2023 Returning & New Swimmer Team Registration

Open for Returning Members

1/1/23 - 6/4/23

Open for New Members

1/2/23 - 6/4/23

06/15/2023

THE BARRACUDAS ARE RED HOT!!!

Welcome to the Barracudas Swim Team!  We are excited to return after a smoking hot 2022 season.  A huge thanks to all of our Barracudas and their families who participated last year.  Your feedback is important to us and we looking to make the experience even better.  For example, we are pleased to announce our finalized 2023 meet schedule is already up and available!  Our swimmers will once again have a full schedule of meets to test their abilities this summer, as well as the opportunity to compete in our conference Championship meet in July. 

To lead them, Johnson Ranch is excited to welcome back again some of our most popular coaches.  Coach Joan Smith, one of our finest technical coaches will return to lead the team as our Head Coach this season. The team is also tremendously fortunate to see the return of Coach Rosie Kracher who will assist with the younger swim groups, and long-time Barracuda parent and supporter Dave Daniels, who will continue to work with our older swimmers. Our exemplary coaches will work with our young athletes on the fundamentals of stroke technique, sportsmanship, teamwork, and goal setting.

The Barracudas are back in a big way this season, and we look forward to welcoming returning and new swimmers to the pool!

 

2023 Important Dates:

All important dates are listed on the team's home page. Events are also displayed in the team Calendar. Any updates to the events and functions will be updated on the website, so please refer to the web site for up to date information. 

  • January 2: Registration opens for all swimmers.
  • January 12: New Swimmer Interest Night, Johnson Ranch North, 6:30pm
  • February 22 & March 17: New Swimmer Assessments:  Assessments are an opportunity for our coaches to see your child in action, determine their water safety & team readiness and place them in an appropriate swim level.  This is critical in making sure your swimmer receives the instruction that will maximize their team experience.  The two dates  will be available this season for swim assessments, our swim registrar will contact you if one is required for your swimmer and you can pick the date that works best.
  • March 6-31 Weekly Spring Swim Clinics.  THESE ARE SEPARATE FROM AND NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FOR SWIM TEAM, but are a great opportunity to improve skills prior to season start.  More information will follow separately about these clinics, and registration will also be posted on our team's main webpage.  Clinics are not required to be a part of the team, and are an optional component.
  • March 29: All Parent Meeting, JRSC South, 6:30pm
  • April 3: First Day of Spring Season Practice! Welcome Barracudas! Practice schedules for the spring and summer can be viewed on the team website.
  • July 15-16 Comstock Championship Meet (CHAMPS): All swimmers are required to participate in this 2 day meet (15th only for 6 & under swimmers)

 

2023 Swim Registration Fees:

 

Early Bird

Jan 2nd- Jan 31

Regular Rate 

Feb 1- Feb 28

Late Registration

After Feb 28

1st Swimmer

$335

$350

$370

2nd Swimmer

$305

$320

$340

3rd Swimmer

$235

$250

$270

4th+ Swimmer

$185

$200

$220

High School Swimmers

$190

$190

$200

 

Special Registration Groups

  • High School Swimmers: $190 (for swimmers on a high school team joining us after their high school season)
  • Graduating Seniors Fees are waived
  • Those using registration groups other than 'New Swimmer' or 'Returning Swimmer' are not eligible for the multi-swimmer discount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Team Registration Fees do not include Northern California Swim League fees (historically $15). Swimmers must register with Northern California Swim League at www.norcalswimleague.comPlease complete this as soon as possible!

 

 

2023 Swim Levels and Practices Schedules

Practice Level

Spring Schedule

(April 3- June 2)

Pool Time

Summer Schedule

(June 5- July 14)

Pool Time

Level 1

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 MINUTES

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

30 MINUTES

Level 1A

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

30 MINUTES

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

30 MINUTES

Level 2 

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

45 MINUTES

10:05 AM - 10:50 AM

45 MINUTES

Level 3 

5:15 PM - 6:05 PM

50 MINUTES

9:15 AM- 10:05 AM

50 MINUTES

Level 4 

6:05 PM – 7:00 PM

55 MINUTES

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

60 MINUTES

Level 5

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

60 MINUTES

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

75 MINUTES

Level 6  

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

60 MINUTES

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

75 MINUTES

 

What level would be best for your swimmer?

Parents should assess their swimmers swim ability and initially have them attend the swim level they think would best fit.  Coaches will make a final determination of each swimmer's appropriate level as clinics or practices progress and notify parents if their swimmer needs to attend a different practice level.

  • ​​Level 1/1A practices are primarily 5–6-year-olds and any beginner 7–8-year-olds 
  • Level 2 practices are for swimmers who have not yet mastered the basic rhythm of all strokes. Age of swimmers range from 7-10 years old
  • Level 3 practices are for more experienced swimmers who have mastered every stroke rhythm and would like to perfect their technique. Age will range from 8-12 years old
  • Level 4 practices are for more experienced swimmers who have mastered every stroke rhythm and would like to perfect their technique. Age will range from 10-14 years old
  • Level 5 practices are for more experienced swimmers who have mastered every stroke rhythm and would like to perfect their technique. Age will generally range from 12-14 years old.
  • Level 6 practices are for experienced high school swimmers who have mastered every stroke rhythm and would like to perfect their technique. Age will range from 14-18 years old

Click Here   for more info on Practice Levels. Please contact the team registrar if there are more questions: [email protected]

 

Additional Information

 

PRACTICE ITEMS:

Equipment for swimmers to bring to practice DAILY:

  • Fins- can be ordered here: Barracuda Store
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap (all girls should wear a cap to keep hair out of face, for boys its optional)
  • Practice Suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls)
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel (club has towels for swimmers)
  • Hand Paddles (High School Swimmers Only)

 

MEMBERSHIP:

JRSC Membership required: All swimmers MUST be family members of the Johnson Ranch Sports Club at the time of registration. Please go to https://www.sparetimeclubs.com/johnsonranch or call 916-782-2600 to establish membership.

  • Registrations will not be approved until we have verified there is a membership in place.
  • Memberships can be delayed to activate until the swim season begins.
  • Athlete only discounted memberships are available for participation in swim team if individual or family is not a member!

 

REQUIRED PARENT & SWIMMER COMMITMENT: 

Running a successful swim organization requires parental commitment. Please be aware of these commitments to help swim meets and championships run effectively. 

  • All swimmers are REQUIRED to swim in 2 league meets
  • All families are REQUIRED to fulfill 6 volunteer shifts over the course of the season. 
  • Each family will also need to complete 2 additional volunteer shifts at the Comstock Championship in July and ALL swimmers MUST swim in this Championship meet July 15-16th. 

The total work shifts for each team participating at Champs is determined by the number of swimmers on the team during the season, not just the number of swimmers attending champs.  Families that do not meet their volunteer commitments directly impact their fellow Barracuda families and affect our ability to run meets.  Failure to complete volunteer commitments can result in financial penalties from the club and could result in a swimmer not being invited back to the team in the following season. More info will be provided at the All Parent Meeting. Information about fulfilling this commitment and more about these policies can be found in our Team Handbook.   

 

GEAR:

Swim Cap Orders: All brand NEW swimmers registering on or before March 21st will receive 2 complimentary personalized Barracuda caps!Returning Swimmers, can order them during this same time frame using this link:  Order caps. While registering, please make sure your swimmer's "Name on Cap" is filled in if you want a name other than the registered first name.  The cut-off date for personalized swim caps is 3/22/22.  

T Shirts: Please verify your swimmer's T-shirt size during registration. The Barracuda Sponsor Shirts will be sized based on the size provided on your swimmer's account. Please confirm that the size on your account is accurate.  

Towels: Personalized Barracuda towels will be available again this year for purchase.  We will send out information about ordering in March.

Barracuda Gear!  Need gear for the season?  Check out our Barracuda Store !

 

Questions

Please contact Team Registrar, Genevieve Sweet, if you have any questions regarding Team Registration, New Swimmer Assessments or Spring Clinics. Genevieve can be reached at [email protected].

 

We look forward to another amazing season! Thank you for joining the Barracuda Swim Team!