Sign Up at the pool Memorial Day Weekend and every evening during swim practice.

Contact or Jennifer Taylor 704.726.8079 or R.D.Bond 980.229.2342 for more information.


The Coulwood Swim Club is the home of the Barracudas Swim Team - one of Charlotte's oldest and most well established summer swim league programs. Formed shortly after the swim club opened in 1962, the Barracudas invite all kids 5-18 to join. 

Swimmers compete by age group with teams from neighboring communities. The emphasis of the program is, fun and the meets are a great way to spend a summer
evening with family and friends.  As part of the YbDry Swim League, the Barracudasí vision is to inspire and enable our kids to achieve excellence through their efforts to achieve their personal best in the sport of swimming...and in life.  Our mission is to provide a community-based youth program designed to promote an organized and disciplined swim team experience that encourages participation.

Donít know the strokes? Donít worry. Our coaches teach all strokes: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. And they do a good job. The Barracudas have a long history of developing swimmers and winning meets.

Never been on a swim team before? It doesnít matter. The Barracudas are open to everyone. There are no cuts. Our goal is to introduce the sport to those who otherwise may not discover the benefits of swimming.  We protect the dignity of young and less experienced swimmers while striving to improve their skills and enhance the skills of more experienced swimmers, enabling all to reach their personal best.

The season begins in May and ends in July. Practice is usually held Monday - Thursday evenings at the swim club, and depending on the League schedule, meets are held one night a week. Priority registration and discount fees are available with Coulwood Swim Club membership.  Sign-ups begin in May. Watch for notices.

The children will be divided into practice groups based upon ability and age as of May 31, 2017. Practices will be offered 4 to 8 times a week depending on the age of the child. The team will swim in 6 to 7 meets per summer, usually starting in early June and finishing with an All-Star Meet in early to mid July. We offer numerous social opportunities for the children to bond as a team and build friendships such as senior team nights, bowling, movie night, ice cream parties, and breakfasts of champions. The swim team is managed by a parent-led board, the Swim Team Advisory Board (STAB). More detailed information about the swim team is available by contacting

Coulwood Swim Team participates in the YBDry swim League. The teams includes Coulwood, Sailview, Northwoods, Mt. Island Harbor, Riverbend and Overlook. The swim meets will start in mid June and end around the middle of July. The age brackets for the events are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 for boys and girls. Sign up at the pool on Memoriall Day Weekend.

Coulwood's Swim Team

Coulwood Community Council, LTD.
PO Box 112 , Paw Creek , NC 28130-0112
founded in 1958

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