Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
General Information
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Established 1976
  • 1976–1999 SwashBucklers
  • 1999–present Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Tampa Bay cheerleading squad

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 2012 season, there are 33 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]


Though uniforms frequently change each season, the traditional uniform consists of red tops, black boots and short pants/skirts. The squad has also worn alternate designs, such as a halter top with an armband, as well as football jerseys 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]

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  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Captain Fear". Buccaneers.com. 2000-06-02. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "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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