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Intrasquad #2 Distance meet Results are up on the schedule page!Congrats to all who participated! I know it was challenging for the kids to swim in long races like that but I thought everyone did an amazing job and really showed heart and determination!!!
Intrasquad #3 Fly/Brst meet
Pre-registration required via Active, TBA
Wednesday, December 7th
Practice for 105/120 only
Final Fall short season practiceFriday, November 18th
Final Fall House practiceSaturday, November 19th
Winter Stroke ClinicMon & Tues November 21 & 22, 4-4:45pm
NO practice for any groupNovember 23rd, 24th, 25th

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

Head’s up!  THERE IS NO PRACTICE SHCEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY NOV 23RD-25TH for the Thanksgiving holiday.

HOLIDAY PRACTICE CHANGES FOR DECEMBER & JANUARY:
12/23, 12/24 AND 12/26 NO PRACTICE FOR ANY GROUPS OR HOUSE
12/30, 12/31 AND 1/2 NO PRACTICE FOR ANY GROUPS OR HOUSE

Piranha 22-23 Winter Meet Schedule

USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION LINK
Deadline for USA swim registration and payment is Monday, September 26th  All Piranhas must be registered by then to participate in any team activities.
HELP for USA swim registration:

If you are a parent about to register your child, please create your account first – ARTICLE

How do I set up my new SWIMS account if I already have a membership?

How do I, as a Parent, link my child’s account to my parent account and then create a login for my child?

How do I create an account in SWIMS as a new member?

Fall, 2022:  All parents pay a one time membership fee for their SWIMMER to USA swimming to complete the registration.  If you did not pay $80 you are not legally registered for 2023.

ACTIVE swim registration link
A family Active account is the source for all team related communication (email and text), meet sign ups, volunteering and more.  Please make sure you have a viable family Active account to stay informed and involved in all team activities.   For more in depth information and further instructions, please visit https://darien-ymca-piranhas.org/piranhaactivenetwork/

 

 

2022 PIRANHA PARENT MEETING:  Parent Primer handout

2023 EVENTS:  Information coming soon

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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