Barracudas Swim Club is a non-profit organization that is
open to the general public to better serve
the Tampa Bay community. The Barracudas offer year-round
competitive training for all ages . Our staff of
professionally-certified coaches is prepared to encourage and
motivate members to perform at their personal best. The Berkeley
Barracudas practice at Berkeley Preparatory School's Cantonis Pool.
Members enjoy daily practice in our temperature-controlled junior
olympic sized pool.
The Barracuda’s swim team
uses the sport of swimming and its environment to teach
life’s lessons. We use swimming as a way to teach goal
setting, dedication, commitment, and a strong work ethic. The
Berkeley Barracuda swim club takes a long term philosophy to
swimming. We emphasize kicking and technique at the younger ages,
and progress to IM training as the athletes grow in the program.
This philosophy allows athletes to become their best in their
teenage and college years. The Barracudas provides the opportunity
for all athletes in the sport of swimming to swim for the love of
the sport and to reach their highest potential.
Alumni and current
athletes have competed in many local and state competitions as well
as represented the program in national level competitions. Swimmers
have earned athletic scholarships to Clemson University, Emory
University, Cumberland University, Georgetown, Tufts, Gardner-Web
University, University of Florida, University of Richmond and
The coaching staff realizes that children develop at different
speeds so we have set up programs that allow them to move at their
own pace. The club is designed to develop all levels of swimming
while unifying over one team goal: to make a positive impact on the