The Piranha Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Piranha Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
New Swimmer assessments can be done on any weekday we have practice at either site. Click Here to send us an email to request for more information.
Any swimmer not yet ready for our Swim Team is encouraged to sign up for our Swim School classes including the Pre Piranha program designed to get swimmers ready for the Swim Team. More info here
Adults 18 and over looking for Masters Swimming click here for more info.
Current Practice Schedule Found Here
Bronze-12 and under in age appropriate lanes
Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards USA Swimming legal of any 2 competitive strokes. Group will work on improving the technique of all four strokes and introduce endurance and speed concepts while introducing competitive turns and diving with a goal of achieving SCS Red Time Standards in all four strokes. Home meet participation is required all other meets are optional.
Monthly Fee: $80 meets 4 times a week for 45 minutes
Silver-13 and under in age appropriate lanes
Swimmer must be able to complete a 100 IM, 50 yards of four strokes, and all competitive turns USA Swimming legal and pass the USA Swimming Diving Certification. Group will work on improving technique while introducing speed and endurance training with a goal of achieving SCS Red and Blue Times Standards. Home meet participation is required as well as Committee championship/festival meets (2 a year). All other Red/White/Blue meets on our schedule are optional.
Monthly Fee: $90 meets 5 times a week for 1 hour, may include additional dry land
Gold: 9-13 year old in age appropriate lanes,
9-10’s at or near Blue times, 11-12 at or near Red times is what we are looking for but Coach’s discretion may be used in a fair manor and with the swimmers long-term progress the priority. Group will work on advancing technique speed, and endurance in all four strokes and all turns while perfecting racing starts and introducing race pace training and better race strategy. The goal is get to the Blue and WAG/JAG level then onto JO’s. 75% practice attendance is encouraged and one meet a month when offered is required as well as all home and Championship meets.
Monthly Fee: $100 meets 6 times a week for 90 minutes and may include dry land
Junior Olympic: 10-12 year old swimmers in age appropriate lanes
9-10’s with blue times in 2 different strokes or 1 WAG/JAG time, 11-12’s with 1 blue time or red in two different strokes or 1 WAG/JAG time is what we are looking for but Coach’s discretion may be used in a fair manor and with the swimmers long-term progress the priority. Group will work on continued advancement of technique, speed and endurance of all four strokes and all turns, further advancing race starts, and race pace training while preparing for the Senior level of Swimming. The goal of this group is to qualify for Junior Olympics, then to place in the top 16. 80% attendance is required and all meets scheduled should be attended.
Monthly Fee: $110 meets 6 times a week for 2 hours with dry land incorporated into that schedule
Varsity Group: 7th grade and up Swimmers of any ability,
This group is for 7th grade and older athletes that are not yet ready for the Senior level or for High School athletes looking to stay in shape between seasons. Technique, speed, and endurance training will be used with the goal of preparing for the Senior level. No requirements of meets or attendance.
Monthly Fee: $70 for 3 practices a week or $95 for 5 practices a week
6 practices offered a week Monday through Saturday for 90 minutes each.
Offered in Palm Desert and Palm Springs, practice time will be determined by the athlete’s current level of skills. Please talk to a coach.
Senior Blue: 13 and older swimmers
13 and older swimmers that have the potential to be Senior Gold swimmers, swimmers that have previously exhibited outstanding dedication to the team through work ethic, practice attendance, and meet attendance. Group will work on skills preparing to be Senior Gold swimmers with the ultimate goal being moving on to College swimming. 80% attendance is required; all meets on team scheduled should be attended.
Monthly Fee $125 meets six times a week for 2-3 hours with additional dry land
Senior Gold: 8th grade and up
Coaches will pick the best 13 and older swimmers with the desire and potential to swim in College. This group will focus on getting swimmers ready to swim in College, prepare for the Sectional, Junior National, and National level, as well as be expected to work on leadership and time management skills. 90% attendance is required, all meets on team schedule should be attended.
Monthly fee: $160 normal week consists of 8 workouts in the pool and additional dry land