Thank you for your interest in our USA Swimming Club, Piranhas Aquatic Club (PAC). Our club formatted like other USA swim clubs in our region, but we are UNIQUE in our own way! We are a competitive swim club and will train swimmers to meet the highest levels. In addition to our team motto of Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It, our most important core vale is The Swimmer Comes First.  This is intended to mean that the physical and emotional development and well-being of the swimmer is our FIRST PRIORITY over meet results, time standards, or club operational/financial objectives.  Our promise to you is that we will deliver programs that challenge your swimmer, develop their form and technique, while at the same time nurturing their character development and having FUN. In a world where competitiveness can overshadow teamwork and humbleness, we want our members to understand the importance of hard work, dedication, and commitment to the individual and the team. Ultimately, we want our swimmers to develop a life-long love and appreciation for the sport.

2020 Registration!

WOW!  2020 has certainly made some waves (pun intended)! We are excited that our recent Elk Grove Piranhas clinic program has been a great success, has complied with public health requirements, and has offered swimmers the opportunity to train in an environment where the fate of many youth sports programs is restricted. We have learned a lot in the last few weeks and have been working with the City and CSD to understand and implement a training program for Piranhas Aquatic Club, USA Swimming and USMS Master’s Swimming, that meets or exceeds public health requirements related to COVID-19.

As many of you experienced during our recent clinics, we are limited in the number of swimmers per lane and total number of lanes.  This created the need to increase costs in delivering our services.  We are very mindful of this and have been working hard to manage our expenses and reduce costs where we can.  Specifically, we were successful in securing some grant funding from USA Swimming to help defray some of the costs and we are committing 100% of those monies to directly supporting reduced registration dues.

In addition, we recognize that there still is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. While we hope that the public health environment will continue to move in a positive direction, we don’t think anyone can say with certainty what will come.  So, to be responsive to potential disruption that may occur in the future, we are keeping PAC’s 2020 Registration SIMPLE!! 

PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY AS THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS.

REGISTRATION –2020/2021

  • Seasonal USA Swimming and USMS Master’s Program (September 2020 through January 2021)*
  • Month-to-Month registration (no-30-day notice to cancel; however, no refunds once registered as we are holding your spot; no pro-rated registrations)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE!
  • NO MANDATORY FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT!
  • NO VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT (unless you attend a swim meet [if held]; parent must be available to time at the meet)
  • Because we are managing our costs, no caps or t-shirts will be provided; however, an online team store with all our gear will be available in mid-September.
  • For our USA Swimmers, Parents and Swimmers Must Complete Safe Sport Training; click learn.usaswimming.org (see login directions below).
  • USA Swimming and Masters Practices start September 8, 2020

*Currently, we intend to implement a seasonal USA swimming program from September through January and we have planned the Master’s program through the end of January. 

Swim Groups - See Group Flyer and website for Practice times.

Your swimmer’s practice group will be determined by our Head Coach, Brenda Smart. If you are a current Piranha family, please consult with Brenda on the assigned group for your swimmer.  If you are new to the Piranhas, we would love to meet and learn more about you, your accomplishments, and your goals for the program. Please email Coach Brenda at [email protected]

The practice groups are organized by age and ability as follows. Exceptions can be made at the Head Coach’s discretion. All groups will include organized training, workout preparation, and stroke instruction.

  • Gold - Generally, 13-18 years old; high commitment; mastery of strokes; technical proficiency; understand racing strategy
  • Blue - Generally, 8*-12 years old; solid technical foundation; beginning to understand racing strategy; focuses on details. *8 years must have knowledge of 4 strokes and can complete flip turns.
  • White - Generally, 5-8 years old; emerging swimmers; focus on developing proper technique; building stamina
  • College/Masters - College/Adult swimmers

Registration Details

Registration opens by the 15th of each month for the following month.  Click the registration button on our home page (or click here).

The registration process will require you to enter “Account Holder” and “Member” information.  This is a separate website from the Elk Grove Piranhas Swim Team, so you will need to set up a new account through this website. For those who are previous PAC members, we have temporarily activated your account, so your registration process is easier.  If you do not register for September, your account will be deactivated.

  • Account Holder = usually parent or guardian of minor swimmer or the registering master swimmer. The account holder and any other designated emails will receive all team communications.
  • Member = swimmer (age group or Master) who will participate in our program. Emails can be added for members to receive team communication. Click “Add Member” for each additional member under the account holder.

You will be prompted to select the swim group for each member.  For new swimmers (i.e., not part of our current Piranha family) please use the group definitions as a guide and select the group that best fits your swimmer.

All fees and dues will be collected through our online system and no checks or cash will be allowed.

At the time of registration, you will be asked to review and check that you will comply with the following.  All of these documents are available on our website:

  • Medical Release Waiver
  • Liability Waivers
  • COVID-19 Waivers
  • Photo Liability Release
  • Parent and Swimmer Code of Conduct

 

WHY SELECT PAC?

As always, if you have any questions you can email any of our Board Members or our team Registrar at [email protected]


Registration Groups and Practice Times

If you are looking to sign up for our PAC USA Swim Club please reach out to our registrar at [email protected]