The Coulwood Swim Club is the home of the Barracudas Swim Team.


The Barracudas’ 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.


Coulwood Swim Team participates in the YBDry swim League. The teams includes Coulwood, Sailview, Northwoods, Mt. Island Harbor, Riverbend, Overlook and Mt. Holly. 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.

The season begins immediately after Memorial Day and ends in mid 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.

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. 


Does my child need to know all the strokes? No, our coaches teach all strokes throughout the season so it is not a requirement to know them before the season starts.

Does my child need to have previous swim team experience? Definitely not! The Barracudas are open to everyone, there are no tryouts and 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.


You can sign up by completing the form below and then completing the payment process. 


Contact Nerissa Helms 704.399.1740 or email for more information.

Coulwood Community Council, LTD.


Mailing Address: PO Box 112 Paw Creek, NC 28130-0112

Clubhouse Address: 506 Coulwood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28214

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