2023 Barracudas Swim Team

Weather Update 7/25/23:

Swim Team Practice: Today (7/25) evening practice is cancelled due to storms. Tomorrow’s (7/26) AM practice is also cancelled due to the biathlon.


We are so excited about the summer swim team season 2023! Our summer swim team program is an opportunity for kids to build their swim skills in a fun outdoor atmosphere with some friendly competition. The swim team is for swimmers who are 18 and younger, who are not in college yet, and who can pass the Basic Swimmerโ€™s Test. We will be having regular season practices, four dual meets, a relay carnival for our 10 & under swimmers, and Championships to finish off our season!

Click here for our 2023 Swim Team letter.


New swimmers need to complete an evaluation with one of our coaches. If you missed our evaluations, please contact one of the coaches to set up a time.

After completing payment for your registration, you will receive an email with a link to the registration form where you can enter the information for your swimmer(s).


Important Details

Friday JUNE 2, 2023
4:30 pm for ages 8 and under and 5:15 pm for ages 9 and older.

Saturday JUNE 3, 2023
8:00 am for ages 8 and under and 8:30 am for ages 9 and older

These evaluations are for anyone who has NOT been on the swim team before. The coaches and I will be there to assess the swimmer's readiness for swim team.ย  We do not focus on any timing requirements or stroke ability, but we do assess the swimmer's ability to swim independently and have a basic front stroke.

Team Suit Fitting and Parent Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 4th 2023. Metro Swim Shop will be on site for suit fitting from 4-6pm and the parent meeting will take place immediately after, at 6pm in the Grove.



Practice schedules below are tentative. Schedules are subject to change based on numbers for each age group. All weather related notifications will be made via Facebook and our website. Please follow Willow Grove Swim Club on Facebook to receive notifications.ย 

  • Practices โ€“ Grouped by ages for swim meets โ€“ 8 & Under, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15 & Older
    • Pre-Season practices start Monday 6/12-Thursday 6/15 and Monday 6/19-Tuesday 6/20. 8 & under and 11 & up swimmers will practice from 4-5 pm, 9 & 10 swimmers practice 5-6 pm.ย  There will be no practice on 6/21. Full practice schedule begins Thursday, 6/22 (no evening practices on 6/22 due to staff training).ย 
    • Practices are between 9:30-11:30 weekday mornings. 8 & under and 11& up swimmers will practice from 9:30-10:30 am, 9 & 10 swimmers practice 10:30 โ€“ 11:30 am.
    • Evening practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm. 8 & under and 11& up swimmers will practice from 5:30 โ€“ 6:15 pm, 9 & 10 swimmers practice 6:15 โ€“ 7 pm.

Meet Schedule:

  • Thursday July 6th โ€“ 10 & under Relay Carnival @ Willow Grove
  • Saturday July 8th โ€“ Willow Grove @ Cranford Swim Club / Manor Park (@CSC pool)
  • Wednesday July 12th โ€“ Highland @ Willow Grove
  • Wednesday July 19th โ€“ Willow Grove @ Nomahegan
  • Saturday July 22nd โ€“ Westfield Memorial @ Willow Grove
  • Friday July 28th โ€“ Championships for 11 & older @ Westfield Memorial
  • Saturday July 29th โ€“ Championships for 10 & under @ Westfield Memorial
    • (Team party back at Willow Grove following Saturday Championships)
  • We are in need of OFFICIALS!ย  We cannot run meets without officials.ย  A basic knowledge of swimming is all that is needed, and a one time training session is given for free!ย  Please consider becoming an official.
  • End of season celebration date is Saturday July 29th after Championships.
  • The cost of the swim team is $50 per swimmer for Bonded members and $60 per swimmer for Seasonal members and each child will receive a team gift
  • A team suit is not required, but is available through Metro Swim Shop
  • We also recommend snug fitting goggles. WGSC swim caps are for sale in the main office for $10.
  • It is essential that the coaches have accurate lineups, so please contact them in advance if you cannot attend a meet.

Contact Info:ย 

Colin Breivogel (Athletics Chair) swimteam@willowgroveswimclub.comย  (201)-306-7623

Courtney Ouellette (Swim Team Coordinator) courtney.lawler@gmail.com

Julia Yick (Head Coach) julia.m.yick@gmail.com (908)-418-7438

Julianna Warren (Head Coach) juliannatwarren@gmail.com (908)-956-4722

Abby Noriega (Assistant Coach)

Bella Giacobbe (Assistant Coach)




1 Evelyn St.
Scotch Plains,ย NJ 07076