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The Piranhas swim team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Piranhas to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities.

Please call Coach Ed at 815-526-1665 or contact us to send us an email request for more information.

Developmental Group

The Developmental group is for novice or beginner swimmers up to 12 years of age. Swimmers age 8 and under must be able to swim both 25 yard freestyle and 25 yard backstroke. Swimmers 9-12 years old must be able to swim both 50 yard freestyle and 50 yard backstroke. This group helps to bridge the gap between ending swim lessons and the introduction to more competitive swimming.  Swimmers will practice 3 times per week for an hour per day and will meet in the family pool.

Age Group

This group is comprised of competitive swimmers age 7 - 12 years of age.  Swimmers who can legally perform all four (4) strokes: Freestyle, Breast Stroke, Butterfly and Backstroke qualify for this group.  This group will be swimming 4 times per week for 1.5 hours per day and will meet in the competition pool.

Intermediate Group

Swimmers in the Intermediate Group are ages 10 and over who are proficient in swimming all four (4) strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly.  These swimmers have the motivation to decrease times and work hard.  This group is of a competitive nature.  Swimmers must be able to consistently swim 10 X 100 free on 1:30.  Swimmers enrolled in high school are not eligible for this group.  This group will swim 5 days per week for 1.5 hours per day and will meet in the competition pool.

Senior Group

The Senior Group consists of swimmers age 13 and over and all swimmers enrolled in high school.  Any swimmer not enrolled in high school must be able to consistently swim 10 X 100 free on 1:20.  This group will swim 5 days per week for 2 hours per day and will meet in the competition pool.

High School Group

Swimmers currently enrolled in high school AND active members of their high school team may register for this group.  High school swim coaches will be contacted to ensure swimmers are on the roster for their team.  Should a swimmer drop from their high school team, the swimmer will be transferred to the Senior Group and be responsible for any price difference.  This group will follow the same schedule as the Senior Group.

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