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Chuck Dunham

Gateway Practice is moved to Shaker for Weds Oct 26th

Fantastic finish to the season by the Piranhas as they shined throughout the Northeast @ Futures in Cleveland, Zones in Ithaca, and at Springfield Mass!! Incredible swims and time drops throughout, highlights include: Lillian Hopke with an 8th place finish for 9-10 Girls @ Zones and new team record in the 100 Free James Clark new team record in 9-10 Boys 50 Breast Emma Shao finished 7th @ Zones in 11-12 Girls 100 Breast Luka Di Fabio new team record in 13-14 1500 Free Sophia Gao finaled @ her first...

Congratulations to all of the competitors @ Speedo Sectionals in Buffalo NY and Eastern Zones in Webster NY! Girl power was on display throughout: TOP TEN FINISH BY OUR GIRLS AT BOTH MEETS! Big swims, big drops...and most importantly even bigger smiles both weekends! Top Ten finishes @ Speedo Sectionals: Ally Frame (100 Back) Sophia Gao (100 Breast, 200 Breast) Kendall Gilbert (100 Breast, 200 Breast) 200 Medley Relay (Ally Frame, Kendall Gilbert, Anna Bearor, Kaci Owens) Top Ten finishes @ Zones: Michelle Adams (10 and under Eastern Zone Champion...

CONGRATULATIONS PIRANHAS Womens Team Champions Mens Team Runner-ups Combined Team Runner-ups Congratulations to all of the Piranhas on an outstanding Gold Championships!! It was so great to host this event and have it back full throttle, all of these smiling faces speak for themselves and are why we all do what we do!! A sincere amount of thanks and gratitude to all of our parents, families, and coaches for all of the hard work ensuring an environment condusive for fast swimming. Some highlights from the weekend: High Point Trophy Award...

PHENOMENAL PIRANHAS! Tremendous weekend by all of our Piranha swimmers at both Region 1s and Section 2 Championships. Highlights include: Ally Frame 2022 Region 1 Champion 100 Backstroke Jaden Homan- Scholar Athlete Award (Division 1) Brayden Henkel- Outstanding Competitor Award (Division 1) The following swimmers broke Piranhas Records this weekend @ Region 1s: Stella Zhang (13-14 100 Backstroke and 200 Backstroke) Sophia Gao (13-14 400 IM) Team of Stella Zhang, Hannah Harpootlian, Sophia Gao, Helen Hao (13-14 400 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay) Ally Frame (100 Backstroke) Team of...

Great story on WNYT Newschannel 13 of Sophia Gao, thank you to Chris Onorato for the coverage: https://wnyt.com/sports/shenendehowa-swimming-sophia-gao-clifton-park-piranhas/6223307/?cat=256

Congratulations to all of the Piranhas who competed as part of the Adirondack Zone Team!! A truly sensational weekend, here were some highlights: Sophia Gao broke 5x 11-12 Team Records (200 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM), 2 Adirondack Records (50 Breast, 200 Breast) & capped it off as 100 BREAST EASTERN ZONE CHAMPION AND 200 BREAST EASTERN ZONE CHAMPION!!! Michele Adams broke 2x 10 & UnderTeam Records (50 Back, 100 Back) and finaled in the 50 Backstroke! Stella Zhang broke 13-14 100 Back Team Record Conner...

Excellent job up and down the East Coast this past weekend by all Piranhas swimmers!! We had some tremenouds swims, wonderful weather, and above all a great experience at both New Paltz Swim Meet as well as Futures Championships in Richmond Virginia!! Highlighting from our boys as they held their own with the Nation's best in Viriginia: Brian Harding broke the team record in the 100 Breaststroke (1:06.63) Sam Matthews set 2 new records in the 50 Freestyle (24.27) and 100 Freestyle (53.76) 400 Medley Relay Team of Brian Harding,...

Congratulations to the entire Piranhas Swim Team on an outstanding performance @ Shen Aquatic Center this past weekend!! We had some truly sensational swims across the board, thank you to all of the athletes for their hard work, coaches for their dedication, and parents for their support!! It was great having spectators back @ the pool, certainly helped push the athletes, special thank you to all of those who timed and worked the timing table. Highlighting a tremendous weekend were some record breaking performances: James Clark set 3x 8 &...

Congratulations to Bryce Henekl on being named the Newschannel 13 WNYT Athlete of the Week! Check out the video here: https://wnyt.com/high-school-sports/bryce-henkel-athlete-of-the-week-albany-academy-swimming/5649047/?cat=12569