Developing excellence since 1975

M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas teaches children and young adults to be competitive swimmers as they learn to train and race. 

We are focused on swimmer success in the pool and in life. 

ABLY is inclusive, and accepts those with the desire to learn and excel to the best of their ability. 

If you are ready to dive into the world of competitive swimming, please click on one of the links under "About" for more information! 

The History of ABLY 

Former Barracuda Emily Brunemann - Former member of the U.S. National Team

YMCA National Combined Short Course Champions:1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

YMCA National Men’s Short Course Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

YMCA National Women’s Short Course Champions: 2002

YMCA National Combined Long Course Champions: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001

YMCA National Men’s Long Course Champions: 1997, 2001

YMCA National Women’s Long Course Champions: 1997, 2001

Ohio State Age Group Short Course Champions: 1992, 1993