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Practice Groups

The Hill Y in Westminster Piranhas offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Hill Y in Westminster 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 

Senior A

This group is for swimmers ages 13 and up who demonstrate advanced swimming    ability. These swimmers have the highest level of skill, ability and commitment to swimming.  Swimmers in this group are typically Winterfest, District, and/or State qualifying swimmers. Practice and dual meet attendance is mandatory. Invitational meets and USA Swimming meets are strongly recommended. 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: Tues/Thurs 6:30pm

 

Senior B

This group is for swimmers ages 13 and up who may not be ready to compete at the advanced level of the Senior A group. Y dual meet attendance is expected. Senior B team members will have 4 practices per week. Swimmers will practice through the end of the dual meet season.

Coaches:  Dave Benedictis/Alex Hanson

Practice Times:  

· Sundays 7:30am-9:00am

· Mondays 4:30pm-6:00pm

· Tues/Thurs 7:30pm - 9:00pm

 

Junior Practice Group

This group is for swimmers ages 12 and up who demonstrate advanced swimming ability.   These swimmers have the highest level of skill, ability and commitment to swimming.  Swimmers in this group typically qualify for Winterfest and/or Districts. Some swimmers at this level also qualify for States. Practice and dual meet attendance is mandatory. Invitational meets and USA Swimming meets are strongly recommended.  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:  Alex Hanson

Practice Times:  

· Sundays 7:30am-9:00am

· Tues/Thurs 7:30pm - 9:00pm

· Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm

· Dryland: Tues/Thurs 6:30pm

 

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. Cadet groups will have 3 practices per week.  Swimmers will practice through the end of the dual meet season.

 

Practice Times:  

Cadet 1: TBD (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 Morgan Muse (Cadet2)

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

Wednesday 5-6:30pm

Friday 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. Novice swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for a minimum of 25 yards continuously. Novice 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:  TBD 

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.  Mini 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:  TBD

Practice Times:

Practice times:

· Tues/Thurs 6:00pm-6:45pm