The Pineloch Piranhas are a summer swim club in the Clear Creek Swimming League (CCSL). The CCSL is composed of 21 teams from communities in Clear Lake, Baytown, Dickinson, Friendswood, League City, Pasadena, El Lago, Clear Lake Forest, Deer Park and Texas City. The league is divided into four divisions (I, II, III, and IV). The divisions are based on team size with Division I having the largest teams. The Piranhas swim Division II with an enrollment of 120+ swimmers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years of age. The Piranhas maintain the staff and purchase equipment necessary to operate the team through collection of registration fees, local business donations, a team fundraiser and concession sales at home meets.
The Piranhas, formed in the early 1990s, are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. The board consists of parents who meet once a month throughout the year, planning for the next summer. During the swim season, parents volunteer at each swim meet to time the races, serve as stroke judges, referee, sell concessions, keep score, write ribbons, line up swimmers, set up tents, and take down all of the equipment at the end of the meet. It takes a huge amount of effort from a lot of parents to make a swim season happen for our children. At any one time during the swim meet there are about 150 parent volunteers performing various functions to make the meet run smoothly.
The Pineloch Piranhas provide a valuable service to the community. This asset is only possible because of a tremendous amount of volunteer effort provided by team members, both inside and outside of the 2000-family Pineloch Community Association (PCA). The Piranhas are looking forward to a fun-filled season!