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 (18), Lydia (16), Liam (14), and Ava (12). 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, where I am currently a Special Education Teachers Assistant at Smart's Mill Middle School. 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!

 

ASSISTANT COACH-KATIE O'NEILL

Hi everyone! My name is Katie O’Neill and I am so excited to serve as the Assistant Coach this upcoming swim season! I am a rising junior at The University of Tennessee studying Finance, International Business, and Spanish where I am also a member of Chi Omega. I grew up in Potomac Falls, about 20 minutes East of The Potomac Crossing Community, and went to Dominion High School. During my time at Dominion, I was a 6 time MVP of our varsity running programs, recipient of the Golden Goggles award for the varsity swim team, and inducted into our athletics Hall of Fame. My experience in the swimming world includes 10 years with The Rivercrest Riptide and 4 years on the previously mentioned varsity Dominion Swim Team. I have previously served as a Coach in Training, Junior Coach, Senior Coach, and Head Mini Waves Instructor, and am looking forward to bringing both my competitive spirit and love for fun to the Barracudas!