Training at Barracudas

We take swimmers from the age of 5. Swimmers are usually asked to attend for a trial and will usually need to demonstrate a good level of ability in two strokes and a reasonable level in the other two for their age. We don’t take non-swimmers but have links with South Ribble swimming lessons and private swim schools in the area.
Membership enquiries should be addressed to our membership secretary via the ‘Become a Member’ tab at the top of this page.


Training Locations

Leyland Leisure Centre
Leyland Leisure Centre

Lancaster Gate, Leyland, PR25 2EX.
This is our main training pool where we have some training every day except Friday.
We have a 5 lane 25m pool and a 10m learner pool

Tarleton Academy
Tarleton Academy

91-100 Hesketh Lane Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6AQ
This is our secondary pool where we have sessions on Monday to Thursday evenings in a 4 lane 20m pool.

Penwortham & Bamber Bridge Leisure Centres
Penwortham and Bamber Bridge Leisure Centres

We have one session a week at each of these pools using 2 25m lanes.
Penwortham Leisure Centre, Crow Hills Road, Preston, PR1 0JE.
Bamber Brisdge Leisure Centre, Brindle Road, Preston PR5 6YJ.


Age Group

Age Group competitive swimming covers swimmers from the age of 9 to approximately 18. By this stage the swimmers are technically competent and the emphasis switches from learning the strokes to learning how to compete as well as building the fitness required for competitive swimming. The swimmer’s technique will still be worked on and corrected but the number of meters swum during training will be increasing as will the pace.
The Age Group section of the club is split into 3 pathways Blue, White and Green. The pathways provide swimmers with the opportunity to train at a level which suits their ability, their performance, their ambition and their commitment. Swimmers are able to move vertically up the pathways as well as horizontally across them.

View Pathways information

Training Equipment

It is important that swimmers have the right equipment for their level of training.  Equipment varies across the training groups.  Your lead coach will tell you what you need and you can purchase all items through the Club Shop which can be found at Leyland Pool most Sundays.                                                

Don’t forget your drink bottle!

Codes of Conduct

These are the standards of behaviour that we expect and aim to cultivate within our club.   They contribute to a community of respect and trust between competitors and across the club as a whole.  Our goal is not simply to win, but to pursue victory with honour and this requires four key virtues: fairness, integrity, responsibility, and respect.  You can view each of our codes of conduct below.

Members Code of Conduct

Parents Code of Conduct

Volunteers Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct                            

Disciplinary Procedure

Note: In some instances swimmer disciplinary issues may be reported to and dealt with by the Chief Coach in liaison with the Welfare Officer.

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