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June 22 Barracuda Bits is Here

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jun 21, 2020 7:03AM PDT

Here is Barracuda Bits for the Week of June 22. Please pay special attention to the section on Virtual Trivia Night!
Also included this week:

  • Information on Phase III (but not when it will happen)
  • Reminder for Pool Fees
  • Information About Practice
  • Papa John’s Fundraiser Extended!
  • Virtual Trivia Night
  • Jamie Hess Swim Marathon
  • Pictures
  • Team Raffle
  • Summer Reading
  • Thank Yous

Make sure you give it a read… and make sure your 13/over swimmers read it too.

All Barracuda Bits will be emailed, posted here, and archived in the DOCUMENTS section.

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Virtual Trivia Night is this Wednesday!

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jun 19, 2020 9:31AM PDT

No Swim Meet on Wednesday??!!  No worries!  Why not have a great time and help our team raise some cash.

Join us for a Virtual Trivia Night. If you’ve attended our Trivia Nights over the past few years, you know that they’ve been super fun.  This week, we are doing this through Zoom.  It will be Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 and will cost $20.  The session will last about 90 minutes.  This fundraiser for our team is always a crowd pleaser, and why not have your family compete with others online!!?!

You can purchase a “ticket” online by filling out this Google form. bit.ly/AshlandTrivia

Payment is accepted over Venmo, PayPayl or by check at the pool.  Check out the attachment.  The Venmo is @Elizabeth-Northcraft.

You can also use PayPay at ebpope@comcast.net.

Please use the words TRIVIA NIGHT t in the memo and not some cute or random emoji for bookkeeping purposes. Here’s hoping we have a great turnout!

Thanks to Megan Mudd for lining up this fun night to benefit our team.

Feel free to email ashlandbarracuda@comcast.net with questions.

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Papa Johns Fundraiser is Here

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jun 18, 2020 1:10PM PDT

We are joining forces with Papa Johns to raise money for our team.  Check out the attached flyer.  Order from Papa Johns and include the code ASHLANDSWIM, and they will donate 10% of the order worth to our team.  This will work Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week.  Order pizza tonight.  Order it tomorrow.  Order it Saturday.  Order it everyday.  Order it twice a day everyday.  Order it twice a day everyday, I say.  

Check out the attachment for more info… and pass it along to your friends!

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2020 Registration is Open!

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jun 4, 2020 11:31AM PDT

Click on the link below for registration. It is also available on the “Registration 2020” tab above.

Prior to registering, please look over these resources and make sure that you are clear regarding how the program will work. We want all registrees to understand differences that will exist during the summer of 2020.

Please review the slide show presented to parents at our Zoom meeting on June 4. It will provide a lot of information about our program. If you have questions, certainly feel free to send them to ashlandbarracuda@comcast.net.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FChbZwZmlsvf9TmsGjJEBcQiowcm50zxdk_Xd_8O_D4/edit?usp=sharing

There will be significant changes to our program this year including these significant ones:

  • Our prospective start date will be Monday, June 15
  • New practice times
  • Allowances for social distancing
  • Limits to the number of swimmers per lane
  • Arrangements of swim meets
  • Decrease in amount of in-water coaching
  • No contact coaching
  • All of our meets will be “split” meets, with our team swimming at our pool and the opponents at theirs *

Also please note these policies regarding refunds:

  • If the season begins on June 15, we plan to continue through July 21 (meets or no meets) unless government policies require us to stop.
  • After the June 15 start date, we will not issue refunds to registrees.

Finally, our suits and apparel link is open, and there is a flyer attached to this announcement with new apparel opportunities. To order, click on “Registration 2020” or “Swim Suit Info”.

Registration link:
https://www.active.com/ashland-va/water-sports/swimming-registrations/ashland-barracudas-summer-swim-team-2020

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2020 Registration Information

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Mar 5, 2020 10:50AM PST

2020 registration is ready to go. But like the rest of the country, we are in limbo regarding the status of the season. We are in contact with the Town and the league to get information to you as soon as we can regarding the season and its status

In the meantime, we are suspending registration until we have more information regarding the season. Do feel free to ask questions over email if you have them, and we will answer them as well as we can. And know that we will get information to you as soon as we have it. Email questions to Kevin Trent at ashlandbarracuda@comcast.net

Also… check out a few changes in our program…

We will be back in Division II this year. Five of our six meets will be against Hanover County teams. Check out the meet scheduled under the MEET INFORMATION LINK.

We also welcome Ethan Spencer to our coaching staff for 2020. Ethan is a graduate of our program and swims for DePauw University in Indiana. He will be working with our 12/under swimmers.