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Summer Practice ScheduleMonday, June 20
Bronze, Silver, Gold I and II
5:30-6:30 M-F
105 and 120 groups practice
4:00 - 5:30 M-F
Last day of 2021-22 seasonFriday, Aug 12th

Coming in August!  2022 Stroke/Evaluation clinic!  The clinic will serve as both a teaching clinic and a tryout for the swim team or house swim program for upcoming 2022-23 registration.  NEW swimmers must be evaluated prior to joining the house or team programs.

Clinic:  T/W/Th, Aug 23, 24,  4-4:45pm, and Aug 25 4:45-5:30pm,  Darien YMCA pool.  (THURSDAY TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 4:45)
Plan to attend all three days for a full evaluation.  Tryout results will be available for fall program registration opportunities the day after the clinic ends.


Piranha Summer Short Season Starts June 27th, ends August 12th

Piranha Summer Practice Schedule starts June 20th – Schedule.

Piranha Tentative Fall Practice Schedule starts September 6th, 2022 – Schedule


Spirit Wear portal is closed to new orders (4/19/22).  Will re-open in September 2022.  In-person fitting and sale tentatively scheduled for Wed, Sept 7th, 5:30-7:00 pm


2022 EVENTS:

SWIM ACROSS AMERICA with Olympians Elisabeth Beisel and Craig Beardsley, April 23, 2022

The lucky Piranhas who attended the clinic, led by Elisabeth and Craig, had a lot of fun and learned so much from such experienced swimmers.  For their part, the swimmers did very well – great swims, plenty of attention to improvement techniques, and a true sense of respect for their Olympian guests (who were also lots of fun).  Questions, autographs and photos followed the pool clinic.
Thanks to all the families for supporting Swim Across America Fairfield County and thank you to the SAA FC for putting on this wonderful event.


Olympic (2020 Tokyo) Silver medal winner Paige Madden held a teaching clinic for the Piranhas on Sat March 5, 2022

           11/under swimmers 

Paige Madden was our guest on Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th.  On Friday night Paige visited with swimmers informally after a later practice, then she had dinner with all the coaches at the Y.  At 10:45 sharp on Saturday, Paige suited up and led off with questions for the 7-11 year old swimmers, then dove in the pool and invited the swimmers to join her.  They all were so attentive and followed Paige’s instructions very specifically and enthusiastically.  The session ended at noon, the swimmers got changed and Paige met them (and the newly arrived 12/Overs) in the Y lobby for comments and tips about growing up a swimmer and of course, swimming in college and the Olympics. After signing caps and photocards, and having photos taken, Paige was back on the pool deck with the 12/Over swimmers.  The afternoon session was also a real treat to witness.  The swimmers really had some fun and learned so much!  Paige’s comments and instruction were very relatable to this age group, and the swimmers really connected with her.  We all hope we can invite her back again in the future.


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