2020 Season Cancelled
On May 4th, all 4 teams of the Briar Forest Swim League met online and unanimously agreed to cancel the 2020 swim season due to concerns and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team leadership and the league had adopted a "wait-and-see" approach up until that point, planning alternatives to a normal summer swim season. However, the COVID-19 spread has not begun a downward trend in new cases, and our #1 priority is the safety of our swimmers and families. In good conscience, we simply could not move forward with any type of group activity that may endanger their health.
Furthermore, our pool will be subject to a capacity restriction if it reopens, thereby making meets an impossibility and practices challenging at best. Considering the financial and time commitment it takes to organize and run the team, the decision to cancel was unfortunately the only option.
We hope you all stay safe during these challenging times, and we truly look forward to seeing you all again next spring as we kick-off the 2021 Barracuda season!
2020 Barracuda Season
Dear Barracuda Families
We hope you're all doing well. As much as we've been looking forward to this upcoming summer swim season, there is just too much uncertainty to begin registration on April 1 as we have traditionally done. We do hope to have a swim season this summer, we just do not know at this time what that will look like. Please keep in touch and check the website regularly. Once the BFSL makes final decisions we will be in contact with each one of you with registration information and a current calendar of events.
If you are not on the Barracuda mailing list but would like information for the 2020 season as it becomes available please email us at [email protected]
Welcome to the South Briar Barracudas!
Since the mid-1970's, the South Briar Barracudas Swim Team has been committed to working hard, having fun, and swimming fast. Located in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, the Barracudas are a member of the Briar Forest Swim League. We cater to any athlete from age 4 to age 18 who is looking to make swimming a part of their Summer. We also offer "Cudas-In-Training" a pre-swim team program, for children as young as 4 years old.
Registration for the 2020 Swim Season opens on April 1st!
All age group practices will be led by our coaches at the South Briar Pool. Age groups are determined by the age of the swimmer on May 31 of the current swim season. Barracudas practice every weekday afternoon during the month of May and on Saturdays. Once school is out, practices will take place Monday-Saturday mornings throughout the month of June. The length of practice varies from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the age of the swimmer.
|Cudas in Training||4:00-4:30||n/a||n/a|
|6 & Under||4:30-5:00||7:30-8:00||7:30-8:00|
Our coaches do not expect the swimmers to be experts, but they do need to be confident in the water, and comfortable swimming with their faces in the water. Swim practices are for refining stroke techniques, including diving, and building endurance/speed. If your child is inexperienced, we suggest enrolling your child in outside swim lessons to learn water safety skills and stroke fundamentals. In order to compete in swim meets, athletes must be able to swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool) freestyle in 75 seconds or less.
Cudas-In-Training (CIT) is a program for children 8 & under who aren't quite ready to compete, but who are interested in learning from our coaches and gaining confidence. This is great for younger swimmers/siblings who are comfortable in the water, ready for instruction, have already had some basic swim lessons, but still need assistance getting across the pool. This is not a private swim lesson; rather CIT swimmers will strengthen their strokes to get ready for full-scale swim team. The ultimate goal of this “pre- team” program is training children to swim independently, all while having fun and discovering how great it is to be a BARRACUDA! They will have their own dedicated practices in May.