Welcome to the Barracudas
The Green YMCA Barracudas
Swim Team is a year round program offering 2 separate registration
seasons. Swimmers can register for the Spring/Summer team, for the Fall/Winter team, or for both. During the
summer registration, we offer a discounted ‘full-year’
program registration option. This is only an option during our spring
registration, and you must be a YMCA member to take advantage of our
full year discount pricing options and payment
Click on Team
Info tab & select '2021 Team Fees' &
'Practice Times' for more info.
CLICK HERE for Spring / Summer Registration
WHERE Do We
Practice? Practices begin Monday, May 3. For
the Month of May, the entire team practices at the Green
YMCA. Once school is out, most of the team will continue to
practice at the Green Y, but our optional Long Course program
begins June 7th at Akron U.
our MEETS? In the
summer, all team members participate in the Mid-Ohio Swim League
(MOSL) meets. During
the regular season, we have weekly dual meets held on Wednesdays if
they are away meets, or Fridays if it’s
a home meet.
Our first dual meet is the week of June 3rd, and
we typically have 1 meet per week. MOSL Championships will be
held on Wednesday July 21 at
Freelander Pool in Wooster .
Looking for SOMETHING
addition to our regular league meets, the GYB Barracudas USA Swim
team members also participate in USA
meets throughout NE Ohio, and compete in local,
sectional championships. If you are interested in joining USA
Swimming, select the USA Swimming option during
What is Long
Course? Long Course practices are for our more
competitive swimmers and are held in a 50 meter
pool (the YMCA
pool is 25yds). It offers a more challenging training program
for our members who are competing at the top levels, or any
experienced swimmer looking to improve their endurance and
strength. Long course is recommended for all high school and middle
school swimmers who have been competing for more than one
space is limited , so register early to reserve your
spot. All long course swimmers are expected to
participate in 2 long course USA Swiming meets. Swimmers not
practicing at Akron U will continue to train at the Green Y in the
evenings throughout June and July.
Fall 2020 Registration
Practices begin Monday, Sept. 21, 2020
Welcome Back Swim Families!
Fall/Winter Barracudas Swim Team Registration will open
Thursday, September 3 at 6:00
A.M. online for returning swimmers only
Friday, September 4 at 12:00
P.M. for new team members
Registrater online at: https://www.akronymca.org/membership/register or at our Green YMCA front
desk. All swimmers must be members of the Green Family YMCA
WHERE Do We
Practice? All Fall/Winter
practices are held at the Green YMCA.
This season we will
begin our season with a staggered starting date. This will
allow us a week with our more seasoned swimmers to work out any
potential kinks in the new Covid-19 precautions before we begin
with our younger or inexperienced swimmers.
3:00 group & Silver 2 Group
practices begin Wednesday, Sept 16.
All other groups will begin practicing
on Monday, Sept. 21
Swimmers will be notified of their
practice groups by September 10. If your swimmer is placed
into a group that practices at a time they cannot attend, all
registration fees will be returned.
WHEN are our
MEETS? The Green YMCA Barracudas
are part of the Northeast OH YMCA Swim League (NEOY league).
The league is in the Great Lakes YMCA Zone, and within the National
YMCA Swimming & Diving organization.
During a regular season, we
hold bi-weekly dual meets on Saturdays. We generally host 3 home
meets per season..... BUT THIS IS NOT A REGULAR
This season our meets will be Virtual
(unless we get the 'all clear' to have in person meets). The
league has posted a meet schedule which we will pass along
soon. We are working on a way to stream the live virtual
meets so all of your swimmer's fans
See more Barracudas information by clicking on the Team Info tab