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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

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.

 

2023 Winter Warmup

Season Dates: Tuesday, February 15th – Tuesday, April 25th

Winter Warmup 2023 Flier

Link to Online Registration

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. 

Ages 6 & Under – Mini-Barracuda – Tues & Thurs – 3:15-4:00

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

Ages 8 & Under – Novice I, Novice II, or Friday Night Only Option

Novice I – Tues & Thurs – 4:00-5:00pm: This program is for those 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 a fun, yet structured training.

Novice II – Mon/Wed/Fri – 3:30-4:30pm: 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.

FULL Friday Night Only Option – 5:30-6:30pm: This program is for those 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.

Ages 9 & Up – Age Group I, Age Group II, or Friday Night Only Option

Age Group I – Tues & Thurs – 5:00-6:00pm: 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 II – Mon/Wed/Fri – 4:30-5:30pm: 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.

FULL Friday Night Only Option – 6:30-7:30pm: This program is for those 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.

Ages 13 & Up – Age Group III

Age Group III – Mon/Wed/Fri – 5:30-6:30pm: 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.

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!

2022-2023 Program dates: August 30th – February 3rd

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

No practice: Tues 11/15, Thur 1/19 and Thur 2/2 due to High School Swim Meets