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Practice Updates 
Mon 1/20Please note the practice changes listed blow.
Wed 1/22No practice for Maia, Nautilus, Nep, Jr due to 13/over Swim Challenge
Th 1/23Moving P120 to 6:30-8:30p, P90/P105 to 7-8:30p. All other groups regular time.
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.

FIRST SWIM CHALLENGE DAY IN THE BOOKS!!  P90 AND P105 DID AN AWESOME JOB LAST NIGHT!!  7000 YARDS IN THE BOOKS!  


4 DAYS UNTIL THE MAIA, NAUTILUS, NEPTUNE, JUNIOR SWIM CHALLENGE – JANUARY 27th!!!
9 DAYS UNTIL THE P120 CHALLENGE DATE – JANUARY 31st!!!
SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 8th – 2 X OLYMPIAN (2004, ’08) KATIE HOFF TO VISIT THE PIRANHAS!

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.

9-12 yr old YMCA State Meet @ Cheshire Community Pool, 1/25 – SATURDAY ONLY – ENTRY
PLEASE NOTE THE MORNING 11/12 WARM-UPS HAVE BEEN MOVED BACK!
520 South Main Street, Cheshire
Attire: Team suits, Blue Team T-shirts, all gear on deck MUST be Piranha gear

11/12’s Session
Warm-up 9:00a, Start 10:00a, Volunteers TBA (sessions are roughly 2 hours)
9/10’s Session
warm-up 1:00p, Start 2:00p, Volunteers TBA (sessions are roughly 2 hours)

13/Over YMCA State Meet 
The month of January is always a funny time.  Everyone is coming off the holidays, kids have mid-terms, the weather is cold and unforgiving and swim coaches ask their swimmers to step-up and race fast!  Well none of this is easy, but I have to give credit where credit is due.  The kids who attended the 13/over Y State meet really did a good job.  All I ever ask of my athletes is to show up at a meet ready to give everything they have that day with the goal of taking a step forward in progress.  Sounds a lot easier than it is but the Piranhas did just that.  Some came away with best-times, actually many did, some came away with really tough, gutty swims and a pat on the back from me, some swam an event for the first time but everyone walked away with great experience and took a step forward, some two!!   Where it is so easy to complain about early warm-ups, not enough rest in-between events, tired legs and a myriad of other things, the kids did none of that, took on the challenge and really swam well.  Bravo to you and thanks again to everyone taking the time to attend the meet.  Official results coming soon.

GRYM Meet for 12/Unders 
Thank you to all the timers and officals who worked the meet.  Great job swimmers!  Results coming soon.

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 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 – sign-up 2/17 – 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.

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

 

 

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