JBarracudas Swim Team

About

JBarracudas Swimming Team aims to create an environment where individuals of all ages and abilities can experience the enjoyment of, and can reach personal excellence in, the sport of swimming. Barracudas' vision is to develop and maintain a program that will produce elite swimmers, who will represent our team in all levels of swimming competitions.

We offer three different groups to best suit your swimmer’s needs.

  • Pre-comp I ($102 /month)

    • Pre-competitive group

    • Ages: 5-8 years old

    • Monday -Friday 3:30-4.00 pm (Group A)

    • Monday - Friday 4:00-4.30pm (Group B)

    • Focus: Learning correct breaststroke, butterfly, side breathing for freestyle, freestyle, and backstroke flip turns, refining freestyle and backstroke, becoming familiar with team swimming, listening, and having fun.

    • Must attend 2-3 practices per week

 

  • Pre-comp II ($118 /month)

    • Pre-competitive group

    • Ages: 7-10 years old

    • Times & days: M-F 4:30-5:15 pm 

    • Focus: Learning swim legal strokes, all turns, IM order, dives, refining all strokes, increasing endurance, becoming familiar with competitive swimming, having fun, and enjoying swimming.

    • Must attend 2-3 practices per week

 

  • Barracudas ($136 /month)

    • Competitive group

    • Ages: 8 & up

    • Times & Days: Monday - Friday 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm (dryland) 5:15 -5:30 pm, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (swimming practice)

    • Focus: Swimming legal strokes, refining starts, turns, and finishes, adding endurance, increasing speed and stamina, and enjoying the team environment.

    • Must attend 2-3 practices per week

 

Note: Currently our team is at capacity. We do have a waitlist for anyone who is hoping to join in the near future. We do not allow for freezes or pauses on swim dues as we wish to be fair to people wanting to join from the waitlist. Click here to get on our waiting list

LFJCC Membership

LFJCC Family membership* is required for JBarracudas participants. We invite you to learn about the outdoor fitness options at the Qualcomm Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Complex, and COVID-19 safety measures. Fitness is not just physical. Join a community that cares.

Membership Benefits: lfjcc.org/membership

Membership Application: lfjcc.org/join

*JBarracudas Families are required to sign up as a Family I or Family II for the benefits to apply to your children. If your child is age 13 or older, they may sign up individually as a Teen/ Young Adult.

 

USA Swimming Membership

Regardless of the competitive level, all swimmers must be a member of the national organization called USA Swimming. Please complete the required registration forms.


Evaluations

New Swimmers Evaluations are required for those who would like to join the swim team. This evaluation will provide the information needed to correctly place your child in the group where they will prosper the most. Schedule now so your children can enjoy the JBarraudas with their friends!  To schedule an evaluation, please email Coach Sergii.

 

Policies

Weather Policy

We practice rain or shine, but we do cancel due to extreme wind or thunderstorms. If there is ever any danger to our swimmers, we will send an email out before practice to inform you of the cancellation. We only cancel when it becomes unsafe conditions to practice in.

There will be no dry-land practice held if it is raining.

Payment Policies

JBarracuda swim team Monthly fee will automatically be billed at the time of signup and will continue to be billed the 1st of every month until notification of cancellation is received. Swimmers who wish to terminate must submit a 30-day written notice prior to the 1st of the month.

When registering for JBarracudas there will be a one-time registration fee of $10.00. Your credit card on file will be automatically charged for the monthly Swim Team Fees. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Spencer Lynch or JCC Guest Services.

 

Coaching Staff

Our well-qualified staff is dedicated to providing the best possible training for your swimmer. We seek to provide efficient learning and endless enjoyment for all swimmers at all levels.

Head Coach JBarracudas Swim Team
Sergii Kukharskyi

Sergii is a former All-American swimmer and member of the Ukrainian National Swimming Team having earned bronze and silver medals. He is also a UANA Pan America Masters 2018 record holder 100br. Additionally, he is a level 1 ASCA (American swimming coaches association)Instructor as well as being certified in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED, and Water Safety.

 

 

Alex Becker



Alex Becker started his competitive swimming career in 2006, at the age of 6, and has developed an immense passion for being in the water. Mainly focusing on breaststroke and freestyle, he has competed in various qualifying meets all across the country. Since joining the Barracudas as an Assistant Coach, he is planning to compete again with the Masters' group. Following the completion of junior guards, Alex became a certified lifeguard and continued to get his swim instructor certification in 2018. He has been teaching swim lessons ever since, both privately and at city facilities, for individuals of every age. While working as a swim instructor he has received many commendations for his work, especially with individuals with disabilities. 

 

For any other inquiries please contact Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Director Spencer Lynch at spencerl@lfjcc.org