Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
General Information
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Established 1976
Captain Cori
Members 27
  • 19761999 SwashBucklers
  • 1999present Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders are the official cheerleading squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. The squad performs a variety of dance routines at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Bucs, with the team's mascot Captain Fear.[1] The squad debuted alongside the Buccaneers during their inaugural season. The squad was originally known as the SwashBucklers until 1999.[2]

As of Tampa Bay's 2016 season, there are 27 members of the squad. Each year, the squad releases a swimsuit calendar.[3] The group also has a "Junior Cheerleader" program.[4] Before the Bucs' game against the Chicago Bears in Wembley Stadium in London, the squad taught a rugby union squad to play American football.[5]


Buccaneers Cheerleaders at preseason camp in 2014

Though uniforms frequently change each season, the current uniform consists of gray and red tops, blackish-grey flat boots and short skirts. The squad has also worn alternate designs, such as a halter top with an armband, as well as football jerseys or "bucs" tops with shorts. The squad at times have also worn alternate jerseys.[6]

During the squad's early years, the uniforms were colored orange, white and red after the team's original colors.[2]

Notable members



  1. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Captain Fear". Buccaneers.com. 2000-06-02. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  2. 1 2 "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Bucs Cheerleaders - Buccaneers Cheerleaders". Footballbabble.com. 1976-07-31. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Calendar". Web2.buccaneers.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  4. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Junior Cheerleaders". Web2.buccaneers.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  5. "NFL Videos: Bucs cheerleaders get down and dirty". Nfl.com. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  6. "Bucs cheerleaders in throwback uniforms | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved 2012-09-10.

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