The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 11, Issue 4--May 5, 2019

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Note from our coaches

Please remember that your swimmer can only practice during their age group practice time. We have divided up the swimmers to maintain the safest swim environment.

We also want your swimmers to get to know their coaches and teammates in their age groups. It's much easier to find your teammates on a relay if you already know who they are from practice.

time trial update

For those few swimmers that were unable to attend time trials, or missed a couple of events, the coaches will stay after pictures on Monday, 5/6, to get those times.


Please look at your times that have been entered in to the system. If you are missing a time or you think a time is inaccurate please contact Will Morse

cuda gear update

All swimsuits, swim caps and team shirts are in. They will be distributed at pictures at the main pool on Monday, 5/6 starting at 4:30pm. If you have ordered a swimsuit, please get to the pool early for your swimmer to change before the team picture.

Yard signs and baseball caps are not in yet. We will update those that ordered as soon as they have arrived.

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picture day

Picture day will be on Monday, 5/6 @ the main pool. Individual pictures will begin at 5pm. Group picture will be at 5:30 sharp. With 275 swimmers, this will take some time to get organized so please arrive no later than 5:15 for the group picture. We will hand out team suit (to those that ordered) and team shirts at this time. For the team picture, girls will wear their team suits & boys wear the team suits with our team shirt.

Picture form

Forms will also be available on our website.

first pep rally--this friday

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Swimtopia app

Please download the swimtopia app. Your swimmers events, heats and lanes will be listed in the app.

A heatsheet will be sent out prior the meet date. Changes will be made for scratches on the day of the meet.

Away meets might not use the same system, so we will play it by ear until learn these teams.

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Bridgeland Barracudas v. Wortham Whitesharks

When: Saturday, May 11th

Where: Wortham Pool

10911 Wortham Blvd

Houston, TX 77065

Wortham Whitesharks

The volunteer position sign-ups will open at 8 P.M. TONIGHT (Sunday, May 5th) 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. The maximum is 2 spots per meet per family.

RSVP for the meet closes Tuesday, May 7th at 8pm and the volunteer sign up closes on Thursday, May 9th @ 8pm. 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. You will need to make sure the tent parent has checked in your swimmers and checked their name off the list.

Coach Amber will begin scratches at 7:15am. If you have not gotten checked in 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

Set up info for wortham

Please follow parking signs. There is a swimmer drop off. See picture below for set up area. No set up in the pool area.

There is a playground but it will be roped off by Wortham. It is off limits during the meet.

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pictures for the newsletter

For those new Cuda families, as the season goes on, I will fill the newsletters with pictures of all your swimmers. If you want any pictures included, you can email them to or #cudas2019 on all social media.
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School year practice

After school school practice will be 4/15-5/29

Main pool

16902 Bridgeland Landing
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lap pool

17330 Creekside Crossing Dr
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summer practice schedule

Summer practice will be 5/31-6/20

main pool

16902 Bridgeland Landing
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lap pool

17330 Creekside Crossing Dr
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How many Volunteer Shifts do we need this year?

Each family will need to volunteer for 6 shifts this year. If you have any questions, please contact Tyson Dailey


Mark your Calendar

  • 5/6 Team pictures, no practice
  • 5/10 Pep rally-no practice
  • 5/11 Swim meet v. Wortham (away)
  • 5/18 Swim meet v. Coles Crossing (home)
  • 5/25 Swim meet v. Fairfield (away)
  • 5/27 Memorial Day-no practice
  • 5/30 Last day of school-no practice
  • 5/31 Pep rally-no practice
  • 6/1 Swim meet v. Stonegate (home)
  • 6/2-6/3 Summer Thunder invitational (qualifying times needed)
  • 6/8 Swim meet v. Woodlands (home)
  • 6/10 Team party @ the main Bridgeland pool
  • 6/15 Bye week-no meet
  • 6/21 Pep rally-no practice
  • 6/22 Championship meet
  • 6/24 Awards Ceremony
  • 6/29 & 6/30 RWB & Ponderosa Invitationals (qualifying times needed)

2019 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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· Fleet Summer Camps: Morning, afternoon or full day camps, 4 sessions available starting June 3 – June 28th.

· Fleet Pre-Team Clinics: Weekly training sessions starting June 24 – August 15th.

· Fleet New Member Trial Program gives you an opportunity to join the team on a trial basis without the standard yearly commitment, starting August 19th through September 13th.

· Fleet First Swim School: Offering Group, Semi-private & Private lessons, as well as Mini-Sessions, 4 straight days of swim lessons.

thank you to our 2019 butterfly 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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