About us

Welcome to Barracudas Aquarama

Barracudas Aquarama is one of the most prestigious swimming clubs in the Western Cape. The club has been in existence for almost 20 years, and during this time, the club has won awards both locally and internationally. We cater for all levels, from social to highly competitive. We use the latest scientific know-how to enhance the athletes’ performance within his/her ability, and our achievements on Provincial, National and International levels speak for itself.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: to help our children to be the best he or she can be – both inside and outside the pool. We strive to teach life skills together with our world-class swimming skills, build a healthy self esteem, and teach our swimmers that you can achieve your goals through dedication, self-believe and hard work.

Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child

The club’s swimmers are skillfully coached under the watchful eye of the Head Coach, Heinz Dittrich, who also spend a lot of time preparing the swimmers mentally for upcoming events. Coach Heinz is a strong believer that the coach is just one of the pieces of the puzzle, and that the swimmer itself and his/her parents or guardian forms the other pieces. “This is a combined effort”

Our History and Success

Ever since the establishment of Barracudas Aquarama, the club has been a major player to be reckoned with. The club’s swimmers continue to excel at all gala levels and hold various WP and SA records** During June 2012, Coach Heinz took a small team of just 11 senior swimmers to the Stuttgart International Swim Festival (Internationales Stuttgarter Schwimmfest) to compete against the top clubs in the world. Despite being the smallest club present, the swimmers achieved the almost unthinkable by finishing 3rd overall. In the process they’ve won 30 medals and broke 8 records.