For 2019-20: The Piranha logo will be updated in mid-2019. All gear ordered in the future will be created with the new logo. OLD gear that we have in stock or you have at home is still valid for use so there is no need to switch to the new style AT THIS TIME. In the future the new logo will be required on ALL team gear. The gear requirements (listed below) have not changed. To order gear online after Aug 1st, please use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR35bvOOvMWCC_gD5dsqj2LmwTVaoSk3-MFAuy-DqLP05mMw/viewform
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR SWIMMER’S SIZE PLEASE ATTEND THE SPIRIT WEAR SALE AND FITTING. Sale date is Wed, September 11th, 2019 at the Y.
The Piranhas require Team members wear Piranha spirit wear to all meets. 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”.
2019 Piranha Spirit Wear: Please contact Mary McCarthy for further details