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Swim with the Barracudas

The JCC offers three separate competitive swim team options.

Barracudas Swim Team

The Barracudas swim team is for our accomplished swimmers ages 5-18 years. All swimmers ages 9+ must be familiar with all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly).   Swimmers ages 8 and younger must legally swim at least two of the competitive strokes. This will be the Barracudas’ 21st season competing in the New Jersey JCC-YMHA Swim League. Swim meets begin in early November and run through the State Championships in March. Dual meets are always held on Sunday afternoons. A stroke evaluation is required for swimmers new to the program. Additional new swimmers will not be able to join the Barracudas team after the maximum number of swimmers is reached in an age group.

For more information, contact Barracudas Head Coach, Martina Varholova, at [email protected]

Mini Barracudas

This swim team program is available for younger swimmers ages 5-8 who are able to swim at least 15 yards on both their front and backs and is designed to introduce these young swimmers to competitive swimming. A stroke evaluation for new swimmers is recommended.  



The Intra-Cuda intramural swim team program is for those swimmers ages 8+ who would like to improve their strokes and fitness but do not desire the level of commitment our Barracudas swim team requires. Swimmers must be able to swim at least 50 yards freestyle with rotary breathing. A stroke evaluation is not required. 


2020-21 Practice Schedule


October - March

At least three practices per week are recommended, but not required. 

10 & UNDER   5:00-6:00 P 5:00-6:00 P  5:00-6:00 P 

5:00-6:00 P  

11 & 12


6:00 - 7:00 P 

6:00 - 7:00 P    6:00 - 7:00 P  6:00 - 7:00 P 
13+ 1:50-2:50 P

7:00 - 8:00 P

  7:00 - 8:00 P 7:00 - 8:00 P

Please note that swimmers who register for the Barracudas swim team are expected to maintain their commitment to the Barracudas team. This includes attending practices and minimum of four swim meets. 

JCC Swim Meet Locations

Garfield YMCA
490 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026

MetroWest JCC (West Orange Facility)
760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

Middlesex JCC
1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ 08820

JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Raritan Bay Area YMCA
365 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

501 Green Lane, Union, NJ 07083

Health Quest Fitness
310 Highway 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822

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