Piranha News & Updates

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Practice Updates 
Tues 8/6 & Th 8/8House only.
Mon 8/26Fall Eval Clinic begins.
9/3Fall House begins.
9/9First Day of Winter Piranha practice.

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.

2019 Fall Evaluation Clinic Flier
Registration is open for the Piranha fall Evaluation Clinic.  All new swimmers who wish to join the Piranha Swim Team or House programs must participate in the clinic as a tryout.  
printer friendly flier for the Piranha fall evaluations.

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

2019-20 Piranha Volunteer Policy and Requirements

2019-20 Piranha Short Course Practice Schedule –

CT Age Group Championships & WHAT Summer Showcase
This past weekend the Piranhas competed at both the Age Group Championships in Cheshire and the WHAT Summer Showcase at Wesleyan. After 12 sessions of swimming the Piranhas ended the 2019 Summer season with some awesome swims! John Frankowski led the Piranhas at Age Groups with 6 swims and 6 life-time best times, placing 6th in the 50 freestyle and 10th in the 100 backstroke, both were CT LC Senior cuts.  Andrew Rodriguez swam 4 races and came away with 4 life-time best times plus a finals swim in the 50 freestyle, placing 16th.  Alex Khilko swam life-time best times in 4 of his 6 events, placing 13th in the 400 IM and 9th in the 800 freestyle.   Michael “Spike” Frankowski swam 2 life-time best times in the 50 and 200 backstrokes and Brianna Zhang rounded out the Piranha Age Group squad.  At the Summer Showcase, Brianna Zhang and Sophia Karidas led the Piranhas with 6 finals swims between them.  Brianna placed 2nd in the 200 breaststroke, 8th in 100 breaststroke and 12th in 100 backstroke.  Sophia placed 4th in the 200 back, 7th in 200 IM and 13th in the 100 freestyle.  Other finalists included Nolan Lovegrove who swam the 100 backstroke under 1:10 for the first time and Daphne Knostantinis who placed 7th in the 100 breaststroke.  Biggest drop of the meet goes to Grace Quinn in the 100 free, 12.5 seconds!  Great meet, great results, great volunteers, great kids!!  Results are posted.

Intrasquad Central
For all the scores and highlights from this season’s Blue v Yellow Intrasquad Series.

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

Information about the entry process, scratches the day of a meet, arriving late, etc.

USA Official’s certification clinics

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.

Y MEMBERSHIP OFFER FOR Piranha Parents Membership Offer 2019

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

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.