Barracudas return to the pool

The Swift Current Barracudas Swim Club recently returned to the pool. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Swift Current Barracudas Swim Club, along with four other Swim Saskatchewan clubs, was able to cautiously return to the pool last week following provincial and national guidelines.

“Thanks to Swim Sask, City of Swift Current, and especially our club president Erica Ewert for helping us to return to our ‘happy place,’” said head coach Homie Jadid. “COVID-19 has kept us out of the pool for more than three months, but it hasn’t kept us apart. We continued our dryland workouts over the Zoom six times a week with 15 competitive swimmers until the end of June.”

The Barracudas are now taking registration for the 2020 Summer Swim program, which will run August 3-28. They are offering a four-week swim program with swim sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-12 at Fairview Pool and two sessions of outdoor training on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at Sheldon Kennedy Rink.

Due to social distancing restrictions, the club must limit numbers at this time, however they are excited to see competitive swimmers in the pool.

The most recent updates related to COVID-19 and the ‘return to sport’ guidelines for swimming in Saskatchewan can be found at

The Barracudas’ regular swim season starts at the beginning of September at the Aquatic Centre in Swift Current. This year they are conducting registration both online and in person. Parents can find registration information on the TeamUnify website.