Get ready for a summer full of fun, friends, and fast swimming with the Barclay Barracudas! We are at the top of our division, so there will surely be some exciting meets this year. The Barracudas range from ages 5 to 18 years old. We practice every weekday, focusing on stroke technique, starts and turns, and racing strategies. Whether you are just learning to swim or have mastered all four strokes, we will never turn a swimmer away because of ability. Our coaches are dedicated to helping EVERY swimmer reach his or her full potential. We work with swimmers individually, by age group, and with the whole team. The older swimmers are also wonderful leaders as they root for their younger teammates, lead cheers, and work very hard in practice.
Swim meets are an important part of the season. “A” meets are every Saturday from June 22nd to July 20th. These meets are against other teams in our Division, count towards our team record, and ultimately determine our ranking in the Tri-County Swimming League. We also have three “B” meets on weekdays during the season. They are only for swimmers 12 & under, and provide the opportunity to swim new events in a more relaxed setting. We ask that you attend every meet, but understand if you have to miss one or two because of previous conflicts.
Our season ends at the most exciting meet of the year, the 60th annual Cherry Bowl on July 27th! This is where we get to swim against all of the other teams in Cherry Hill. With painted faces and noisemakers, Barclay is always the loudest & most spirited team, and our performances in the pool are just as impressive.
The Barclay Farm Swim Team is a great place for swimmers of all ages and abilities to work together, swim fast – and most of all – have fun. 2019 is sure to be the Barracudas’ most successful season yet!
The 2019 team swimsuits are now available online at toadhollowathletics.com. Once on the website, use the search button and type in “Barclay Farm.” The available suits will show on your screen – this year there are 2 style options for boys and girls. Please choose one appropriate for your swimmer.