Barracudas Swim Club

The goal of Berkeley Aquatics is simple - “To provide premier instruction and facilities for all facets of aquatic competition in the Tampa Bay area.” Currently, Berkeley Aquatics offers private swim lessons, “Swim America” group swim lessons, lifeguard certification, a competitive swim team, a competitive diving team, and a competitive triathlon team.  

Swim America
The Swim America program used at Berkeley for afterschool, summer, and physical education lessons, is a learn-to-swim program featuring group lessons for children, with a ten-station teaching program that allows each child to progress at his or her own pace. Developed by the American Swim Coaches Association, Swim America is a state-of-the art program for swimming skills and is goal-driven and technique-oriented. Swim America has a well-defined set of goals for each level and children gain a clear knowledge of what is expected by the instructors at each station. The lesson goals provide students a safe and nurturing environment, while helping them develop the skills needed to become safe, efficient, and technically sound in the aquatic environment. The 10 Swim America station levels provide instruction and challenges for all ages and development levels.  Swim America is the premier learn-to-swim program in the world.

The Berkeley Barracudas
Established in 1997, the Berkeley Barracudas (BERK) is a swim club that provides a fun and dynamic aquatics program that instills in children a strong work ethic, the importance of teamwork, and an exciting focus upon achieving individual and team goals. The Barracudas have been a starting point for many kids who have then gone on to swim at the highest levels of competition.  Our coaches believe that a positive, highly supportive learning environment fosters success and enjoyment.

Swimmers train year-round with peers of similar proficiency at one of five levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Age Group Elite, Senior). Each level has independent practice times and schedules. BERK is a member of Florida Swimming, Inc., which is a division of United States Swimming. Florida swimming is one of 95 local swim committees (LSC) that implements USA rules at the local level. Florida Swimming develops a calendar of swim meets each year, and BERK swimmers compete at meets selected by the coaching staff.

The Barracudas swim club is open to the public.  Members enjoy daily practice in our temperature-controlled, eight-lane, 25-yard pool. The facilities feature locker rooms, showers, timing system and more.
To learn more about the Berkeley Barracudas, membership fees, and enrollment information, as well as all Berkeley Aquatics offerings, please contact Coach Kevin Rosepapa, Director of Aquatics, at 813.885.1673 ext. 2303 or via email:  Please also visit the Barracudas website:
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.