November 10 Meet Info!

Hi Barracudas! Our next meet is coming up soon! Check the meet info posted here and then be sure to fill out a google entry form and submit by Monday, November 5 by 5:00pm. Please remember, coaches reserve the right to change any entries.

Our Fall Champs Meet in Frisco is December 1st and 2nd – that’s what we’ve been working towards all fall – let’s go rock another league championship!

We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

Coach Roy and Coach Londyn



Swim Team Suits

Good morning. I will be at the YMCA this afternoon at 4:45 and 6:00 pm to size swimsuits. Just a reminder, the team page at D&J Sports will close this Friday.

Thank you
Karen Ogden

Swim Team Suits

Good afternoon parents. I have received a sizing kit from D & J Sports. If you are interested in a Barracuda suit for your swimmer, please contact me at the address below and I will be happy to make arrangements to meet you at the YMCA. REMEMBER – it is not mandatory that you purchase this suit.

I will return the sizing kit next Friday, November 2.

Thank you
Karen Ogden

Thanks & Lipp update

Dear Barracuda family,

Our family is beyond grateful for the time we have had with the Barracudas. We are beyond grateful for the party you held Saturday and for the humbling and generous gifts to us, as well as for the cards and much too kind words. No matter where the Lipps swim (or coach) we will be Barracudas For Life. No team will ever be able to replace what this team has been for us. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

As we look at swimming in Longview it appears the two teams there are both needing a head coach. That might sound like a good thing – but in actuality, I need a break! But my kids need a coach! So if you’re the praying sort, please pray we can find a good swim situation for our kids. (And that that can happen with me getting a little break!).

Many of you have asked about our plans and when my last day of coaching will be:
We will start heading to Longview for most of the time starting next weekend. However, I will be able to help coach the 4:45-6:15 groups on Mondays through November while we look for a new head coach. We are part of Classical Conversations which is a school that meets one day a week (Tuesdays), so we have decided to let our kids finish this semester of school here. So our plans for now are to come back here on Mondays and head back Wednesday mornings. So my last official day coaching will be Monday, November 26.

Roy will take over coaching Yellow group in the mornings on November 6. I will continue to write the workouts for all of the groups until the Winter Champs meet. Roy and Londyn and Rebecca and Schuyler and Liz and Jacob and Jack will continue to do an excellent job coaching all of the groups. I’m so incredibly proud of them. They are why this team is great. Meanwhile Jacquelyn and her team are on the hunt for a new head coach.

Thank you again. See you at the pool,

Coach Bug

October Meet Results

Hello Barracudas!
It was a great meet Saturday. Super emotional for me as it was my last one with the Barracudas. I was so proud of how everyone did. Special congratulations to Addison Wheat who broke our 25 free 8&u team record! That was our longest standing record and she crushed it. She has worked really hard to achieve that. So proud of her. Special congratulations too to Spencer Verlander who achieved his first A time! He got the A time in the boys 11-12 50 free.

The results are attached here. I’m sorry it took me so long to post them.

See you at the pool.

Coach Bug
updated meet results from 10-20.pdf

Special info re the meet

Hey Coaches,

If it is raining outside during the meet tomorrow we will have available seating inside the branch.

For the morning session we will be using half of the basketball court for seating. Please please please remind swimmers and parents that swimmers need to be COMPLETELY dry before going onto the court. If you could designate one parent from each team to monitor that for the team I would greatly appreciate it. We will also have a couple of volunteers monitoring that as well. We will have a white board in the gym that will display the current event in the water to keep everyone in the gym informed.

For the afternoon session we will be using the Teen Center and Functional Training Room in the back of the YMCA. It does get cold back there so remind swimmers to bring appropriate clothing. We will have the ready bench set up in the FTR. They will be taking swimmers out that back door and into the pool through the back double doors.

We ask that swimmers and parents travel through the locker rooms to get to the pool, gym, teen center and FTR. Once again please remind swimmers they need to completely dry off before going to the gym, teen center and FTR.

Thank You Coaches!

If you have any questions let me know!

Coppell aquatics director

Meet Entries – Please check ASAP!

Hi Barracudas! Please check these and let me know if something doesn’t seem right. Remember, I could only do one relay per age group and made it our fastest relay for that age group to see how we would place in the national virtual meet.

I’m looking forward to the day.

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug


Celebrating the Lipp family

Join us for an evening to celebrate the Lipp family and thank them for all that they have done for us. The Y will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, water, and a cake.

We are asking families to bring ice and coolers for the group to use. Please bring your own sides and drinks for your family.

We need a headcount as soon as possible, so please RSVP here on the signup genius.

(Edit:  I have been informed the Y has ice, so for those that have offered to bring ice, it’s optional.  We would still like the coolers.)

Date: 10/20/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm CDT

Location: Benbrook YMCA

Upcoming Officials Level 1 Class

A new Level 1 officials class has been setup for all those that are interested in getting involved more in the meets.  It will be Saturday, October 20th, from 8-12 (while the morning session is swimming) a the Coppell Y.

We would like to see parents of all age groups there, but we really need parents of the 10 and unders to step up into an officials roll.  We are required to provide officials for both sessions and as the kids age up, we need to back fill those spots.

I can provide the link to sign up as soon as it is available.


Lap-A-Thon Individual Fundraising Link

Attached is a spreadsheet with all of our swimmers who are registered for the month of October. Each has an individual fundraising link. If donors are making one time gifts (not per lap gifts), they can use the individual link to make a donation anytime between now and 10/22. If they are making a per lap gift, they can use the individual link to make their donation after the actual Lap-A-Thon! If they are making a per lap gift, we will need the swimmer to turn in their paper with the person’s name and amount per lap. They can turn in on 10/22.

This should be much better than last year! There will also be a swim team specific thank you email that is generated after a gift is made. We will follow up with mailed letters as well.

If a swimmer wants their individual picture changed (right now everyone’s pic is the team pic), they can just email me and I will update it for them.

Thank you!

Jacquelyn B. Kotar

Operations Director

Association Aquatics Specialist


1899 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126

(P) 817-249-0500

(E) JKotar (W)

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Swim Team Fundraising Links.xls