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Practice Updates 
Th 12/5P120/P105/P90 practice change to 6:30-8:00p.
Sat 12/7No practice for any Piranha group except House.
Tue 12/10No early morning am for P120/P105. Kids can attend 6:30-8:00p.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE TO THE MEET THIS WEEKEND IN BROOKFIELD.  SESSIONS WERE COMBINED SO ALL SWIMMERS WILL BE SWIMMING IN THE MORNING EACH DAY.


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 ScheduleUpdated 9/18

Intrasquad Central
For all the scores and highlights from this season’s Blue v Yellow Intrasquad Series.
BLUE AND YELLOW TEAM ROSTERS

MEET INFORMATION:

RYWC Meet, 127-12/8 @ Greenknolls Aquatic Center
UPDATED WARM-UP – SESSIONS COMBINED EACH DAY – ALL SWIMMERS WILL BE SWIMMING IN THE MORNING SESSION
All 9/Overs in one Session
Attire: Team suits, blue Team t-shirt, all gear on deck must be Piranha gear
Warm-up 7:30a, Start 8:30a, Volunteers: 3 on Sat, 2 on Sun – GOOGLE DOC

12/Under Piranha Meet – Results; 13/Over Piranha 1000 FreestyleResults
From the swimmer swimming the 1000 for the first time to the 18 year old possibly swimming it for the last time, great effort!  Thanks to all the parents, swimmers and officials for putting on a great show.

8/Under BGNW Meet @ Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Northern Westchester – Results
Awesome meet for our 8/Unders!!  The kids had a great time racing and cheering for one another.  Highlights include best times for everyone who swam (nearly every time they dove in!), as well as Eliza Swaggart placing 1st in the girls 7/under 25 breast and 3rd in the girls 7/under 25 fly!  Way to go Piranhas!  Next up for the littlest Piranhas is the Piranha 100 free meet on 11/20, followed by the RYWC Santa Claus Classic on 12/21.  

Wilton Thanksgiving Meet by the numbers 
1 – #ONETEAM
3 – swimmers in the A final of the 13/14 boys 200 free
4 – 1-2 finishes in the 13/14 boys 100 back, 200IM, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke
9 – events won  by the 13-14 Boys – 200 IM, 100, 200 Breaststroke (Alex Khilko), 100, 200 Back (John Frankowski), 100 Fly, 100 Free (Andrew Rodriguez), 200 Medley & 400 Free Relay (3 aforementioned + Mateusz Zalewski)
14 – swims by John Frankowski this weekend
16 – ‘A’ finals swims
18 – different swimmers made finals

45 – swimmers entered from the Piranhas
46 – swims at finals
68 – best times by the 9-12 yr olds
75 – swims all weekend by the 9-12 yr olds
91 – percent best times for the 9-12 yr olds
200 – Medley Relay won by the 13/14 boys by the 3 aforementioned buys plus Matuesz Zalewkski
202 – Events entered
400 – Free Relay (3 aforementioned + Mateusz Zalewski)
500 – longest event swum by Alex Khilko and Sophia Karidas

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

DECEMBER 
Dec 7-8 – RYWC Winter Carnival – All 9/Over Piranhas – Entry
Dec 21 – RYWC 10/Under Santa Claus Classic – All 10/Under Piranhas – Entry

JANUARY
Jan 8 – Piranha Blue v Yellow Meet – All 13/Under House and Piranhas – sign-up by 1/6 – GOOGLE DOC
Jan 17-18 – 13/Over YMCA State Meet – All 13/Over Piranhas – sign-up by 1/6 – GOOGLE DOC
Jan 17- 11-12 GRYM Distance Meet- all 11/12 Jr/P90 Piranhas- sign up by 12/20GOOGLE DOC
Jan 18 – 12/Under GRYM Meet – All 12/Under Piranhas – sign-up by 12/20GOOGLE DOC
Jan 25 – 9-12 yr old Y State Meet – All 9-12 yr old Piranhassign-up by 1/6 – GOOGLE DOC
FEBRUARY
Feb 2 – 8/Under YMCA State Meet – All 8/Under Piranhas – sign-up by 1/17 – GOOGLE DOC
Feb 8-9 – Bulldog Meet – All 9/Over Piranhas – sign-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 OFFICIAL’S CLASSES:
USA Official’s certification clinics

MISC:

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH 11:30 AM SHARP AT SPRING GROVE VETERAN’S CEMETERY, Hecker Ave, Darien
All Piranha and house swimmers (and their families) are invited to lay wreaths in honor of our veterans at this annual event organized by Wreaths Across America.  All are welcome but please don’t be late.

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.

Signs and symptoms of concussions for athletes and parents/guardians . 
Concussion information for all coaches, swimmers and parents.

 

 

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