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The Hill Family Center Y Piranhas offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Hill Family Center Y 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 us at 410-848-3660 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Senior Practice Group 

This group is for swimmers ages 13 and up.  These swimmers have the highest level of skill, ability and commitment to swimming.  Practice and dual meet attendance is mandatory. Invitational meets are encouraged. USA swimming registration is strongly encouraged. Senior team members will have 5 practices and 2 days of dryland training per week. Training is from certified coaches and trainers.  Swimmers will practice through their last qualifying championship meet. Participation is by invitation only.

Coach:  Dave Benedictis

Practice Times:  

· Sundays 7:00am-9:00am

· Mondays 4:00pm-6:00pm

· Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:30pm - 9:30pm

· Dryland: TBD

 

Junior Practice Group

This group is for swimmers ages 12 and up.   These swimmers have the highest level of skill, ability and commitment to swimming.  Practice and dual meet attendance is mandatory. Invitational meets are encouraged. USA swimming registration is strongly encouraged. Junior team members will have 4 practices and 1 day of dry land training per week. Training is from certified coaches and trainers. Swimmers will practice through their last qualifying championship meet.  Participation is by invitation only.

Coach:  Kara Emore

Practice Times:  

· Sundays 7:30am-9:00am

· Tues/Thurs 7:30pm - 9:00pm

· Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm

· Dryland: TBD

 

Cadet Practice Groups

This group is open to swimmers ages 9 and up. Practice groups will be determined by age and ability.  Y dual meet attendance is expected. This training group accommodates the busy schedules of active children who wish to participate in winter swimming. This group also serves as a transitional group for those swimmers  hoping to join the Junior and Senior groups. Prep members will have 3 practices per week.  Swimmers will practice through the end of the dual meet season.

Practice Times:  

Cadet 1: Coach Alex Hanson (Cadet1) 

Sundays 9:00-10:30am or 5:00-6:30pm (Swimmers may attend either practice but not both)

Mon/Weds 6:00-7:30pm

 

Cadet 2: Coach Brittany Neigh (Cadet2)

Sundays 9-10:30am or 5:00-6:30pm (Swimmers may attend either practice but not both)

Wedesday 5-6:30pm

Friday 4:30-6:00pm

Cadet 3:

Sundays 9-10:30am or 5:00-6:30pm (Swimmers may attend either practice but not both)

Monday 7:30-9pm

Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

Novice Practice Group

This group is for swimmers ages 7 to 10.  The practice sessions consist of stroke work and endurance training. These swimmers are relatively new to winter swimming. Y dual meet attendance is expected. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and good swimming technique. Cadet swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for a minimum of 25 yards continuously. Cadet members will have 3 practices per week.  Swimmers will practice until the end of the dual meet season or the 8 and Under Championship Meet.

Coach:  Morgan Muse 

Practice Times:   

· Tues/Thurs/Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

Mini Practice Group

This group is designed for swimmers 8 and under that are new to competitive swimming.  Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool with their face in the water.  Swimmers must also be comfortable on their back in the water.  Novice swimmers will practice 2 times per week.  Y dual meet attendance is encouraged.  Swimmers will practice until the end of the dual meet season.

Coach:  Stephanie McCown

Practice Times:

Swimmers will be in one of two Mini groups. Practice times will be either:

· Tues/Thurs 4:15-5pm or 6:00pm-6:45pm