Swim Evaluations and Ice Cream Social:         May 20, 2018  at 4:00 pm

  • All NEW Swimmers to the team and Pre Team will need to be evaluated!

 Team Pictures:     DATE TBA

End of Season Banquet:   July 19, 2018

Swim Team or Pre-Team:

  • Swim Team is open to children who can swim 1 length of the pool independently.

  • Pre-Team: We are excited to announce a new program this year called Pre-Team. This is available for children who cannot swim 1 length of the pool but have basic beginning swim skills. The goal of pre-team is to build your child's endurance and confidence, as well as introduce proper stroke technique. Once your child can swim a full length of the pool, he/she will graduate to the swim team.

2018 Officials:

Please consider being an Official this summer.

A job description for officials can be found on: http://gralva.com/officials under Training Materials.

Please contact thebellcreekbarracudas@gmail.com or Brook Stearns if you are interested or have additional questions.

Off-Season Lessons:

  • There are opportunities in our area to take lessons this Winter / Spring to prepare for the Summer Season. One of those is at Burkwood (5 min away). Burkwood offers a variety of swim lessons to suit your swimmers needs.    http://www.burkwoodclub.com/aquatics/kids

2018 Team Sponsors:

Fundraising Committees: 

We will be hosting restaurant nights again this year.

Please let me know if you are interested in helping.  thebellcreekbarracudas@gmail.com


​​2018 Bell Creek

Swim Meet Schedule

• June 10 at 5:00 pm:                               Away - Bell Creek at Goochland YMCA

• June 20 at 6:00pm:                                           Away - Bell Creek at The Federal Club

• June 27 at 6:00pm:                                       Home - Battlefield Green at Bell Creek      
• July 1 at 4:00pm:                                   Away - Bell Creek at Antioch

• July 11 at 6:00pm:                                Home - Wembly at Bell Creek

• July 17 at 6:00pm:                                   Home - Goochland YMCA at Bell Creek

2018 Champs:http://gralva.com/champs
• Sat July 28: Age 12 & Under
• Sun July 29: Age 13 & Up

Vo l u n t e e r i n g :
It really takes a village to make this swim team successful. That is why we do require our families to volunteer to help at the swim meets. As of right now each family will be required to work the entire meet.

Champs Cooridinator:                                                                                                                                                                        Invited to Join the Board Meetings starting in May. We are asking for 15 mins of your time at each Board  meeting. 

Each lane requires 3 timers to time each swimmer.  This is a great position for new families to do and you get a great view! The Head Timer’s job is to carry two watches and start them so that if something happens to the watch of a timer, there will not be a missed time for the swimmer.

The runner picks up the timing sheets from the timer and DQ cards from the Strokes and turns officials and bring them to the table workers. Another great position for new families and you get the added perk of up the steps on your fitbit.

Table Worker/ Ribbons
Although this position can look a bit scary, it is not so bad. Your job is to mark the middle time on the timing sheets and organize the DQ cards and timing sheets for the computer rep. During the 2nd half there will be an extra ribbons worker that will be in charge of putting the stickers onto ribbons for the swimmers.

Meet set up and take down
Set up usually begins at 4:30 and that includes helping set up the clerk of course area, PA system, and assisting the meet director with other duties. One or more people may also be pulled to help with registration. Meet take down is putting everything away and helping clean the deck of any trash.

Concessions Manger
​ Invited to Join the Board Meetings starting in April. We are asking for 30 mins of your time at each Board  meeting.       You will be responsible for maintaining proper staff at the Concessions during Swim Meets and planning out the menu.

Concessions workers will be filled by the concessions committee this year. They plan out
the menu and items available, provide water to volunteers.

Clerk of course helper:
This is a great position for people who love to work with the kids. This person helps the clerk make sure that the kids are there for their events and are lined up in the right lane.
Some positions require special training. These are Clerk of Course, Strokes and Turns, Computer, Starter, and Referee. If interested in these positions please contact 

2018 Swimteam Registration 

March 25, 2018 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Bell Creek Clubhouse

For Every Family you bring who registers as a NEW Family, the returning family will receive $10 off their registrations!

This is for


President:                           Brook Sterns
Vice President:                 
Meghan Blatt
Colleen Berry
             Secretary:                          OPEN
Eric Agustin
Parent Rep:                        
Melissa Ellinghaus
GRAL Rep:                
Betsy Smith               
Concessions Manager:  OPEN                                Champs Coordinator:    OPEN

Please direct all correspondence to:

Sunday, February 25 @ 4pm
Bell Creek Clubhouse

If you are a NEW or RETURNING swim family,
please join us for an important informational meeting about the upcoming season!

Most of the work in having a successful swim team happens in the off-season! We need help to ensure that our kids will have a FUN, successful summer swim team! That starts now, with families committing to the team and pitching in with various volunteer positions.

Agenda items include:
Announcement of our amazing coaching staff
Open Board positions (2)
Need for trained/certified meet volunteers (Strokes & Turns, Starter, Clerk of Course, Head Table Worker) Training classes are offered beginning in April!
Committee volunteers (Champs Coordinator, Social/Fundraising, Team Photos, Recruiting, Concessions)
Registration & Evaluation Information

If you cannot make the meeting but your family plans to swim and you want to volunteer, please email thebellcreekbarracudas@gmail.com

PLEASE share this information with any neighbors who may not see this!!

If you are ONLY interested in the Pre-Team program (swimmers who cannot successfully swim a single length of the pool) and have NOT already sent an email, please do so to the above. We are compiling a list and will send those details separately.

Head Coach:  Katie Tyler 

Assistant Coach: Bella Seip

​Assistant Coach: Ava Mister

 Please remember that during practices the

coaches need to concentrate on the kids.

Please wait to talk to them before/after


2018 Practice Schedule

During the School Year

 (Ages 10 and Under) 

    Monday -Thursday    5:00 to 6:00 pm        

                      (Ages 11 and Older)                        Monday - Thursday   6:00 to 7:00 pm

 **No Practice Fridays or Memorial Day**

Summer Schedule 

Starts June 15th, 2018


  (Ages 10 and Under) 

                  Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri                                  8:00 to 9:00 am               

  (Ages 11 and Older)   

                   Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri                    9:00 to 10:00 am

(All Ages)

Thursday  9:00 - 10:00 am


                 (Ages 10 and Under)                     Mon, Tues, and Thur       7:30 to 8:15 pm   

                    (Ages 11 and Older)                        Mon, Tues, and Thur         8:00 to 8:45 pm                                  

**No Practice on Friday Evenings or July 4th**

What does it mean to be

on a swim team?

                   It means finding a place where                   you can be yourself.

It means challenging yourself and your team mates to become better and faster
swimmers, while being surrounded by others who are doing the same.

And it means making friends, some of whom you may end up keeping as friends for life.

-Coach Rick Madge.

To View scores click the GRAL image.

Bell Creek Barracudas Swim Team
Our swim team is a registered member of  Greater Richmond Aquatics League (GRAL).  This is a competitive league with an      impressive history of excellence.

Parents are the backbone of our teams and provide the work force that allows our children to have a positive swimming experience. We would like to thank everyone in advance for helping to make this summer’s swim team a memorable and rewarding experience for all the children.