The BITTERSWEET BARRACUDAS is a swim team program sponsored by the Bittersweet Swimming & Tennis Association (BSTA) in conjunction with the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association (CSSCSA). It is a competitive swimming program for athletes between the ages of 5 and 18 who have reached Level 4 or above in the American Red Cross Swim Instruction curriculum. We strongly recommend a physical exam prior to the beginning of the season.
The team is limited to the first 100 swimmers who register. Open Registration for any remaining slots begins mid-May. Placement on the team is not guaranteed. Non-BSTA members may register, but registrations will be held in order to give BSTA members priority. The fee covers the costs of team participation, including coaching (practices and meets), meet entries, and awards. QUESTIONS? Contact Coach Audry at (970) 948-1500 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every swimmer must have a waiver signed by his/her parent or guardian to swim. If at any time parents do not want their athlete(s) to participate due to weather conditions, they have the discretion to keep them out of practice or competition. Each swimmer should come to practice with swim gear (swimsuit, goggles, swim cap) and dry-land workout attire appropriate for the weather, including tennis shoes, towels, and sunscreen.
To provide the best experience possible each family is required to volunteer at swim meets hosted by our team. Sign-up posters will be posted a few days before each home meet and the Conference Championships, where we‘ll need to provide timers. Many hands are required for successful home meets -- timers, heaters, runners, starter/announcer, concessions, ribbon coordinators, computer entry, set up, and clean up. A volunteer deposit is required to participate on the team. After completing the required volunteer time, your deposit will be returned.
Team swimsuits will be available for ordering after practices begin. The team colors are red/black. Team hoodies and t-shirts will also be available to order.
There are several meets scheduled. Notify the coaches as soon as possible if you will not be attending a meet. Refunds are not provided to the team if you are entered in the meet and do not swim. Swimmers with qualifying times can choose to compete at the CSSCSA State Meet at the end of July. To be eligible a swimmer must practice only with their summer club swim team and compete only in their summer club swim team’s meets.
2018 Practice Times:
14-18 years old 6:00am-8:00am (15 minutes dryland)
11-13 years old 7:45am-9:15am (15 minutes dryland)
10 & Under 9:00am-10:15am (15 minutes dryland)
2018 Meet Schedule:
June 8th SWIMAPALOOZA @ Kelly Farms
June 14th 10 & Under Invite @ Bittersweet
June 15th Kelly Farm Sprints @ Kelly Farms
June 22nd Bittersweet vs. GCC @ Bittersweet
June 29th 11/12 Boys, 10 & Under @ Bittersweet
June 30th 11/12 Girls, 13 & Older @ Bittersweet
July 6th Bittersweet vs. Hillside @ Bittersweet
July 13th Bittersweet vs. KF @ Kelly Farms
July 20/21 Conference @ Kelly Farms
July 27-29 State .
Practice for the 2018 Swim Season starts May 29th!