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Bubbles Developmental Program

2020 Swim Team Season Cancelled
The Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) has canceled the 2020 Swim Season. As a result, there will be no BCRC Barracudas swim team this summer. In a letter to League members, the NVSL Board said they made their decision “to prioritize the safety of our participants, supporters, and communities.”

Bubbles Developmental Program

The Barracuda Bubbles program is designed to provide young swimmers (ages 3-8) with basic swimming skills essential for continued involvement in the sport of competitive swimming. The program’s purpose is not to provide technical swim lessons; rather, it is designed to help younger children become comfortable in the water, learn some basic water skills, and have fun!
When a Bubble demonstrates the ability and desire to swim with the 8 and under group, they will be encouraged to move up. This decision will be based on the swimmer’s ability to swim a full length of the pool without help, the child’s desire, the coach’s recommendation, and the parents’ judgment.
The main “competition” for the Bubbles is a kickboard race(s) during the break in “A” meets on Saturday mornings and at the start of the “B” meets. This is optional and a fun way to practice racing and getting cheered on.
The qualifications to be a Bubble are that you are comfortable leaving your parent, can listen to instructions and can perform well in a group setting. Bubble groups are kept small with one Bubbles Coach per group. They will be grouped according to ability.
Bubbles are required to have a parent or guardian on the pool deck during the entire practice. Bubbles coaches are high school students who are members of the team.

For more details about the Bubbles program, please contact Alexis Martina at

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