Hi Barracudas! The meet we’ve been working towards all season is almost upon us! (is it just me, or has this semester flown by?) The meet info is attached.
A word about Champs meets…
•This is a scored meet. In other words, at the end of the meet on Sunday the top three teams will be awarded. And then the real fun begins because we all go out to eat together as a team. =) (not required of course, but lots of fun).
•Your swimmer may swim 3 events each day (not including relays). You do not HAVE to do both days, but the more you swim the more points our team gets. (We’ve won 9 straight, so I’d love to keep that going! The more swimmers we have the more points we get.) =) Anyone who finishes in the top 16 of an event scores points for the team.
•There are also individual high point awards for each age group. For your swimmer to be in contention for a high point award, they would need to swim both days.
•Sessions run as normal on Saturday with 11&ups in the morning and 10&unders in the afternoon. On Sunday all age groups swim in the morning. It’s a really great time for the younger kids to watch the older kids swim and for the older kids to cheer on and encourage the youngers. And then the awards ceremony. And then the post meet meal together.
•This meet costs $25 and that pays for both days of the meet. I will send out more info soon on how specifically to pay.
A word about relays… For a Champs meet I let the computer select the relays. I press a button that says, “choose best relay” and I generally go with that. I do still try to get as many people in relays as possible. So please understand that if your child is not in a relay this meet that I just couldn’t make it happen. But in January we will have another meet (that Barracudas will be in charge of! more details soon!) and I will try to get them in a relay then. Thanks for understanding.
Never hesitate to text me with any questions! The day after this meet will be a day off! No practice on December 4!
I will send information about the December 10 meet in Lawton, OK for purple, orange, and yellow groups soon.
See you at the pool!
Hi all! Please check these entries ASAP! I changed some entries so that people with no times in some events can get a time.
See you at the pool!
I have already gotten several shirts passed out, but there are still many more. I have talked to Jacquelyn, and she said that I can leave the box of shirts at the front desk, but we cannot leave it there for days and days. Shirts will need to be picked up by the end of the week. I figured it would be easier for everyone to get their order whenever you take/pick up your child from practice. Bags will be marked with last name.
I can’t make it up there today. I will have the shirts/sweatshirts at the Y front desk no later than 3p tomorrow afternoon.
Please feel free to text or email me with any questions.
Hi Barracudas! Our schedule will be slightly different during the week of Thanksgiving…
Monday: Same practice schedule, no changes.
Tuesday: Orange and Yellow practice at 6am; no blue group practice. Blue group may practice at 4 or 6:15 on Monday.
Wednesday: Blue group practice at 4:00 only (6:15 group may come at 4); Orange, Yellow, and Purple will practice at 4:45.
Thursday and Friday: no practice
Never hesitate to text me with any questions.
I will send out the revised practice schedule for Christmas/New Year’s break soon.
See you at the pool!
Hi Barracudas! First off, thank you so much for your incredible participation in the first annual Lap-a-Thon! It was an incredible success. We raised almost $8000 in scholarship money to help people be a part of our swim team and other Y programs! We will have a party soon for all who participated and to hand out awards! More details on that to come.
Please read over the meet information and send your google entry form in by Monday at 5:00! (there is always a live link on the blog to enter)
Our next meet after this one is our Fall League Championship! (this fall is going fast). So be sure to mark your calendars for December 2 and 3 for that one. It’s a really fun meet and we all go eat together after awards on Sunday.
A SPECIAL MEET IS COMING! December 10 in Lawton, OK. Purple, orange, and yellow group swimmers who are full Y members and are 11-21 are eligible to participate. This meet is the South Central YMCA Sanctioned Fall Championship. It will offer events we don’t usually get to swim and for those of our swimmers who have the potential and desire to qualify for Y Nationals, this is a must participate event.
It’s a privilege to coach your kids!
See you at the pool!
Good Morning!The tshirts will be done tomorrow and I’ll be sorting them over the next few days. If you placed an order, be looking for a personal email from me. If you do not hear from me by Friday morning, please send me an email or text. Things get crazy around here and I want to make sure that noone gets overlooked.
817-688-6006 or suttermom14[a]gmail.com
The hats and towels are still in the works, but I can promise you that they have been worth the wait.
Talk to you soon!
Hi all! I wanted to make you aware of two exciting events this week (in addition to the lap-a-thon)!
October 27 – Trunk or Treat – this will not conflict with swim team practice, however, we are expanding this year and 2/3 of the parking lot will be used for the event and blocked off from 3pm-10pm. For practice you will have to park at the baseball fields. Trunk or Treat is from 6pm-9pm if your swimmers want to join in after practice. The doors to the pool will be closed during practice on this day because we will be using the deck for the event. This event is free.
October 28 – Floating Pumpkin Patch – this is a Saturday! We are putting pumpkins in the pool and allowing people to swim and pick their pumpkin from the pool instead of from the ground! It will be a very fun family event and completely new to our Y. Pre-registration is required because we have to make sure we have enough pumpkins. It is $5/pumpkin – registration closes on the 25th (so I may be too late letting you know! Whoops!) . The event is from 2pm-5pm.
I’m really proud of our team! The improvement we’ve seen in our beginners in just a month and a half has been huge! I was SO impressed with them yesterday. And our team as a whole was so fun to watch! Out of 16 total relays, we won 15 of them! What an excellent team accomplishment! And they are just great kids. Kind to each other and other teams, and I saw so many showings of great sportsmanship too from all ages. I love getting to be the coach of this team. I know my assistant coaches do too. High quality, high character kids. You’ve done well, parents – be proud.
Some special mentions:
•Corah Satterfield got two A times! She swam A times in her 50 back and 50 fly! Congrats, Corah!
•Payton Alberts got an A time in her 200IM and a AA time in her 100 free!! Congrats, Payton! (And welcome to the Barracudas!)
•Noah Scheffler got an A time in the 100 free in his brand new age group! Congrats, Noah!
•Elijah Sohn got two new AA times – in his 50 free AND 100 free!! AND an A time in his 100 breaststroke! Congrats, Elijah!
(For new parents, see this to understand what I’m referencing: https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/timesdocuments/time-standards/2020motivationaltimes-top16.pdf)
We also broke some team records!
•Our 8&under girls 100free relay team broke the team record (that was one of our longest standing records!)
•12&under boys 200free relay team broke the team record
•21&under girls 200free relay team broke the team record (and their time was fast enough to break the Lone Star State record!!)
Really proud of our whole team!
Don’t forget about the Lap-A-Thon on the 30th! Be sure to have your kids start getting sponsors! This will be in place of a regular practice. We will send out a signup genius soon.
See you at the pool!!
Well, it’s safe to say that the shirts are not ready yet. They told me that it would be sometime next week. So sorry that you guys didn’t have them for tomorrows meet. As soon as they are ready, I’ll send out another post letting you know time/place for pick up.
Towels and hats: I got the sample hats in and they were too cheapy looking. I didn’t like them at all. I’ve got some different ones on order and hopefully they’ll be much better. Once that part is narrowed down, I’ll be posting the link to order. I want to post the towels and hats together so that we can get all of those orders done at the same time. Hats are a whole different animal, so I apologize for the delay.
I’ll be at the meet tomorrow for the morning session. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to track me down and ask. 🙂
See you soon!
Entries are complete! Please take a look at them and contact me ASAP with any questions or concerns. Remember, this meet we are only allowed one relay team per event. Next meet I will be sure to get everyone in that I can. It’s going to be a great meet! I’m excited to see how we do nationally.
See you at the pool!