|The Barracudas celebrate a big win.|
The award was presented July 29 at the Divisionals swim meet at the Broyhill Crest pool.
This is the first time the Barracudas won Divisionals since 1992 or 1994. Swim team parents are hazy about the exact date, but they are certain it’s before all the current swimmers and coaches Hillary and Angela Leersnyder were born.
It should be noted that the Barracudas are in Division 17, the lowest level of the NVSL divisions. Other recreation clubs in Division 17 are Newington Forest, North Springfield, Springfield, Edsall Park, and Pinewood Lake.
Nevertheless, that win is expected to be a great motivator for next summer. While the team once struggled to field enough swimmers, one swim parent noted, it now has 90 members and is full of enthusiasm and energy.