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Practice Updates 
Fri 1/17No practice for 11/overs due to meets. All 10/unders 4:45-5:45p.
Sat 1/18No practice for any group except House due to meets.
Mon 1/20Please note the practice changes listed blow.
Wed 1/22No practice for Maia, Nautilus, Nep, Jr due to 13/over Swim Challenge
Mon 1/27No swim practice, dry lands only for P90/P105/P120 due to Maia, Naut, Nep, Jr Swim Challenge.
Sat 1/25No practice for Nautilus, Nep, Jr due to Y States.
Th 1/30No P90, P105 or P120 practice due to GYWD Meet.

Please note that when the Piranhas have a meet scheduled on Saturdays, practices that morning are cancelled for the swimmers who are eligible for the meet unless otherwise stated.  Sometimes we are able to run a Maia and/or House practice.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!
5 DAYS UNTIL THE P90/P105 SWIM CHALLENGE!!
10 DAYS UNTIL THE MAIA, NAUTILUS, NEPTUNE, JUNIOR SWIM CHALLENGE!!
P120 CHALLENGE DATE SWITCHED TO JANUARY 31st DUE TO EXAMS.
SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 8th – 2 X OLYMPIAN (2004, ’08) KATIE HOFF TO VISIT THE PIRANHAS!

Monday 1/20 Practice Changes
P120 – Dry Land 4:00-445/Swim 445-6:15p
P105 – Dry Land 4:00-445/Swim 445-545p
P90 – Dry Land 4:00-445/Swim 445-545p
Junior – 5:15-6:15p
Neptune – 5:15-6:15p
Nautilus – 5:30-6:15p
Maia – 5:30-6:15p
House – 5:15-6:00p

GENERAL TEAM INFO:

Helpful Tutorials on meets, signing up for meets, checking the Piranha Database

2019-20 Piranha Volunteer Policy and Requirements

2019-20 SHORT COURSE SCHEDULES
2019-20 Piranha Short Course Practice Schedule –  
UPDATED 9/4

2019-20 Meet Schedule

MEET INFORMATION:
Intrasquad Central
For all the scores and highlights from this season’s Blue v Yellow Intrasquad Series.
BLUE TEAM  and YELLOW Team Winter 2020 ROSTERS

Yellow takes Intrasquad #2 by a score OF 177.5 – 143.50
Great job Piranhas and House.  Thanks to all the parent and swimmer volunteers!!  Blue and full results are available, yellow coming soon.

13/Over YMCA State Meet @ Westport YMCA, 1/17-1/18
14 Raymond Allen Lane, Westport
PARKING INFORMATION – BACK OF THE LOT ON FRIDAY, RED BARN ON SATURDAY (ENTRANCE IS ON RTE 33), THERE WILL BE SHUTTLE SERVICE.
Attire: Team suits, Blue Team t-shirt, yellow caps, all gear worn on deck must be Piranha gear
Friday 13/Over Session
Warm-up 3:00p, Start 4:00p – YOU NEED YOUR OWN TIMER FOR EACH EVENT
Saturday 15/over session
Warm-up 7:00a, Start 8:00a, Volunteers: NONE!!
UPDATED – Saturday 13/14 Session
Warm-up 12:45p, Start 2:00p, Volunteers: 1 timers – GOOGLE DOC

GRYM Meet for 12/Unders @ Greenwich YMCA, 1/17-1/18
50 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich  
Attire:
Team suits, Blue Team t-shirt, yellow caps, all gear worn on deck must be Piranha gear  ***Please bring deck chairs!
Friday Distance session
Warm-up 4:00p, Start 5:00p, Volunteers SWIMMERS NEED THEIR PARENTS TO TIME THEM
Saturday Session
Warm-up 12:00p, Start 1:00p, Volunteers 2 Timers – GOOGLE DOC

2019-20 SC MEET ENTRIES AND GOOGLE DOC SIGN-UPS:
PLEASE NOTE MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE GOOGLE DOC SIGN-UPS

Date —————Meet—————Eligible————————Deadline——Sign-up Sheet

JANUARY
Jan 17-18 – 13/Over YMCA State Meet – All 13/Over Piranhas – ENTRY
Jan 17-18 – 12/Under GRYM Meet – All 12/Under Piranhas – ENTRY
Jan 25 – 9-12 yr old Y State Meet – All 9-12 yr old PiranhasENTRY
Jan 30 – GYWD One Stop Meet – p90/p105/P120 and anyone who needs a USA-CT meet – sign-up by 1/21 – GOOGLE DOC
FEBRUARY
Feb 2 – 8/Under YMCA State Meet – All 8/Under Piranhas – sign-up by 1/17 – GOOGLE DOC
Feb 9 – Bulldog Meet – All 9/Over Piranhas SUNDAY ONLYsign-up by 1/20GOOGLE DOC
Feb 12 – Piranha Blue v Yellow Meet – All 13/Under House and Piranhas – sign-up 2/10GOOGLE DOC
Feb 28-Mar 1 – CT Regional Championships – Please see sign-up for eligibility details– TBA – GOOGLE DOC
MARCH
Mar 20 – NE YMCA  8/Under All-Star Meet – All 8/Under Piranhas –
sign-up by 2/28 GOOGLE DOC
Mar 20-22 – NE YMCA All-Star Meet – All 9/Over Piranhas – sign-up by 2/28 – GOOGLE DOC

GENERAL MEET INFO:
Information about the entry process, scratches the day of a meet, arriving late, etc.

USA OFFICIALS CLASSES:
USA Officials – certification clinics

MISC:

SPIRIT WEAR –  if you need replacement Piranha gear please contact MARY to arrange.  See team gear page for requirement details.  Please provide a size for the item, if known.

Coach’s Corner:
A weekly article from the brain of Head Coach Henk Jansen.

PIRANHA TEAM DIRECTORY is available via email from Mary McCarthy in the Piranha office.  Please contact Mary for a directory.  2019-20 is available now.

Darien YMCA Phone App
For those of you who may not know, the Darien YMCA has its own Phone App.  This App is good for YMCA related schedules, closures and class changes, and you can even upload you membership card!  Please be advised that Piranha Swim Team related changes will  NOT be posted to the App.

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Concussion information for all coaches, swimmers and parents.

 

 

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