YMCA Swim Team - The Barracuda's
The YMCA Swim Team gives those individuals who desire to swim on a competitive basis the opportunity to do so. Practices are held five days per week. There are a number of swim meets offered in the summer and winter. Children up to 18 years old are eligible to join and must be a member of the YMCA to be on the team.
Marlaine Nickelson - Head Coach
Marlaine has been coaching with the Pittsburg YMCA Swim Team for 30+ years. She is a coach member of United States Swimming and has attended various coaching clinics. Marlaine has served on the board of Missouri Valley Swimming and the board of Tri-State Swim Conference. Pittsburg YMCA Swim Team has had swimmers achieve times for qualifying for upper level championships, Olympic qualifying times and college scholarships.
Fall: Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Spring/Summer: Monday-Friday 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Swimmers are expected to swim at least two days a week, although more is better. This is flexible to school activities.
Swimmers need to have goggles and practice suits. Our team has the necessary practice equipment on hand and available for the swimmers use. The team furnishes a Team Latex Cap for each swimmer. This is the only requirement for meets, other than girls must wear a one piece suit.
Swimmers may come in at any time to tryout. Must be able to swim the entire length of the pool.
January 24-26: Wichita, KS
May 30-31: Webb City, MO
June 6-7: Lamar, MO
June 13: Lebanon, MO
June 27: Branson, MO
July 4: Siloam Springs, AR
July 11: Parsons, KS
July 18-19: Pittsburg, KS
July 25-26: B Championship, Siloam Springs, AR
Aug 1-2: A Championship, Monett, MO
In order to attend either of the Championship Meets, a swimmer must attend at least three invitational meets listed on the schedule.
We attend meets in the winter as decided by the swim board.
Safe Sport is USA Swimming's comprehensive abuse prevention program.
We believe that every child has the right to a safe swimming environment that is free from abuse. Our swimmers should be free to work hard, pursue their goals, make friends, benefit from good coaching, and celebrate achievements without worrying about being in an abusive situation.
USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming. Since then USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.