Piranha Parents Association (PPA)

The Piranha Parents Association (PPA) is a vital support organization for the Piranha Swim Team. It provides administrative, financial and other general support for the Darien YMCA’s competitive swim program. All parents are members of the PPA and each family is required to contribute annual dues at registration. The Piranha Advisory Committee (PAC), representing the parents, meets regularly with the Competitive Swim Director and works closely with the coaching staff and the YMCA. The PAC is not a policy-making body, but does help define procedures to facilitate a smooth running team.  Very importantly, the PPA provides necessary financial and volunteer resources at meets and other special events that are critical to building and maintaining a unified and spirited Team.

2011-12 Piranha Advisory Committee (PAC) Members


Henk Jansen

Head Coach

Nora Baker


Mary McCarthy

Competitive Swim Administrator

Victor Pena





Age Group Meet Co-Chairs

Alice Watson

Age Group Social Chair


Nominating Chair

Gigi Kearney

Officials Chair


Special Events Co-chairs


Fundraising Coordinator

Annie Thomas

Spirit Coordinators