SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey has three competitive swim programs. The Barracudas Swim Team (ages 6 - 18) is the most competitive team; the Mini-Barracudas (ages 5 - 8) introduces children to the swim team program, and the IntraCudas (ages 8 - 18) is the intramural program.  The Barracudas are beginning their 22nd season competing in the New Jersey JCC-YMHA Swim League.

On Wednesday, July 24, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the JCC will host Meet the Coaches night for all in the community who are interested in any of the JCC swim teams. The event will be at the JCC of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. Come meet Barracudas’ Head Coach Martina Varholova and learn all about the three programs.  If you are new to the JCC, you can also get a tour of our facility and learn about all membership options and benefits.

Openings are limited for the Barracudas Swim Team, and all potential new swimmers must attend one stroke evaluation session.  The stroke evaluation sessions are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 28 and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29.

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For those unable to attend the summer dates, two more stroke evaluations will be held in September.

For additional information or questions, contact Kim Koza, Aquatics Director, 908-889-8800 x259 or or Martina Varholova, Head Coach at

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund of Westfield. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.