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Mar 26, 2018 - 2018 States Recap
The 2018 YMCA State Championship meet was our best one yet. Our team placed 5th overall, our best in over 10 years. Our 13-14 girls won their age group again and our 11-12 boys were 3rd. We had 4 Stat...
Feb 16, 2016 - Good Weekend For Barracudas
This past weekend was a very good weekend for the Barracudas. At the State Cut meet in Flushing, despite some technical issues on Sunday, we were still able to achieve 19 more individual State times! ...
Nov 30, 2015 - LIE Thanksgiving classic
It was a long but very fast meet this weekend at Hofstra University. The Barracudas swam fast, lots of best times achieved. The future looks bright for us with the Holiday Invitational coming up in le...
Oct 6, 2015 - Jason Lezak Visits CIY Barracudas
It was an exciting night last night in the small pool where 4 time Olympian Jason Lezak came to impart some swimming wisdom. Barracudas got to take pictures with him, hold an Olympic gold medal, and s...
Mar 14, 2015 - Good eats With sahib
This morning Sahib, our dry lands instructor, came in and gave the Barracudas. a really informative talk on nutrition. He told them about the importance of getting good calories every day, what carbs ...
Sep 29, 2014 - Blue Green Meet
Our annual Blue Green Meet was a lot of fun this year. We had over 200 best times, and quite a few State cut standards met! What a way to start out the year. Thanks to all the parents who helped out o...
Sep 21, 2014 - Car Wash, White Elephant Sale
The car wash this year was a big success. It was the first time in 3 years that we haven't gotten rained on or out completely! We ended the day eashing an NYPD patrol car, very exciting. Thanks to all...
Aug 24, 2014 - More than Just Swimmers
Congratulations to all the Barracudas who competed over the weekend at the TOBAY Triathlon. Billy Donlevy swam the first leg of the triathlon in a realy with his family. Maria Caminiti completed the e...
Apr 28, 2014 - Swim A Thon
Congratulations to all our Barracudas who participated in the Swim A Thon this past Saturday. We raised nearly $1700! A percentage of that money goes to USA Swiiming to help fund some of its many pr...
Mar 23, 2014 - Girls CYO Olympics
Congratulations to all the Barracudas who competed in last weekend's CYO Olympics. There was some great swimming at Eisenhower Park. The following is a list of Barracudas who competed: Valentina Marti...
Mar 20, 2014 - The 2014 NY YMCA State Championship meet was a big success for the CIY Barracuda
The 2014 NY YMCA State Championship meet was a big success for the CIY Barracudas. CIY sent 50 swimmers to the meet ; 33 of those swimmers placed in the top 16 with a total of 60 top 16 finishes! As a...
Jan 1, 2014 - Holiday Invitational
The Barracudas swam great the weekend of Dec 10-12 at the Holiday Invitational. Our younger swimmers, those 10 and under, did especially well and brought home an armload of awards! Congratulations to ...
Nov 2, 2013 - Season Openers
The 2013-14 season has begun and the Barracudas are in full swing already. After swimming in three meets, Jr Champs and Patriots one weekend, the virtual meet, and the distance meet, swimmers are alre...
Oct 1, 2013 - Blue Green Meet Wrap Up
We held the annual Blue Green Meet this past Sunday. The final result was Blue 103 Green 97. What was clearly visible were the smiles on the swimmers' faces as some completed their first meet as a Bar...
Oct 1, 2013 - Welcome New Barracudas
We were lucky to have a very talented group of swimmers try out for the team this fall. Unfortunately we can't take everyone who tries out, but we were able to grab a nice group of new swimmers. Welco...
Sep 17, 2013 - Douglaston Splash and Dash
Congratulations to two of our own Barracudas and a mom who competed in the Splash and Dash in Douglaston over the weekend. The race consists of a 3/4 mile swim in Little Neck Bay followed by a 5k run ...
Jun 16, 2013 - Special Olympics Relay Carnival
The relay carnival with the "kids" from Special Olympics was another success! This is the fourth year we have had this event and it keeps getting better. The special Olympians really look up to the Ba...
Jun 16, 2013 - 2nd Annual Parents Vs Barracudas
What a fun way to end the season! Our official last day of practice was celebrated with a meet of parents and coaches swimming against the kids. We had a lot of fun, some laughs, and just a great morn...
May 17, 2013 - Help Save UNC-Wilmington
College may seem like it's far away for many of you, but the world of college swimming is undergoing some big changes that will affect your swimmers in the future. Many Division I teams are being cut ...
Mar 21, 2013 - Y States Highlights
Well we had a great weekend in Ithaca for the NY YMCA State Champioships. Nearly every swimmer in the meet had at least one best time, many had a best time every time they hit the water. 11 team recor...
Feb 18, 2013 - State Qualifier Part II, Zone Qualifier
The Barracudas proved second time is the charm for many at the State Qualifier meet on Saturday night. Many more best times were posted and we had 13 more swims make States. Congratulations to Cara Co...
Feb 14, 2013 - Boys High School Season Wrap Up
The boys in high school on our team finished up the season last weekend with championships at Eisenhower for the Catholic schools and Flushing Meadows for the public schools. Special congratulations g...
Feb 11, 2013 - State Qualifier Meet
The snow delayed the State Cut meet by a day but couldn't keep all the Barracudas down. Sunday morning we had quite a few swimmers turn out for the (almost!) last chance to make States. There will be ...
Jan 23, 2013 - MiniCities
We held MiniCites this past weekend at the Cross Island Y, the annual 8 and under championship meet. Thanks go out to all the Blue and Green swimmers who showed up to help line up and time the young c...
Jan 14, 2013 - Winterfest Wrap up
The Barracudas traveled down to Maryland last weekend and had a great meet. Winterfest is a very competitive meet and we always get to swim against a lot of teams we don't see throughout the rest of t...
Dec 22, 2012 - Barracudas helping the community
The totals are in from our Swim Against Sandy. Not only did our swimmers perform magnificently in the pool, they were able to provide some comfort to quite a few people outside the pool as well. Once ...
Dec 22, 2012 - Holiday Invitational Wrap Up
The CIY Barracudas have been very busy lately. Less than a week after hosting the annual Walk to the Blocks meet, we returned to Eisenhower to host the Holiday Invitational with the Flushing Flyers. T...
Dec 22, 2012 - Ed Halloran
Thanks to all the parents who helped run our annual Walk to the Blocks meet. The hurricane didn't help us out schedule-wise, but we managed to pull it off in the end. One of our regular teams did drop...
Dec 12, 2012 - Sandy Swim
We had over 60 swimmers from both the Barracudas and the The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) swim team on Saturday swimming laps to hellp victims of Hurricane Sandy. It was a great coolaboration and the bag...
Nov 27, 2012 - Barracudas Are on Fire!
The meet this past weekend at Hofstra was a great succes for the Barracudas. Nearly every swimmer posted at least one best time. The time drops for most swimmers were quite big too, sometimes in the d...
Nov 12, 2012 - Girls' High School Season Wrap Up
The Barracuda girls swam well at their high school championship meets. The following girls scored in the top 16 at the PSAL CHampionships: Emily DiPaola 12th 100 Breast, 14th 500 Free Maria DiPaola 1...
Oct 30, 2012 - Barracudas as Seals?
Last Saturday, some members of our Blue and Green teams took on a big challenge, the Navy Seals Fitness Challenge. What each swimmer undertook was a 500 yard swim followed by 2 minutes each of sit ups...
Oct 23, 2012 - Virtual Meet
The Barracudas swam well this past weekend in our annual dual meet aganst the Flushing Flyers. Our medley relays had a very strong showing, dominating quite a few races. Many of our new swimmers compe...
Oct 21, 2012 - Barracuda Featured on MSG Varsity
Click on the following link to see our own Tara Mulligan on MSG Varsity: http://www.msgvarsity.com/dalen-welcomes-tmla-10-17-12-1.1210698?localLinksEnabled=false&mode=www
Oct 16, 2012 - Barracudas Start Season with a Bang!
The 2012-2013 season has officially begun and the Barracudas have come out swinging! We've had two meets so far, the Distance Meet and the Junior Championships, both at the Flushing Y. Every swim at t...
Jun 21, 2012 - Team Picnic Highlights
It was a really hot day, but that didn't stop the Barracudas from celebrating our 2011-2012 season. As is our tradition, we had a barbecue/buffet complete with hot dogs, burgers, and lots of homemade ...
Jun 15, 2012 - Future Barracuda!
Congratulations to the Regis family on the birth of their son, Blaze, last week. All are doing well. Hopefully, we'll have a new Barracuda in a few years! Best of luck to Matt, Tracy, and James, and b...
Jun 9, 2012 - First Annual Parents & Coaches vs Barracudas
The first annual Parents & Coaches (and Alumni) vs Barracudas went off without a hitch. Congratulations to all the parents (17!) who woke up early to swim against our swimmers. The meet was fast pace...
May 20, 2012 - Mini Triathlon
Congratulations to all the Barracudas who participated in the third annual Mini Traithlon on Sunday, May 20th. We had the biggest turnout so far with 29 athletes participateing, and nearly $1000 rai...
Apr 21, 2012 - Swim A Thon
On Saturday, April 21st, the Barracudas took on a big challenge: The Swim A Thon. The challenge is to swim 200 laps in under 2 hours or as many laps as you can in 2 hours. We had 51 swimmers show up a...
Apr 2, 2012 - Barracuda in the news
Our Sam Merino was featured in a local newspaper recently highlighting her trip to Zones: http://www.theislandnow.com/new_hyde_park/sports/article_e8c45760-7a97-11e1-86fc-0019bb2963f4.html#.T3m6_RWJWw...
Mar 20, 2012 - 2012 NY States Wrap Up
The Barracudas had an outstanding weekend in Buffalo at the NY YMCA State Championships. We brought a total of 46 swimmers to the meet. Almost every swimmer on the team had at least one best time. We ...
Feb 23, 2012 - Zone Qualifier News
Last weekend, CIY sent 6 swimmers to the zone qualifier meet. We had 8 swimmers qualify for this highly competitive meet, the highest in our team's history! Our swimmers performed really well against ...
Feb 15, 2012 - Boys High School Championship Results
Congratulations go to our senior boys who competed in their high school championships this past weekend. Barracudas finishing in the top 16 in their events were Jonathan Asanjarani (10th-500 free), Wi...
Feb 15, 2012 - State Cut Meet
Congratulations to all the Barracudas who swam on Saturday night at the State Cut Meet. More than half of all the races swum were best times! Eighteen new cuts were made for States. A new team record ...
Feb 2, 2012 - Fran Schnarr Meet News
We had a great time last weekend at the annual Fran Schnarr meet in Flushing. We had more Y State cuts achieved. We also had four swimmers receive high point awards. Awards go to the top three finishe...
Jan 20, 2012 - Winterfest News
Our Barracudas are really churning up the water this season! We had 23 swimmers make the trip to College Park, Md last weekend for their annual Winterfest meet. This meet is a really fast meet with te...
Dec 31, 2011 - Summer Lifeguarding Opportunities
Interested in being a lifeguard for the city this summer? Click on the link for more info. You must be 16 years old to qualify http://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/jobs/lifeguards/training-progr...
Dec 31, 2011 - Nutrition Advice for Swimmers
Many swimmers and their parents think they know how to eat before, during, and after both practice and meets, but we, as coaches, find some very odd snacks at times! The following links provide grea...
Dec 21, 2011 - Marist Chrsitmas Meet Wrap up
It's a little tough to swim your best the week afetr a meet like the Holiday Invitational, but our Barracudas were tough. We did have quite a few best times in the meet. Sometimes swimming your best...
Dec 12, 2011 - Holiday Invitational Wrap up
The Invitational was a huge success yet again! Just take a look at the results posted on the team board in the hallway of the Y. All the highlighted lines are best times swum by the Barracudas. There ...
Dec 6, 2011 - Barracudas Top the Metro Top 10 List
Our Barracudas have been performing exceptionally well this season, and we have a number of swimmers on the Metro top 10 list. Congratulations to Will Harrison (13-14 50 free and 100 fly), Tara Mullig...
Nov 28, 2011 - More Records Come Crashing Down!
The results from the East Hampton meet are finally in and can be viewed on the site as well as on the board at the Y. We brought almost 40 swimmers this year, more than double the amount that attended...
Nov 17, 2011 - Barracudas in the News
Three members of the Barracudas were featured on MSGVarsity tonight. An article highlighting their experience at champs and heading up to High School States can be seen here: http://www.msgvarsity.com...
Nov 16, 2011 - Girls High School Season Wrap up
The girls high school team just finished up their season and the Barracudas represented us well. There were two championship meets this past weekend that the girls swam in, the PSAL Championships and ...
Oct 22, 2011 - A Fourth New Team Record
I failed to metion Will Harrison lowered his 13-14 boys' 100 Butterfly record last week. Congratulations, Will. That makes 4 new team records in our first two meets, what a great beginning to the se...
Oct 21, 2011 - Another Barracuda Record Goes Down
The Barracudas swam a great meet last weekend at the Flushing YMCA for the Jr Champs. There were quite a lot of personal best times recorded. All the hard work from last summer is really showing! Co...
Oct 9, 2011 - Two Team Records Broken!
The Barracudas sent their largest team yet of 15 swimers to the Distance meet at the Flushing YMCA this morning. We had a lot of really fast times. We had six swimmers swim the 400 IM for the first ti...
Sep 15, 2011 - Dara Torres Visits Flushing YMCA
The swimmers from the Cross Island YMCA Barracudas and the Flushing Flyers were recently given the opportunity to her the story of one of the best American swimmers of our time, Dara Torres. Last Th...
Aug 29, 2011 - 2011-12 Season Info
Tryouts for the 2011-2012 season will be held Sept 7th and 9th, 2011. Look under the documents tab for more information. Registration for current members will begin the week of September 5th. A new ...
Aug 14, 2011 - Summer sessions have ended
Our summer sessions have ended and I am very pleased with the work that was completed. The swimmers at the Y were given instruction on each aspect of swimming for a week at a time. We had 4 weeks of...
Jun 24, 2011 - Team Picnic
The weather held out for us during our annual team picnic. The food was delicious and the swimmers enjoyed some down time from the pool with their teammates. Great job to our captains on the unexpecte...
Jun 23, 2011 - Team Picnic Postponed
Due to the severe thunderstorms forecasted for this afternoon, the team picnic is postponed til tomorrw, Friday, at 5. If the weather does not improve, other arrangements will be made to reschedule ...
Jun 15, 2011 - Relay Carnival with Special Olympics
For the second year now, the Barracudas teamed up with Special Olympians for a Blue vs Green Relay Carnival. Each relay competing consisted of 2 Barracudas and 2 Special Olympians. We did keep score...
May 29, 2011 - Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Program
The Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps has a great program for 10-16 year olds. They teach youngsters the skills needed to become lifeguards while having a lot of fun at the same time. The program runs for s...
May 16, 2011 - Barracudas at Greenkill
Fifteen Barracudas made the trip to Huguenot, NY to camp at Greenkill. Our first night in Greenkill was spent happily sharing a few pizzas with teammates and then heading to the gym to get the bus tri...
May 12, 2011 - Clinic with Olympians Ian Crocker and Christine Marshall
Last night was an exciting one for the Barracudas. We had two Olympians visit and give our team some great tips. Three time Olympic Gold medalist Ian Crocker and Olympic Bronze medalist Christine Mars...
Apr 19, 2011 - Y Nationals
The Barracudas sent 5 swimmrs down to sunny Ft. Lauderdale for Y Nationals during the first week of April. Our team had 2 relays and 4 indiviual events to swim, a full load! Tara Mulligan began the ...
Mar 24, 2011 - Y States Wrap Up
ı ııııııııı This past weekend, the Barracudas swam great at the NY YMCA State Championship meet at Eisenhower Park. A great big thank you goes out to all the parents who committed so much time to runn...
Mar 8, 2011 - New Team Records
Congratulations to both Will Harrison and Jade Tse for breaking two team records this past weekend at the Silver Championships at Lehman College. Will broke the boys' 13-14 400 IM record. Jade made hi...
Feb 22, 2011 - Zone Qualifier
The Zone Qualifier meet was held this past weekend. Cross Island sent a total of eight swimmers to the meet to compete for a spot on the Metropolitan Zone team. Only the top two swimmers in each eve...
Feb 4, 2011 - Fran Schnarr
The Fran Schnarr Meet is always a fun meet and this year was no different. The thing that makes this a fun meet is that all events are short races they don't normally swim anymore. The Barracudas had ...
Jan 19, 2011 - Y Cities
The Barracudas had a successful meet this past weekend. 10 new State Cuts were made. Tara Mulligan added to her schedule at Y Nationals by qualifying for the 50 free. She did this while leading off th...
Jan 18, 2011 - Future Barracuda!
Congratulations to the Cullinan family on the birth of their 5th child. Bridget was born Jan 17th. Big brother Declan will be giving her swim lessons very shortly! Best wishes to the family!
Jan 14, 2011 - Winterfest Wrap Up
This year, 23 Barracudas made the trip down to College Park, Md to swim at the pool where the likes of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have swum before us. Many of those swimmers are on the low end o...
Dec 27, 2010 - Blizzard
No practice on Monday, Dec 27. Stay safe. Practice will resume on Tues morning 8-10 am.
Nov 19, 2010 - Record Breaker!
Congratulations to Jade Tse who broke the 9-10 boys 50 backstroke record!! Jade swam a 35.56, breaking one of our oldest records, at our own Walk to the Blocks meet on November 7. Great job, Jade!
Nov 17, 2010 - Barracuda High School Standouts
Our girls who swam with their high schools this fall had very successful seasons. While splitting their time between high school and CIY practices was tough, they came through it all in great shape....
Nov 15, 2010 - Former Barracuda in the News
Jessica Merino, a former Barracuda, was named athlete of the week at Scranton. Jessica was one of our team captains last year. Click on the link below to read about how well Jessica is doing in her fi...
Nov 13, 2010 - Walk to the Blocks
A great big thank you to all the parents who worked so hard this past Sun, Nov 7th at our annual Walk to the Blocks meet benefitting the Ed Halloran Acciednt Fund. As many of you know, Ed is a former ...
Oct 6, 2010 - Newly Elected Captains
Congratulations to our new team captains, Alexis Chocianowski, Kelly Mulligan, and David McCalla! The team has spoken and these are your new leaders. Good luck to them, and let's all have a great seas...
Oct 3, 2010 - Fall Car Wash
We had a lot of fun at our semiannual Car Was/White Elephant Sale. Mother Nature was great and gave us a beautiful sunny day. If you'd like to see more pictures, go to our Shutterfly team share site. ...
Sep 21, 2010 - Barracudas Meet Rebecca Soni
Today a few Barracudas had the opportunity to hear Rebecca Soni speak about what it's like to be an Olympian and to give a few pointers on being a great swimmer. They even got to get in the water and ...
Sep 20, 2010 - Barracudas at the Splash N Dash
The CIY Barracudas made a great showing this past Sunday morning at the Douglaston Manor Splash N Dash. The event is a 1000 yard swimm followed by a 5K run through the rolling hills of Douglaston Mano...
Sep 14, 2010 - FUN, FAST & FRIENDLY
FUN is a key ingredient we seek to accomplish and believe it should be with any youth endeavor. FAST is what this team has become. We are proud and yet still thirsty for more speed. And FRIENDLY relat...
Sep 12, 2010 - Coaching Changes
Many of you know this already, but it's news worth repeating...Kathy Forrestal has returned to the pool deck as an assistant coach. Kathy will be helping out a few days a week with the older kids. We ...