The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 4

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Our coaches!

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swim suits are in

Swim suits are here. They will be passed out before pictures tomorrow. If you would like to pick your suit up early, you may pick it up from Wendy Mulholland 18810 Ellis Bend Drive from 12-1 tomorrow. She will only be available during that time.

Event Times

When you send the newsletter out can you let parents know that all time trials data has been inputted and to email if they know they swam an event but on their profile it is marked as NT. You will find the times under "my account"

If you did not attend time trials you must submit your times by no later than 9pm on Wed 5/9. If you do not submit a time, your child cannot swim in the first meet. Please email them to

Picture day

Picture day will be Monday 5/7. Individual pictures will begin at 5:00. The team picture will be at 5:30. Please don't be late. Team shirts and team suits will be distributed before pictures begin. For the team photo, boys will wear the team shirt along with their team suit. The girls will wear their team suit.

We will begin handing out suits and shirts at 4pm tomorrow.

Here is the link to the form. Please have your form filled out and payment ready when you arrive. Picture Form

Last day to drop

Since practice was cancelled last week, we have extended the deadline to drop to 5/8. If you wish to drop your child please send an email to

All refunds will be processed after 5/8 minus $10 to cover the team shirt.

Any drops after 5/8 will not be refunded.

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got pictures?

If you have pictures from this season send them to or share #cudas2018 or #swimfam on your social media.

Bridgeland Barracudas vs. Copperfield dolphins

When: May 12th

Where: Copperfield - Dolphins

7703 Park Falls

Houston, TX 77095

The volunteer position sign-ups will open at 8 P.M. TONIGHT (Sunday, May 6th) 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 for the meet closes Tuesday, May 8th at 9pm and the volunteer sign up closes on Wednesday, May 9th @ 9pm. You must RSVP "no" even if you are not attending the meet.

Swimmers, please arrive at 7:00am 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. When you check in, you will receive a yellow card. This card has your child's name and all the events that he/she will be swimming at this meet. They will be listed by event #, then have heat and lane in which your child will be swimming.

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

Warmups are begin at 7:30am. Your swimmers will be called by age group.

The meet will start at 8:30am.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Go Cudas!

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Sign up for Remind Alerts! You can text the following to 81010, or download the app. This is the way you will find out about practice changes.

  • 6U swimmers @cudas6u
  • 7/8 swimmers @cudas78
  • 9/10 swimmers @cudas910
  • 11/12 swimmers @cudas1112
  • 13U swimmers @cudas13u

Share your social media: #cudas2018

Like and follow the Bridgeland Barracuda Facebook page

Have questions?????

Have questions and need answers? Take a look in the Parent Handbook on our website.

Butterfly sponsors

We have 3 butterfly sponsorships still available. Starting bid is $300

Butterfly Sponsors receive the following:

1. One reserved parking space at home swim meets

2. One reserved Front Row 10x10 tent provided by our team at home meets. We will put up and take down this tent for you!

3. Shout-out recognition in our team’s newsletter

4. Family recognition on our team’s website

E-mail your bid to Tuffli Nguyen

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

a note from our volunteer coordinator

A reminder that essential roles will close on Friday a week before the meet at 5pm and all other jobs will open the Sunday before the meet at 8pm.

If any change to an essential role is needed after they are closed, they must contact me to work out a solution.

If there are any questions please contact Tyson Dailey

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School Year Practice schedule

April 23rd-May 31st

NO PRACTICE Memorial Day, May 28th

13 & up
4:00-4:45 pm

6 & under
4:50-5:20 pm

11 & 12 year olds
5:25-6:10 pm

7 & 8 year olds
6:15-6:55 pm

9 & 10 year olds
7:00-7:45 pm

Summer practice schedule-this has been updated

June 5th-June 14th

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

Tuesdays through Fridays

6 & under

7:00-7:30 am

7 & 8 year olds
7:30-8:15 am

9 & 10 year olds
8:15-9:00 am

11 & up

9:00-9:45 am

Mark your Calendar

  • 4/27 Last day of late registration
  • 4/30 1st day of practice
  • 5/3 & 5/4 Time trials during your regular practice times
  • 5/7 Team pictures, no practice
  • 5/8 Last day to drop
  • 5/11 Pep rally-no practice
  • 5/12 Swim meet v. Copperfield (away)
  • 5/19 Swim meet v. Cy-Mills (home)
  • 5/26 Swim meet v. Jersey Village (away)
  • 5/28 Memorial Day-no practice
  • 6/1 Last day of school-no practice
  • 6/2 Swim meet v. Blue Marlins (home)
  • 6/3-6/4 Summer Thunder invitational
  • 6/9 Swim meet v. Deerfield (away)
  • 6/15 Pep rally-no practice
  • 6/16 Championship meet
  • 6/18 End of season party @ Bridgeland pool
  • 6/24 & 6/25 RWB & Ponderosa Invitationals


Although most of the kids playing around the pool are on the swim team and reasonably good swimmers, we request parents watch their kids. Even the best swimmer can struggle if they accidentally fall into the water.

It is very tempting for younger children to splash in the water around the diving boards or near the steps, but this is dangerous and not allowed during swim team practices and swim meets. Only registered swim team participants should be in the water and only during their designated practice time.

If your child is waiting for their practice to begin and wants to play ball, they must use the grassy area outside the fence between the pool and the playground equipment. Not only is it a larger area, but it is safer as well. Footballs, frisbees, and other sports balls are not allowed inside the pool area during practice and swim meets. We have had incidents in the past where parents and children have been hit.

Please keep your children from pulling the bark off the trees and removing the mulch at the base of the trees. The team is responsible for any damage to the landscaping around the pool area.

Climbing on the fence around the pool is not allowed. If you or your child need something outside the fence perimeter, please exit the pool area through the main pool gates to retrieve it.

We really want to keep practices open, meaning non-swimmers can be inside the gates during practice. However, if we have people that are not following the rules, we will have to do a closed practice. This means the only people allowed inside the pool gates during practice will be the coaches and swimmers in the current practice. All others would have to sit outside the gates.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please feel free to contact the Board of Directors at

Thanks for your help with this!


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

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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

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Charles E. Dyer IV

Gold sponsors

silver sponsors

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The Goddard School

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Bronze sponsors

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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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