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Practice Group Structures

Practice Groups

Piranhas Swim Club will group the swimmers into separate training groups - 

NOVICE

AGE GROUP Prep

AGE GROUP 1

AGE GROUP 2

JUNIORS

SENIORS

Why do we group swimmers?

The Piranhas Swim Club separates its athletes into different groups for practice. While the groups tend to have specific age ranges, qualifications for each group are primarily dependent on ability and dedication to the sport. This approach enhances the athletic experience for the swimmers and gives them an opportunity to create friendships.

Piranhas will teach all the skills in a progressive manner as the swimmers transition from group to group.  As they progress through the groups they will find new challenges within the sport of swimming while forming strong friendships.  

Practice and Meet Requirements

Practice and meets are where Piranhas swimmers and families come together as a team.  It is where our swimmers get to know each other, where they continue to make friendships, and learn what it means to be a part of team.  We want to see our Piranhas at the pool and enjoying the sport!  Each group has their own guidelines for practice and meet requirements.  We set a minimum guideline for what is expected within each group.  As swimmers progress through the groups the expectations increase.  We do expect that all swimmers attend the Championship meet that he/she qualifies for.  We post meet and championship meet dates months in advance in order for families to plan accordingly.

Apparel Requirements

All families will have the opportunity to purchase a Piranhas (grey) Team T-Shirt upon registration for each season.  Although not required, we encourage all meet participating swimmers to wear a Piranhas t-shirt.  Each swimmer will also have the opportunity to purchase Team warm-ups (jacket and pants), Team Parka, and Team Swimming Suits in the beginning of the season through Elsmore Swim Shops.  We will also have various apparel sales throughout the season (hoodies, t-shirts, etc.).

We encourage all of our swimmers to wear Piranhas apparel at ALL team functions and swim meets.  

Equipment Requirements

Each training group will have different equipment requirements.  The Piranhas Swim Club does have kick boards, pull boueys, and fins that can be borrowed at every practice and left at the pool.  We suggest that all swimmers purchase there own fins as our sizes vary and we cannot guarantee that a size will be available.  Equipment will also be available for sale through Elsmore Swim Shops.