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Swim Team

4 lane swimming pool with lane lines and backstroke flags up
3 young boys in racing swim suits and goggles. One is standing on a starting block and two others are looking on. There are kickboards on the ground.

The Bittersweet Barracuda Swim Team Program is limited to the first 100 swimmers who register. Members of the Bittersweet Swimming and Tennis Association (BSTA) and RETURNING 2023 Swim Team Members may begin early registration starting April 1, 2024  through May 15, 2024.  Placement on the team is not guaranteed. Non-members may fill out their forms starting May 1, 2024.

Please note if you are coming from another team; your last practice with them is on May 15, 2024. 

If you practice on May 16, 2024 with any other team you are not eligible to swim with the Bittersweet Barracudas Swim Team for our current season

 Swimmers 6-18 are welcome to participate. No swim team experience is necessary. However, each child must have reached level 4 or beyond of the American Red Cross Swim Instruction classes OR at the discretion of the swim team coaches and manager. Those 8 and under must be able able to swim at least 25 meters (one length of the pool) unassisted. Those 9 and over must be able to swim 50 meters (two lengths of the pool) unassisted. Swimmers practice based on age and the coaches and coordinators reserve the right to place swimmers on teams as needed. We strongly recommend a physical exam prior to beginning the season.

Registration and Liability Waivers for each swimmer must be filled out and turned in no later than Monday, May 27, 2024. Swimmers will not be allowed to participate until these forms have been completed. Registration Dues must be paid no later than Friday, May 31, 2024, if dues are not paid by this time, swimmers will not be allowed to participate in practice or meets until the dues have been paid. 

  • 2024 Fees: BSTA Members: $95 per swimmer  

  • Non-Members: $130 per swimmer

  • 2024 Volunteer Requirement: Volunteer Twice at meets OR $200 per family

  • 2024 Fundraising Commitment: $50 per family (or participation in fundraiser)

 

Fundraising Commitment: $50 per family OR participation in Eileen's Cookie Dough Fundraiser. This involves selling a minimum of 6 tubs of cookie dough. Fundraiser commitment must be submitted before swimmer(s) will be entered in the Conference Championship meet (held mid-July) 

 

Volunteer Commitment- In order to have a successful swim team season we rely on the help of our volunteers. Each family is required to commit to either volunteering twice OR $200 per family Volunteer Dues. Volunteer Commitment must be completed by Tuesday July 2, 2024. If this has not been met, an invoice will for $200 will be sent and the invoice is due Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 6:00am. If the invoice is not paid by Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 6:00am, swimmer(s) will not be allowed to participate in practice or meets until that invoice is paid. 

 

This year we will be sending an invoice for all swimming fees and fundraising dues. A separate volunteer invoice will be sent if volunteer requirement is not met. ​

 Swimmers practice based on their age as of 5/15/2024. Practice begins on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Normal Practice Times:

13+ 6:30am-8:00am

9-12 7:45 am-9:00 am

8 and Under 8:45 am-9:30 am

If you have any questions about the Bittersweet Barracuda Swim Team please contact us at bittersweetbarracudas@gmail.com 

Red Barracuda with goggles in its mouth
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