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Trinity and Ponderosa practice schedule

This week's practice is only for those Cudas that are swimming in either the Trinity or Ponderosa Invitational this week.

There will only be...   more

 posted by: Wes DeBord on 6/19/17 8:21 AM
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Food options at the Divisional Meet this Saturday!

Cuda Families,

With the Divisional Meet coming up this Saturday, I wanted to share some details about how concessions will work this year. ...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 6/15/17 2:25 PM
Food options at the Divisional Meet this Saturday!

Cuda Families,

The Divisional meet at Klein Oak is this Saturday!  Since potentially we could be there from 6:30am- 3:30pm wanted to make you...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 6/15/17 11:53 AM
CUDAS Coach Corner June 12, 2017

Coaches Corner: June 12, 2017

The Cudas are 4-1 with a WIN over Oak Ridge Otters Saturday June 10! We had many best times, top finishers,...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 6/12/17 4:10 PM
Divisional Meet This Saturday!

Cuda Families,

Our final regular season meet is this Saturday at Klein Oak High School! This is the Divisional Meet that will have all 5 teams from our Red 2 division competing against each other. This meet determines which team is the 2017 Red 2 Division Champion.  It is a very important meet for the Cudas, so we obviously want all our Cudas swimming at the meet.  Below are important details about this meet (Please read carefully so that your swimmer can participate in this meet):

  2. No swimmer can be added to the meet after the data exchange on Wednesday. There are NO exceptions to this rule for the divisional meet.  If you have not submitted your entries, your swimmer will NOT be able to swim at the Divisional meet.
  3. Swimmers must have swum in a dual meet or invitational meet to have official times. Only swimmers with official times may swim in the Divisional meet (the time trials swims are NOT official times therefore do NOT count as official times).
  4. Swimmer may only enter an event that they have an official time.  For example: If the swimmer only swam in one meet this year and they swam the 25 free and the 25 backstroke, these are the only events the swimmer is eligible to sign up for at Divisionals. If you do not have an official time in an event, you may not swim it at divisionals, including on the relays.
  5. Only "A" Relays swim at Divisional meets.
  6. The meet will begin at 8:30am on Saturday the 17th at Klein Oak High School. Although I don't have a timeline yet, typically, the meet lasts until 3:30-4:00pm.
  7. The Cudas have first warm-up from 7:00-7:25am. Please arrive at Klein Oak and sign in between 6:30-6:45am so swimmers can be in the pool at 7:00am for warm-up. The warm-up time is very short due to all the teams requiring warm-up time in the pool.  Please be on time or you will not have an opportunity to warm-up.
  8. Set-up for the Cudas will be in the Klein Oak Commons area.  We will have our section taped off marked.
  9. Since this is a large meet, Volunteers are very important to keep the meet moving efficiently.  If you have not signed up for a volunteer position, please contact Angela Collins to do this.  The Cudas have timer/scribe, ready bench, computer room, awards, concession and safety marshall responsibilities.  We would greatly appreciate you volunteering!

If you have any questions regarding the Divisional meet, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Go Cudas!

Gary Cooper

Team Representative

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 6/11/17 11:46 AM
Casino Night is this Saturday!!!

Casino Night is this Saturday night at Willow Creek Golf Club!!! 


Do you have your babysitters lined up? 

Have...   more

 posted by: Beverly Mills on 6/8/17 5:31 AM
CUDAS Coach Corner June 7, 2017

Coach Corner June 7, 2017:


Morning: Tuesday June 6 to Friday June 16 (M-F): (choose morning or...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 6/7/17 5:14 AM
Casino Night Donations Still Needed!!!

Have you purchased your donations for this years Casino Night?  This is the last week to do so!  We cannot create the silent auction baskets without your help. Please look at the list and turn in your donations ASAP!  The bins have been in the pavilion at practices as well as the meets. If you are unable to drop off at one of the locations below, feel free to bring to the meet at Windrose tomorrow and someone will be glad to take care of it for you.

Please have your items dropped off no later than Sunday 6/4.

Now through Sunday, we will have 3 drop-off locations for your convenience.

Northampton drop off: 6218 Squires Ct.

Auburn Lakes drop-off: 6502 Pine Reserve Dr

Auburn Lakes Retreat: 6803 American Elm Lane​

We'll be putting these together all next week.

Thank you in advance for your support for our annual team fundraiser!


Please see the flyers on our Facebook page, or look for a Remind message for age group suggestions.​


 posted by: Beverly Mills on 6/2/17 8:36 AM
CUDAS June practice schedule begins tomorrow- please review

Just a reminder about the CUDAS practice schedule that begins tomorrow morning. Please review.

Friday June 2: AM practice only

 posted by: Laura Davis on 6/1/17 5:36 PM
Windrose Concession Information

Cudas Families,

I am passing along concession information that Windrose sent me.  See attached concession flyer.

They also told...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 6/1/17 11:36 AM
Cudas vs Windrose Stingrays meet this Saturday!

Cuda Families,

We are swimming against the Windrose Stingrays this Saturday at their pool!  This will be a competitive meet!  So don't...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/30/17 7:43 AM
Final Call for Divisional T-shirt Orders

Cuda Families,

This is the last call for ordering your Divisional Meet T-shirt!  I will be at the pool today from 6-7pm for my daughter's...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/30/17 6:27 AM
CUDAS Coach Corner May 28, 2017

Coach Corner May 28, 2017:


*denotes change from regular afternoon practice...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 5/28/17 10:48 AM
Cudas VS Northpointe Heatsheet


Attached is the Heat Sheet file for our meet against Northpointe tomorrow.  There will be limited hard-copies of this heat sheet for...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/26/17 7:26 AM
Cudas meet vs Northpointe this Saturday

Cuda Families,

I just wanted to send out a couple of reminders! 

  • It is important to submit your entries by Tuesday evening, which is...   more
 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/25/17 11:52 AM
Casino Night Needs Your Help!

Hey Ya’ll! 

We are working full speed to ensure that Casino Night is a successful fundraiser for the Cudas.  This is going to be...   more

 posted by: Beverly Mills on 5/24/17 12:15 PM
Correction- CUDAS meet entry deadline is TUESDAY May 23

Coach Corner May 22, 2017:

Congratulations to the Northampton Cudas for stepping up and swimming tough this past weekend! We worked together...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 5/22/17 11:23 AM
CUDAS Coach Corner May 22, 2017

Coach Corner May 22, 2017:

Congratulations to the Northampton Cudas for stepping up and swimming tough this past weekend! We worked together...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 5/22/17 10:25 AM
Saturday Meet Vs. Imperial Oaks Last minute reminders!

Hey Cudas!  Coach Laura and I realized that in your meet reminders we forgot to mention a few important things!

The Cudas warm-up is first in...   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/19/17 8:14 PM
Coaches Corner 5/15/17

Coaches Corner May 15, 2017:


Congratulations to the Northampton Cudas on their success at the Hurricanes Meet! The CUDAS WON- 817...   more

 posted by: Beverly Mills on 5/15/17 10:32 AM
Sprint Sizzler Invitational Meet - Cuda's Summer Fundraiser

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 posted by: Kristi Davis on 5/12/17 3:21 PM
Sprint Sizzler Invitational Meet - Cuda's Summer Fundraiser

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 posted by: Kristi Davis on 5/12/17 3:17 PM
Divisional T-shirt Orders!


The Divisional Meet will be here before you know it! Each year a divisional shirt is offered for all swimmers and family members to purchase....   more

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/10/17 1:10 PM
Divisional T-shirt Orders!


The Divisional Meet will be here before you know it! Each year a divisional shirt is offered for all swimmers and family members to purchase....   more

 posted by: on 5/10/17 1:05 PM
Coach Corner May 10, 2017

Coach Corner May 10, 2017:

Congratulations to the Northampton Cudas on their success at Time Trials!  The swimmers look great and are getting...   more

 posted by: Laura Davis on 5/10/17 1:04 PM
Saturday Meet Vs. The Woodlands Hurricanes

Good Afternoon Cudas!

Please see attached document regarding important information regarding our meet this Saturday!

We look foward to a fun and fast meet! Go Cudas!

Gary Cooper

Team Representative

 posted by: Gary Cooper on 5/9/17 10:39 AM
Coaches Corner 5/02/17

Coach Corner 05/02/17


Cuda Practice schedule while school is in session:

ALL CUDAS:  April 17- May 31

Ages                Time                Location

6 & Under       4:45 - 5:15       Northcrest Pool

7-8                   5:15- 6:00        Northcrest Pool

9-10                 4:00-4:45         Northcrest Pool

11- 18              6:00 - 7:00       Northcrest Pool

June 1- TBD

Monday May 29- Memorial Day- No practice!


2017 Northampton Cuda Swim Clinics- Northcrest Pool


Sunday May 7- 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Barracuda Basics 2- technique work on all 4 strokes

Sunday May 21- 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Barracuda Racing- Fine tune starts turns, and stroke technique to get ready for Cuda dual meets & Divisionals!

Clinic fees: $10 per clinic/swimmer, or $25 if you register for all 3 (**). Payment is due at the first clinic. Payable by cash or check to the Northampton Cudas. No refunds will be given. 

Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

To register: E-mail-


Late Registration:  Are you or someone you know still interested in registering for Cudas?  If so, contact Melissa Please note, there will now be a $50.00 non-refundable fee in place.  ALL swimmers must be registered prior to attending practice.

The final day to register is Thursday May 4!


Spirit Party:  The first Spirit Party of the season is this Friday night May 5!  Details were sent yesterday.  Contact: with any questions.

Each Friday night before a home meet the team hosts a Spirit Party at the Northcrest Pavillion, and this Friday is our first Spirit Party of the season.  The pool will be open for swimming and siblings are welcome - bring the family and a picnic dinner for your family.

Please note that if you have a swimmer that practices from 6-7 pm, their practice will end at 6:45 pm on Friday.


MEET ENTRY DECLARATION: All swimmers must declare whether or not they will swim in our Time Trail Mock Meet by TODAY Tuesday, May 2nd. Time Trial times are necessary if your child plans to participate in any Dual, Divisional or Invitational meet this season.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend time trials on Saturday May 6- please email Wes DeBord (president and CC Coach Laura (  All times have to be in our system by Tuesday May 9 in order for you to declare for our first swim meet against the Woodlands Hurricanes.

We strongly encourage you to attend the meet Saturday May 6 vs make up time trials since your child would have to swim all events in a row in about 10 minutes vs a regular meet format.

Please follow these steps to declare for all Cuda Meets (deadline each week is midnight on Tuesday):

· Log onto your account at

· Under the ‘Swim Meets’ tab, select ‘Cuda Meets’.

· If you ARE attending the meet, click on the box that looks like a swimmer.

· In the Grey strip – Choose the ‘Select Swimmer’ drop down box and click on your swimmer's name

· Once a swimmer is selected, click on ‘Add Entry’ on the right side of the page.

· A list of all eligible events for your swimmer will appear, click on all of the events to add them for your swimmer.

*Time Trials is a unique meet in that all swimmers compete in all events they are eligible for in order to receive a time for the season. According to NWAL rules, a swimmer cannot compete with a No Time “NT” in a Dual, Divisional or Invitational meet. If you desire your swimmer to compete at any time during the season in a particular stroke, they must receive a Time Trial time for this stroke. *

**For the purpose of shortening this Time Trial meet, we will not actually swim the 100 Freestyle, 100 IM or 10& Under 50 Freestyle events on Saturday, May 7th. These will be swum during practice and timed by the coaches. **

· Click 'SAVE' to save the declaration.

· Repeat for each of your swimmers attending the meet.

· If you ARE NOT attending the meet, click on the box labeled ‘RSVP’

· Next to the word ‘Attendance’ choose the ‘No’ box.

· Click 'SAVE' to save the declaration.


CUDAS TEAM Picture day is Saturday, May 6th.

Individual pictures will start at 7 am and our team picture will be promptly at 8:30 am.

Time Trials will begin immediately following the team picture!


Save the date:

Saturday May 13: CUDAS vs Woodlands Hurricanes AWAY- plan to attend!


 posted by: Wes DeBord on 5/2/17 10:13 AM

Cuda Families,

Picture day is Saturday, May 6th. Individual pictures will start at 7 am and our team picture will be promptly at 8:30 am. I have attached the form for both individual and team photos. We will also have forms that morning available. Method of payment can be cash, check, or credit cards. We are asking that swimmers wear their Cuda swim suit for the team picture. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tamara Marks at


Tamara Marks

 posted by: Wes DeBord on 4/28/17 9:49 AM
Coaches Corner 4/25/17

I apologize if you didn't receive this earlier this week. It was initially sent out on 4/25 and I understand many of you did not get it.


Coaches...   more

 posted by: Beverly Mills on 4/28/17 4:03 AM
Message from Cuda Store

Reminder...Orders for Spirit Wear are due Wednesday May 3rd.  You can see these items when you log into your account.  Click the tab that...   more

 posted by: Beverly Mills on 4/24/17 8:48 AM
Big Fish, Little Fish

Howdy swimmers,

Please see attached for the flyers for the Big Fish and Little Fish programs.

The Little Fish Program is for our new Cudas that are 8 and under.  Only new Cudas, please!

We are looking for Big Fish that are 12-18 years old that will help welcome the new little fish to the world of Cudas and take under your fin to show them the ropes of a cuda meet.

Forms for both programs are due back to me my April 28th.  Big and Littles will meet at Time Trials.


 posted by: Wes DeBord on 4/16/17 6:52 PM
Cuda Parent Meeting - Tomorrow night at 6pm

Howdy everyone,

Our Cuda Parent meeting will be tomorrow night at 6pm at the Northampton Community Center (across the parking lot from the MUD...   more

 posted by: Wes DeBord on 4/16/17 6:33 PM
Cuda Days at Swim Shops of the Southwest

See attached flyer from Swim Shops of the Southwest with details about the Cuda Days in-store and poolside.

...   more
Cuda Gear, Cuda Suit and Cuda Days at Swim Shops

Howdy everyone,

Today is the final day to order a personalized Cuda swim cap.  The order will be placed tomorrow, so you will not be able to order a personalized cap after tonight.  $35 for two personalized swim caps.  1 name only on the caps (or max of 10 letters)

Friday is the final day to order a personalized Cuda swim towel.  $33 for a great Cuda towel that you can put your swimmers first and last name on.

The rest of the Cuda gear will remain on sale for about another week to ensure that all gear can be delivered in time for the start of the season.

Our Cuda Team swim suit this year will be the TYR Phoenix Splice Diamondfit in Black and Gold.  You can purchase your team suit from Swim Shops of the Southwest.  Their address is 5010-M Louetta Rd, Spring, TX 77379.  Our team suit prices are $50 for the female suit, $33 for the male jammers, and $24 for the male briefs.

Swim Shops of the Southwest will be hosting 3 different Cuda days. You can purchase your swim suit plus receive 20% off other merchandise, so remember to mention that you are Northampton Cuda when buying your swimming gear.

The 3 Cuda Days are:

1.  In-Store - Fri 4/7 open until 7:30 pm

2.  In-Store - Tues 4/11 open until 7:30 pm

3.  At Pool - Mon 4/17


Become an NWAL official!

Are you interested in becoming an NWAL official for our Cuda meets?  Please see attached flyer from Walter Basket on the benefits and how to become an official.

If you have any questions, please contact Walter Baskett at

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