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2019 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Amber Bialorucki

Head Coach Amber Bialorucki raised primarily in Virginia Beach, Virginia is a former collegiate swimmer at the University of Virginia earning a Bachelor's Degree and Master's of Teaching Secondary Education of Mathematics Degree. While in attendance at UVA, she was an NCAA qualifier and was a member of the ACC 2008 Championship team.

Following her time with UVA, Amber was the head swim coach at Blythewood High School (2009-2010), Head swim coach Carolanne Farm summer league swim team (2010-2012), Instructor and Site Supervisor of Swim America swim school (2010-2016), Old Dominion Aquatic Club assistant coach for 9-10 age group (2010-2016). Additionally, Amber is happily married and has two wonderful children with 1 dog. She is a Secondary/IB Math teacher since 2008 currently at Tomball Memorial high school.

Brief Highlights about Amber

  • Virginia high school swimming state champion 50 yd free
  • National high school record 50 scm free
  • USA national qualifier

Assistant Head Coach Craig Bialorucki

Assistant Head Coach Craig grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He swam for Old Dominion Aquatic Club for over a decade, swam and lettered as captain for Kempsville High School for four years and also swam as a collegiate athlete for Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. He is an ASCA Level 4 certified coach with over 18 years of competitive coaching experience. Craig has experience in many different areas in the swimming world including Swim America Swim instructor (1996 - 2004), Swim America Site Supervisor (2009 - 2016), Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club Head Site Coach (2016-2018) ODAC assistant coach (2009 - 2016), Virginia Zone Coach 4 times, Head Coach of OBX Swim Club (2004 - 2008) & Head Age Group Coach of Carolina Aquatics (2008 - 2009). Craig has had the privilege of working with some of the best swimmers in the Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Craig believes that with hard work, commitment, discipline and motivation: young athletes can achieve what they put their minds to. Mechanical and technical proficiency and effectiveness are of utmost importance & training is another top priority with challenging sets, intense regiments of interval training and pushing the boundaries of swimmers' comfort levels through specific training zones. Craig is pleased and tremendously excited to be a part of the Bridgeland Barracudas coaching staff. Where he will strive to develop the best young athletes the sport of swimming can offer. Additionally, Craig is happily married to his beautiful wife Amber and they have two wonderful children.

Brief Coaching Highlights

  • ASCA Level 4 certification
  • Multiple USA Swimming National Select Camp Staff Member
  • Coached multiple USA Swimming Senior National and Junior National qualifiers, including Olympic Trial qualifiers
  • Coached dozens of NCSA and NASA Junior National qualifiers
  • Coached multiple VA, SC, NC and TX State Champions including nationally ranked relays and all time top 100 individual performances
  • 100+ High School All-Americans
  • Former D1 athlete

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Cuda Families,

Thank you for being patience with us this last week. It has been a learning adjustment for all of us as we work through the schedules at 2 different pools. I think today's first practice at both pools went well.

A couple of reminder for parents at the…

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Cuda Nation take 2

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Cuda Nation, Volume 11, Issue 2

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Cuda parents,

If you have not already signed up for remind 101 please due so. That is the way I will communicate any changes about practice. 

You can text the following to 81010, or download the app 

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Cuda Nation Newsletter

Dear Cuda parents,

Here is the link for this week's Cuda Nation. I will send this out every Sunday. Please read through it in it's entirety. All the information about the upcoming week and for the season will be included in here. I will post each newsletter on the website…

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Parent meeting last night

Cuda families,

Thank you to all that attended the meeting last night. For those veteran families, welcome back. I hope that you will join us in helping out our new swim team families. For all our new families, we hope that you had some of your questions answered.

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