Hi Barracudas! Here is the meet info for Summer Champs that is happening July 7 and 8. You do not have to compete both days but if you are only doing one day, PLEASE make that known to us on the comment section of the entry form. And the $20 fee is flat, so if you only do one day the fee is $20 or if you do both days, the fee is still $20. So you may as well get your money’s worth and just do both days. =)

Entries are due via the google entry form on the blog by MIDNIGHT SATURDAY JUNE 30. All results are in and I’ve sent the meet eligibility report so you should be able to look at it in the next couple of days and then go ahead and send in those entries. Please contact me with any questions!

I’m excited about these last two meets! Our swimmers are doing great and I think our team will do really well. We just need everyone there!

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug

Y_TNY_summerchamps_2018 (2).pdf


Lone Star Hotel – deadline this Friday!

Hey Barracudas!

Our team hotel in Frisco tells us that they are going to release any unused rooms after this Friday.  If you’re still thinking of participating and would like to cut out the commute, we have a few rooms left in our block.

Here’s the link: Homewood Suites – BCCY Group Reservation

Please comment if you have any questions, and we’ll see you at the pool!

(posted by Chris)

New Lone Star Eligibility Report

Hello Barracudas! We all survived the hot meet Saturday! And I was really proud of all of our swimmers. Only one more meet until Lone Star!! Please make sure to take a look at this report and sign up for events for Summer Champs accordingly. We want your swimmer to qualify for as many events as possible (up to 10).

Summer Champs is July 7&8 and I will send out the meet information soon. Entries for that will be THIS Saturday, June 30th. You must get those entries in by midnight Saturday. With the 4th of July in the middle of the week the meet director must have our entries earlier than usual. So please get them in by the end of this Saturday. Thank you so much! I hope we have a great turnout for Champs, and an even better turnout for Lone Star! Let’s bring home our 3rd State championship in a row!

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug


Richardson results

> Great meet today! Hopefully all of you are now sitting in some air conditioning! I will send an updated Lone Star eligibility report soon.

Parking tomorrow

Hi all! Here is an email from the meet director re parking for tomorrow’s meet:

I forgot to add…..

We had bad parking issues last Saturday and I think someone got towed. The retail spaces to the north, the apartments to the east and residential area on Twilight Dr. are off limits. Please see attached overflow map. The Methodist church right down Custer Rd. allows us to overflow into their lot. Your parents can always drop off here then run the car there. I just walked this and it is < 5 minutes.

Also, I hear that parts of US 75 between downtown and 635 will be shut down for times this weekend. I would avoid that stretch of 75.



On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM, Richardson Rapids <richardsonyrapids> wrote:

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top times and meet eligibility reports

Hi all! I ran these reports slightly differently so you may want to look at them again. For the meet eligibility report – if there is an * by the time that means it is not a qualifying time. 6&unders do NOT need to qualify for Lone Star, so if they have completed the race they may enter 6&under events. I hope these help!

See you at the pool!

Coach Bug



Richardson entries!

Check these entries ASAP please!

062318 entry report.pdf

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Lone Star Eligibility Report!

Be sure to check your swimmer’s times!
lonestar eligibility report.pdf

Officials needed! Free class this Saturday…

Officiating is not for everyone!  I know, that’s probably a bad way to lead off an appeal for new officials…  🙂

But I must say that taking the officials class not only helped me (as a non-swimmer) learn what my kids were supposed to be doing, it also helped me get more involved in the process of helping all the kids learn to be better swimmers.  Take yesterday’s meet for example – we only had three officials (including myself) total for the entire afternoon session.  I can’t tell you how many kids were swimming improperly.  Literally – because the three of us couldn’t watch them all.  The DQ slips we hurriedly scribble in-between heats help our coaches help our kids get better.  It’s a critical part of the process.

Having said that, we do currently have a critical need for officials in the afternoons.  That’s the time when the younger kids are swimming, and the parents are newer to this whole swimming thing.  So I get that we’re kinda swimming upstream here…

Nevertheless – the classes don’t come around very often, and while it would require a morning in Richardson this next Saturday, I would certainly encourage any parents who might be willing and available to please give it some serious consideration.  And if not this coming weekend, then please stay tuned for the next class when it comes around.

Here’s the link – Officials class registration link

The cost of the class is paid for by the Benbrook Y.  Please comment if you have any questions.  Thanks for considering it, and we’ll see you at the pool!

(Posted by Chris)

Last call for swag

Good Evening!I know it’s late, but I just wanted to send a message out to remind everyone that today is that last day to order Barracuda Swag.

Here is the link to the store: BarracudaSwag

If you ordered a visor, I’ll be in touch to give you updates.

For the rest of you that ordered, It will take 2-3 weeks to get everything in. I will send out another message as soon as it’s all here and ready to be passed out.

Talk to you soon!!

Mel 🙂
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