26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
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Mandel JCC Barracudas Swim Team

The J is excited to introduce the Barracudas Swim Team. 

Our coaches will work on all four competitive strokes, stroke refinement, sprint and distance training, starting block trainings and personal/team goals. During the summer months, our team will be competing with local swim clubs at outdoor meets. Towels and goggles provided for all participants.

Swimmers must attend three practices a week. Sunday practices count as two.

Intra-Squad Meets: Starting Jan 26, 2020. Every fourth Sunday from 3-5 pm the team will hold an intra-squad meet.

Who: Kids ages 4 -12
Practices: Mon, Tues & Thur: 6 - 7 pm • Sun: 3-5 pm
Fee: Monthly $200/Child
For Info: Contact Patrick at pgoclano@mandeljcc.org


Claire grew up in Cleveland. She has worked at the Mandel JCC since August of 2016 – five summers as camp staff at J-Day Camps and three years as swim instructor at The J’s indoor pool. Along with being the Barracuda Claire also coaches middle school field hockey and lacrosse. Claire holds certifications in fundamentals of coaching, concussion protocol, lifeguarding, Lifeguard instruction and water safety instruction.

Axel is from Lyon, France. Axel has been with The J since 2018 and is a certified lifeguard and Learn to Swim instructor. He attended the College of Wooster where he graduated with a music degree. His favorite part about The J is the feeling of community and the friendly and welcoming staff.