The BC Barracudas Swim Team
Since 1971 the Broyhill Crest Barracudas have competed as members of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL). Averaging about 50 competitive members, in addition to 10-12 in our noncompetitive developmental program, Bubbles, we are one of the smaller teams in the league. In 2016, we swim in Division 17, which includes the pools of North Springfield, Pinewood Lake, Springfield, Burke Station, and Edsell Park.
The NVSL season is an intense nine-week season, with daily weekday practices (Monday-Friday), five regular season dual meets on Saturday mornings, two “B” (practice meets), and three special events (Relay Carnival, Individual Medley Carnival and Divisionals). Refer to the calendar for a list of practices, meets and social events.
Summer swim is not only good exercise and friendly competition, but part of the glue that makes us a cohesive community of neighbors. Swimming is both a team and individual sport, so everyone can succeed just by working hard and improving their own best time. Experienced swimmers have a chance to mentor younger swimmers. Neighbors, family and friends cheer for each other (sometimes even siblings) and the excitement on Saturday morning meets is contagious. Where else can a beginning 7-year old swimmer earn the same amount of points for his/her team as an experienced 18-year old All Star?
The goals that we have for our program are:
- To become the best swimmers that we can be.
- To demonstrate good sportsmanship and team spirit.
- To make lifelong friends, and
- To have FUN!