WTSA Season Cancellation and Team Barracuda Alternate Plan

Hello Team Barracuda -
It's with a heavy heart that we announce the hard decision made by the WTSA to cancel the 2020 summer swim season.  While this is not what anyone wanted, we believe it is the right thing to do. Given the restrictions that are, and still will be, in place for the summer, having meets with 100+ people on deck is not feasible.
However, we know that the kids want and need their sports back! We are working very hard to come up with a plan to have a swim season that will include practices and intrasquad meets and still be within guidelines. There are still some details that are TBD but here is what we are considering at this time:


Assuming we go to Phase II (gatherings of 50 or less) by 6/12 or 6/19

·         Cost per swimmer is reduced to $75 for all swimmers. This will cover coach's salaries, legal fees, insurance, and technology as usual.


·        Practices are held as normal - same days, locations, and times.


·         Coaches will divide Team Barracuda into Red Team and Black Team. There will be an equal distribution of ages/genders. This will allow the meets to stay within the '50 or less' guidelines.


·         We will hold four intrasquad meets (assuming we can begin practices on 6/15) –

o   Sat, June 27th

o   Wed, July 1st

o   Wed, July 8th

o   Sat, July 11th

If we get pushed back to 6/22, then this schedule will shift back one week and we will still end within the original schedule timeframe on July 18th.


·         We will still need some volunteers. These will be limited to starter, official, 2 strokes/turns, 6 timers (1 per lane) + 2 coaches.


If we are not Phase II by 6/19, we will have to rethink details and will communicate then.


Action items:

  • If you are already registered and would like to stay registered -- NO ACTION NEEDED. Your $15 will be automatically refunded to you and your child(ren) will be placed on the roster. 
  • If you are already registered and would NOT like to participate in the above plan, please email ljnunziata@gmail.com to be refunded your money and removed from the roster. You must do this by 6/11/2020.
  • If you have not yet registered and would like to -- do so here: https://www.leaguelineup.com/reg_home.asp?url=teambarracudas. (Must be logged in to register.)

Please know that registration fees are still refunded in the chance that there is no season at all.

PLEASE reach out to us any ANY questions. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

-Team Barracuda Board

Team Barracuda - New Board Members

Team Barracuda has elected a new board Vice President! Welcome Beth DeFeo, who acted as our (amazing) volunteer coordinator last year. She now sits on the board as Vice President and will continue to do volunteer coordination. Please help make her job easy by doing what you can, when you can!


Also, thank you to Doug and Kim Pillsbury who will serve as our concessions coordinators for the 2020 season!


Team Barracuda Board

President - Tina Stimson

Vice President - Beth DeFeo

Secretary - Laura Nunziata

Treasurer - Jeremy Starkey

WTSA Representative/President - Ryan Frost

Coach - Art Anthony



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