January 23, 2020
As we get ready to start a new swim season, I wanted to share something with you I learned at a coach’s clinic a few weeks ago. Mike Bowman, Michael Phelps’s long-time coach, talked about having the right attitude, in swimming and in life. He talked about how Michael did his best in each and every practice. In races, he focused on the race in his lane. What motivated Michael was personal performance and excellence. After his races he and his coach discussed his race and finishing time, not what place he achieved. I was struck how this matches our value at the Barracudas of doing your personal best and "the race is in your lane”. We will talk more about this during practices and at team gatherings, but I wanted to start this season with this on everyone’s mind.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on deck!
We are excited to introduce our Coaches that will be guiding us through another amazing swim season. A sneak peek below, please find all the details on the website.
Andy is an energetic coach and swimmer with a lifelong love of the sport. He spent his early years swimming in the Bay Area and still holds the High School Section record at Monta Vista High School ... more
Joan started as an Age Group swimmer at age 7 and continued through the National level with ... more
Coach Taylor M.
Hi! I'm Taylor McMullen. I grew up in Southern California where I began swimming on a club team at the age of 6 ... more
Coach Taylor O.
Coach Taylor O. will be with us through the summer months.
This will be Coach Taylor's 2nd Season with the Barracudas. She was born and raised in Laguna Niguel, where she started swimming in 2nd grade ... more
Coach Paige will be joining us in May
Hello! My name is Paige Tattersall and this is my first year coaching with the Barracudas. I just wrapped up my freshman year at Pepperdine University ... more
Coach Bre will be working with Levels 1 & 2 during our Spring Months
When I was 6 years old, I remember begging my mom to let me try out for the local swim team ... more
Coach Rosie will be working with Levels 1 & 2
Hi, I’m Rosie, a long-time member of Spare Time clubs and a former swim team mom ... more
We can't wait for you to meet all of our amazing coaches this summer. Barracudas, we are ready for a RED HOT 2020 season, see you on the pool deck!