Team General Information
Team Abbreviation: MYB
Team Type: Youth Team
This team has nationally-ranked swimmers
Affiliation: USA Swimming, YMCA
Sub Affiliation: Southeastern Swimming
Year Established: 1978
About the Coaches: Head Coach (Senior coach) - Lance Thornton
Coach Lance Thornton is a New York native who grew up 10 minutes outside of
the Bronx. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and competed at the
state level for Swimming and Track and Field. He attended the State
University of New York at Buffalo State where he obtained a B.S in Art
Education and a B.A. in Art. Coach Thornton swam for Buffalo State College
for three seasons and was a 3-time conference finalist. During his swimming
career Coach Thornton was named Team MVP back to back years. He was part of
the school record setting Medley Relay in 2010.
Montgomery YMCA Barracudas Program Director - Caroline del Carmen
Age Group Coach (senior prep coach) - Mike Rinde
Assistant Coach (Silver coach) - Andrew Caro
Assistant Coach (Bronze coach) - Lorraine Hicks
Eligibility (Who can join?): Swimmers ages 5 - 22 are eligible to participate in the Barracuda year-round competitve swim team. Swimmers must have knowledge of the freestyle stroke and be able to swim 25 yards (1 length) of the pool.
How to Sign up: Parents need to contact coach, Mike Rinde, at the East YMCA to set up an evaluation of swimmer's ability. Registration materials and a complete handbook will be made available after your child has been evaluated.