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Want to try synchro?

So you've learnt to swim, well done!

So you want to do more than lane swimming?

Do you want to have fun with others your age?

Do you want to swim in a team routine to music?

Are you interested in improving your style, fitness and strength?

Would you like to become a member of a team that produces champions?

Would you like to see how easy some of the skills are to learn?

Yes? all you need in order to join our club and try synchro is to be a competent swimmer, able to swim at least 25m confidently. You must be happy to put your face in the water and be comfortable in deep water.

Training times  for 2016 as follows: 

Beginners:          Skills level 1 & 2

Novice:              Those in their first year of competition


 - 11-12:            Those eligible to compete at Level 1 Championships and NAG   

 - 13-18:            Those eligible/selected to compete at Level 2 Championships and Youth Nationals

Elite:                  Juniors and Seniors in WP team/SA squad

Tuesdays -

15h30-17h00      Beginners & Novice

16h30-18h00      Intermediates 11-12 & 13-15

17h30-19h30      Intermediates 15-18 & Elite Team Routines

Wednesdays -                                                                                                       

16h00-16h30     Elite

16h30-18h00     Intermediate 15-18 & Elite 

Thursdays - 

15h30-18h00      Intermediate 13-18

17h30-18h30      Elite Swim and Drills

18h30-19h30      Elite Routines

Fridays -                         

15h00-16h30     Beginners & Novice

16h00-17h30     Intermediates 11-12 & 13-15

Saturdays - 

12h30-16h00     NAG/WP squad training - WGHS - Routines TBA weekly

Sundays - 

11h00-14h00     NAG/WP squad training - Venue TBA

Fees for 2018 season: 

There is an annual membership fee of R 750 for non-competitive and R 1300 competitive swimmers (includes SSA affiliation & WP registration fees) to be paid into the club account.

                     Termly coaching fees to be paid directly to Sue as follows:                                                          

1X per week -     R 1450          (Non-competitive/Beginners)                                                          

2X per week -    R 2660        (Beginners/Level 1 & 2)               

3X per week -    R 3380        (Intermediate & Elite)                                                                              

Extra Costs:         

- WP, SA Level 1 & 2 championship training

- Once-off choreography fee per solo and duet routine of R250, payable to choreographer

- CD edit and burn

- External training camps

- Competition entry fees      

- Routine costume hire/make-up

- Noseclips - available from Sue at a cost of R80 each

You are welcome to come and watch a training session before you try out. First session free of charge. Please contact Sue Manners-Wood, Head coach | Cell: 0823311159 | Home: 021 790 4542 | Email: 


Barracudas caters for swimmers of all levels, from beginner to elite, and has produced national champions and international competitors. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and level and skills are introduced progressively. Girls are only introduced to competition when ready. Local inter-club competitions are held regularly and Barracudas competes at the annual level 1 Championships and National Age Groups Championships.