YMCA PIRANHA SWIM TEAM
2019 Long Course Season
The YMCA at Pabst Farms Swim Team is a year-round competitive program that serves swimmers, ranging from those with no competitive experience through Y National and USAS National qualifiers. We participate in both YMCA and USAS sanctioned competitions. Swimmers must be members of the YMCA at Pabst Farms.
SWIM TEAM FEES*:
*Additional USA-S annual registration fees. All fees paid on the Piranha’s Team Unify website, not Member Services.
** Full pay are discounted off the monthly rate. There are no refunds for paying in full. Families are still responsible for meet fees, caps and any other charges to the account through the season.
NEW SWIMMER REGISTRATION OPENS VIA TEAM UNIFY: March 12, 2019
Piranha Swim Team Squad Descriptions:
Program placement is based on swimmer’s ability after coach’s assessment. Practice and meet schedules are available online at www.oconyswim.org
(Ages 8 & under)
Recommended to attend 2+ practices per week. Home meet participation is mandatory. Away meet participation is encouraged. Deep-water safe, capable of multiple laps in the competitive pool. Comfortable with head in the water. Fundamentals of freestyle, back-stroke, starts and turns will be emphasized.
Recommended to attend 2+ practices per week. Home meet participation is mandatory. Away meet participation is strongly encouraged. Deep water safe, capable of multiple laps in the competitive pool. Comfortable with head in the water. Fundamentals of all four competitive strokes, starts and turns will also be emphasized.
Recommended to attend 3+ practices per week. Have achieved excellence in Green and/or Orange Group. Have the ability to read the pace clock and determine send-offs on simple interval sets. Continued refinement of technical aspects of swimming. Increased amount of sets run on an interval or rest.
Recommended to attend 4+ practices per week. Have achieved excellence in Bronze Group. Have the ability to determine send-offs for sets with changing intervals and calculate swim times. Continued refinement of technical aspects of swimming. Increased difficulty of set and added focus on mental toughness. Become efficient in all strokes.
(Ages 13 & up)
Recommended to attend 5+ practices per week. Have achieved excellence in Silver Group. Have displayed a strong internal motivation, strived for excellence and a consistent commitment to attendance. Efficient in all strokes. Continued refinement of technical aspects of swimming. Commitment to our most demanding and rigorous training program.