The Piranhas require Team members have Piranha spirit wear. All Piranhas MUST have a Team Speedo bathing suit, Team t-shirt (blue) and bathing caps, if worn. In addition, swimmers are required to have the following gear:
13/Overs: Gray Piranha Sweatshirt and sweatpants, Team Speedo Backpack, Black fleece for Travel meets (TYR, etc)
11/12’s: Gray Piranha Sweatshirt and sweatpants, Team Speedo Backpack
9/10’s: Gray Piranha Sweatshirt and sweatpants, Team Speedo Backpack
8/Under: Aforementioned t-shirt and yellow cap
Only Piranha gear should be worn at meets. A Team is more apt to act like a Team if everyone is wearing the same ‘uniform’. There is more Team spirit, unity and enthusiasm. A football or baseball player doesn’t get to choose which uniform he/she plays in, nor should a swimmer.
Bathing Suits VS Fastskins
As stated above all Piranhas must have a Team Speedo bathing suit. This suit must be worn at all meets. We understand that many of our swimmers own Fastskin suits. If you already have one, great, but please do not be fooled into thinking you need this suit for your swimmer to swim fast. Swimmers have always ‘made’ the suit; the suit never makes the swimmer. We ENCOURAGE parents to hold off on these expensive purchases until your swimmer is older and has progressed to a Senior level of training with the Piranhas or has qualified for CT Seniors. We feel with young Age Group swimmers the suits do not make a big difference in regards to their performance and the coaches stress dedication and hard work as the keys to improvement, not expensive suits. As you do, we want what is best for your swimmer. We don’t want anyone to make an unnecessary expensive purchase for little to no gain just because the advertisers tell you that it gives your child a “competitive edge”. The coaching staff recommends taking advantage of the practice time you have already paid for to help your swimmer get that “competitive edge”.
2018 Piranha Spirit Wear: Please contact Mary McCarthy for further details