Message From Coach Andy

Shariff Osman

Hi Barracudas!

We had another great week of practice last week. Great job and keep it up!

I’d like to announce the Swimmers of the Week for week two (all attended practice on Friday):

  • 6/u – Alect Doherty
  • 7/8 – Penelope Osman
  • 9/10 – Kiran Kumar
  • 11/12 – Riley Redline
  • 13/up – Robert Pike

Congratulations!! The winners were chosen based on doing their best at each practice, paying attention to the coaches, attendance, and being a role model for the other swimmers in their group. Look for video of their attempts at standing on the SoW pink turtle on the team’s Instagram (jrscbarracudas)!

As we start the third week of our season, I want to let you know we hope to start our Mini ‘Cuddas program this May. This will be a Swim Team Readiness program for ages 3 – 6. We have great swim lessons and swim team programs in place. Now we need to fill the gap between the two and create a feeder program to the swim team. I need to gauge the interest for such a program. You will be receiving an email survey shorty to see if there is enough interest internally in the Johnson Ranch community before I open it up to non-current members. Johnson Ranch members will of course have priority, followed by those who are interested and not yet club members. The program will be led by Coach Anthony. We will need Junior coaches to help in this effort. If you are a high school aged swimmer and would like to be part of our effort to raise the next generation of Barracudas, and earn some money along the way, email me at [email protected]. Many thanks to Coach Bre for helping me get this program off the ground!

Speaking of Coach Anthony, here is a short bio he wrote for the team:

Hello everyone, I'm coach Anthony. First, I want to say how grateful I am to be a part of this team and everyone has been very welcoming. I started swimming competitively when I was 4 years old and did so for 18 years. I got my first coaching job with the Roseville Sugar Bears when I was 15 years old. Teaching and coaching is something that I love to do and I'm glad I found my passion in life. I love to work with all age groups, but I have a special place in my heart for 6 & unders. I hope to see you all on the pool deck soon.

We are extremely fortunate to have Coach Anthony with us on the Barracudas!

Let’s have another awesome week of practice! GO BARRACUDAS!!

Coach Andy