Piranha Short Season Team

A NEW AND EXCTING PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PIRANHA SWIM TEAM!!

We’ve done it again!!   The Piranhas have created a seasonal competitive program for 13/Unders.  The Piranha Short Season Team is for those swimmers looking for a “taste” of competitive swimming but not the year long commitment.  There will be a 9/Under and a 10/Over group.  These swimmers will be coached by the same awesome and experienced Piranha coaches, offered Piranha meets (please note our ability to travel has been hampered by the pandemic, hoping it will open back up in the Fall, either way the Piranhas have enjoyed regular in-house/Intrasquad meets, and hosted USA meets), regular weekly practices and all scheduled Piranha social events.  Swimmers will be eligible for the aforementioned activities held during the respective season in which they participate.  The Piranhas will be offering three Short Season programs throughout the year:  Fall, Winter and Spring.  See below for details about each season.  Swimmers will be eligible to switch from Short Season to the Year-Round Team if space is available.  All Short Season swimmers must be members of the Darien YMCA.  Meet information can be found on the Meet Schedule Page.

Please note any new swimmer interested in this program MUST participate in a Stroke Clinic as an evaluation.  

Piranha Fall Short Season – September 13 – December 17 (no practice 11/26)
9/Unders: Monday & Wednesday 7:00-7:45p, Friday 6:00-6:45p
Training Fee: $800, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $75, Volunteer: $50

10/Overs: Monday & Wednesday 6:45-7:45p, Friday 6:00-7:00p
Training Fee: $900, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $75, Volunteer: $50


Piranha Winter Short Season
January 3 – April 1

9/Unders: Monday & Wednesday 7:00-7:45p, Friday 6:15-7:00p
Training Fee: $744, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $75, Volunteer: $50
*Please note practice times March 21-April 1: Mon, Wed 6:30-7:15p, Fri 6:15-7:00p

10/Overs: Monday & Wednesday 6:45-7:45p, Friday 6:00-7:00p
Training Fee: $836, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $75, Volunteer: $50
*Please note practice times March 21-April 1: Mon, Wed 6:15-7:15p, Fri 6:00-7:00p


Piranha Spring Short Season
– April 18 – June 24

9/Unders: Tuesday & Thursday 6:45-7:30p Friday 6:15 – 7:00p
Training Fee: $570, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $50, Volunteer: $25

10/Overs: Monday & Wednesday 6:15-7:15p, Friday 6:00-7:00p
Training Fee: $640, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $50, Volunteer: $25

Piranha Summer Short Season –June 25-August 12;  Practice Schedule for summer TBA

9/Unders:  Swimmers will be assigned (prior to registration via email from the coach) a team group based on age and ability and will swim with the team as part of that team group;  three days per week only.
Training Fee: $425, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $50, Volunteer: $TBA

10/Overs: Swimmers will be assigned (prior to registration via email from the coach) a team group based on age and ability and will swim with the team as part of that team group;  three days per week only.
Training Fee: 500, USA Registration Fee: $80*, PPA: $50, Volunteer: $TBA

* USA Fee is paid only once per year starting with the Fall session.  If you decide to participate in multiple sessions, Fall-Summer, you will NOT need to pay this fee twice.