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Practice Updates 
Sat 11/23No practice for any group except House due to Wilton Meet.
Mon, 11/25Fall House make up session for any House swimmer, 5:30-6:15
Mon 11/18-Sat 11/30Schedule listed below. Please note the practice schedule changes for the week of Thanksgiving.

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.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF TIMERS FOR THE WILTON MEET.  PLEASE SIGN-UP.  THE COACHES WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.  GOOGLE DOC

GENERAL TEAM INFO:
Winter Evaluation Clinic 11/22, 11/25, 11/26
For any and all new swimmers interested in Winter House or the c
ompetitive Piranha Swim Team.

Fall HOUSE makeup class Monday, Nov 25th, 5:30-6:15. If your swimmer missed any class during the fall session he/she can attend this class.

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
– November 18th-30th Calendar – please note the time changed the week of Thanksgiving.  

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:
12/Under Piranha Meet – Results

13/Over Piranha 1000 Freestyle – Results
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.

Wilton Y Thanksgiving Meet, 11/22-11/24 @ Wilton YMCA – ENTRY
PLEASE NOTE THE AFTERNOON WARM-UP HAS BEEN UPDATED FROM THE ORIGINAL TIMES PUBLISHED IN THE MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
ALL PARKING IS AT THE WILTON HIGH SCHOOL ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE Y.
13/overs will be seated in the gymnasium and will need to bring chairs.
Please note the 13/overs will be in separate pools in the morning, 13/14 and 15-18.  Also, this is a trials/finals meet.  The top 12 in the prelims for each 11/Over event will return in the evening for finals.  As is Team policy, if you make finals, you swim finals.  Please clear your calendars just in case.  10/Unders only swim once in the afternoon, no finals for them. 

Attire:
Team suits, Yellow Piranha cap, Team t-shirts, all gear worn on deck must be Piranha gear
Friday Evening 13/Over Distance Session

Warm-up 3:30p, Start 5:00p, Volunteers: GOOGLE DOC

Saturday and Sunday 13/Over Preliminary Session
Warm-up 7:00a, Start 8:30a, Volunteers: 2 timers (1 for each pool) GOOGLE DOC
Saturday and Sunday 9-12 yr Old  Preliminary Session
UPDATED – Warm-up 12:00p, Start 1:00p, Volunteers: 1 timer GOOGLE DOC

Finals Sessions 11/Overs
Saturday Finals 11/Overs, Warm-up 5:00p, Start 6:00p, Volunteers: based on the # of finalist we have

Sunday Finals 11/Overs, Warm-up 4:30p, Start 5:30p, Volunteers: based on the # of finalist we have

8/Under BGNW Meet @ Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Northern Westchester,
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.  

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

NOVEMBER
Nov 20 – Piranha 12/Under Meet – All 12/Under Piranhas – ENTRY
Nov 20 – Piranha 13/Over 1000 Free Meet – All 13/Over Piranhas – ENTRY

Nov 22- Wilton Thanksgiving 13/o 400 IM & 50 free- All 13/over Piranhas- ENTRY
Nov 23-24 – Wilton Thanksgiving Meet – All 9/Over Piranhas – ENTRY
DECEMBER 
Dec 7-8 – RYWC Winter Carnival – All 9/Over Piranhas – sign-up by 11/15GOOGLE DOC
Dec 21 – RYWC 10/Under Santa Claus Classic – All 10/Under Piranhas – sign-up by 12/2GOOGLE DOC
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:
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.


Congratulations to Pawel Frankowski for receiving the 2019 CT Alliance Volunteer Award.  Pawel was honored last night at the annual CT Alliance of YMCA’s dinner in Southington, CT.   Pawel is a tireless volunteer for the Piranhas and this is a well deserved honor.  GO PIRANHAS #ONETEAM

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