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.

 

REGISTRATION

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 stutshut4@gmail.com 

 

PRACTICES

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.

 

VOLUNTEERING

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 APPAREL

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.

 

MEETS

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!

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