The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 10

Big picture
Thanks to all those that came out for our last pep rally and thank you to Journey Ice for providing snow cones for the whole family.
Big picture
Big picture

Barracudas win!

FINAL SCORE

Bridgeland Barracudas 1363

Blue Marlins 1070

Copperfield Dolphins 876.5

Deerfield Dolphins 763

Cy-Mills Makos 754.5

Jersey Village Stars 732


To find your swimmers individual results, please login to the Barracudas Website and click on My Account, then click on each swimmer. Click on display options and choose yesterday's date. The meet results are also posted for this meet.

Big picture

Note from Coach Ashley

Cudas -

My heart is swelling with pride - CONGRATS on a big divisional win. It was super close for a long time & we ended up pulling way ahead with awesome swims at the end of the meet. Everyone did so well & swam incredible times! We had a job to do & it showed that you guys wanted that victory bad! Thank you for your effort yesterday, I was so excited to cheer you on! That meet sure was thrilling & I appreciate everyone coming together. Our trophy will be on display to check out at the end of season party tomorrow night.


This week if you are swimming at RWB or PON, we have practice for 10 & under from 7am-8am, & 11 & up 8am-9am Tues - Thurs. RWB starts Friday, so no practice Friday. We do the best we can to create relays based on who is qualified for what & commits to a particular meet.


Congrats again on a HUGE title! That spirit was AWESOMEEEEEEE!


Coach Ashley

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Important volunteer information

Each family is required to work 5 volunteer shifts this season. If you have not completed your hours, there will be a few shifts remaining at the end of season party.


Please remember, the championship meet is separate from the regular season. This does not count towards your 5 shifts.


Please log into your swimtopia account and check your volunteer hours scheduled. If there is a problem, please contact Tyson immediately.


If there are any questions please contact Tyson Dailey

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

RSVP for the pool party

Please RSVP for the pool party on the Barracuda website. This helps us to make sure we have enough pizza.


Dress is pool wear.


If there is a change in weather, we will send an email out with updates.


RSVP for End of Season party

Family envelope

Envelopes will come home with families at the team party. They will include swimmer summaries from the season, any ribbons or medals not picked up and all pictures.


Contact Michelle Marshall at nursemarshall@earthlink.net for anything that needs to be picked up after Monday. Anything not picked up within 30 days will be discarded.

Big picture
Big picture

End of season invitationals

Bridgeland Barracudas will be participating at the Red, White and Blue Meet and the Ponderosa Invitational Meet held the weekend of June 22-24. Meet Eligibility Reports are available on the website under Meets/Invitationals. Swimmers can also achieve qualifying times at the Divisional Meet.


RWB - Red, White and Blue hosed by Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (Fleet)
Klein Collins High School Natatorium
Entries and Money Due to BBST by 10 AM Sunday, June 17th

This is a fun meet that is broken into Red and Blue Divisions. Swimmers whose time meets the Red qualification times but not the Blue qualification time will be competing against other swimmers in Red Division for points and awards. Swimmers whose time meets the Blue qualification time but is not equal to or faster than the Blue cut off time (Ponderosa Qualifying Time) will be competing against other swimmers in Blue Division for points and awards. No swimmers may enter an event in which they have a Ponderosa time nor may they swim that stroke on a relay.

Awards for this meet are also different from regular meets allowing many swimmers to earn points and medals.

Friday: June 22, 2016 11-14 and 15-18 100 Free and 13-14, 15-18 100 I.M.
Warm-Up 5:00 PM, Meet Starts 6:30 PM

Saturday: June 23, 2016 All 10 & Under events
Warm-Up 7:30 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM

Sunday: June 24, 2016 The remainder of the 11 & Over events
Warm-Up 7:10 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM

For more information about this meet, please see the team website. The meet announcement and eligibility reports can be found under Meets/Invitational Meets.


PI - Ponderosa Invitational hosted by Ponderosa Westador Swim Team
Klein Oak High School Natatorium
22603 Northcrest Dr
Spring, TX 77389
Entries Due to Host Sunday, June 17th
Entries Due to BBST by 8 PM Saturday, June 16th Money Due to BBST by 10 AM Sunday, June 17th

This championship meet, often called the Best of NWAL Meet, has been in place since 1971. Qualification times are hard to achieve and it is an accomplishment to be a Ponderosa qualifier.

Meet is Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th.
Prelims start at 9am with Finals beginning at 4:30 pm.

For more information on this meet, please see the team website. The meet announcement and eligibility reports can be found under Meets/Invitational Meets.


We will be required to provide timers at this meet. The number of timers required is based on the number of swimmers we have participating in the meet. *** Timing slots will be assigned. Every effort will be made to assign timing slots before your swimmer finishes their events. If you are assigned a timing slot you are required to work it or find a replacement. If you are not willing to volunteer to time an approximate 30 - 45 minute shift – Do not sign your swimmer up. ***


If you need to make other arrangements for payment prior to Divisionals or have questions about this meet, please email the Invitational Chair Laura Eshelman at laura@esheltech.com .

Big picture
Big picture

practice times for invitationals 6/19-6/21

Only those swimmers that will be attending and have RSVP'd yes to Red, White and Blue or Ponderosa are eligible for practices this week.



Invitational Practice (June 19th-21st)

7:00-8:00am 10 and under

8:00-9:00am 11 and up

Have questions?????

Have questions and need answers? Take a look in the Parent Handbook on our website. https://bbst.swimtopia.com/forms-and-docs

How many Volunteer Shifts do we need this year?

Each family will need to volunteer for 5 shifts this year. If you have any questions, please contact Tyson Dailey at volunteers@swimcuda.com

Mark your Calendar

  • 6/18 End of season party @ Bridgeland pool
  • 6/24 & 6/25 RWB & Ponderosa Invitationals

RULES & REMINDERS FOR PARENTS AND SWIMMERS

As swim team practices begin, we need everyone's assistance in order to make efficient use of time and have a successful season as a result.

  • The pool, activity center and surrounding areas are no smoking (including vape) areas.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be openly consumed in and around the pool area, including Festival Park and the Activity Center.
  • BBST has a zero tolerance policy for bullying. Any behavior determined by the Board of Directors to be bullying will result in the dismissal of that swimmer or family from the team without a refund. This includes swimmers, siblings, parents and other adults and children at practices, pep rallies, special events, or meets.
  • Pets are not allowed in the pool area (except for Service Animals wearing the proper identification).

butterfly sponsors

Big picture
Big picture

2018 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

Big picture

Charles E. Dyer IV

Gold sponsors

silver sponsors

Big picture

The Goddard School

Big picture

Bronze sponsors

Big picture
Big picture

Thank you to i9 sports for providing breakfast in our hospitality room!

i9 Sports is the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise in the U.S. i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics. We believe the value we provide must go far beyond the sport itself. It must be about more than the rules of the game. About more than who plays what position. About more than the score. i9 Sports focuses on how the game is played, how much fun we can make it for the kids, and how easy we can make it for the parents. i9 Sports offers an alternative to the disorganized, hyper-competitive, win-at-all-cost culture that pervades most youth sports programs today by providing age-appropriate instruction that's fun for kids and convenient for today's busy families.

Why i9 Sports?

• We focus on fun and safety for the kids and convenience for busy families.

• We emphasize good sportsmanship and age appropriate instruction. There are no tryouts or drafts, and we try to give every child equal playing time.

• Practices and games are on the same day, which means you only drive to the field once a week!

• No fundraising.

i9 Sports is the way youth sports should be. Come be a part of the experience beyond the game!

Visit www.i9sports.com to register today!

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, Board@swimcuda.com. For individual board members, see the BBST website.


Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!