The J is excited to introduce a new developmental and competitive swim team program offering high quality coaching and technique instruction designed to give children ages 4-12 the tools to improve their swimming skills, achieve success and gain a competitive edge. Participants will receive instruction and coaching in all four competitive strokes, stroke refinement, sprint & distance training and starting block training all directed to helping participants achieve their personal and team goals.
All participants must pass a skill test to join the team.
Every fourth Sunday the team will hold an intra-squad meet, beginning Sunday, February 25. June through August the Barracudas will be competing with local swim clubs in outdoor meets that can last up to two hours.
Who: Kids ages 4 -12
When: Begins Sun, February 4 through August 31
(practice will be held every Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sun)
Practices: Mon, Tues & Thurs • 6 - 7 pm
Sundays • 3 - 5 pm
Swimmers must attend 3 practices per week
Fee: $900 Members / $1300 Community (Yearly Fee. Payment options available)
Info or to Register:Contact Bryan Smith, Aquatics Supervisor (216) 831-0700 ext. 1388 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Carly LoVullo, Head Swim Coach
Carly has been swimming since the age of three and has always had a passion for the sport.
She has been a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Mandel JCC for almost 7 years. Carly has extensive experience teaching group and private swim lessons as well as coaching Swim Team Prep. Carly received her BA from Ohio Wesleyan University in International Relations and Black World Studies in 2016. She is now studying for her Masters of Public Health at George Washington University.
Alex Peterson, Assistant Swim Coach
Alex has a passion for swimming! He was the assistant coach at Purvis Park Pool in University
Heights for 4 years. Alex swam competitively throughout his childhood and teens – first at Hillcrest YMCA for 8 years, then for 4 years at Forest Hill Club and lastly 3 years swimming at St. Ignatius. For Alex being part of a swim team gave him a chance to hone his swimming skills and appreciate the comradery of being part a team. He looks forward to passing on his love of swimming to the next generation of swimmers.