Swim Team

The Wheaton Park District Barracudas Swim Team competes in the West Suburban Swim Conference. Our team is made up of boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 who compete in their own age groups. Swim Team is not a swim lesson program. Therefore, participants must be able to swim laps in deep water comfortably and have a basic knowledge of the components of swim team. The head coach reserves the right to ask that a child be placed in swim lessons (when available) in order to improve his or her skills before being admitted to the swim team. The swim team is recreational.

Teams compete at home and away. The team fee covers coaching staff, team shirt, and league fees. A team swimsuit is selected, the cost of which is not included in the fee. The team swimsuit is not mandatory.

Parents are required to volunteer to work at least three meets total (home or away) and are required to work at one of the conference meets. Detailed information on all volunteer positions will be available at this meeting as well.

Discount available for enrollment of 3 or more children.

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Questions?

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Swim Team

The Wheaton Park District Barracudas Swim Team competes in the West Suburban Swim Conference. Our team is made up of boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 who compete in their own age groups. Swim Team is not a swim lesson program. Therefore, participants must be able to swim laps in deep water comfortably and have a basic knowledge of the components of swim team. The head coach reserves the right to ask that a child be placed in swim lessons (when available) in order to improve his or her skills before being admitted to the swim team. The swim team is recreational.

Teams compete at home and away. The team fee covers coaching staff, team shirt, and league fees. A team swimsuit is selected, the cost of which is not included in the fee. The team swimsuit is not mandatory.

Parents are required to volunteer to work at least three meets total (home or away) and are required to work at one of the conference meets. Detailed information on all volunteer positions will be available at this meeting as well.

Discount available for enrollment of 3 or more children.

RainoutLine

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Questions?

Please contact Max Yoshikawa at 630-510-5126.

Coach Bios

Bella Anderson started swimming on the Barracudas Swim Team back in 2008. She was on Barracudas for 4 years until she started swimming club year round. She swam on the Stingrays swim team for 6 years and swam on the High School team all four years. Bella graduated from Wheaton North High School in May with plans to attend Taylor University in the Fall and study Elementary Education. She is excited to get to work with all the kids this summer!

Bailey Fister began swimming with the Wheaton Swim Club when she was in second grade, swimming for four years until she had to stop due to injury. Three years later, she got back into the sport her freshman year of high school, and has been a part of the Wheaton Co-op Swim and Dive team for the past three years. Going into her senior year at Wheaton Warrenville South, Bailey is working as a lifeguard at Rice Pool for her third consecutive summer while also swim instructing and lifeguarding at the Wheaton Sport Center. She looks forward to a fun summer at the pool getting to know all of the Barracudas!

Eric Frey has been an age group swim team coach in Medinah County for 2 years before coming over to the Barracudas. He is currently attending the Michigan State University focusing on sports marketing and management. Eric was a four year varsity swimmer at Bennet Academy, and was a Swim Team Captain his senior year. Eric is excited to be working with kids again this summer and thankful for the opportunity to coach with the Wheaton Park District!

Laine Perez is entering her second year of undergrad at Monmouth College. She is studying psychology to, in the future, be able to help individuals struggling both mentally and physically with their mental health. Laine swam for many years on the Glen Ellyn Gators Team. Although she do not swim anymore, Laine is a collegiate athlete for her college on both the lacrosse and cheer teams. Laine is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Board and balanced sports with education ending her first year both on the Dean’s List and receiving the Academic All-Conference Athlete recognition along with a few of her other teammates.

Practice Schedule & Parent Meetings

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Practice Schedule

Monday – Friday
7-8A: Ages 11 & over
8-9A: Ages 10 & under

Weekly Parent Meeting w/ Coach

Fridays throughout Practice Season
8A: Ages 11 & over
8:55A: Ages 10 & under

Meet & Conference Schedules

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“A” Meet & Conference Schedule

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Date Day Time VS. Location
6/11 Tu 6:45P Clarendon Hills 100 Byrd Ct, Clarendon Hills
6/15 Sa 8A Downers Grove 5560 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove
6/18 Tu 6:45P Lisle 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
6/25 Tu 6:45P Hinsdale 500 W Hinsdale Ave, Hinsdale
7/2 Tu 6:45P Western Springs 1300 Hillgrove Ave, Western Springs
7/6 Sa 8A Lemont 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
7/16 Tu 6:45P Glen Ellyn 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
7/20 Sa 8A Conference Meet TBD

*Northside Pool

 = Conference

“B” Meet & Conference Schedule

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Date Day Time VS. Location
6/13 Th 6:45P Clarendon Hills 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
6/20 Th 6:45P Downers Grove 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
6/22 Sa 8A Lisle 1825 Short St., Lisle
6/27 Th 6:45P Hinsdale 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
6/29 Sa 8A Western Springs 1509 N. West St., Wheaton*
7/9 Tu 6:45P Lemont 16028 W. 127th St., Lemont
7/11 Th 6:45P Glen Ellyn 483 Fairview Ave., Glen Ellyn
7/13 Su 8A Conference Meet 1777 S. Blanchard, Rice Pool and WaterPark

*Northside Pool

 = Conference

Other Important Dates

Wednesday, June 19 | 7A | Picture Day at Northside Pool (1509 N. West St.)
Monday, July 15 | 6P | Swim Team Banquet at Northside Pool (1509 N. West St.)