Hello State Champion Barracudas! I hope you are enjoying your break! I sure am. =) It’s August – which means two things: one, it’s break time! and two, it’s time to register for the fall season!
Attached is the 2018-2019 swim team registration packet. A lot of you are longtime swimmers and wonder why we have you re-fill out this paperwork year after year. We just have to have updated paperwork each season, so thanks for bearing with us!
Each swimmer must fill out pages 3, 4 and 5 of this packet and must pay the $35 league fee to secure your spot in your group. You may either drop off paperwork at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA, or you may email your paperwork to JKotar. Please include in the body of your email: “I authorize the Benbrook Community Center YMCA to draft my card on file the $35 league fee registration.”
Please be aware that paperwork turned in that is not complete will have to be sent back and unfortunately your swimmer’s slot will not be secured until we get the completed paperwork back.
As has been true the last few years, we have limited space available in each practice group. In order to ensure your swimmer is on our swim team this fall, please register BEFORE August 28. Beginning August 28, we begin assessments and open registration to the general public.
If you have any questions, please reach out to JKotar. Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to another great season!
I have lots of medals from Lone Star to put in the ribbon box and plan to do that tomorrow. I’ll shoot a text out when I am at the Y in case you want to stop by to get your medals while I am there.
See you at the pool! In a month!
Sign up Genius spots for Ready Bench, cases of water, and some hospitality items.
Your help is always appreciated.
I have everything bagged and ready to be picked up! Well, almost everything. The towels are not back from embroidery yet. If you ordered a towel along with other Barracuda swag, I will have your other items bagged and ready for pick up if you would like to go ahead and get those. I will send you a direct message via my CDM Wear email address as soon as the towels are ready. I will get an update tomorrow morning, but as of last week, they were telling me that they would be ready this Thursday.
I will be at the Westside Y from 10-11a this Tuesday, the 17th, to pass out orders. If you are unable to make it to pick up your order, you are more than welcome to do a porch pick up. Just send me a text with your name and when you plan on picking it up. My daughter will not be swimming at Lonestar due to an injury, but we will be there Sat evening and Sunday to cheer on our team. I am not planning on taking any orders with me, so please be sure to get yours picked up before leaving for Lonestar.
I have lots of extra temporary tattoos that I had ordered. If you or your child decide that you want to purchase some, I will have them with me on Tuesday when I go to Westside. Since those do not take up any space at all, I will also have them with me in my bag when we got to Lonestar. They are $2/pack. A pack contains 2 Barracudas and 1 spelled out Barracuda. I’ll try to have some change on me, but it would probably be best if you plan on bringing $1’s.
Please call or text with any questions. It’s a crazy busy week, so texting may be the fastest way to get a hold of me.
See you soon!
Dear BCCY parents,
This year for the parade of athletes at Lone Star we are going with an “out of this world” theme. Similar to an outer space theme! The swimmers can have alien, planets, space, astronaut etc themed costumes. These costume should be easy to put on and take off because the kids will swim right after the parade (meaning that they will have to put the costume over their swim suit). Pinterest had some easy, cheap, cute costume ideas! Please no hair paint or body paint either because we don’t have time to wash it all off and we don’t want to get the paint in the pool. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COSTUMES TO THE POOL ON SUNDAY. Also don’t forget flip flops or sandals or some sort of shoe, and sunblock because the parade line ups will start outside and they will be standing in the hot sun on the pavement.
Hi Barracudas! This is our first pass at entries. Please please please check these ASAP, as in right now please! And then let me know if something doesn’t seem right. For example…if you are not going to be there Sunday but notice that you are in a relay on Sunday, please let me know right away. We have 101 swimmers entered! It’s going to be such a blast!!
See you at the pool!
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Congratulations on another League Championship, Barracudas!!! I’m so proud of all of our swimmers! I have attached the results, and when summer league champs results are in, that means… it’s time to register for Lone Star!!!
What we’ve been working towards all year… it’s time. So click on that meet entry tab and find the Lone Star Meet Entry Form… go ahead and fill that out – swimmers are allowed to swim TEN individual events and we encourage them to swim all 10. Each event they swim gives the team and the individual a chance to earn more points. (a swimmer usually must do all 10 for a chance to win a high point award). I have attached the important meet information here. Much of the Lone Star info packet attached in the Lone Star tab is for coaches, so I have sent just a short version here – the essentials for you as you get ready to register. But all you need to do is fill out the entry form and submit it. And then PLEASE check the entries ASAP when I send them back out to you! I make mistakes, and sometimes entry forms don’t get submitted, so check those entries!
Entries are due THIS TUESDAY BY MIDNIGHT!!! (or 8am Wednesday, BUT NO LATER!) It takes me a VERY long time to do entries for Lone Star so in order for me to get them in by the deadline, I must have your entries by midnight Tuesday.
Let’s go for the THREEPEAT!!
One more TAT tomorrow and one more Sparticus tomorrow! And revised practice schedule will be coming soon.
See you at the pool!
Hi Barracudas! Below is a letter from the meet host! Please read! Warmup times are also attached!
We are looking forward to having all of you at our meet this weekend! I am attaching a copy of the warm up assignments for the meet so you can make your swimmers aware of their scheduled time in the pool. Saturday we will have 2 warm ups per session and Sunday there will be 3 warm ups during the allotted time. To make the most of the time your group will have in the pool, it will be helpful for you to be ready. I hope this helps.
There are a few things your parents should know so they have a great experience. We do not have deck space available for spectator seating. Your swim families will need to bring ez up tents, and camp chairs for seating, as they have done at other outdoor pools this summer. They may put these up outside the pool fence as close to the pool as possible. Please do not set up tents and chairs on the track just west of the pool or on any of the playing fields in case there are baseball or soccer games tomorrow.
Families may come onto the pool deck to watch swimmers compete at the TURN END of the pool ONLY. After their swimmer’s event they need to return to their seating outside the fence. We need to keep the start end of the pool clear for meet workers and swimmers. PLEASE make your parents aware of this so we do not have to continually ask parents to move.
Ready Bench is always a challenge! For younger swimmers, please have a coach bring your swimmers to the Ready Bench instead of parents to cut down on congestion in this essential area. It is very difficult to navigate all the young swimmers around all the moms and dads. Please ask parents to let a coach take their kids to the Ready Bench!
Please have your parents park at the south end of our parking lot by the outdoor pool. Entry to the meet is from the pool deck at the southwest gate by the concession stand. Parking at the south end of the lot is actually closer and there will be less distance to carry everything they bring. There will also be parking available ON SATURDAY ONLY at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church just west of our YMCA on Northaven. It is a quick walk across the field or around the track. Parking outside the available lots on Northaven Road or any of the side streets will result in your cars being towed by the police. Please be sure your parents know this! This has happened before!
It is great to host this meet at our pool as we have 10 lanes! But that also means we need 30 timers to keep the meet running. It will work for everyone because it will help the meet to run on time, and get everyone home sooner. Each team needs to supply timers so PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS they will need to help with this part of the meet. It is also a great way to be on the deck too!
We hope everyone has a fun meet!
Hi Barracudas! Please take a look at the Champs entries! I made some changes. Please know that even though this is a Champs meet, it is more important that we update times to be prepared and set up well for Lone Star.
See you at the pool!