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Winter Swim Team Is Back!

We are so excited to be able to offer Winter Swim Team this season. With a few twists and changes here and there swim team during this time will happen. Some things are always a constant – teamwork, fun, and learning are the main focus. We don’t aim to be necessarily the fastest but we always aim to be the best. 

Due to COVID regulations, we are allowed 3 in a lane.  I will need to know by Sunday, what time you will be coming to practice.  Each practice will be limited to 12 swimmers.


Swim Team will be $60  per month for the season running October – February if you draft monthly. We offer a season discount of $250 if you would like to pay upfront. 
The sibling discount of $10 off for each additional sibling can be applied to the monthly option.

Swimmers must be active members to be on the team, and we offer different options for that. A Youth membership is $18 per month when drafted monthly. There are invoice options for 3, 6, and 12 months but additional fees will apply. There will be no Joiner’s Fee if you are joining the swim team but we do have a 30-day notice to cancel policy that will apply. 

Below, you will see practice day, times, and lanes available for October:
Please contact Elizabeth to reserve your time


4:00 – 5:00 (4 lanes)
5:00 – 6:00 (4 lanes)

3:30 – 4:30 (4 lanes)

4:00 – 5:00 (4 lanes)
5:00 – 6:00 (4 lanes)

Thursday:  3:30 – 4:30 (4 lanes)

Barracuda Swim Team

Swim Teams are a great way to enjoy competitive swimming in a recreational environment!


All Barracudas swimmers must be members of the Bedford Area Family YMCA.
(A Youth membership is $18 a month, when drafted, there are 3,6, & 12 month options, 30-day notice to cancel does apply)
The swim team cost is $60 a month / Free month if you pay all up front!
We also have sibling discounts, just ask for the current season’s 


Elizabeth Creasy is the Aquatics Director at the Bedford Y. She has been the Aquatics Director for 16 years. She is in charge of the Barracudas and the communication with the parents and the other coaches within the PYSA League. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact her at any time.

Focus for Swim Team

We will spend much of the season talking about good nutrition and learning what our bodies need in order to become healthy adults and elite athletes. We strive for each child to be able to build a healthy foundation where they feel strong and confident.

We will also break down each stroke and work on proper technique and good form so that each swimmer can get the most efficiency from the strokes. This is the foundation of swimming. Our goal is not to be the FASTEST, but the MOST EFFICIENT in the water.

Swim team is a great way to enjoy competitive swimming in a recreational environment. All swim meets during the winter season will be on Saturdays starting in November and Summer dates are TBD.

Practice Schedule

Winter: October – February

See above for the October practice schedule 
Hoping for a virtual meet in Novmeber

Summer: May – July




Please check your email regularly; this is the main form of communication between coaches and parents.
We are also on Facebook as BAY Barracudas Swim Team, like and follow us for more information!

ALL parents will be asked to volunteer at ALL swim meets.

Meet Schedule

Summer Swim Team meets – TBD
Winter Swim Team meets – November Virtual Meet TBD