Stroke Clinics

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Fall 2018 Evaluation Stroke Clinic:  Aug 27th – Aug 30th

The Fall Stroke Clinic is offered to swimmers 7 years and up (swimmers aging up to 7 by the end of the year can participate). All winter-only Piranhas from the previous Short Course Season (Sept-Mar) who did not register for Long Course (April-July) or Spring or Summer House must attend the Fall Stroke Clinic to be considered for membership on the Team. Registration for Stroke Clinic may be done on-line or in person at the Y, following the YMCA’s Fall Registration Schedule. Returning Piranhas who swam Long Course or Spring or Summer House are not required to attend the Fall Stroke Clinic.

All new swimmers including House swimmers must attend the Fall Stroke Clinic to be evaluated for Team.

Spring and Summer House swimmers do not have to be evaluated for Fall House.

Each swimmer considering the stroke clinic must be able to swim 25 yards of all four competitive strokes, freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, without assistance (all 4 do not have to be 100% legal). During the clinic coaches will teach drills for all four competitive strokes, analyze technique and work towards correcting technical flaws. New swimmers will be evaluated and some will be invited to join the Piranhas or House Swimming. It is important for all swimmers to attend all four days of stroke clinic. If you have conflicts please inform the coaches.

New swimmers who attend the stroke clinic are not guaranteed placement on the Team or House. We have limited space on both and some kids will be put on a wait list or referred to lessons in an effort to keep kids in the pool. Parents and swimmers will be notified via email about placement no later than one day after the completion of the clinic. Emails will contain all the necessary information about registration, start dates, suit fitting, etc.

Fees: Members $105, Non-Members $165

 

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Monday 4:45 - 5:35pMonday 5:40 - 6:30pMonday 4:45 - 5:35p
Tuesday 5:30 - 6:20pTuesday 6:25 - 7:15pTuesday 5:30 - 6:20p
Wednesday 4:45 - 5:35pWednesday 5:40 - 6:30pWednesday 4:45 - 5:35p
Thursday 5:30 - 6:20pThursday 6:25 - 7:15pThursday 5:30 - 6:20p

Spring 2018 Evaluation Stroke Clinic:
April 2-5,  4:00-4:45p

The Piranha Spring Stroke Clinic is designed for swimmers 6 years of age and older who want to improve technique and enhance stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes. New and familiar drills will be taught and stroke technique will be analyzed by the Piranha coaching staff. No parents are allowed on deck during the clinic.

In order for a NEW swimmer to be eligible for Spring or Summer House, or Summer Piranhas, he/she must participate in the Spring stroke clinic as an evaluation. Swimmers should be prepared to attend all days of the clinic. New swimmers who attend the stroke clinic are not guaranteed placement on the Team or House. We have limited space on both and some kids will be put on a wait list or referred to lessons in an effort to keep kids swimming. Swimmers from the previous year’s Fall or Winter House session do not have to participate in the Spring Stroke Clinic to be eligible for Spring House. They do need to participate in the clinic if they wish to be a Piranha.

Spring Clinic is an evaluation for the Spring ONLY.  You cannot defer this evaluation to the 2018 Fall or Winter House sessions or Winter Piranhas.   The Spring Clinic CANNOT be substituted for the Fall Clinic.

Fees: Members $105, Non-Members $165

 

Winter 2018 Evaluation Stroke Clinic:
November 19th 5:30-6:15p & 20th 4:45-5:30p

The Piranha Winter Stroke Clinic is designed for swimmers 6 years of age and older who want to improve technique and enhance stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes. New and familiar drills will be taught and stroke technique will be analyzed by the Piranha coaching staff. No parents are allowed on deck during the clinic.  

In order for a NEW swimmer to be eligible for Winter House and possibly the Piranha Competitive Swim Team, he/she must participate in the Winter stroke clinic as an evaluation.  Swimmers should be prepared to attend both days of the clinic.  New swimmers who attend the stroke clinic are not guaranteed placement. We have limited space on both House and Team and some kids will be put on a wait list or referred to lessons in an effort to keep kids swimming. Swimmers from the Fall House session do not have to participate in the Winter Stroke Clinic to be eligible for Winter House. They do need to participate in the clinic if they wish to be a Piranha.

Winter Clinic is an evaluation for the Winter ONLY.  You cannot defer this evaluation to the 2019 Spring House sessions or Summer Piranhas.   The Winter Clinic CANNOT be substituted for the Spring Clinic.

Fees: Members $50, Non-Members $75