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Practice Updates 
Thur June 22House Spring I and III 4/6 cancelled practice - makeup class, 4:45-5:30
Fri June 23No early morning practice due to Y State Meet. Any Senior or Junior I can practice 5:00-6:30pm.
Sat June 24No practice for any group except House due to meet at Brookfield. 13/Overs will have practice 6:15-8:15am.
Tue July 4Y closed due to July 4th holiday. No practice for any group.
Sat July 15Senior Meet and Last Chance Meet. No practice for any group except House.
Fri July 28Last day of practice. Keep an eye out for Piranha Power Hour Clinic 7/31-8/4.

Please note that when the Piranhas have a meet scheduled on Saturdays practices that morning are cancelled for the swimmers who are eligible for the meet unless otherwise stated.  Sometimes we are able to run a Maia, Zoomers and/or House practice.  

Spring House I & III make up class will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, time 4:45 – 5:30 (for 4/6 cancellation of practice due to weather).



Coaches choose events for all swimmers.  Parents should check the entry as soon as it is posted and definitely way before you plan on attending to make sure you swimmer is entered.  Many times parents think they signed up, but in fact did not.  It happens every season.  Once the entry is sent parents are responsible for meet entry fees and seldom can we update to add swimmers.

Parents on deck and in Team area:
Please note parents ARE NOT ALLOWED on deck at swim meets unless you are a volunteer timer.   Once you drop off your swimmer to the Team you must then proceed to the designated spectator area.  Every meet has one.  Even if the the spectator area is on deck, like our pool, parents are still not allowed in the designated Team area, even parent timers.  Only coaches, officials and swimmers are allowed in the Team area at USA and YMCA swim meets.  This is a strict USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming policy. 

Scratching and arriving late the day of a meet:
Please note:  at meets coaches MUST hand in a scratch sheet (more about the scratch procedure can be found in the Team handbook, page 15-16) usually about 15 minutes after the first warm-up begins regardless of which warm-up wave we are assigned.  Once these scratch sheets are handed in, no changes are allowed.  If you are running late and your swimmer is SCRATCHED there is little to NO hope of getting your child back in the meet.  You must get word to coaches that you are running late.  Also, we would like to know if you are not attending so we are not guessing.  Emergency numbers are usually listed with every meet write-up but are not always reliable.  The best way to get in touch with a coach the day of a meet is to get the cell of another swimmer attending  prior to that meet and relay a message about attendance to the coaches.  You can also email Henk or LizThey will check their emails as long as there is cell service (we will not send a response FYI.)

Outdoor meet tips:
Always be prepared for anything! Must haves for an outdoor meet include:  chairs, plenty of warm, dry clothes, extra towels, a blanket, sunscreen and plenty of water to drink. The pool is heated, but in the morning (especially) it will be chilly once the swimmers hop out of the water.  Also, unless there is thunder and/or lightening, none will be cancelled.

Piranhas Helping at Person 2 Person, 6/1
On June 1st, 15 Piranhas swimmers volunteered their “practice” time at Person 2 Person.  Instead of practice that day, the Team shifted through donations, and folded and hung clothes in the clothing department.  Thanks to those swimmers for giving back to the community.   


Piranha Person to Person 
Thanks to all the Piranha families and friends who donated to the Spring Piranha Food Drive.  We made the delivery last week and the wonderful volunteers at Person 2 Person couldn’t have been more pleased.  Great effort everyone.


LC YMCA State Meet, 6/23-6/25 @ Brookfield Greenknolls Aquatic Center
2 Huckleberry Hill Road, Brookfield
The meet will go on as schedule unless there is thunder and lightning.  Meet WILL NOT be cancelled or delayed for rain only. 

Parents Letter
Pool Map
Parking Map

Attire: Yellow shirts and White caps
Friday 15-18 yr old session

4:40p warm-up, 5:30p start, volunteers 5
Saturday 10/under AM Session
7:30a warm-up, 9:00a start, volunteers 2 – GOOGLE DOC
Saturday 11/12’s PM Session
1:00p warm-up, 2:30p start, volunteers 3 – GOOGLE DOC
Sunday 13/14’s AM Session
7:30a warm-up, 9:00a start, volunteers NONE!!

Blue v Yellow Summer Intrasqaud Bash!
The competition was fun and fast as the Yellow Team edged out the Blue team 195-185.  After the meet the hungry Piranha and House swimmers feasted at the pizza party.  Congratulations to all who competed.  Thank you to all of the parents who helped with the timing and Pizza Party.
Yellow Results
Blue Results
Full Results

Winning Relays
Girls 9 & Under 100 Yard Free:  blue teammates Caitlin Kelly, Mohini Rathore, Selen Yasanliel and Yashika Sharma. Boys 9 & Under 100 Yard Free:  blue teammates Frank Hu, Ben Carey, Brandon Yao and Oskar Sulkowski. Girls 10 & Over 200 Yard Free: yellow teammates Ariana Milewski, Emerson Langeveld, Lily Voigt and Sophia Karidas. Boys 10 & Over 200 Yard Free:  yellow teammates Max Scalise, Andrew Rodriguez, Michael Frankowski and Christian Davidson.

Top 1st– 4th finishers in individual events
Girls 8 & Under 25 Back: Caleigh Lane, Marlowe Johnson, Sheehan McAuliffe and Heili Jalakas. Boys 8 & Under 25 Back:  Brandon Yao, Gavin Hanig, Patrick Kelly and Tolga Yasanliel. Girls 9 & 10 50 Back:  Elizabeth Parent, Selen Yasanliel, Reagan Adiletta and Mabel Albright. Boys 9 & 10 50 Back:  Oskar Sulkowski, Ben Carey, Maks Shemiako and Ethan Phelps. Girls 11 & 12 50 Back:  Lily Voigt, Olivia Myers, Josephine Olmstead and Charlotte Volz. Boys 11 & 12 50 Back:  Denis Proskuryakov, Felix Absolonne, Christian Davidson and August Chickles. Boys 13 & 14 50 Back:  Bryant Quispe. Boys & Girls 8 & Under 25 Breast:  Brandon Yao and Jamie Spataro. Girls 9 & 10 50 Breast:  Salma Thomas, Brenna Agarabi, Grace Quinn and Isabelle McCulloch. Boys 9 & 10 50 Breast:  Mateusz Zalewski, Alex Chadwick and Harvey Pena. Girls 11 & 12 50 Breast:  Brianna Zhang, Sophia Karidas, Julia Erdlen and Ariana Milewski. Boys 11 & 12 50 Breast:  Alex Khilko and Andrew Rodriguez. Boys & Girls 8 & Under 25 Fly:  Ilse Fedoronko and Evan Myers. Girls 9 & 10 50 Fly:  Emerson Langeveld, Salma Thomas, Yashika Sharma and Selen Yasanliel. Boys 9 & 10 50 Fly:  Michael Frankowski and Ben Carey. Girls 11 & 12 50 Fly:  Maryan Guzman, Lily Voigt, Denisse Salazar and Catherine Dedon. Boys 11 & 12 50 Fly:  Denis Proskuryakov. Girls 8 & Under 25 Free:  Caleigh Lane, Ilse Fedoronko, Sheehan McAuliffe and Leanna Li. Boys 8 & Under 25 Free:  Evan Myers, Patrick Kelly, Trey Sutter and Gavin Hanig. Girls 9 & 10 50 Free:  Emerson Langeveld, Reagan Adiletta, Brenna Agarabi and Elizabeth Parent. Boys 9 & 10 50 Free:  Michael Frankowski, Oskar Sulkowski, Ethan Phelps and Maks Shemiako. Girls 11 & 12 50 Free:  Maryan Guzman, Olivia Myers, Ariana Milewski and Denisse Salazar. Boys 11 & 12 50 Free:  Andrew Rodriguez, Alex Khilko, Christian Davidson and Felix Absolonne. Boys 13 & 14 50 Free:  Bryant Quispe.

Swim Meet Entries and Google Doc Sign-up Sheets 

6/23-6/25 – YMCA LC State Meet @ Brookfield – All Piranhas – Entry 
(Friday – 15-18’s, Sat 12/Unders, Sun 13/14’s)

6/29 – Dual v Orcas@ Italian Center, Stamford – all 14/under Piranhas – ENTRY COMING SOON

7/14-7/16 – RYWC Last Chance Meet @ Brookfield – All Piranhas – Entry


2017 Summer Practice Schedule June 19-July 28 – UPDATED 5/24 

2017 Summer LC Meet Schedule


Please contact Mary McCarthy for team photo collection and/or spirit wear collection.

Darien YMCA Phone App
For those of you who may not know, the Darien YMCA has it’s own Phone App.  This App is good for YMCA related schedules, closures and class changes, and you can even upload you membership card!  Please be advised that Piranha Swim Team related changes will  NOT be posted to the App.

USA OFFICIALS – New and Re-certification for Stroke & Turn
Clinics will be posted as they become available.

2016 Piranha Directory is now available. Contact Mary McCarthy for a digital file copy.

Follow “PIRANHASWIMCT” on Instagram.

Signs and symptoms of concussions for athletes and parents/guardians
Concussion information for all coaches, swimmers and parents.

Olympians  2017!!