Bow Creek Barracudas Swim Team

​​​​​​​Welcome to the home of the Bow Creek Barracudas Swim Team! This is your resource for meet schedules, results and coach information. Have a great season!

​​​​​Meet Your Coaches

Lucian Waltz
My name is coach Lucian, I have been a coach for 5 years on various City of Virginia Beach Winter swim league.  I have participated in competitive swim for 16 years.  I a​m a very technical instructor that tries to break down each stroke to the smallest movements.  I am looking forward to this season with the Barracudas and working with the swimmers.​

Katelyn Dear
Katelyn has been around swimming all her life; taking swim lessons, swimming for a competitive team, and always wanting to be in the water. She swam on the Bow Creek rec center team for 8 years, and just over a year ago got both her life guarding and swim instructor certifications. Besides school and training for a triathlon, teaching swim lessons and life guarding for the city rec centers takes up the majority of her time each week. She loves working with kids both in the water and outside of the water. Having coached for the Cavalier Sharks this past summer, she is very excited to continue coaching this fall for the Bow Creek Barracudas!.

Michelle Walz
Michelle has been in and around water most of her life. She started competitive swimming at the age of 6. She swam competitively in middle school and in high school and continues to swim for personal fitness and competes in triathlons. Michelle has worked for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation since 1996. This is her eleventh season as a swim league supervisor. In addition to swimming and triathlons, she also enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, kayaking, gardening and spending time with her boyfriend and four grown children. Her advice for swim league participants is not about the race but the lessons we can learn from it. A last-place finish can often teach us more life lessons than a first.

Bow Creek Swim League Supervisor: Michelle Walz 

Swim League Coordinator: Karen Connolly
 
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