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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. 

 

NEW PROGRAM: SWIM TEAM PREP

For non traditional students age 13 & up.

 

 

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

Click to read the Swim Team Online Registration Information

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

Barracudas Swim Team Schedules

SUMMER 2022 HAS NOW COME TO AN END!

Check back in March 2023 for registration information for the Summer 2023 season.

The summer season will run from mid-May to mid-July. The Barracudas are part of the Wilmington Swim League. The team practices 5 days a week and has 4-5 dual meets during the season. The season also hosts an invite-only relay meet and end in a champs meet.

 

Check back in December 2022  for registration information for the Winter Warm Up 2023 season.

The Winter Warm Up season will run from mid-February to early May. This 10-week program is designed to give swimmers a kickstart to the summer swim league season. There are no meets during this program, but coaching and instruction are similar to what the swimmers experience while on swim team. The swimmers will experience time trials at the beginning and end of the 10 week program to mark their progress and improvement. Instruction is given in all 4 competitive strokes, starts and turns.

Fall Training 2022-2023

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!

Registration opens in person and online at 9am on Monday, August 15th

Program dates: August 30th – February 3rd

No practice: September 15th – 20th, November 22nd – 25th, and December 19th – 30th

Practice Groups:

Tuesdays/Thursdays – 8 & under – 3:30-4:30 (must be able to swim a full length of pool freestyle and backstroke) – FULL – Call to be placed on waitlist

Tuesdays/Thursdays – 9-12 – 4:30-5:30 (must be able to swim a full length of the pool freestyle and backstroke) – FULL – Call to be placed on waitlist

Tuesdays/Thursdays – 13 & up – 5:30-6:30 (must be able to swim a full length of the pool in all four competitive swim strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle) – FULL – Call to be placed on waitlist

Fridays – 8 & under – 5:30-6:30 (must be able to swim 1/2 length of pool freestyle and backstroke) –FULL – Call to be placed on waitlist

Fridays – 9 & up – 6:30-8:00 (must be able to swim a full length of the pool freestyle and backstroke)

Fees:

Tuesdays/Thursdays – $250

Fridays – $150/$175