The Barracudas Club was founded in 1970 as a swimming and water polo club. Artistic Swimming, better known back then as Waterballet, was added in 1973. It was coached by Henriëtte de Nekker while training in the pool of Talk of the Town Hotel. A weekly show on Wednesday was performed in the Holiday Inn.

The first athletes were Annemiek Dijkhout, Angela Hagedoorn, Carla Geurtsen, Bianca Baiz, Judith van Eck and Muriël van Eck.

In 1984, Nicole Hoevertsz and Esther Croes, participated as the first Duet in the Olympics Games in Los Angeles. This was also the first time Artistic Swimming was part of the Olympic Games. In 1988, Yvette Thuis and Roswitha Lopez participated in Solo and Duet in Seoul. Aruba has participated since then in many regional, continental, and world championships.

Today, Barracudas Club is a thriving platform to catapult AS athletes to triumph in national and international competitions. Barracudas Club consists of around 40 active athletes, but the family of Artistic Swimming is much larger. Many former athletes and parents still participate as judges. spectators and in fundraising activities. 

The Barracudas changed its name in 2020 to adapt to the changes made by FINA, which changed the name of the sport to Artistic Swimming.