Team History

The Bozeman Barracuda Swim Team was founded in the 1960’s by dedicated parents interested in competitive swimming. The Barracudas have a successful program of over 150 swimmers, ranging from 5 to 22 years old.  Professional coaches guide beginning swimmers new to competitive swimming through our graduated levels of instruction and training. Barracuda Swimmers compete at meets across the state, at regional competitions throughout the Northwest, and at national level competitions. Current Barracuda Swimmers have over 80 Montana State Age Group Records.      

Bozeman Barracuda Organization

The Barracuda Swim Team is fortunate to be supported by one of the finest organizations in all of competitive swimming, USA Swimming. Each time a youngster joins the team, the swimmer’s parents automatically become members (and owners) of the Bozeman Barracuda Swim Club and inherit with that membership the responsibility to participate and support the activities of the team.

As owners of the 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization, parents elect a Board of  Directors to oversee the programs and performance of the business. Professional coaches are hired with the responsibility of running the swim team. They are assisted in this task by a variety of parent volunteers.  

The Board of Directors is composed of eight members who are elected yearly at the Fall Banquet on a rotating basis for a two-year term. They are charged with the ultimate responsibility for directing the financial affairs and supervising the management of the team. Traditionally, the Barracuda Board of Directors has led by example, by being among the most active and experienced members.  The Barracuda Board of Directors consists of the following elected officials:  President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, two elected at large members, and a swimmer representative.