The Bozeman Barracuda Swim Team was founded in the 1960s by
dedicated parents interested in competitive swimming. The
Barracudas have a successful program of over 100 swimmers, ranging
from 5 to 22 years old. Professional coaches guide beginning
swimmers new to competitive swimming through our graduated levels
of instruction and training. Barracuda Swimmers compete at meets
across the state, at regional competitions throughout the
Northwest, and at national level competitions. Current
Barracuda Swimmers have over 80 Montana State Age Group
Bozeman Barracuda Organization
The Barracuda Swim Team is fortunate to be supported by one of the
finest organizations in all of competitive swimming, USA Swimming.
Each time a youngster joins the team, the swimmer’s parents
automatically become members (and owners) of the Bozeman Barracuda
Swim Club and inherit with that membership the responsibility to
participate and support the activities of the team.
As owners of the 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization,
parents elect a Board of Directors to oversee the programs and
performance of the business. Professional coaches are hired with
the responsibility of running the swim team. They are assisted in
this task by a variety of parent volunteers.
In accordance with our Bylaws, the Board of Directors is composed
of nine members - the head coach and eight member directors.
Four member directors are elected for a two-year term each year at
the Fall Banquet/Meeting of Members. Directors are charged with the
ultimate responsibility of directing the financial affairs,
establishing the culture and supervising the management of the
team. Traditionally, the Barracuda Board of Directors has led by
example, by being among the most active and experienced
members. The Barracuda Board of Directors elects officers
from its members including: President, Vice-President,
Secretary, and Treasurer. Additionally, the board welcomes
athlete leadership at each Board meeting.