House Swimming

About House Swimming

This Piranha House Program is designed for children 6 years of age and old who may not be ready for Team or ready to commit to a full year with the Piranhas.  House Swimmers must have advanced basic swimming skills, be able to complete at least 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without assistance, have a legal breaststroke kick, complete an in-water somersault and must have familiarity with butterfly.  Most House kids have at least 3 legal strokes.  The goal of the group will be to learn drills and proper technique for all four competitive strokes, and the emphasis during practice will be on fun and learning. There will be one House group each session. Four sessions of House will be offered throughout the year, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Schedules are listed below.

Swimmers enrolled in Fall House will have priority for the Winter and the Winter House will have priority for the Spring and so on. Returning House swimmers should register on their respective registration date or run the risk of losing their spot. Once a session’s respective registration is complete, House will be open to new swimmers. There is limited space in all our House programs.

In a given year, a swimmer who participated in the Spring and/or Summer House session does not have to be evaluated for THAT YEAR’S Fall or Winter House session. All other new swimmers who wish to be evaluated for Fall or Winter House swimming must participate in the Fall Evaluation Stroke Clinic and new swimmers who wish to be evaluated for Spring or Summer House must participate in the Spring Evaluation Stroke Clinic (please note there is no guarantee that the Spring Clinic will be run every year). Notification of placement will be via email no later than one day after completion of the clinic for the Fall and Spring. Registration for all House sessions must be done at the Y front desk.

House swimmers who are full Darien YMCA members will be allowed to compete in YMCA dual meets. ‘YMCA dual meets’ are held throughout the year at Darien and other YMCAs in the area. A sign up sheet for meets will be located on the Piranha bulletin board in the lobby of the YMCA and all YMCA dual meets are also listed on the Piranha homepage. There are usually no meets for 13 year olds and there will be no meets scheduled during the Summer House session.

Family Information Form for House swimming (required).

Fall House Schedule 2019

September 3rd – November 23rd

 
Monday
Tuesday
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Friday
Saturday
House I (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House II (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House III (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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9:00-9:45 AM
House IV (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House V (10/Over) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House VI (10/Over) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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9:00-9:45 AM

Winter House Schedule 2018-19

November 27 – February 19
(No classes 12/25 & 1/31)

 
Monday
Tuesday
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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
House I (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House II (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House III (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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9:00-9:45 AM
House IV (9/Under) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House V (10/Over) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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4:45 - 5:30 PM
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House VI (10/Over) Members: $250; Non-members: $315
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9:00-9:45 AM

Intersession House Schedule 2019

February 26 – March 23 – UPDATED 1/10

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
House I (9/Under)Member: $180; Non-members: $250
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4:45-5:30 PM
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4:45-5:30 PM
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9:00-9:45 AM
House II (9/Under)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House III (9/Under)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House IV (9/Under)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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9:00-9:45 AM
House V (10/Over)Member:$180; Non-members: $250
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4:45-5:30 PM
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4:45-5:30 PM
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9:00-9:45 AM
House VI (10/Overs)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House VII (10/Overs)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House VIII (10/Overs)Members: $80; Non-members: $150
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9:00-9:45 AM

Spring House Schedule 2019 – UPDATED 2/15

March 26 – June 24
– No Class – Wednesday June 19th – Summer Intrasquad Meet – all House swimmers are eligible.
– No Classes April 15-21 – Spring Break
– June 12 – practice will be earlier 4:15-5:00p

Register for two days and get the third day for 50% off.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
House I (9/Under) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
5:30-6:15 PM
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House II (9/Under) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House III (9/Under) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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5:30-6:15 PM
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House IV (9/Under) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House V (9/Under) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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9:00-9:45 AM
House VI (10/Over) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
5:30-6:15 PM
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House VII (10/Over) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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4:00-4:45 PM
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House VIII (9/Overs) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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5:30-6:15 PM
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House IX (9/Over) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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4:00-4:45 PM
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House X (9/Over) Members: $240; Non-members: $310
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9:00-9:45 AM

Summer House Schedule 2019 – UPDATED 5/8

June 25- August 8
– Saturday has one less class hence the lower rate

There will be no meets scheduled during the Summer House session. Summer House swimmers who wish to continue with the House program in the Fall or Winter will NOT be required to participate in the Fall Stroke Clinic. However, if a swimmer wishes to be evaluated for Team, he/she MUST be evaluated through the Fall Stroke Clinic. All Winter-only Piranhas who swam on the Team the previous winter and participate in the Summer House program are guaranteed placement on the Team for the upcoming Winter season.


Register for Tuesday and Thursday and get Saturday for 50% off.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
House I (9/Unders) Members: $155; Non-members: $215
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House II (9/Unders) Members: $155; Non-members: $215
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House III (9/Unders) Members: $140; Non-members: $200
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9:00-9:45 AM
House IV (10/Overs) Members: $155; Non-members: $215
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House V (10/Overs) Members: $155; Non-members: $215
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4:45-5:30 PM
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House VI (10/Overs) Members: $140; Non-members: $200
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9:00-9:45 AM