Monthly Archives: September 2017


I forgot to include the 9-10 girls relays! Here is a complete list of relays.

Remember, the warmup session is very important. Please be there 15 minutes before warmups.

Don’t forget sunscreen and food and snacks. Chairs to sit on. A canopy if you have one (if not, no worries, we all share). A sharpie to mark your swimmer’s arm.

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug



Meet Entries – please check!

Hi Barracudas! Here is the list of meet entries for the meet this Sunday. Please please please CHECK THIS LIST to make sure that if you thought you entered, you are actually listed. Contact me ASAP if you are not listed and thought you registered.

I’m really excited about our first meet! And I’m excited that we have so many new swimmers doing it. It will be a lot of fun. Please remember to sit with the rest of the team – there are TONS of reasons for that, but the biggest being, we need to be able to know where you are so that we can help you get your swimmers where they need to be when they need to be there. Look for the red and black shirts in our tent city!

A word about relays, and entries… I always try to get as many people in relays as possible. Often, due to numbers, not everyone will get to participate. Please know though that I try to get everyone in. Sometimes, if I don’t have exact relay numbers, to make room for a new person, I will not put my fastest swimmer in a relay. Sometimes, if I don’t have exact numbers, I will keep the newest person out of a relay to give them a chance to watch and learn. Either way, there is always a method to my madness. =) Never hesitate to ask if you have questions. As for entries, I always reserve the right to change any entries you have sent in. (Most coaches don’t let you choose at all). =)

We are having a great time coaching your kids!

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug


Team Swim Suits

Just a reminder … I will be at the YMCA this afternoon from 3:50-5:20 for sizing, and again on Monday from 3:50-6:15. The team page will close on Tuesday, September 19.

Thank you
Karen Ogden

Swim Jitsu Post for Blog

For those who are interested there is a super fun swim activity in Frisco (at Texas Ford Aquatics – NOT the same pool as Lone Star) this weekend called SwimJitsu. Think inflatable obstacle course in the pool. All swimmers are welcome. There is online pre-registration AND onsite registration the day of the event. There are some swimmers that will be attending wave 3 on Saturday (2:30-4:30pm). Come and join the fun!

Team Swimsuit

Good morning. I will be at the YMCA this afternoon and Friday from 3:50 – 5pm for sizing purposes. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you
Karen Ogden

Swim Team Suit

Good afternoon Barracuda parents. I will be at the YMCA this afternoon from 4 – 7 with the sizing kit for ordering the custom swim team suit for your swimmer. It is not required that you purchase this suit.

Karen Ogden

First Meet Information!

Hello Barracudas!! It was a GREAT first week of practice! I really am excited about the season. Your kids, from brand new to seasoned swimmers, all did a really good job. The first couple of weeks are always a little crazy (this week was no exception!) but you’ll be amazed at how quickly everyone learns the “routine” and we will be smooth sailing.

We have our first meet coming up soon! And every single swimmer is invited to participate. Even if your swimmer is brand new there is an event for you. I have attached the meet information. Please read it carefully. You will use the link to register for the meet. The meet is free! (covered by your team fees) Meets are a great way for the kids to get to spend time with each other without their heads in the water the whole time and get to know each other better. Same for the parents! It’s also a really great fitness boost and confidence builder. And they’re just lots of fun. This will be our last outdoor meet until May so it’s a fun one in that way too. 10 lane pool, great venue.

Never hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Also, please plan to attend the parent meeting on Monday!! (Sept. 11). LOTS of questions can be answered there.

My assistant coaches and I love getting to coach your kids!

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug

Town North 24sept17 Meet Info (docx)