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Registration for the 2016-2017 Barracudas Team

REGISTRATION Payment/Confirmation/Try Out DAY is Sunday, August 21, 2016.  You must register online prior to August 21.

Online registration will be available for the Fall/Winter swim team beginning mid-August, 2016, and run until the enrollment cap has been reached..

All NEW SWIMMERS will need to try out.  

Practices begin: Sept 12, 2016

All Fall/Winter team members must be members of the Green Family YMCA.

For pricing information, please click on the Team Info tab and select Registration

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News from Lake Erie Swimming!!!

Congratulations Alex Gallagher!

Swimmers of the Meet: 2016 NASA Showcase, Clearwater, Fl

Ben Davis (GLSS) and Alex Gallagher (GYB)

Both Ben and Alex Each earned two top 10 finishes - Davis 10th in 100 free, 9th in 200 IM; Gallagher 2nd in 50 breast, 6th in 100 breast. Alex also broke LE age 9-10 record for 50 breast at 34.22.

Congratulations Ben and Alex!!

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2016 GYB ZONE TEAM! (31 members strong)

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(bottom row): O Scheibelhoffer, O Elgin, B Casper, S Peterson, S McMillen, C Doerrer, A Gallagher, E Campbell (2nd row): M Shroyer, N Byers, K Angerstien, M Schindewolf, K McNeil, A Green, P Doerrer, B Kelly, B Rickman, A Fearigo (back row): Dan Poletta, N Shroyer, O Love, Dom Poletta, T Doerrer, A Leibensperger, M Doerrer, L Miller, A Rohweder, L Collins, J Atkinson, N Rohweder (not pictured: E Zahab)

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GYB Swimmers Take Six League Titles

Congratulations to the following NEO YMCA League Champions

Olivia Elgin

50 Butterfly & 100 Freestyle

Alex Gallagher

50 Butterfly & 50 Breaststroke

Parker Doerrer

200 Freestyle

Andrew Fearigo

50 Freestyle

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Five Barracuda Swimmers Qualify for States

Congratulations to Tyler Doerrer, Olivia Love, Luke Miller, Dominic Poletta and Andrew Rohweder who all qualified to swim at the OHHSA State Championship Meet.  

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Congratulations State Qualifiers

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Congratulations Dominic Poletta - 2nd in the STATE !! (50 Freestyle - 20.52)

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Two Barracudas Selected for Lake Erie Swimming Elite Teams

Congratulations Alex Gallagher & Dominic Poletta.

Alex was selected for the Ohio All-Star Quad Team.  This team is comprised of the top four swimmers in the state in each event.  It's a coveted honor to be selected!  Alex will travel to Indianapolis to compete in the Mid-States Championships as a member of Team Ohio.  Great Job Alex, we're so proud of you!

Dominic has been selected to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with Lake Erie's elite swimmers and coaches.  He will spend a week training at the top USA swim training facility.  In order to be considered for the training trip, swimmers must have achieved a qualifying time from one of the following: Olympic Trials, Senior Nationals, Arena Pro Swim Series, Junior Nationals, or NCSA Championships.  Congratulations Dominic.  

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Swimmers.... Since we worked so hard on breaststroke this week... I give you Michael Phelps to demonstrate.

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2015-2016 Barracudas Registration


We have a few spaces left in specific groups available.  Please email Coach Bev if you missed registration and still wish to join.

Posted 7/28/15: Online Registration begins August 11 & runs through August 16. Payments must be turned in on August 16th from 2:00PM - 3:30 PM for registration to be accepted. Please DO NOT turn in payments early to the YMCA.

See the TEAM INFO tab for more information.

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FALL / WINTER REGISTRATION

Information and registration dates for the Fall / Winter Barracudas Swim Team will be available in Mid to Late August.  Keep checking our website for more info.  

New Swimmers:  Listed below is our practice group information from our team handbook.

Practice Groups

  • Bronze Practice Group:
    • Swimmers 8 & younger must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool swimming freestyle (front crawl) with good form and demonstrating rotary breathing. Swimmer must also be able to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping in one or more of the remaining three competitive strokes with good form.
    • Swimmers ages 9-12 must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool without stopping in two or more competitive strokes with rotary breathing during freestyle and good form. Swimmer should also be able to perform a third competitive stroke. And must be able to demonstrate a racing start (dive) from the starting block.
    • Swimmers ages 13 & over must be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool without stopping in 2 competitive strokes demonstrating good form and rotary breathing during freestyle. Swimmer should also be able to perform a third competitive stroke. And must be able to demonstrate a racing start (dive) from the starting block.
  • Silver Practice Group:
    • Swimmers have advanced from the Bronze group.
    • Swimmers are able to perform all 4 competitive swimming strokes legally with good form.
    • Swimmers have demonstrated that they are able to follow instructions, and exhibit self control and good listening skills during practices.
    • Swimmers can perform basic drills for 4 strokes with good form and show control of specific movements.
    • Swimmers are able to swim 500 yards without stopping.
    • Swimmers consistently perform racing starts (dives) from the starting blocks without hesitation.
  • Gold Practice Group:
    • Swimmers have advanced from the Silver group.
    • Swimmers are proficient in all 4 competitive strokes.
    • Swimmers are committed to the sport of swimming and are able to train 4-5 days per week.
    • Swimmers are capable of distance training and can hold training intervals set by coaches.
    • Swimmers are able to train at the intervals set by coaches for gold levels.
    • Swimmers are able to swim 1650 yards without stopping with good form.

 Questions, please email Coach Bev.

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memories... we're gonna miss you guys.

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What's New....


Congratulations to our GYB Swimmers who Competed at the YMCA National Swim Championships in Greensboro, NC. 

Alex Jackson, Haley Jenkins, Olivia Love, Natalie Rohweder, Jacob Doney, Daniel Poletta, Dominic Poletta & Andrew Rohweder

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Visit the Team Handbook section under Team Info.

There you will find practice group info, championship meet eligibility requirements, cutoff dates, and team policies.

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For Outstanding swims recognition and zone qualifiers, please view the KUDOS Page under the NEWS Tab.

Zone & National hotel info is available, view the Championship Meet Info page under the TEAM INFO Tab.

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Congratulations HS STATE MEET Swimmers!!!

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back row:  Dominic Poletta, Tyler Doerrer

middle row:  Jacob Doney, Luke Miller, Carter Hickman

bottom row: Emerson Zahab, Johanna DeWolf, Haley Jenkins, Natalie Rohweder

Not pictured is VICTORIA ADDIS - Go Polar Bear!!!

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GYB ~ Now in our 10th Season

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The First Barracudas Team Photo

Do you recognize any of the swimmers or coaches in the photo above?  Our tenth year leaves us with only 7 of our original swimmers.  We've grown into a team of 125, but we couldn't have done it without that first team - a big shout out to Tyler Doerrer, Jake Doney, Miranda Fearigo, Carter Hickman, Alex Jackson, Haley Jenkins & Dominic Poletta. (and yes, that's Coach Bev on the left)

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Recent News

Did you know that Green Local Schools has OPEN ENROLLMENT?

For families living in communities served by other public schools, did you know that Green Local Schools does accept Open Enrollment Applications? The deadline for application is by 4:00 PM on July 1st to the Superintendent's office.

See the link below if you are outside the district and wish to…

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Considering a SWIM CAMP ??

Check out the SWIM CAMP Page for Summer Swim Camp Options. We'll be adding to this page as we learn of them. If your swimmer is attending a camp, let a coach know so we can add that camp to the list.

So far we have swimmers registered to attend:

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GHS and GMS After School transport starting Monday 9/14/15

Athletes scheduled for the 3:00 PM training at the YMCA starting Monday, September 14, 2015 can take BUS #17.  The bus will arrive at the YMCA at about 2:50 PM.  This is very tight timing as you need to be on the pool deck, dressed and ready for water entry…

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Barracudas Mission Statement

The Green YMCA Barracudas swim team is dedicated to developing the mind, bodies and spirit of swimmers of all abilities and ages. Our coaches and supporting volunteers are focused on providing a team experience while developing skills that will be carried on in all walks of life. Our team provides an environment where sportsmanship, team building, character and physical fitness are promoted while participating in the sport of competitive swimming.  While teaching our swimmers a sport that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

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