About the Bergen Barracudas

Unique among local swim teams, the Bergen Barracudas is a parent-run not-for-profit organization.  We are self-supported through membership dues and fund-raising revenues.  We run our program under the rules of the New Jersey chapter of the United States Swimming Association.  Parent participation in team-sponsored events is highly encouraged.  Our organization was chartered in 1980 for the sole purpose of running the Bergen Barracudas Swim Team.  The leadership of the organization is comprised of parents volunteering on our Parent Board. 

The Bergen Barracudas Swim Team has been practicing at Ramapo College’s 6-lane 25-yard pool in Mahwah, NJ since our formation in 1980.  Ramapo College is conveniently located on Rt. 202 in Mahwah — it is within 15 minutes of many neighborhoods in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland Counties. See Training Locations.

Our kids swim competitively in open, invitational NJ Swimming/USA Swimming meets at pools in northern New Jersey, including college facilities at Rutgers, Seton Hall and Princeton. The swimmers can compete as often or as little as their situation permits.

Interested in trying out ? Please see Join Barracudas! page for details.

Download the Bergen Barracudas Brochure HERE.

Tryouts schedule

Please see the Join our Team! page for the upcoming tryout schedule. Contact   Head Coach Nicky DeCaro  to schedule a tryout for other dates.

Contact us

Interested to learn more? Please contact  Head Coach Nicky DeCaro  with any questions about the program.

Thank you for your interest in the Bergen Barracudas!

The Bergen Barracuda Swim team is not affiliated with Ramapo College of NJ or Ramapo College Athletics.