Swimmers are not expected to be Olympic-ready, but they do need to be confident in the water, and comfortable swimming with their faces in the water. Team swim practices focus on refining stroke techniques, diving from the swim blocks, and building endurance/speed.
To swim in meets, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool) in 75 seconds or less.
Swimmers are evaluated during Time Trials in late May during regular practice.
Coaching for new and/or inexperienced swimmers includes a focus on ensuring swimmers are comfortable entering the pool off the diving blocks, and can confidently float on their backs.
Cudas-In-Training (CIT) program is for children ages 4-8 who are water safe, do not need flotation devices, and are not ready to swim the entire length of the pool without assistance from coaches. CIT swimmers must be able to follow directions and participate in swim practice without a parent on deck.
Download the CIT Program Description for full details.
Cuda Stroke Clinics
Clinic Registration will open in 2024
Cuda Stroke Clinics are a supplemental small-group, stroke or technique focused practice. The clinics are intended for swimmers with a demonstrated ability to swim the applicable stroke, and are looking for focused stroke coaching and practice.
Download the Cuda Stroke Clinic program description for additional information.
The Cuda Buddies program is a swimmer-led buddy program that pairs our newest and youngest swimmers with an older, more experienced Barracuda swimmer. .
Your Barracuda Buddy is your own personal biggest swim fan! A friendly face to help you "learn the ropes", cheer you on during your races, help you with any swim/practice/meet questions, and generally be your summer swim BFF on deck!
Our Cuda Buddies program coordinators are
Assistant Coaches Emerson Goodman and Emilee Grace McCann.