Swim Groups

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 him via email for more information.

Little Piranhas Group

The Little Piranhas group is for novice or beginner swimmers up to 9 years of age. Swimmers  must be able to swim both a 50 yard freestyle and 50 yard backstroke.  Swimmers will practice 2 times per week for 40 minutes per day.

Age Group

This group is comprised of competitive swimmers age 6 - 12 years of age.  Swimmers who can legally perform all four (4) strokes: freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke may qualify for this group.  This group will be swimming 5 times per week for 1.25 hours per day.

Intermediate Group

Swimmers in the Intermediate Group are ages 11 - 15 and 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.   This group will swim 5 days per week for 1.5 hours  and from 9:30-11 on certain Saturday's.

Senior Group

The Senior Group consists of swimmers age 12 and over.  Swimmer  must be able to consistently swim 10 x 100 free on 1:20.  This group will swim 5 days per week for 1.75 hours per day and from 7 - 9:30 am on certain Saturday's

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 and criteria as the Senior Group.

Group Assignment

The group to which a swimmer is assigned will be determined not only by age but also by ability. These assignments will be what the coaches feel is in the best interest of the swimmer.