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Thank you for considering Piranha Aquatics for your child this swim season!

A DECADE OF SWIMMING, A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

We are so excited to be entering our 10th season of providing quality aquatic programming to the Salem area and surrounding communities!

 

Some of our features:

When comparing our prices to other programs, you cannot beat the cost of having full-time aquatic professionals who are dedicated to the long-term success of not only your child, but the Piranha Aquatics program as a whole.

Registration is now open for returning athletes and will open August 1 for new swimmers and all registrations will occur online.  You must register through the Team Unify platform.  If you need assistance with registration, please just let us know. We are happy to help!

If you have questions, please contact Head Coach Caroline McDermott at 330-548-SWIM or caroline@piranhaaquatics.com  We look forward to seeing you in the pool!

New Families Info Session:  Wednesday, August 23

6:30 pm at Salem Community Center

 


2017-2018  Recreational Track Developmental Level Descriptions

Level

About

Mini Meets

$10 at registration, $15 registering later

7:00 pm on a Friday during the second half of the session

Level Prerequisites

Discovery

This entry-level group focuses on learning legal freestyle and backstroke, as well as starts.  Butterfly and Breaststroke will be introduced as well as flip-turn skills.  

Discovery 1 practices 1 day/week

Discovery 2 practice 2 days/week

Swimmers in this level should plan on participating in our mini-meets! These are fun, in-house “meets” that give swimmers a chance to show-off their improved skills to parents and family members as well as try out new events without fear of disqualification.  

Swimmers in this group should be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted.  Swimmers should not fear the deep end of the pool.  

Prep

This is the next step in our entry-level groups.  Swimmers will learn legal breaststroke and butterfly as well as flip turns and starts.  Tuesdays will just be Prep swimmers.  Friday is blended with the fun and fit swimmers.

Prep 1 practice 1 day/week

Prep 2 practices 2 days/week

Swimmers in this level should plan on participating in our mini-meets! These are fun, in-house “meets” that give swimmers a chance to show-off their improved skills to parents and family members as well as try out new events without fear of disqualification.  

Swimmers in this group should have participated in Discovery last year and have excellent freestyle and backstroke skills as well as a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly pieces.  Swimmers should be able to dive from the side of the pool

Fun and Fit

This group is for swimmers who have completed the Prep level and wish to keep swimming but do not wish to compete.

Swimmers in this level should plan on participating in our mini-meets! These are fun, in-house “meets” that give swimmers a chance to show-off their improved skills to parents and family members as well as try out new events without fear of disqualification.  

Swimmers should have the basic knowledge of all 4 strokes as well as starts and flip turns.  

Practices with the BRONZE competitive group.

Teen Fit

This group is for swimmers who have been competitive swimmers but for various reasons cannot commit to the competitive team schedule but wish to keep active in the sport.

  Swimmers in this level may feel they have “outgrown” our mini-meets. We encourage swimmers at this level to come to the mini-meets and help RUN the meets.  

Swimmers should be able to complete a 200 IM as well as know all 4 strokes.  This group is also for swimmers who want to swim before high school season without USA Swim Meets.  

Practices with the SILVER competitive group.

 

Recreational Team Practice Schedule

Discovery 1

Choose ONE practice from the following times:

Monday 6:25-7:30  

or

Thursday 6:25-7:30

Dryland 7:15-7:30 each day

Discovery 2

Attend up to two practices per week

Monday and Thursday 6:25-7:30

Dryland 7:15-7:30 each day

Prep 1

Attend one practice per week on Tuesday 

Tuesday 6:25-7:30

Dryland 7:15-7:30 each day

Prep 2

Attend up to two practices per week.

Prep2 practices on Tuesday and Friday. (new second day)

Tuesday 6:25-7:30

and

Friday 4:30-6:00

Dryland 7:15-7:30  Tuesday

No dryland Friday

*Note: No worries if you are a few minutes late on Fridays!

Fun and Fit

(Swims with Bronze)

Grades 1-8

Choose TWO days from:

M, T, Th 6:55-8:30

Friday 4:25-6:00

Dryland 6:55-7:15 M, T, Th

Swimmers can wear tennis shoes and shorts over suits if desired.

Teen Fit

(Swims with Silver)

Grades 7-12

Choose TWO days from:

M, T, Th 6:25-8:30

Friday 4:25-6:00

Dryland 6:25-7:00 M, T, Th

Swimmers should wear socks and tennis shoes.


Pricing Structure for 2017-2018

Sessions

The Recreational Groups are set up as 4, 7-week sessions.  Session dates are as follows:

1.          Fall: September 11-October 27  

2.          Winter 1: November 6-December 22

3.          Winter 2: January 8-February 23

4.          Spring: TBA, tentatively set for April 9 start date

Registration is due BEFORE you may start coming to practice.  

If you miss the registration deadline and wish to still swim, please contact caroline@piranhaaquatics.com 

Registration and Practice Fee:

Registration Fee*

*includes 1 free team cap per 2017-2018 season and insurance

Registration Fee

Winter 1

Winter 2

Spring

Priority registration

Returning swimmers from 2017-2018 season

Swimmers must have been enrolled in

  • Fall 2017
  • Winter 1 (2017) and/or
  • Winter 2 (2018)

Free

Sept 21- Oct 8

Nov 27-Dec 10

Feb 12 -March 11

Early Bird Registration

(new and returning swimmers)

$10

Oct 9-Oct 29

Dec 11-Dec 31

March 12-March 25

Registration

(new and returning swimmers)

$20

Oct 30-Nov 5

Jan 1- Jan 7

March 26-April 1

Late Registration

(new and returning swimmers)

$25

Nov 6-Nov 19

Jan 8-Jan 21

April 2-April 8

Practice Starts

week of Nov 6

week of Jan 8

week of April 9

Registration Fee plus your practice fees are due at the time of registration.

Practice Fees

Practice Fees include all practices for the 7-week session

Group

Practice Length

Cost per 7-week session

Discovery 1

1 practice per week

$87

Discovery 2

Up to 2 practices per week

$157

Prep 1

1 practice per week

$87

Prep 2

Up to 2 practices per week

$157

Fun and Fit

Up to 2 practices per week

$167

Teen Fit

Up to 2 practices per week

$206

$10 mini-meet pre-registration discount available during registration.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

If you feel you will need assistance covering the costs of swim season, please contact Coach Caroline before registration/at the start of the season. The board will work with you as much as possible. We want your child to swim!

Team Unify Registration and Payments

Family Discount

Our business model advocates charging the lowest price-point per swimmer, regardless of the number of children you have involved in our program, therefore we do not offer family discounts.  If financial constraints apply to your family, please speak to Coach Caroline or a board member and we will work with you to reach an agreement.

Competitive or Recreational Team?

Can’t decide? Check out this document HERE to compare programs side-by-side.  

Questions about competitive or recreational should be directed to Head Coach Caroline McDermott caroline@piranhaaquatics.com

Questions?

Questions about our recreational team should be directed to Caroline McDermott, our Head Coach.  Caroline@piranhaaquatics.com 

Equipment and Team Apparel Requirements

Apparel

Equipment

The table below shows what equipment is required for your child’s developmental level.

Equipment can be purchased through SwimOutlet.com.  We have our preferred products marked.  Whenever you shop for swim things, please use this link-even if you venture outside our website, as we get 10% back towards the program every time someone shops through the link.  http://www.swimoutlet.com/piranhaaquatics

If you need help ordering we are happy to order equipment for you and we will bill your account.

Group

Team Cap

Water Bottle

Fins

Kick board

Tennis Shoes (worn in water)

SNORKEL

 

Discovery and Prep

x

x

x

 

 

Fun and Fit

x

x

x

x

suggested

 

Teen Fit

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

*All females must wear a one-piece suit to practice

Mini-Meets

We will offer mini-meets once each session. These meets last approximately one hour, including a bit of free time swim fun at the end (time permitting). Typically, these are held on Friday nights from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  

We strongly encourage ALL recreational swimmers to attend as many mini-meets as possible. The cost for mini-meets is $15. We are offering a $5 discount if you pay for the mini-meet at registration.  All you have to do is let the coaching staff know you are coming (via the TU site) and we will get your swimmer in the events we feel are most appropriate! You pay for your mini-meet on the next month’s billing cycle if you did not pre-pay.

Mini-Meet Dates:  Fridays, 7:00-8:00 pm.

October 20, December 8, February 9, May 11


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