Welcome Swim Families!
This page is intended to provide you with helpful information as you plan for your away meet hosted by the Bridgeland Barracudas Swim Team!
Visiting Team Volunteer Requirements:
- Two Shifts per Meet
- 10 and Under Meets
- Shift 1 - 1-17
- Shift 2 - 18-34
- 11 and Up Meets
- Shift 1 - 1-23
- Shift 2 - 24-46
- Volunteer Requirements
- Lane Runner - 1 per shift
Ready Bench - 2 per shift
Ribbon Writers - 1 (only for second shift)
- Timer/Scribe - 6 per shift
Time Verifier - 1 per shift
- Head Timer available - 1 per meet to work out coverage with Bridgeland Barracuda head timer during morning meeting.
In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the state of Texas, there is no mask mandate. Masks are not required for Bridgeland Barracuda Hosted Swim Meets. The use of face masks while at Bridgeland Barracuda Hosted Meets are at the parent's discretion.
During Bridgeland Barracuda Hosted Swim Meets, at the parent's/swimmer's discretion, swimmers can choose wear a face mask until arrival at the starting blocks. Swimmers that choose to wear a face mask can remove the face mask at the starting blocks and place it in a Ziplock bag with their name on it. Ziplock bag will not be provided. Coaches, Timers & Scribes will not hold a swimmer's mask at Bridgeland Barracuda Hosted Meets. A plastic tote will be available to store the bagged mask. For 25-yard events a volunteer will move the tote to the other end of the pool. After swimming their event, swimmers can re-apply their face mask while departing the area.
Frequent handwashing is encouraged for all participants. Everybody should bring their own supply of hand sanitizer, especially volunteers. Bridgeland Barracuda Hosted Swim Meets will have separate entrances and an exits to control the flow of traffic. There will be no age group tents and, as such, parents are responsible for getting their swimmer to the ready benches when the event is called.
Pool and Activity Center Address: 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress, TX 77433. We ask for the safety of both residents and swimmers that you park in designated areas only. Please refer to the aerial map that can be downloaded below. Do not park in any areas marked in red, as your vehicle may be towed if it is parked there. During swim meets, the south activity center parking lot (next to the playground equipment) is limited to parking pass holders and officials only. Please only park on one side of the street, as Bridgeland roads are narrow and often there is not enough space for cars to drive through when vehicles are parked on both sides of the street. Do not park within 15 feet of fire hydrants, 20 feet or a crosswalk or intersection, in the roundabouts, or within 30 feet of a stop sign - these are all standard Texas laws and subdivision requirements, and please observe speed limits. Cars may be towed if parked in the areas marked as "No Parking".
Visiting Team Set Up:
The visiting team area is located in the main parking lot in front of the pool. During the swim meet the fence closest to the Tennis Court will be open as the entrance allow for easy access from the tent set up area to the ready bench/pool area. The main entrance at the front of the pool will be used as an exit to facilitate the most efficient traffic flow for swimmer and spectators.Children playing in the playground area must be supervised by an adult. The Dock area, Back Swimming Pool Area, and Splash Pad are Off limits, and we ask that you remind parents to keep a careful eye on all swimmers to keep them away from these areas. Restrooms are located just inside the pool, near the main entrance. The restrooms inside the Activity Center are not to be used during the meet per HOA rules.
Parking lot setup 6/4/2016
The activity center interior will be restricted to officials, team reps, computers, results runners and ribbon writers. Swimmers should refrain from entering the activity center.
Home warm-ups start at 7:15 am. Visiting team warm-ups start at 7:45 am. Morning relay changes need to be presented by your Clerk of Course to Computers by 7:30 am. Please come with your changes ready, as each team will be given 15 minutes for their changes. The officials meeting will begin at 7:45 am and the Timers meeting will begin at 8:00 am. The meet is scheduled to start at 8:30 am with swimmers in the water.
We no longer print heat sheets. We use the Swimtopia app.
We will not have a concession area. Chick-Fil-A will be on site for breakfast/lunch and Bahama Bucks will have a truck as well.
Our objective is to run an efficient meet that is enjoyed by all families. If you have feedback, we encourage you to share your comments by going to our team site homepage and clicking on the envelope icon on the top right hand side of the page.