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YWCA Barracudas Swim Team

Wilmington Swim League Champions: 2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2018

The purpose of the YWCA Barracudas Summer Swim Team is to improve swim knowledge and ability and to encourage an atmosphere that promotes fun, teamwork, and friendships.

The Barracudas Swim Team invites all levels of ability to strengthen their stroke technique, starts, turns, muscle strength, endurance, and race strategy in a fun and positive atmosphere. Swimming has the added benefit of being a team and individual sport. Working together as a team in a relay or measuring one’s own personal improvement is the diversity the sport of swimming offers. 

YWCA Annual Membership is required for all swimmers. Swim Team Fees are broken out by season in the tabs below.

Barracudas Swim Team Schedules

YWCA Barracudas Swim Team Fall Training provides the opportunity for swimmers to continue to improve their skill sets during the swim team offseason.

FALL TRAINING DATES:

TUESDAY/THURSDAY*:                     8/28/18 – 1/31/19**
FRIDAY NIGHT*:                                   8/31/18 – 2/1/2019**

* Swimmers who are six and under most swim a full length of the pool freestyle and backstroke (25 yards) to participate on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they must swim 1/2 length (12 1/2 yards) of freestyle and backstroke to participate on Friday Nights.

**There is no practice on the following dates:
                           9/19/18-9/25/18 – Pool is closed to put up the bubble
                           11/20/18-11/23/18 – Break for Thanksgiving
                           12/20/18-1/1/19 – Break for the Winter Holidays

2018 – 2019 Schedule / Prices

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
Schedule: 8/28/18 – 1/31/19
Cost, all ages: $200
 Ages 8 and under:
   3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
   (SWIMMERS 6 & UNDER MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM FULL LENGTH, 25yds)
Ages 7-10:
   4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 11 and over:
   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT
Schedule: 8/31/18 – 2/1/2019
Ages 8 & under:
   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
   Cost: $125
   (SWIMMERS 6 & UNDER MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM HALF LENGTH, 12.5yds)
 Ages 9 & over:
   6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
   Cost: $150

The YWCA is proud to offer Barracudas Winter Warm-Ups as a jump start to our Summer Swim Team, and begins once Swim Team Fall Training ends.

There are six available groups:

Mini-Barracuda

  • Ages 6 and under
  • 25 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $125

This program is designed to introduce children to competitive swimming. Children must meet the minimum requirement of 12 1/2 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. Coaches will work closely with children to develop proper stroke technique and skills in all four strokes.

Novice I Barracuda

  • Ages 8 and under
  • 50 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $150

This program is for children who can complete 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have been introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. This program will concentrate on proper stroke technique of all four strokes. The staff will also concentrate on diving technique and building of endurance and stamina through fun, yet structured training.

Novice II Barracuda

  • Ages 8 and under
  • 50 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $175

This program is for those who can complete 25 yards of all four competitive strokes. This group concentrates on improving stroke technique, starts, building of endurance and stamina and improving speed.

Age Group Barracuda I

  • Ages 9 and over
  • 50 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $150

This program is for those who can complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have been introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. This program will concentrate on proper stroke technique of all four strokes. Starts and turns will also be heavily emphasized.

Age Group Barracuda II

  • Ages 9 and over
  • 50 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $175

This program is for those who can complete 50 yards of all four strokes. Through structured workouts, these groups build strength, endurance, speed and stroke enhancement. This group puts emphasis on start and turn techniques as well.

Age Group Barracuda III

  • Ages 13 and over
  • 25 swimmers max
  • Cost per swimmer: $175

This program is for those who can complete 50 yards of all four strokes. Through structured workouts, these groups build strength, endurance, speed and stroke enhancement. This group puts emphasis on start and turn techniques as well.

Congratulations to the 2018 Wilmington Swim League Champions!

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