The Spruce Grove
Barracudas Summer Swim Club is celebrating it's 41st year
in the community of Spruce Grove as the club was formed in
1975! Last year we had 80 plus swimmers ranging in age
from 5 to 18 and a couple of our younger swimmers got medals at the
The "Cudas" swim out of the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre located at 221
Campsite Road (Jennifer Heil
Way) in Spruce Grove with a spacious 10 lane 25 meter pool. This
state of the art facility not only provides a safe environment for
our children but also serves as a place for our parents to get in
shape at the same time.
When Do We
Our season starts May
1st. Our only requirement is that they can swim one length of
the pool unassisted. Our coaches make it a lot of fun and
everyone gets to do lots and lots of swimming, trying out different
strokes and playing games to help improve their
How Often Do We
The club trains every
week night. While we practice every week night,
there is no requirement to attend every practice and it varies for
every swimmer. Some go every night, some every second night
and some a couple times a week. Because everyone pays the
same amount for registration, the more you go the better value you
get! As we get closer to the start of the season we will post
the times on the Schedule Page.
How Much Does it
For the 2018 Season we
have created groups.
6 & Under
Little Cudas = $320.00
Cudas = $360.00
Cudas = $360.00
Competative Cudas = $400.00
Registration gets you
practice time, attendance at swim meets and a team racing swim suit
that you are fitted for during Rookie Week. We will also have
backpacks, team photos, t-shirts and other things available for
families who would like to purchase them at an additional
cost. The club also requires that each family volunteer
at 3 bingos per swimmer
(to a maximum of 6 per family) throughout the season - we have
a variety of dates to choose from to work best with your schedule.
Check out our Team Events page for Bingo dates. NO refunds
after June 1.
How Often Are Swim
Swim meets are most
Saturdays starting at the end of May with the exception of long
weekends due to so many people going away. The clubs in our
Region are St. Albert, North Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain,
Devon, Drayton Valley, Westlock, Whitecourt, Hinton and Jasper. Like
practices, attending swim meets is not mandatory and is up to each
family and we have some swimmers attend every meet while some only
attend one or two. As this is a competitive swim club we do
encourage swimmers to attend as many as possible and any swimmers
intending on swimming in Regionals or Provincials must attend at
least one meet prior.
We encourage the parents
of every swimmer who attends a meet to help out in some way.
All of the teams in our Region help out at everyone else's meets and it makes things a lot
easier and faster. Swim meets require a lot of volunteers but
the positions are not hard and they are a great way to make the day
The Barracudas compete as
a team within the Alberta Summer Swim Association "ASSA". The Barracudas follow all of the
rules and guidelines that can be found in the ASSA website.
Who Do I Talk To About
Joining or For More Information?
If you're interested in
joining the club or require more specific information contact our
registrar Becky McDonald at 780-966-3780 or at [email protected]