About Us



Beth Barr started Barracuda Swimworks in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007. BSW was originally started to serve the needs of triathletes, competitive swimmers and masters swimmers, however, her rapid success with a few neighborhood children propelled her toward a world she thought she had left behind in her college years - teaching beginner swim lessons.   As a mother, the responsibility brought new importance. It was no longer about blowing bubbles and kicking on the wall. It was about saving lives and teaching a lifetime love for the water.



 Our priority is to teach children to love and respect the water safely. We are committed to providing swim lessons that build confidence and teach water safety skills in a child-centered environment. 



Simple steps are the building blocks to long term success. 

Through kinesthetic manipulation, sensory integration, and motor imagery, challenging skills can be acquired with greater ease. 

Parental education and involvement is crucial for the development of safe swimmers.

No person, no matter the skill set, is drown-proof.

Each child is unique and children can fall through the cracks in most group swim lessons. We believe that by offering group swim lessons based on age, ability, and personality, we can make group swim lessons more effective and and less stressful.