New swimmer tryouts begin the week of Aug. 8. Swimmers will be asked to get into the water and be evaluated by swim coaches. Fall practices are rotated between Schaumburg High School, Conant High School and the Alfred Campanelli YMCA. Competition levels are available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced swimmers ages 5-13. Requirements for each level include:
- Beginner: Must be able to swim 50 yards. Practices are 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 30-Nov. 17.
- Intermediate: Must be able to swim 50 yards in all four competitive strokes. Practices are 7:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 29-Nov. 18.
- Advanced: Must be able to swim 100 yards of each competitive stroke continuously. Practices are 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 29-Nov. 17.
An option to compete with the USA Swimming Team also is available for skilled swimmers ages 5 to 18. Participants must have a strong background in training and stroke mechanics in all four strokes and a commitment to compete. Workouts are 3000-5000 yards a practice. Practices are 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 29-Nov. 18.
Returning swimmer registration for the Barracuda Swim Team is set for 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 16, at The Water Works Family Aquatics Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.
For more information, call (847) 490-4515 or visit http://www.parkfun.com/programs/aquatics/barracuda-swim-team.