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Barracuda Pre-Swim Team

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Barracuda Mission:

At British Swim School, our mission is to ensure that every person, regardless of age or ability has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer. We also believe every swimmer should have the opportunity to strengthen their stroke skills and learn to become part of a team before joining a more intense swim team program. Our pre-swim team is a noncompetitive swim team within our swim school; it is called The Barracuda Program.

Many times, when students go from swim lessons to competitive swimming, there is a huge learning curve and it could discourage our students from continuing swimming. The Barracuda program helps students bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swim programs. When they eventually join a more intense competitive swim team, it won’t seem as daunting, they’ll know what to expect, they’ll know how to be an excellent teammate, and they will thrive!

Pre-requisites:

Swimmers must meet the following requirements:

  • Must graduate Shark 2 or can complete the following
    • 50 Freestyle (Legal and Efficient)
    • 50 Backstroke (Legal and Efficient)
    • 50 Butterfly – correct timing and only two dolphin kicks
    • 50 Breaststroke – correct timing and kick
    • Knowledge or circle swimming, starts and turns
    • (Age restrictions may apply)

Common Questions:

Q: What will practice look like?

A: Practice will consist of dry land (on deck stretches and exercises) and in water training. We will track their swim times for each stroke, work on starts and turns, and perfect the skills for each stroke (butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke).

Q: Will the swimmers ever compete?

A: Right now, no. This program is meant to get swimmers ready to swim competitively on a team.

Q: Why should my swimmer join?

A: There are several reasons to join the Barracuda Swim Team:

  • Pre-Swim Team Practice without the commitment of competition
  • Coached by 2 consistent and highly experienced swim team instructors
  • Swimming regularly to further increase distance, stamina, and speed
  • Emphasis on strokes and turns
  • Students improve their individual technique
  • Fun clinic developing competition and team-building
  • Year-round clinic providing off-season training for your swimmers
  • Age-appropriate goals developed specifically for transitioning into local swim team
  • Program adapted through partnership with local Swim Team Coaches
  • Equipment included (silicone team cap), no additional equipment to purchase

Pricing & Practice Details:

  • 1-hour practice once or twice a week
  • Annual Membership Fee: $39 per student/$60 per family – will be billed upon enrollment, this fee is waived for existing students.
  • Days/Times: Tuesdays or Thursdays 7:15 pm-8:15 pm and Sundays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Lafayette 24-Hour Fitness
  • Please note: Barracudas is a swim practice therefore we do not offer makeups, refunds or credits for any missed practices.

Barracuda

$160 Per Month
  • 1 Practice Per Week

Barracuda

$300 Per Month
  • 2 Practices Per Week

Barracuda Pre-Swim Team

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