The Cuda Nation

BBST Newsletter, Volume 11, Issue 2

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Time Trials

Time Trials will be during your regular practice time. There will be no additional practice at either pool.

11 & Up will be on Thursday 5/2

  • 11/12 5:45-6:30
  • 13/14 5:00-5:45
  • 15U 5:00-5:45

10 & Under will be on Friday 5/3

  • 6U 5:15-5:45
  • 7/8 5:45-6:15
  • 9 6:15-7:00
  • 10 7:00-7:45


picture day

Picture day will be on 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. 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.

Forms will be available on our website.

New rule for this season

A blue line has been painted at our main pool. We ask that all parents stay behind the blue line during practice times. We also ask that you refrain from moving the lounge chairs.

6u helpers needed

We are in need of 13U swimmers to help with the 6U swimmers. Please sign up to help 6U Helpers
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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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swim fins and kickboards needed for practice

Coach Amber has asked that all swimmers have fins this year. 11U swimmers will need kickboard also. They can be purchased on Amazon or at D&J Sports.


Sign up for Remind Alerts! You can text the following to 81010, or download the app

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

THIS IS THE WAY WILL COMMUNICATE PRACTICE CHANGES (ie: for inclement weather, pool temperature). I encourage your swimmers that have access to remind, sign up for their own remind accounts. Please note that I don't respond back to remind messages. If you have questions, please email Robyn Ficalora

Share pictures your social media: #cudas2019

cuda buddies

This is an OPTIONAL program for 13u and 6u swimmers who are paired up to support each other!

If you are interested in participating here is the signup genius or for more information

Cuda Buddies


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

Please note that this will not be final til registration and drops are complete.

positions still needed

The following chair positions are still needed for this season. Please contact Tyson Dailey if you are interested

  • Board position-Volunteer Coordinator
  • Chair position-Volunteer chair
  • Chair position-Ready Bench Leads-new chair position this year. We want 2-4 experienced people to run the ready bench during our 3 home meets
  • Officials-Head Timer and Stroke & Turn

NWAL Officials

Do you want to have the best seat in the house for swim meets? Do you want to wear a cool uniform at every meet? Do you want to just relax every Sunday night at 8 pm and not worry about signing up to volunteer? Then being an NWAL Official for the Bridgeland Barracudas might be perfect for you.

We are looking for 4 more officials this season. The training only takes a few hours and is free.

Please contact Nick Hopper at 281-741-1055 or for more details and how to register for training.

Mark your Calendar

  • 5/2 & 5/3 Time trials @ the main Bridgeland Pool only-no practice
  • 5/3 Last day to drop for a refund, minus $10 for the team shirt
  • 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)


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).

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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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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