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Barracudas Summer Swim Program 2021

The YMCA of The Chippewa Valley Barracudas Swim Team welcomes swimmers of all ages and ability levels! 

Our focus is to coach each individual at his or her level with the goal of improving swimming skills, both competitive and lifelong.  Within each of our age groups there are beginning swimmers, intermediate swimmers, and more experienced swimmers.

The Barracudas have no specific attendance requirements for meets or practices.  We recognize that the athletes have different objectives for participation, and we wish for all swimmers to feel comfortable in their experiences.  For this reason, swimmers may elect to compete in meets or not.  In regard to practice, however, athletes and parents alike should understand that the more attendance, participation, and effort equate to greater progress and success in the pool.

Our coaches attend coaching clinics each year in order to be up-to-date on current coaching practices.  We study instruction in swimming technique and aerobic endurance, motivation, race tactics, and athlete safety.  Novice swimmers will focus on learning starts, breakouts, technique, turns, and finishes for all four competitive strokes. Veteran swimmers will continue to hone these skill sets.  One of our goals, as always, is to create strong swimmers in the individual medley events, so all swimmers will continue to improve all strokes! 

A focus on stroke technique combined with moderate training sets will increase the swimmer's capacity for work, and our hope is that the swimmers will be able to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

Swimming on our team encourages growth, healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy friendships! We hope you will join us!

 

Although there are practices offered in two locations for our Junior Elite Groups and higher, we encourage everyone try and register for, and be at practices at the Fairfax pool in Eau Claire.

However for the 2021 Summer Season, due to possible restrictions still, we may ask for swimmers to stick to one practice location and not jump around day by day unless given the go ahead to do so by Ryan.

 

Baby Barracudas

An Introduction to Competitive Swimming for children ages 4 through 8.  Emphasis is on instruction and developmental drills teaching the four competitive strokes. A great way to prepare your young swimmer for YMCA of The Chippewa Valley Swim Team while developing new skills & friendships! Baby Barracudas is primarily taught in the YMCA small wading pool. When the swimmers are ready to swim in the YMCA Pool they will spend some of the lesson time in that pool!

Eau Claire YMCA Pool
Session I: 4:00 to 4:45 pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Session II: 4:45 to 5:30 pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 8 through August 5
COST:  $150 Y Members
LIMIT 20 PER SESSION!

 

Junior-  Ages 10 and under

Swimmers should be able to complete at least one length of freestyle and backstroke. The Junior group will be taught stroke technique for all of the four strokes. Competitive starts and turns will also be taught and practiced. There will be no practice requirement, however the more practices a swimmer attends the faster they will progress! A great way for your young swimmer to develop swimming skills and confidence while creating new friendships!

June 7- August 13

Eau Claire YMCA: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-5:30pm

Chippewa Falls YMCA: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-2:30pm

Cost: Members- $175

 

Junior Elite-  Ages 9-11

 For entry into this group swimmers should be able to complete at least 50 yards of each of the four strokes. The Junior Elite group is focused on improving stroke technique, and endurance. Will be working with qualified coaches focused on giving individual feedback, on each stroke. This group will start to understand and learn how to compete and race strategies, as well as get an introduction to competitive training. 

Monday-Friday

June 7-August 13

Fairfax Pool: 7:30 – 9:00am

Or

Chippewa Falls YMCA 1-2:30pm

Cost: Members $400

 

Senior- Middle school age

Swimmers in this group will still focus on technique as well as get a sample of what training will be once moved up to the Senior Elite group. Swimmers should be committed to swimming at least 4 times per week.

Monday-Friday

June 7- August 13

Fairfax Pool: 6:45-9:00am

Or

Chippewa Falls YMCA: 1-3pm

Cost Members: $500

 

Senior Elite - Swimmers in this group are generally High School athletes, 14 and up. Training groups will be decided based on previous development and training experience. Swimmers are committed to swimming at a high level, expected to be at practice everyday, and focused on swimming at their best at bigger meets at the end of each competitive season. Swimmers will experience an increased training volume and intensity, and be expected to train at least at a 1:30 per 100 base or faster. 

Monday-Friday

June 7-August 13

Fairfax Pool: 6:45-9:00am

Or

Chippewa Falls YMCA: 1-3pm

Cost: Members: $500