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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.

 


Summer 2019 Registration

Registration can be done online at: https://www.akronymca.org/membership/register/  beginning April 3, or in person at the Green YMCA front desk beginning Wednesday, April 10.

 

WHERE Do We Practice?  Practices begin Monday, April 29.  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 10th at Akron U. 

 

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 (CCS & Freelander). Swimmers not practicing at Akron U will continue to train at the Green Y in the evenings throughout June and July.

 

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 24th 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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER 2019 PRICING 



Fall 2018 Registration

Registration can be done online at: https://www.akronymca.org/membership/register/ or at our Green YMCA front desk beginning Wednesday, August 15.

 

WHERE Do We Practice?  All Fall/Winter practices are held at the Green YMCA.  Practices begin Monday, Sept 10.   

 

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 the regular season, we have bi-weekly dual meets held on Saturdays.  We generally host 3 home meets per season.  Our first dual meet is October 27th.  Our team hosts the annual BOO-rracuda YMCA Invitational swim meet which is October 28th.  The BOO-rracuda is our team fundraiser, and is the only required fundraiser for the team.  Swimmers may also choose to attend other invitationals throughout the league (see the meet schedule for more info).   Championship season begins the first saturday in February with Division Championships.  All swimmers participate in Division Champs as long as they have met the 3 meet requirement.  From the Division meet, some swimmers will qualify to move on to the League Championships.  The season is over for swimmers in either February or March, depending whether or not your child moves on to the League meet.