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Team Info

Welcome to the Barracudas

Swim Team

 

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 plan.


Spring/Summer 2021 Registration

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. 

 

WHEN are 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 EXTRA??  In addition to our regular league meets, the GYB Barracudas USA Swim team members also participate in USA Swimming sanctioned meets throughout NE Ohio, and compete in local, regional and sectional championships. If you are interested in joining USA Swimming, select the USA Swimming option during registration.

 

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 year, but 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

We're READY!!!!

Welcome Back Swim Families! 

Fall/Winter Barracudas Swim Team Registration will open on:

  • 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 to join.

 

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 SEASON....

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 can watch.

 

See more Barracudas information by clicking on the Team Info tab above.

 

GO GYB!!!!