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TRYOUTS for Swimmers new to the team

If your swimmer(s) will be new to the Barracudas Swim Team, we ask that your swimmer(s) tryout FIRST, before you register them.

Tryouts for Swimmers New to the Team: Mon-Thurs 6:30pm

May 20-23rd, May 28th-30th, Jun3rd-6th.

Swimmers need only attend one day, to tryout. It takes approximately 10 minutes per swimmer. Meet the coaches at the pool at 6:30pm, on the day that best fits your schedule.

**Due to the limited number of swimmers allowed per lane in practices, for safety measures, there is a limit to the size of the team.

Parents, as a safety concern, all swimmers must be able to meet the following requirements to become a member of the Swim Team, practice and compete in swim meets.

**Coaches will assess the swimmer’s skills and appropriately place them on the Swim Team, Development Team or recommend swim lessons.

Ages

5 & 6yrs - 1 lap freestyle with some form of breathing to the side, body horizontal in water.

- Float independent on back for 5 seconds - Tread water 5 seconds

7yrs-18yrs - 2 laps: 1- free, 1-back, breast or butterfly with good form

- Float independent on back for 5 seconds - Tread water 5 seconds

Swimmers who are near completion of skill requirements and/or require strength and conditioning prior to joining the rigors of the swim team practice will be invited to join the Development Team. Swimmers who the coaching staff believes are still too weak in their strength, abilities and stroke efficiency will be guided to the Swim Lessons in preparation for the Development Team.

Swim Meet 101

Home Meets:

Swimmer Check In and Set Up volunteers arrive @ 4:45 pm

(check in at the table behind block #8 under the Green Awning)

Swimmers arrive and warm up @ 4:45pm. for 11 and older, 5pm 10& under

Meet starts @ 6:00 pm

Your swimmers events will be available on the SwimTopia app.

Bring snacks, towels, goggles, cap (maybe UNO or another game to keep young ones occupied)

Please do not park in the front parking lot. We like to leave that open for visiting teams.

Extra sharpie to write your kid's Events, Heat and Lane on their arm if they need it. Age Group parents and Clerks of Course will get your swimmers to the block and in their proper lanes.

The swimmers are not supposed to be in the mushroom pool or baby pool. They need to stay in their age group area so the Age Group Parents can find them for their upcoming events.

Away Meets:

Swimmers arrive @ 5:00 pm

Warm-ups @ 5:20 pm

Meet starts @ 6:00 pm

Bring snacks, towels, goggles, cap (maybe UNO or another game to keep young ones occupied)

Extra sharpie to write your kid's Events, Heat and Lane numbers on their arms

Can’t Attend Meet:

If you are unable to volunteer, please find a replacement. The easiest way is to post on our FB page or to take a peek at the volunteer sheet to see if someone doing the same job can just switch dates. Be sure to let our coordinators know about the change to the schedule: Brittany Wells or Allen Oliver

If your kids cannot attend the meet, please text Coach Pat asap: 919.397.2354 and

Brittany Wells 916.724.9243

Events:

If your swimmer is in a Medley Relay, please take note of the stroke order:
Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle

If you want to be an overachiever, you can also write your swimmers events on their arms. It goes: Event, Heat, Lane, Stroke.

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Swim Team Contact Info

Coach Pat G: 919-397-2354 E: [email protected]  

TSA Parent Rep: Phil Karam P: 919-454-4060 E: [email protected]

TSA Parent Rep: Allen Oliver P: 407-718-1769 E: [email protected] 

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