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, 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.

Please be at all meets by 5:30 PM for warm-ups and to verify the swim roster for the evening.

June 8             Coulwood @ Mt Island Harbor—2407 Mt Isle Harbor Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214

June 15           Coulwood @ Mount Holly—306 Madison Dr., Mt Holly, NC 28120

June 22           Sailview @ Coulwood

June 29           Coulwood @ Riverbend—2716 Winding River Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214

July 6              Coulwood @ Overlook—3801 Mountain Cove Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214

July 12                        TBD @ Coulwood

July 14                        TBD @ Mt Holly



Fourth of July Parade:                      Meet at Coulwood School at 8:00am on SATURDAY, JULY 3rd

End of Year Party:                              TBD


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. 

2021 Important Information


First, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Rochelle Merritt for agreeing to coach our team this year! Please tell her THANK YOU when you can!



Please go online and register at

Fees per Swimmer:

  • Pool Members $50         

  • Non-Pool Member $100 (half of the non-member fee goes back to the Coulwood Council)

Checks can be made payable to Coulwood Swim Team, or you may pay through the website at the bottom of the online registration form just make sure you designate that it is for the swim team. The dues include all ribbons, awards, and swim cap.


First practice starts on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


A complete weekly schedule is:

Mondays: practice (not Memorial Day)

Tuesdays: Swim meet (starts June 8)

Wednesdays: practice (or could be a meet if rained out on Tuesday)

Thursdays: practice


10 and under 6:00 to 7:00 pm

11 and up 7:00 to 8:00 pm



We will have the same suits that we have had previously. Female suits are $28.00 and the male jammers are $25.00.

There will be a fitting on Wednesday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. NO CHECKS. They will accept credit/debit cards.

If you would like to purchase your suit before then you may go to Carolina Swim Shop located inside Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic Center (980-339-8950) just let them know you are with Coulwood.



We need all parents to volunteer for the swim meets. Emails will go out asking for volunteers and there will be sign-up sheets.


The following positions will be available at each meet:

6 timers per half—uses stopwatch to time the swimmer in their assigned lane.  Should start stopwatch when they see the light from the start gun.  Read off times to head timers, begin sure to give time to the hundredths of a second (example: 0:35.49 seconds).

1 head timer per half—will record both times from all lanes on official Timer Sheet and pass sheet onto runners.


1 finish judge per half—this position is to separately record the order the swimmers finish their heat. Note: should there be a discrepancy between the recorded times and the finish judges’ order, the Finish Judges’ order will determine the final outcome of the heat if the finish judges order agree with each other. The times will be adjusted accordingly.


1 runner per half—will take the Timer Sheet from the Clerk of Course to the Head Timer at the other end of the pool before the start of each event or will collect the Timer Sheet from the Head Timer and both Timer Sheets from the finish judges after each event and deliver them to the scoring table.


1 Clerk of Course—will place swimmers in heats according to pre-printed heat sheets. Every attempt will be made to seed the swimmers based on previous best times for each event. The first meet of the season will use best times from the previous season if available. Coaches and swimmers should cooperate with the clerk of course to allow the lining up of swimmers to occur in a timely manner so as not to delay the meet unnecessarily.


Note: Only swimmers whose event has been called will be allowed in the clerk of course area. In the event there are multiple heats for an event needed, the clerk is to fill all lanes with swimmers.  In events with three or fewer swimmers, events can be combined. In any case, all attempts to fill all lanes should be attempted to save time. If swimmers are late arriving to the clerk of course after their event has been started, the Clerk of Course will attempt to place the swimmer in an open lane but there is no guarantee that they will be able to swim that event


**Parents & Swimmers should not approach the scoring table. The runners will need access to the scoring table. Times & finish judges observations are compared and results are verified. Then the results are entered into the computer. These positions require as little distraction as possible to keep the information process moving. If you have a question about a result from an event, please address this to your child’s coach instead of approaching the table.


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Team Manager and Coaches:

Nerissa Helms                    704-309-6724

Rochelle Merritt                704-398-9277

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us: