Swim Team is About to Begin!

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Calling all swimmers, past and present, new to the neighborhood or returning swimmers–It is that time of the year again! Swim team season will be starting with practices in mid-May and meets starting on June 7th. This is the full schedule:

2018 Swim Team Schedule

Registration Opens 4/15 and closes 5/10
4/29 – Swimsuit Fitting (Community Building 3-5pm)
PM Practices start on Wednesday, May 16th at 4:30pm
AM Practices start on June 11th at 8:00am
5/30 or 5/31 – Team Pictures TBD Evening
6/7 – Home vs. Firethorne
6/11 – Away vs. Thornhill
6/14 – Home vs. Brace YMCA
6/18 – Away vs. Providence Downs
6/21 – Away vs. Mountainbrook
6/25 – Bye week (no meet)
6/28 – Home vs. Providence Downs South
6/29, 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6– All Star practices for participants
7/7 – All Star Meet at Rock Hill Aquatic Center (PM)
7/11 – End of Season Awards Ceremony/Potluck Dinner

Swim team is open to ages 5-18 (4 year olds who can swim the length of the pool) and to BH residents only. The price this year will be as follows:

1st swimmer $85
2nd swimmer $70
3rd and subsequent swimmer $50

There will be a new online registration through Swimtopia that is still being developed. This will allow parents to register, pay, commit to dates and sign up for volunteer slots in the initial sign up. Please be patient as the Swim Team Committee is having to put it together themselves.

We will post the link for the registration when it becomes available. Please email Nanacy Bush at mattandnancybush@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

Barracudas Swim Team Registration April 1-30, 2017

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Summer Swim Season is fast approaching. If you are new to the neighborhood, new to the team, taken a hiatus and want to return, we welcome you to our team. This is for ages 5-18 and all ability levels. Come join the fun, get some exercise, and meet some new friends!

Attached you will find the 2017 swim team registration form. You can drop registrations off to one of the two addresses listed on the form. If you have trouble viewing or have any questions, please email bhbarracudas@gmail.com. We are happy to help!

Some important dates to remember:

April 1-30 — Registration Period
April 2 — Meet with Coach Emily and Nancy for swim team information at the Clubhouse from 4-5pm
April 23rd — Swimsuit Fitting (time TBD)

BridgeHampton HOA Partnership with Mecklenburg Swim Association

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The Board is pleased to announce a mutually beneficial partnership with the Mecklenburg Swim Association (MSA) for the 2015 pool season.  MSA members will be working out in our pool two days a week in the early mornings, outside of regular pool hours.  In exchange, MSA is offering professionally-guided Adult Stroke Clinics for residents and Swim Team Clinics for the BridgeHampton Barracudas.  In addition to these great training sessions, MSA has agreed to pay 50% of the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) membership fee for any BH resident that wishes to join, which includes participation in the seven week MSA swim program held at our pool.

For more information please see the MSA Partnership page.

BridgeHampton Barracuda Swim Team

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Dear Swimmers and Parents:

We would like to extend greetings to our Barracuda swimmers, both old and new.  It has been a long winter, and we are ready to head back into the pool for an exciting 2015 BridgeHampton Barracudas summer swim season.

We have some important dates for you to remember:

  • March 22nd to April 30th – Swim Team Registration
  • Sunday, March 22nd – Swimsuit Fitting in the Clubhouse 2-5pm (newly designed swimcaps will be available for purchase — $6 each)
  • Monday, May 11th – Parent Meeting – 6:30pm Clubhouse
  • Tuesday, May 12th – Afternoon Practices Begin at 4:00pm (schedule to follow when registration is complete)
  • Friday, June 12th – morning practices will begin
  • Team Picture Night is still TBD

We are still in Division Three of the Greater Charlotte Swim League (GCSL). These meets typically run twice per week with a beginning time of 6:00pm.  Here is the schedule for this year:

Thursday, May 28th — Intrasquad Meet (6:00pm)

Thursday, June 4th — Home vs. Mountainbrook

Saturday, June 6th — Away vs. Olde Providence (8:00am meet)

Thursday, June 11th — Home vs. Thornhill

Monday, June 15th — Home vs. Somerset

Thursday, June 18th — Away vs. Rama

Saturday, June 20th — Away vs. Baxter (8:00am meet)

Sunday, June 28th – All-star Meet at SwimMAC (Latin Pool) at 6:00pm

We are working with the Active Network for our registration, and we’ll be utilizing their new program, Swim Manager, for both registrations and sign ups for volunteer slots.  Families are required to fulfill 4 points (1 point = 1 half of a meet).  Remember that volunteering is required for your child to swim.

Please feel free to share this letter with any neighbors whom you feel may be interested in participating this summer.  If you are new to the team, please feel free to visit our page on the neighborhood website (www.bridgehamptoncarolinas.com) under Parent Information.  There is a wealth of basic information there.

If you know of any businesses that may be interested in becoming a sponsor for our team, please have them contact Suzanne Galvin at suzannegalvin@hotmail.com.  She will be happy to assist you.  We are accepting sponsors through the latter half of April.

Thank you all for making the BridgeHampton Barracudas Swim Team one of the best around.

Sincerely,

Nancy Bush

BH League Rep

bhbarracudas@gmail.com

Swim Team Registration and Swimsuit Fitting

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Calling all Barracudas!

It is the time of year to start thinking about warm summer days and cheering crowds as the BridgeHampton Barracudas once again take to the pool deck!  Registration for the BridgeHampton Swim Team will open March 15th.  The registration link will be made available on our neighborhood web page as well as included in an email to swimmers who participated on last year’s team.  Also, please mark your calendars for the team swimsuit fitting that will take place at the clubhouse on March 29th from 1-4 pm.  Our team suit will be changing this year as Speedo has discontinued our current suit. The new option will be very similar to the current version so It is NOT necessary to purchase a new suit unless you wish to do so.

We look forward to once again fielding a fantastic team of neighborhood athletes!  Go Barracudas!

 

BridgeHampton Barracudas

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The BridgeHampton Barracuda Swim Season is off to a great start!  Demonstrating sincere dedication, our swimmers endured some unusually chilly May air and water temperatures! We have a large team this year and everyone is looking forward to a fantastic season of competition.

As the pool opens to the Community for the summer, it may be good to note swim team practice times:

PM Practices will continue through June 7th.  Practice begins at 4:30 PM and runs through 7:30 PM.  There will be dedicated lanes for swim practice at that time.

AM Practices begin June 10th and continue through the remainder of the season.  Morning practice takes place from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM.  This does not interfere with regular pool hours, but may be a consideration to residents who enjoy adult lap swimming.

Following is the Barracuda Home Meet Schedule

Thursday, May 30th – Intrasquad

Wednesday, June 5th – vs. Brookhaven

Monday, June 17th – vs. Raintree

Thursday, June 27th – vs. River Hills

On days that BridgeHampton hosts Home Swim Meets, the pool will close at 4:30 in order to prepare for these events.  These meets are exciting events and a great way to show neighborhood spirit!  Please come out and support our kids!  All meets begin promptly at 6:00 pm.

See you on deck!  Go Barracudas!