Youth Swim Team

Location
Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours
Hours vary by facility
Contact
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200 parks@bentonvillear.com
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The Bentonville Barracudas is a recreational swim team that is for children ages 5-15 years old. The team works to improve their strokes, starts, turns, and finishes in a non-competitive team oriented environment. 

Fee: $65 for members/ $75 for non-members 

Registration will close the day before each session begins. 

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Session Dates Practice Dates/Times
5 (at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center) June 6th-July 1st

Tues/Thurs: 5:30-6:30pm (Level 1), 6:30-7:30pm (Level 2)

Saturday: 9:30-10:30am (Level 1), 10:30am-11:30 (Level 2) 

6 (at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center)  July 11th-August 5th Tues/Thurs: 5:30-6:30pm (Level 1), 6:30-7:30pm (Level 2)

Saturday: 9:30-10:30am (Level 1), 10:30am-11:30 (Level 2)

7 September 5th-September 30th

Tues/Thurs: 6:00-7:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00-10:00am 

8 October 3rd-October 28th

Tues/Thurs: 6:00-7:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00-10:00am

9 November 7th-December 9th (Week off for Thanksgiving) 

Tues/Thurs: 6:00-7:00pm


Saturdays: 9:00-10:00am

Requirements: Must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards of freestyle continuously without stopping and be ready for more. Swimmers will be swimming approximately 500 yards per practice. The first practice is an assessment to ensure that each child is able to meet these requirements. The coach will inform the parent if an alternative arrangement needs to be made. Each swimmer should come to the first practice prepared with a kick board and goggles.

Program will have 3 coaches practices, unless there is a meet on Saturday, practice will be cancelled for the swim meets. We encourage participation in 2 of them.

Swim meets against WLFC rec swim team during the year, during the summer there will be NWA Summer League competition.

Swimmers will recieve a T-Shirt and Swim Cap during the first session they sign up for.

Summer session: With the anticipation of more participants, there will be assistant coaches under the Head Coach's direction