The Stuttgart Piranhas are part of the European Forces Swim League (EFSL), an outgrowth of U.S. and Allied Armed Forces community sponsored swim teams. Our swimmers have the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and compete within the EFSL as a whole.



LEAGUE Documents 

Current EFSL Governing Documents

EFSL Qualifying Times

EFSL - DODEA Varsity Letter Memorandum of Understanding






Benelux Division

Geilenkirchen Orcas (GKN)                                 
Rhineland Division

Berlin Bear-A-Cudas (BLN)                                
Kaiserslautern Kingfish (KMC)
Stuttgart Piranhas (STG)                                    
Southern Division
Dormant Status:  Hohenfels Tigers (HFL)



HISTORY of the European Forces Swim League

The original teams of the EFSL were Berlin, Heidelberg, Lahr, Mannheim, Stuttgart, and SHAPE. Since then the League has steadily increased in membership to 18 teams located in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, England and The Netherlands. American and NATO communities are represented. The EFSL has six competitive age levels: 8 and under, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 and 17/19. Each level provides a stepping stone for a swimmer to progress through successive levels of competition. The first annual EFSL Championship Meet was held on 16 April 1977. Since then, this exciting event has been the climax of the League’s regular season. The EFSL is proud of its past achievements in providing a successful program for the personal development of our young people. It recognizes the support and efforts of swimmers, parents, coaches, sponsors, friends and community organizations without whose assistance these accomplishments could not have been achieved. Finally, the EFSL remains committed to supporting the youth of our communities through healthy competition and the fostering of the ideals of good sportsmanship.