The Barracudas welcome you to our winter season. We are excited for your swimmer to be swimming with us! Our swim team is for the recreational swimmer and focuses on proper swimming technique as well as proper nutrition and the importance of exercise in our daily lives.
Winter season is more competitive, but equally as fun as the summer season. Swimmers will become more confident in their swimming and will show improvement continually throughout the season.The Bedford Barracudas are a proud member of the PYSA (Piedmont YMCA Swimming Association) League. The PYSA League consists of 10 teams: Altavista, Alleghany, Bedford, Danville, Eden, Farmville, Franklin County, Martinsville, South Boston, and Tazewell. Meets will be held on Saturday mornings.
Practices will be Monday through Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30pm. This allows swimmers to ride the bus to the Y after school, have a quick snack, and get in the water at 4:00pm. Meets will be held on Saturday mornings. The PYSA League consists of 10 teams: Altavista, Alleghany, Bedford, Danville, Eden, Farmville, Franklin County, Martinsville, South Boston, and Tazewell. Parents will be asked to volunteer at ALL meets.
Tadpole Program: A majority of the Barracudas transition from swim lessons to the swim team. This is a great way for swimmers to get additional practice, fine tune the strokes and work on proper mechanics. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle. The Tadpoles will practice from 4:00 – 5:00pm.
The BAY Barracuda Swim Team is open to all children who are members of the Bedford Area Family YMCA. We do not hold tryouts -- all children 4 years old to 18 years old are eligible to compete with the team. Swimmers must be a YMCA member to participate and monthly swim team fees must be paid for each swimmer (please see below for more specifics about the swim team fees).
Swim Team Monthly Fee Info:
$60 -- first child
$50 -- second child
$40 -- third child
$40 -- high school swimmers
Cost of being a Barracuda: All Barracudas must be members of the Bedford Area Family YMCA.
Option 1: $50 per month, $25 prorated for September (Due by the 15th of every month. September is due by the 25th.)
Option 2: $260 for the whole season
Additional siblings have a $10 discount.
All Barracudas must be members of the Bedford Area Family YMCA.
Click on link below for Summer Swimming registration form:
Barracuda Summer Swim Team 2013.pdf