Wednesday, June 23: Practice Cancelled due to cold temperatures!

Hello

Central Maryland Swim League (CMSL) has announced a modified swim team season this summer.  There will not be any in-person, multi-team events. Each division will host 3 virtual dual- or tri- meets, where each team swims at their own pool and results are tabulated by the computer.  Divisional championships and the Straehle invitational are cancelled for this year.  Atholton plans to host a summer swim team and participate in CMSL.  Final details are being worked out and registration will open in early May.  Spaces on the team will be limited due to continuing state and local restrictions.


Interested in joining the Atholton Barracuda Swim Team?

Registration is open for current members for practices beginning Wednesday, June 16th.  Complete the form to register, then pay through your account.  Please note that per league rules, all swim team members must have a family membership at the pool.

Basic Skills: Youth must demonstrate that they can swim the length of the pool before joining the swim team. Youth who can swim, but cannot yet swim the length of the pool are encouraged to come and try swim team and may be able to join as a non-competitive team member for their first season while they strengthen their skills.

Ages: approximately 5 – 18

Commitments:

  • $120/swimmer
  • Each family will be asked to volunteer for meets and team events

Questions: Should be directed to Catherine Daly, swim team coordinator, at atholtonswimclub.swimteam@gmail.com

Tentative Practice Schedule

June 1st –  June 15th: Afternoon Practice
Monday – Friday
4:00 – 5:00 pm (ages 11 and older)
5:00 – 6:00 pm (ages 10 and under)​

Wednesday, June 16th – end of season: Morning Practice
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 8:30 am (8&Under)
8:30 – 9:15 am (9-12 years old)
9:15 – 10:00 am (13 & over)

THE MIGHTY ATHOLTON BARRACUDAS SWIM TEAM!

CENTRAL MARYLAND SWIM LEAGUE, DIVISION VI

What is the Barracudas Swim Team?

  • We provide a rewarding, participative swim team experience for swimmers and their families. Swim team is a great way for children to learn recreational swimming.
  • We teach competitive skills and good sportsmanship with the emphasis on team spirit and fun, fun, fun!
    The Atholton Swim Club Barracudas Swim Team is part of the Central Maryland Swim League, one of the largest summer swim leagues in the country.
  • The team ranges in size from 50 – 100 swimmers.
  • All children (5-18) of ASC members are eligible to join the swim team.
  • Children should be able to swim the length of the pool to qualify for the team.
  • The season lasts approximately 9 weeks from the Tuesday after Memorial day to the last weekend in July.
  • We participate in 5+ meets a summer, including 2-3 home meets held at ASC.
  • Our nickname is the “Cudas” and our motto is “Can’t Catch a Cuda”
  • The Barracudas have many fun activities associated with the team. Pep rallies, spirit shirts, meet themes, prizes, a great party and many surprises await our Cudas

Swim Team Coaches

Head Coach

Julie L. Groetzinger Kosiba (Coach Julie)
Julie started swimming competitively at the age of six on a summer swim team in LaVale, Maryland where she grew up. At age eight she joined the year-round competitive swim team at the Cumberland YMCA, where she swam for the year-round swim team seasons until she graduated from high school. She then went on to swim competitively in college for the Frostburg State University Bobcats in Maryland.

Julie started her coaching career in 2002 as the head coach for The LaVale Gators summer swim team, in Allegany County Maryland. From 2015-2020 Julie was the head coach at Life Time Fitness in Columbia, MD for the USA swim team, summer swim team, and the junior (non-competitive team).

Coach Julie believes that swimming should be challenging but most importantly LOTS OF FUN!

Maggie Reed

Maggie is a high school junior who is entering her 4th year of coaching at Atholton.  She has swam on multiple teams since she was 4 and enjoys success swimming any event.  Maggie also plays softball, has two siblings on the swim team, and often sings the National Anthem before home meets.

This year’s volunteer coaches:

Details coming soon…

(Contact swim team coordinator if interested.)