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Finding your volunteer roles?

Signup for jobs during registration and can't remember?  No worries!

Just "login" at the top right of the www.bcwbarracudas.com web page. Then go to "My Account".  You will be able to find your volunteer roles on that page.

The job info will also be available on the Schedule -> Swim Meets & Events page as we get closer to the events.

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BCW Swim Meets for Dummies 2014

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The BCW Swim Meets for Dummies 2014, was created for our Age Group Parents by Jay Kamm. However, it is suitable for all our Barracuda volunteers. It provides an excellent overview of our pool layout, summarizes our meet operations, explains how to read the Meet Program, and answers some common questions.


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About Those Relays...

Relys are a constant source of questions from parents. How are they formed? How do I know if my child is swimming? Does my child have to swim relays? Etc, etc.

There are two relays we swim in meets… the Freestyle Relay (all age groups) and the Medley Relay (ages 7 and above). The Freestyle Relay consists of 4 kids each swimming freestyle for one length of the pool.  The Medley Relay consists of 4 kids each swimming a different stroke for one length of the pool. The order of strokes is Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle. Look at the event order to see when the events will be held.

Our policy is that relays are computer generated, but coach approved. This means that the computer system looks at which kids are registered for the meet, places them in relays based upon their times and then the coach will review the relays for accuracy and possibly make changes. At most meets we will try to form 2-3 relays per age group. Obviously this depends upon how many kids are swimming at any given meet. Our goal is to get as many kids in relays as possible… which might also mean that your child will be asked to swim with older kids to fill out a relay team.

When registering for a meet you plan on attending, you have four options concerning relays:

  • Attending this meet and available for ANY relays (willing to swim in both relays)
  • Attending this meet BUT cannot swim EARLY relays (willing to swim only Medley Relay)
  • Attending this meet BUT cannot swim LATE relays (willing to swim only Freestyle Relay)
  • Attending this meet BUT cannot swim ANY relays (not willing to swim either relay)

If you do not opt out we will assume your child is willing and excited to swim in a relay for our team. Please note that "willing to swim" doesn't always mean "will swim" when it comes to relays. There are more swimmers than open spots on a relay. Most of all, relays are fun and are intended to be that way! They build team spirit and help kids really feel a partnership with their fellow Barracudas.

Finally, if your on a relay, PLEASE SHOW UP.  Its a scramble to fill relay teams at the last minute and many cases it may cause an entire relay team to scratch, leaving 3 other kids disappointed.  If you don't think you will make it, please select no relays and try again a different swim meet.


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Event Order

  • 100 IM
    • 7-8 Girls
    • 7-8 Boys
    • 9-10 Girls
    • 9-10 Boys
    • 11-12 Girls
    • 11-12 Boys
    • 13 & Up Girls
    • 13 & Up Boys
  • Freestyle Relay
    • 6 & Under Girls
    • 6 & Under Boys
  • Medley Relay
    • 7-8 Girls
    • 7-8 Boys
    • 9-10 Girls
    • 9-10 Boys
    • 11-12 Girls
    • 11-12 Boys
    • 13-14 Girls
    • 13-14 Boys
  • Freestyle
    • 6 & Under Girls
    • 6 & Under Boys
    • 7-8 Girls
    • 7-8 Boys
    • 9-10 Girls
    • 9-10 Boys
    • 11-12 Girls
    • 11-12 Boys
    • 13 & Up Girls
    • 13 & Up Boys
  • Backstroke
    • Same as freestyle
  • Breaststroke
    • Same as freestyle
  • Butterfly
    • Same as freestyle
  • Freestyle Relay
    • 7-8 Girls
    • 7-8 Boys
    • 9-10 Girls
    • 9-10 Boys
    • 11-12 Girls
    • 11-12 Boys
    • 11-12 Girls
    • 11-12 Boys
    • 13-14 Girls
    • 13-14 Boys
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Meet Entry Help Guide

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