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YWCA Barracudas Swim Team

The Barracudas Swim Team is a year-round program featuring three seasons, Fall Training, Winter Warmup and Summer Swim Team. 



Click the tabs below to find out about each season!


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 friendship!

We are looking forward to seeing returning Barracudas as well as welcoming new Barracudas that are ready to feed on the competition!

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

Register for Aquatics Programs Online

Important notes about online registration:

If you are currently or have been a YWCA Member, do not create a new membership account. Instead, try to access your old account. If you are having difficulties, please email pool@ywca-lowercapefear.org and we will assist with retrieving your password.

If you are not currently a member, please select an “Aquatics” option. If you are unsure of the best membership option for your household, contact the YWCA Pool Front Desk to discuss membership options. Please note, membership alone does not include use of the pool outside of program times.

Still having issues? Call the Pool Front Desk at (910) 799-6820 ext. 109

Barracudas Swim Team Schedules

Let’s get ready for Summer 2023!

Summer swim team is FULL!

About the YWCA Barracudas Summer Swim Team:

The YWCA is proud to offer the Barracuda Summer Swim Team. Our goal is to have fun and improve our swimming skills! Go Barracudas!

Each swimmer will receive a swim cap, t-shirt, Swimmingly account and trophy.

Is my Kiddo ready for Summer Swim Team? 

6 & unders must be able to swim 1/2 length/12.5 yards of the pool (without stopping, holding on the rope or wall) freestyle and backstroke. All other swimmers should be able to comfortably swim one length/25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. We recommend all swimmers have completed Level 3 (or equivalent) of swim lessons before participating in swim team. This ensures a solid foundation and comfort in deeper water. In addition to swim skills, swimmers should be able to follow multi-step directions, be ready to accept feedback and be a positive, respectful part of the team and practice sessions.

Swim Meets: 

Thursday, June 15th at CFCC 4:45 Warm Up 5:30 Meet Starts

Wednesday, June 21st home meet vs Pine Valley 4:00 Warm Up 5:00 Meet Start

Monday, June 26 Relay Meet (invite only) at CFCC time TBD

Saturday, July 1st at Southport 8:45 Warm Up 9:00 Meet Start

Thursday, July 6th home meet vs Marsh Oaks 4pm Warm Up 5pm Meet Starts

Tuesday, July 11 home meet vs Hampstead 4pm Warm Up 5pm Meet Starts

July 16th and July 17th CHAMPS at CFCC time TBD


Practice Schedule: 

The team practices Monday – Friday. Swimmers do not have to attend all 5 days.


May 15th – June 9th

3:30-4:30    8 & unders

4:30-5:30    9-10 year olds

5:30-6:30   11-14 year olds 

6:30-7:30    15 & up (swimming Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri only) 

June 12th – July 14th

2:30-3:30    6 & unders

3:30-4:30    7-8 year olds

5:30-6:30   11-14 year olds 

6:30-7:30    15 & up (resume swimming 5 days per week)  

Please make a note of these practice times! Any requests to swim at a different time than what is scheduled for your child’s age group must be approved by the Aquatics Director. All approvals take the following into consideration: Age of the child, swimming ability, and size of the group. We will also invite some swimmers to swim “up” to alleviate congestion in the younger age groups.


$185.00 per swimmer. YWCA Membership is required.

Let’s Party:

Kick off the season with us on Sunday, May 14th, 4pm-6pm

End of season awards party is Saturday, July 22nd 4pm-6pm

Pool party for the family. Pizza and drinks for the kids.

Team Suits:

First of all, team suits are NOT required.

Team suits will be available as an additional purchase through Toad Hollow Athletics at their retail store located at 260 Racine Dr #6 as well as their website.

We are once again doing the black suits with the Barracuda logo.

Suits are available at Toad Hollow Athletics located at 260 Racine Dr. The following are the prices:

Female – $55.00 with logo
Jammer  $43.00 with logo
Brief – $35.00 with logo

More Details:

There are many more details about the season yet to come! We will send weekly emails throughout the summer season with updates. We will have a NEW parent orientation after our parent meeting at our kick off party to help new parents learn the basics of being a swim team parent. Feel free to reach out to pooldir@ywca-lowercapefear.org with any questions we have not yet answered.


Winter Warmup

The program meets Mid-February to the end of April

Registration will open mid-December

Winter Warm up is a 10-week jump-start to summer swim team. It allows all levels of ability to strengthen their stroke technique, starts, turns, muscle strength, endurance, and race strategy in a fun and positive atmosphere. The goal of this program is to promote the sport of swimming as fun, healthy, disciplined exercise and an activity to enjoy throughout life. Swimming has the added benefit of being a team and individual sport. Working together as a team in a relay or measuring one’s personal improvement is the diversity the sport of swimming offers. There are no swim meets in this program but there are time trials within the practice times. 


Fall Training registration will open in August 2023.

The Fall Training season runs from early September – early February every year. There are no swim meets during fall training, but the team meets to build endurance, gain skills, and have FUN!