The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 1

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Parent Meeting

Thanks to all that made it to the parent meeting last night. For those of you that couldn't make it, the slide show is available on the website

https://bbst.swimtopia.com/forms-and-docs

Communication

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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 at volunteers@swimcuda.com
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Last day to order suits is 4/15

Order your suits at D&J Sports before 4/15 to have them in time for team pictures

Last day to order cuda gear is 4/20

All Cuda gear orders including additional team shirts must be turned in by 4/20. Order on the Barracuda website
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NWAL Officials

If you are a certified official or are interested please contact Dave Cobb daveandsalli@gmail.com
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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

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

11 & up

7:00-8:00 am

9 & 10 year olds
8:00-8:45 am

7 & 8 year olds
8:45-9:30 am

6 & under


9:30-10:00 am

Mark your Calendar


  • 4/15 Last day to order suits from D&J Sports
  • 4/23 1st day of practice
  • 4/26 No practice
  • 4/27 No Practice
  • 4/27 Last day of late registration
  • 5/3 & 5/4 Time trials during your regular practice times
  • 5/4 Last day to drop
  • 5/7 Team pictures, no practice
  • 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

PLEASE WATCH YOUR CUDAS & LITTLE SIBLINGS!

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 board@swimcuda.com


Thanks for your help with this!

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).

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


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