The Streamline Newsletter, April 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

{Upcoming Events at a Glance}

  • April 12: TONIGHT! Sign-up online for Time Trials volunteer shifts, 8:30 PM.
  • April 14: Stroke & Turn Clinic, 9-11 AM.
  • April 21: Barracuda In-house Colorado/Computer Training, 9-11 AM.
  • April 25: Splash Dash Lap Swim Fundraiser.
  • May 1:  Colorado/Computer Training, 5-9 PM (in Rio Linda).
  • May 5: Time Trials and Cinco de Mayo Kick-Off Party!
  • June 28: Swim Clinic with Olympian Jason Lezak.

NEW! {Sign Up for Volunteer Shifts for Time Trials} TONIGHT! Thursday, April 12, 8:30 PM. We know you all have been anxious to sign up for your volunteer shifts for the season, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and willingness to put in your time to help us run a successful season! We are pleased to announce that sign ups for TIME TRIALS ONLY will open up at 8:30 pm Thursday, April 12th! Log in to your account and where the event calendar is located, you will see a job sign up button located next to Time Trials. Click that button an you will be redirected to a screen to sign up for available shifts. Not all shifts will be posted due to specialty teams that have already been filled for the season.

NEW! {Committee Leads Needed} We have two open spots for committee leads for the season: Hospitality and Ready Bench, this is a great opportunity to a lead a team and become an integral part of the Barracudas! Feel free to reach out to Volunteer Coordinator, Kristen Townsend with any questions or concerns. 

NEW! {Team Tech/Communications Help Needed} Want to fulfill some volunteer hours while helping with team communications? Specifically, we are looking for someone to help out with keeping the website updated, managing the family folders and updating the hallway bulletin board.If you are interested or would like more details, please contact Communications Chair Sandra Roll.

NEW! {Register with NCSL Before Time Trials} All swimmers must be registered with the league, or they cannot swim in time trials or any meets.  Visit NCSL website to register.  You must register as a new swimmer, as all accounts are deactivated from year to year. Any questions? Please contact Barracuda League Rep Kirsten Carleson.

{Stroke and Turn Clinic} Saturday, April 14 from 9-11 AM. Anyone interested in becoming an official should plan to attend our S&T clinic. Click Here for more information. Any questions? Please contact Barracuda League Rep Kirsten Carleson.

NEW! {In-house Barracuda Computer/Colorado Training} Saturday, April 21, 9-11 AM.  If you are interested in being part of our Computer/Colorado Timing Team for swim meets, please plan to attend out in-house training. Contact Kirsten Carleson if you are interested in attending or need more details. A more in-depth training will take placeTuesday, May 1 from 5-9 PM in Rio Linda.  Click Here for more information. Any questions?  Please contact Barracuda League Rep Kirsten Carleson.

{Splash Dash} Wednesday, April 25. It's our Dash towards the Splash! Create your profile using the fundraising tab on our team website and start earning for the team. Embroidered backpacks & gift cards for the top fundraisers! Click here for all the details.

NEW! {Coach Hooten Proclamation on the California State Assembly Floor} Monday, April 23, between 1:00 and 2:30 PM. The State of California Assembly will honor Coach John Hooten with an adjournment in memory that will take place towards the end of the Assembly floor session. If you are interested in attending, please contact Chelyssa Berglund, District Office Coordinator. (916) 774-4430. Chelyssa.Berglund@asm.ca.gov

{Time Trials} Saturday, May 5. The online commitment form for Time Trials is up and running! Log-in to your Team Unify account and declare your swimmers attendance, or visit the event page here. Swimmers will race every event on this day.There will be no relays.

NEW! {Cinco De Mayo “Barracudas Kick-Off Party”} Saturday, May 5, 1:30 PM. We are kicking-off our 2018 Season with a classic Barracuda Pool Party!  Let’s all have a great time hanging out together, getting to know each other better, meeting all of our new SWIMMERS, connect with our incredible COACHES and ENJOY our FAMILIES! Our Barracuda Kick-Off Party starts immediately following our Time-Trials on pool deck at 1:30pm with the festive “Los Gallo’s Mariachi Band!”  The famous “Margarita Man” will be looking forward to you coming by to get a refreshing margarita and FUN kid’s drinks! There will also be a yummy nacho bar filled with all your favorite fixings to enjoy! Please have your swimmer bring an old shirt and their creativity over to our TIE-DYE STATION!  In honor of Coach John and his love for FUN-UNIQUE-TIES...  We will be providing a TIE for each swimmer to flare it out and represent their FUN-UNIQUE-TIE ideas throughout the season in his honor! LET’S SWIM FAST & HAVE A BLAST! GO BARRACUDAS! Any questions? Please contact Social Chair Trent Lastinger.

{Swim with an Olympic Gold Medalist} Save the date: Thursday, June 28. Olympic Gold Medalist Jason Lezak will return to our pool again this summer to run a 1-day swim clinic. The Barracudas will be hosting this clinic but it is open to onther clubs as well, so please help spread the word. More information to come! 

{Champs Weekend} Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 is Champs Weekend at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This is a mandatory swim meet. If for some reason you have and extenuating circumstance where you need to be excused please email Champs Chair Liz Williams. There are a block of rooms that have been set up at the Stockton University Waterfront Hotel (209) 944-1140 and the Stockton Hilton (209) 957-9090. Both blocks are listed under Johnson Ranch Barracudas/Liz Williams. This is a courtesy block and available on a first come, first served basis. It is not required to stay in Stockton for Champs. This has been set up as a convenience. Additionally, there are many other hotels in the area.

{High School Swimming} Reminder! High School swimming is not a conflict with the Barracudas. To read more about the bylaws please visit the NCSL website.

{Team Swimsuits} Click here to order your team swimsuit. Not sure what size to order? Come to our final Team Swimsuit Fitting held on deck during practice, Thursday April 5.

{BarracudaWear} Click here for all the details about this year's BarracudaWear! Order by April 14 to receive your gear in time for Time Trials.

{Summer Employment at JRRC} Are you looking for a fun summer job?  JRRC is hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors ages 16 and older.  Applicants should submit an employment application, which is available at the front desk.  Pre-employment interviews will take place in March. Those offered a job will be hired upon completion of the required certification program.  Certifications are offered through local park and rec districts, and most take place in the spring, so if you are interested, please contact JRRC Youth Sports Director Jessica Rafanan for more information.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hey Barracuda Family! We are here to support your needs. If you have a question related to workouts, meet events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as meet sign ups, registration fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

2018 Barracuda Board of Directors

Jason Bell, President

Ray Witkowski, Vice President & Meet Director

Eric Freund, Treasurer

Rob Peters, Team Administrator

Kirsten Carleson, League Representative

Sandra Roll, Communications & PR

Nick Elcock, Swim Concierge

Kristen Townsend, Volunteers Coordinator

Liz Williams, Championships Chair

Kadie DeMar, Fundraising Chair

Anne Siebum, Spirit Chair

Trent Lastinger, Social Chair

Jim Wilson, Member-at-Large

Rich Wells, JRRC Club Manager

 

 
    
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