Barranews is Back!

Barracudas Aruba

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who brought a beautiful flower or plant for coach Alva. She will be gardening for quite some time. 


BarraNews, what used to be a weekly newsletter has been undergoing some changes and we need your input to finalize it. The objective of the newsletter is for members and parents to have a go-to central place for information, notifications, etc. Please fill in the communication evaluation survey so that we can streamline our messaging to our athletes and parents. Go to Survey: 

In addition, we are kindly requesting all existing members to update their profiles via the OnDeck app or website. IF you do not yet have your information up to date or cannot access the platform please contact Jo-Anne Croes at [email protected] to get this taken care of immediately. In our effort to streamline our channels, the platform will transition to become the main source of information and communication. There was a 12 month period to get acquainted with the software and now we will transition to make full use of the opportunities provided by the Teamunify platform e.g training schedules, competitions and events, volunteer signups, fundraising activities, and much more. This is again an exciting step for the Barracudas Artistic Swimming Club.

Teamunify Townhall Meeting

We will also host two town hall meetings for new parents and parents who want to get a refresh on the use of the Teamunify platform on Tuesday, December 22nd at 8:30 pm. Please signup and confirm your participation by sending an email to [email protected] and you will be sent the link to enter the session. This is a 30-minute session to register, update, and demonstrate all the uses of the platform. See you there!!

2020 Mini-Arubaanse Championships

The athletes and coaches have been working hard to get in a competitive state of mind and this weekend they will proudly showcase the results. Fortunately, parents/spectators are welcome, however, due to the pandemic, there is a restriction on the number of people able to attend. Every athlete participating in the competition is allowed to bring 2 persons to the pool. Please send an email to [email protected] and inform us of the names of persons that will attend, as we have to register the names for DVG. IF your name is not on the list, you will not be able to enter. The athlete will receive two tickets with these names. An ID may be asked at the entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience but we are happy to be able to have some public present!

Barracudas End of Year "Sail"ebration 2020!

The boat’s in the water, the sun’s rising high… let’s get together, to sail and celebrate! 

Date: Sunday, December 20th from 12 – 4 pm. Contribution 35florin (includes snorkeling and lunch) all athletes are invited to join in on the celebration. Thank you to those who already RSVP'ed, you will be receiving details on where, when, etc. We are so excited for the ending of 2020 and enter 2021 focusing on the positive! 

Parents' Crew

We are inviting all parents who are motivated and actively want to help and support any event or fundraising activity to join!  The work of a volunteer is not an easy task, but we need to be dedicated and committed to giving our time to making the experience of our athletes one that they will carry on forever in their hearts. So PLEASE send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: I want to volunteer and make a difference! We will create a WhatsApp group for the 2020-2021 season. Thank you.