our streak alive this weeks and beat the Stars!

A huge thanks again to all our parents, volunteers and board members. Our team wouldn't run without you. Please know you are greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, concerns, feedback, please contact me at

Go Cudas!

Stay Safe and Swim Happy,

Coach Jennie

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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
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Championship/Divisional Meet

Just a reminder....volunteer hours for the Championship meet on 6/17 are complete separate from the rest of the season. Every family attending must volunteer. These hours do not count towards your 17 credit hours.

volunteer hours

If you still need volunteer hours, there will be limited opportunities at Cudathon and End of Year Party

Summer Thunder

Congrats to the swimmers at Summer Thunder today and Good Luck to those swimming tomorrow.
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Bridgeland Barracudas v. Jersey Village Stars

When: June 3rd

Where: 7804 Equador Street

Jersey Village, Texas 77040

Important info from Jersey Village Stars

There is a small parking lot in front of the pool with about 30 parking spots. We allow the visiting team to park there. Additional parking at Post Elementary and Jersey Village High School, if needed. There is no parking allowed on Equador Street. Street parking on Jersey Drive is only allowed on one side of the street. Bridgeland parents need to make sure they are parking on the correct side of the street if they park on Jersey Drive, there are signs posted along the wrong side. Jersey Village police will ticket and tow.

Set up for Bridgeland is in the area to the left of the pool if you are looking from Equador Street and behind the pool. We do not allow set-up within the pool area or under the pavilion behind the pool. Concessions use the pavilion area.

The volunteer position sign-ups will open at 9:00 P.M. TONIGHT (Sunday, June 4th) 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.This will be your last opportunity at a meet to get your volunteer credits. Be sure to sign up for shifts.

RSVP closes Tuesday, June 6th at 5 P.M. and Volunteer sign-ups close on Wednesday, June 7th 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 7:30. Your swimmers will be called by age group.

The meet will start at 8:30am.

Go Cudas!

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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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theme practice thursday

Space out the competition

We will space out the Stars for our Themed Practice Thursday. Wear space attire for #tpt
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Summer practice schedule

May 30th-June 23rd

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

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.

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

  • 6/4-6/5-Summer Thunder
  • 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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