JCC Swimming: Leagues/ Competition Groups
Maryland Swimming Incorporated (Maryland Swimming) is the Local Swimming Committee (LSC) of USA Swimming responsible under the Amateur Sports Act for jurisdiction over the geographic region in which our team resides. Each year, the LSC creates and “sanctions” a calendar of meets. The LSC provides training for coaches and certifies officials. From our team, Bill Kirkner serves as as the LSC’s Safety Chair (and as Meet Marshal for the LSC's Championship meets) and as the Diversity/Inclusion/Outreach Diector. He also serves as the LSC's "court," the Board of Review. In 2014, Maryland Swimming awarded Bill their Volunteer of the Year award. Coach Brendan McElroy has previously served on the board and as the Diversity Outreach chair of the LSC; Both Coach trevor (Safety Committee) and Coach Shawnise (Diversity/Inclusion/Outreach) serve on LSC Committees.
Each year, the team identifies at least one athlete representative, who is invited to participate in the LSC’s athlete committee. This representative is also a voting member of the LSC’s yearly House of Delegates.
The JCC’s summer league team is part of the Central Maryland Swim League (CMSL.) The CMSL is made up of over 50 teams representing almost 8000 swimmers. The League is divided into nine divisions in the geographic area surrounding Baltimore City. This League includes in its alumni several National (and Olympic) team members, including Michael Phelps and Mary Pelton.
The JCC joined the League as a “full member” team in 2010. In 2011, the Barracudas were undefeated and won the Championship of Division IX. In 2012, the Barracudas moved to Divison 8 and were undefeated Champions in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the Barracudas moved to Division V.
Mid-Atlantic Swim League
The Mid-Atlantic Swim League (MASL) is comprised of teams from local JCCs that are part of the JCC Association of North America. As the Barracudas,the team participates in a series of dual meets with teams from other regional JCCs. The season culminates with the League’s Individual Championships in late February or early March. These meets are not part of USA Swimming; therefore times recorded during these meets do not get entered into the USA Swimming times database, and do not count towards qualifying for USA Swimming Championship meets.
The Barracudas were undefeated in League competition during the 2009 – 10, 2010 – 11, 2011 - 12 seasons and 2012 - 13. The team won the League Championship for the third time in 2012.
MASL League Standings by year:
- 2014: Third Place
- 2013: Second Place
- 2012: First Place
- 2011: Second Place
- 2010: First Place
- 2009: Second Place
- 2008: Second Place
- 2007: First Place
- 2006: Second Place
- 2005: Third Place