POTOMAC CROSSING

BARRACUDAS SWIM TEAM

The primary objective of the Barracudas swim program is to provide a fun, developmental and competitive environment in which all eligible swimmers can learn and improve upon their swimming skills, develop physically, and be recognized for their accomplishments. The swim team environment should reinforce the importance of good sportsmanship and build character in our swimmers.

The Potomac Crossing Barracuda swim team will strive to encourage social interaction and recreational enjoyment of the pool facilities, not only to participating swimmers, but also to the families, friends, and community members at large. The operation of the swim team should enhance the overall image of the community, and project the highest standards of competitive excellence and personal conduct.

Any immediate family member or approved guest of a household which is a member of Potomac Crossing, Edwards Landing or the local Lessburg area are eligible to participate as a swimmer.  In addition, swimmers must not exceed 18 years of age and must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted. No person shall be restricted from membership on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, etc.

The Coach is responsible for running practices, scheduling swimmers for meets, and maintaining team discipline at practices and meets. The primary functions of the Coach are to teach proper swimming techniques and good sportsmanship, to assist and encourage swimmers in improving their swimming skills, and to develop and run a structured swimming program, which is approved by the Board.

HEAD COACH-AMY CASEY

Welcome to the Barracudas swim team! My name is Amy Casey and I am the head coach. I live in Edwards Landing with my husband Jim and 4 kids; Anna (16), Lydia (14), Liam (12), and Ava (10). My swimming career started when I was 7 years old and I was terrified of the water! With great patience from my teacher (my mom) I over came that fear and the next year I started swimming competitively. By the time I was in middle school I was nationally ranked in backstroke and continued to grow in the sport with the guidance of wonderful coaches.I qualified for top level competition including the Junior Olympics and YMCA Nationals. After high school graduation I attended Towson State University`on a swimming scholarship and placed well at the ECC conference meet that year. It was at this time that I felt I was ready for a change and transferred to East Carolina University and retired from swimming while pursuing my degree in elementary education. After graduation I taught elementary school in Howard County MD and then here in Loudoun County, all the while teaching swimming to kids and adults. I have experience working with all abilities and ages, from "bubble- blowers" to triathletes, and my lifetime of swimming and teaching experiences have provided me with the gift of being able to effectively share my knowledge and passion for the sport to others!