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.

Please call us at 770-868-2917 to discuss more about our programs, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.


Swim Team Jr Prep & Prep

This is our entry level group. Athletes who enter this group are too advanced for swim lessons but are not quite ready for swim team. Swimmers must be evaluated by a coach to be placed on either Jr Prep or Prep.

Junior PREP is for younger swimmers who want to learn the strokes but still need to gain endurance.

PREP is for swimmers who have more experience and endurance but still need to learn the strokes to be ready to join the Swim Team.

Swim Team Jr. Prep & Prep Coach: Joe Allen

Workout Days/Times:

During the School Year-

Jr.Prep- Tues/Thurs 6:30pm-7:30pm

Prep - Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 6:30pm-7:30 pm


Age Group Team

From the Swim Team Prep group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on making all four strokes technically sound, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.

Age Group Coach: Meredith Carroll

Workout Days/Times:

During the School Year:

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 6:30pm-7:30pm


Senior Group

From the Age Group Team, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 11 years old and have completed the necessary skills to move on to the Senior Group. This group is exposed to different levels of training while incorporating dry land and strength workouts into the training regimen. This group is divided into two groups - Senior I and Senior II.  Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.

Senior Group Coach: Meredith Carroll and Joe Allen

Workout Days/Times:

During the School Year-

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: Swim 4:30pm-6:30pm

Tues/Thurs: Required Dryland Training 4:00pm-4:30pm

Sat Stroke Clinic (twice a month): 9:00am-10:00am; Limited space available.