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For questions about swim team contact

860-343-6220  or email Head Coach Heather Chandor at

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The Barracudas Swim Team is committed to providing an enjoyable and positive experience for swimmers while developing their endurance, skill, physical ability and mental stamina through a supportive and wholesome social outlet that encourages excellence, teamwork, and camaraderie. The Barracudas swim team is a member of the Yankee Cluster Swim League. 


Swim team is now closed for any new swimmers for levels 1 & 2 for the fall/winter season. We will have tryouts again in May for our Spring/Smmer season. If you have a swimmer aged 10 and over who has experience swimming on a competitive team and is interested in joining the Barracudas for the winter season, please contact Coach Heather,  



Level 1 

Entry point for most new swimmers aged 10 & under onto the swim team unless previous competitive swim experience. Swimmer should be able to swim 25 yards of the pool freestyle, 25 yards backstroke & should be comfortable diving from the side of the pool. Practice 2 days per week. 


Level 2 

Swimmers at this level can swim all 4 competitive strokes, can attempt to dive from a swim block and should be able to complete 50 yards freestyle without stopping. Practice 3 days per week.


Level 2a 

Swimmers at this level have swum competitively, are committed to a practice & competition schedule and can navigate a full swim practice up to 2000 yards. Practice 4 days per week. 

Level 3 

For swimmers aged 11 & over who have Personal Best times close to or better than New England Championship qualifying times. Practice 5 days per week. 


Level 4 

For swimmers in High School who only swim for the Barracudas partial season due to competing for their High School team for the other part of the season. Practice 5 days per week.    




Level 1     5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Level 2     5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Level 2a   5:30pm - 7:00pm  

Level 3/4  6:00pm - 7:30pm 


Level 2      5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Level 2a    6:00pm - 7:30pm 

Level 3/4   6:00pm - 7:30pm 


Level 1     5:00pm - 6:00pm

Level 2     5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Level 2a   6:00pm - 7:30pm

Level 3/4  6:00pm - 7:30pm


Level 2a  5:30pm - 7:00pm  

Level 3/4 6:00pm - 7:30pm



Dry Land Training for Level 3/4  (Starts October 1st) 

5:00pm - 6:00pm  

There will be other (optional) dryland training & conditioning days for all swimmers 11 & over starting Monday October 3rd. More details will be shared with swimmers who register for Fall/Winter swim team. 


October 16/17      in Hartford at either Indian Valley YMCA pool or Farmington Valley YMCA pool   

November 13/14   at Middlesex YMCA & Maloney High School in Meriden

January  15/16     in Meriden 

Late February/early March League Championships in Meriden specific date TBD 


All swimmers must be current members of the Middlesex YMCA to register for swim team.  

Contact Member Services for membership options 860-343-6201


Training fees

Level 1 - 3 is for a 22 week season, 9/20 - 2/25  

Level 1

Full Family Member        $396

Program Member           $484


Level 2

Full Family Member         $594

Program Member            $726


Level 2a

Full Family Member         $704

Program Member            $880


Level 3

Full Family Member         $880

Program Member            $1100


Level 4  

HS Boys  - September 20 through end of November  

Full Family Member         $440

Program Member            $550


HS Girls   - November until February 25 

Full Family Member         $640

Program Member            $800

Meet fees

Meet fees are still being determined based on the final location of our meets. ​Should be finalized by beginning of Sept.