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Barracudas Bylaws

To review the current Barracudas Bylaws governing the board and our team, review the linked document.

Communications

One of the key elements to a successful team is the effective communication of information and ideas throughout the season. This process requires the cooperation of all swimmers, parents, coaches and the club staff. 

  • The primary method of communication is through the Barracudas website:  www.johnsonranchbarracudas.com
  • E-mail addresses for all coaches and board members can be found here.
  • Weekly Newsletter updates will be sent via email to the entire team with important information regarding upcoming events and team policies.  These newsletters can also be found on the website under the "News" tab.  Please be sure your email address is up to date on your account and check your spam folders for missing email.
  • An informational bulletin board is located at the South Club in the hallway leading to the pool deck.  Look for announcements and informational flyers regarding upcoming events.
  • Swim Team File Boxes can be found on tables on the pool deck at the South Club during practices and meets.  Each family should have a folder with their last name on the tab.  Ribbons, awards, and some team informational flyers will be placed in these files.  Please check them often and collect items from your file.
  • The Den Door is located on the inside of the door of "The Den" on the pool deck.  Announcements and reminders of all sorts can be written on this chalkboard surface.
  • South Club Front Desk has a swim team box where messages can be left for coaches or board members.

Fundraising

  • Barracuda Splash Dash - This is the main fundraising event for the year held on a team endurance day in April.  Each swimmer is encouraged to swim as many laps as possible as a fundraising tool for the Barracuda Swim Program.
  • Corporate Sponsorship- We have several levels of corporate sponsorship opportunities for you or your company to support our team!  

Practices

Practice begins on the first weekday in April and continues Monday through Friday until the Championships Meet in July. Regular season practices end after Championships.  

  • Each season the team issues a practice schedule with the practice times for each age group/level.  Please check your swimmers assigned practice level under your account.
  • During the school year, practices are conducted after school in the afternoon/early evening.  Practice times move to mornings during the summer break.
  • Each swimmer should arrive at least ten (10) minutes before the scheduled practice time for dry land training and/or instructional videos in the "den".
  • Swimmers should not enter the water until invited be their coach and must not remain in the pool after their scheduled practice time ends.  The coaches are not responsible for children in the water after practice ends.
  • Practice is only canceled in the event of electrical storms or severe wind.  Rain, hail, or cold weather is not grounds for canceling practice.
  • Parents are welcome to observe practice, but should not approach coaches on deck during practice.  Any questions/concerns for coaches should be emailed.

Coaches

The coaches are employees of the club and report to the JRRC Club Manager. In the absence of the Club Manager, the coaches shall report to the Aquatics Director.

The coaches shall

  • Understand and accept the philosophy of the team and the NorCal Swim League.
  • Provide examples of leadership, cooperation and good sportsmanship to the team members
  • Attempt to foster these qualities in the swimmers.
  • Familiarize themselves with each swimmer’s abilities and instruct each swimmer so that the swimmer learns the proper techniques for each stroke, starts, turns, and touches.  The team intends that the techniques of each swimmer and his or her times will improve over the course of the season.
  • Schedule swimmers for the meets in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy expressed in the Team Handbook and league rules.

In the event of a violation of the Swimmer Code of Conduct agreement and/or general deck rules, or any other behavior deemed unacceptable at any team function, the coaches shall have the discretion to enforce disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion from the team.  Junior coaching staff shall defer  disciplinary action to the Head Coach or Age Group Coach.  

 

Conflict Resolution Procedure

When a conflict arises between parents and coaches, email is the best way to communicate any concerns you may have.  If you would prefer to meet in person, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Avoid discussing the issue with other parents or coaches on deck.
  2. Schedule a specific time to meet outside of practice hours or meets with a reason for the meeting. 
  3. Be prepared with specific concerns and suggestions to resolve the issue.
  4. If the conflict is not resolved, the parent should take the written complaint to the swim team board.  If it is still unresolved contact the Club Manager at JRRC. 
  5. E-mail addresses for all coaches and board members can be found here.  To reach the entire board please use:  board@johnsonranchbarracudas.com 

 

 

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