Swim Groups

The YMCA Barracudas offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the YMCA Barracudas to offer opportunities to our communities youth in order to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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Swim Team Placement:

If your child has never participated on a year-round swim team then you will need to schedule an evaluation.  Please email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Swimmers are placed in groups based on their age, ability level, technique, practice effort, and competition times.  Swimmers’ placement is at the coach’s discretion.

 

Gold Group:

This group is for more advanced swimmers and focuses on more intense aerobic and anaerobic training, as well as more specific technique work.  The recommended age for this group is 13-18 years of age.  This group practices Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

 

Silver Group:

This group is the next step after the Bronze Group.  These swimmers must be proficient with turns, starts, and all four strokes, and is recommended for swimmers aged 10-16.  This group focuses on anaerobic training as well as more advanced technique work.  This group practices Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 6:00pm-7:15pm.

 

Bronze Group:

This group is the next step after Swim Team Prep.  These swimmers must be able to complete the basics of turns, starts, and all four strokes, and is recommended for swimmers aged 10 and under.  This group practices Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

 

Swim Team Prep:

This group is the beginning step in Swim Team after swim lessons has been completed.  Swimmers in Swim Team Prep must be able to successfully swim 25 yards unassisted in two of the four competitive strokes.  This group will learn how to legally swim all four strokes as well as the basics of starts and turns.  This group practices Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 3:45pm-4:30pm.