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Summer of 2023 is Coming!

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Feb 20, 2023 8:13AM PST
  • Look for information about this summer’s program to become available during the spring. We are looking to open registration during late March or April and hope to be in the water in late May!
  • Our meet schedule for 2023 has been posted under MEET INFORMATION.
  • Our entire coaching staff will be returning this year and we are planning to run our practice schedule similarly to last year’s. Check in periodically under TEAM INFORMATION for updates.
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Championship Meet Results

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jul 31, 2022 5:35PM PDT

Ashland place 13th out of 28 teams and 5th among Division II teams at the Championship meet.

Individual Achievements were as follow:

Len Everett Scholarship Award Winners (Click to see all of our Len Everett Scholarship Winners)
Ian Balut East Carolina University

GRAL Championship Meet Records
Thomas Senfield 13/14 boys’ 100 IM
(NOTE: Thomas broke the record previously held by former Ashland swimmer Ted Schubert)

GRAL Champions (Click to see all of our GRAL Champions)
Emma Medei 13/14 girls’ 100 breast
Thomas Senfield 13/14 boys’ 100 IM

Ashland Team Records (Click to see all of our team records)
Andi Medei 8/under girls’ 100 IM
Emma Medei 13/14 girls’ 100 breast
Thomas Senfield 13/14 boys’ 100 IM and 13/14 boys’ 50 breast

First Place Finishers
Deklan Cauthorne 15/18 boys’ 100 free; Junior Varsity
Madeline Hurd 8/under girls’ 25 fly; Junior Varsity
Emma Medei 13/14 girls’ 100 breast; Senior Varsity
Thomas Senfield 13/14 boys’ 100 IM; Senior Varsity

Improved Times in All Individual Events
Madeline Hurd
Andi Medei
Emma Medei
Jonathan Morgan
Bazil Runk
Kale Runk
Thomas Senfield

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The Banquet is Wednesday!

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jul 24, 2022 1:54PM PDT

We will gather at 6:00 on Wednesday at the pool for a potluck dinner, awards, competition, and fun.  Here’s what’s up…

Bring a dish or two to share with the team.  It can be an app, main dish, side, or dessert.  The team will supply water, and we can make it into a picnic in the park or on the pool deck.  (Note: There will be some YMCA swim lessons overlapping with this portion of the event, so we’ll stay on the opposite end of the pool deck.  No worries.)

During the awards portion, new swimmers will receive a plaque and year plate to document team participation this year and in the future, and returning swimmers will receive the 2022 plate for their plaques.  We will also recognize a long time parent volunteer with our team’s Ron Des Roches Award.  Finally the Hess family will join us as we present our team’s single individual award, the Jamie Hess Award.

This year we will have a Noodle Rafting competition.  This will be a family race to see who can engineer water travel most cleverly with minimal equipment.  There’s already an intra-family rivalry regarding which branch of the Des Roches family tree- Flanagans, Des Rocheses, or Yonces- will prevail within their own family… or if the in-law Glovers will steal the win.  Of course your raft could outdo all of them and win the whole thing!  We’ve been getting questions about the race, so here are actual rules…

  • Build your raft at home
  • The only materials you can use are pool noodles and duct tape
  • Paddles are allowed but must be made from pool noodle and duct tape
  • You can change the shape of your pool noodle to fit your raft. You can cut them, fold them, stack them, it’s up to you as long as it’s only made of pool noodles and duct tape
  • There will be a sign up at the banquet as an individual or team to race. We will assign events after everyone is registered.

After the raft competition, we’ll have open swim for kids and families until it gets dark.

Hoping you can make it. 

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Wyndham 1276, Ashland 1259

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jul 19, 2022 10:26PM PDT

Breakdown by division was as follows:

Novice: Ashland 668, Wyndham 359
Advanced: Wyndham 210, Ashland 160
Junior Varsity: Wyndham 141, Ashland 128
Varsity: Wyndham 176, Ashland 58
Senior Varsity: Wyndham 202, Ashland 77
Advanced Relays: Ashland 104, Wyndham 74
Senior Varsity Relays: Wyndham 114, Ashland 64

Kate Balut broke the team record for 15/18 girl’s 50 breaststroke. This was an 18 year old standard. Andi Medei broke the Ashland team record in 8/under girls’ 100 IM.

Jude Hall broke the pool record in 6/unders’ 25 back for the second week in a row. Andi Medei broke the pool records in 8/under girls’ 100 IM and 25 fly. Numerous Wyndham swimmers broke pool records including the 11/12 medley relay.

New championship meet qualifiers were: Skylar Metzinger, Tyler McDaniel, and Jonathan Morgan.

Quadruple winners were Ashlyn Arnold, Andi Medei, and Gavin Yonce.

Triple winners were Caden Arnold, Kate Balut, Briar Blankenship, Chloe Brown, Duke Flanagan, Jerrin Flinchbaugh, Kara Gantz, Andrew McCall, Eloise McCall, Tyler McDaniel, Skylar Metzinger, Brette Nicely, Penelope Rose, and Alannah Simmons.

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Barracuda Bits for the Week of July 17

Posted by Ashland Barracudas at Jul 17, 2022 9:39AM PDT

Check out this week’s Barracuda Bits for information about:

  • Last week’s meet with Twin Hickory
  • Information on this week’s meet with Wyndham… which will be at OUR pool
  • Information on our team video
  • Recap of the GooseChase
  • Stuff about Champs
  • Updated information about our team banquet