Champions do not become champions
when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months
and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious
performance itself is merely the demonstration of their
A Meet Fees Escrow Account will be
created for each swimmer starting the
day that the swimmer is registered.
$500, per swimmer, will be collected to
fund this account. When the escrow
balance falls to approximately $30 an
email reminder will be sent.
Swimmers who do not replenish their
escrow accounts will not be entered into
Entry: This year, the Bethpage
Barracudas are utilizing a TeamSnap
webpage to manage all meet responses.
Every swimmer should have received an
invitation to join the BBSC TeamSnap
team account. Everyone should have
created an account. It takes only about
30 seconds. On the availability link on
the TeamSnap site, every
parent is now responsible for checking
off the days of each of the meets that
you can attend. The responses are always
available to each parent and swimmer.
The responses can be freely changed up
until the deadline date (check, X, or
?). This list will be used to enter
swimmers into races on the days that
they are available. Please do not
respond verbally or by text message to
the coaches. Respond by dates are
shown in the meet schedule. A
reminder email will also be be sent
sometime prior to the response cut-off
day. If the swimmer can only make
a particular day then only check that
particular day in TeamSnap.
Notes can be added to the response page.
Fees: Fees are deducted from the
swimmers' escrow account as soon as meet
entries are accepted by the host
club. There are no refunds for
swimmers who are unable to compete due
to illness or other extenuating
Coaches will choose the appropriate
events for the swimmer and will prepare
them for their races. Swimmers are
welcome to discuss events with their
coach. No changes will be
permitted past the response deadline or
the day of the meet.
of the Meet:
off: Be Punctual! Arrive
15 minutes prior to the posted warm-up
time! Be aware parents
are NOT permitted on the pool deck at
any time. This is a USA Swimming Rule
and our team can be barred from
competition for failure to comply.
The coach will speak to the swimmer
prior to the event to discuss a strategy
and send them up to the appropriate
heat/lane. After the race the
coach will discuss the swim.
Please have swimmers check-in/out with
Let the coach do the coaching. As
a parent your role is to support your
swimmer and the coach. We are all
on the same team and want the best for
each swimmer. Assist them with
staying positive and refer any coaching
questions to the coach.
negotiable: All coaches, parents,
and swimmers are representatives of
BBSC. Everyone will model our
values as a club. Good
sportsmanship is expected.
Wear team apparel when on the pool
deck. It is suggested that you
bring a change of clothes as your deck
clothes will get wet. Similarly,
bring 2 towels! Team swim
caps are a MUST!!!
Each session will run a maximum of four
hours (exclusive of a 1 hour
warm-up). Also note that the four
hour limit does not apply to
Championship meets. Swimmers
should know their events prior to the
meet. They are allowed to bring a
deck of cards, book, or something else
for them to do during the meet.
Swimmers are NOT to be wandering around
the facility during meets. They
are to remain in the bleachers with the