The Berlin Bear-a-Cudas is the swim club of the parent-run Sports Club John-F-Kennedy School (SC JFKS).

The not-for-profit Berlin Bear-a-Cudas Swim Club is run by a volunteer parent board. The Board organizes all swim classes, arranges and pays for class instruction, reserves pool lanes at the Berliner B├Ąder-Betriebe (BBB), rents pool time for all meets, pays for insurance fees, covers coaching salaries, and handles all financial obligations for the Bear-a-Cudas. The board also coordinates all competitive events with the EFSL, and occasionally arranges some team and individual travel for away meets. All board members are volunteers and do not receive salaries from the club.

  Each family's nominal, yearly team swim fee contributes to the costs of running the swim club. But it is not enough.

We typically also rely on food donations for the bake sales and swim meet concession stands. We also count on each family to volunteer their time to help us run team events.

Therefore, parent participation with the Bear-a-Cudas Swim Club is a requirement for membership. To help the Berlin Bear-a-Cudas Club and Team run more smoothly, we ask that all families (whether part of the JFKS community or not) please contribute to the team through volunteering and fundraising.