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Thank you for considering Piranha Aquatics for your child this Spring!

OVER A DECADE OF SWIMMING, A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

We are so excited to be entering our 11th season of providing quality aquatic programming to the Salem area and surrounding communities!

 

Some of our features:

Registration for new and returning members will be open soon!  All registrations will occur online 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 Kristen Reynolds at kristen@piranhaaquatics.com or any member of the board (contact information at the end of this document).  We look forward to seeing you in the pool!

Spring Session Dates

April 8 - May 17

 


2018-2019  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.  

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.  

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/Bronze

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

The Bronze group continues to develop technique in the four competitive strokes, starts, and turns. Training for competition is introduced at this level.

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.  

The Fun and Fit and Bronze groups practice at the same for the Spring Session.

Teen Fit/ Silver/Gold

The Teen Fit 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.

The Silver and Gold groups focus on refining technique in the four strokes, starts and turns. Training for competition is incorporated daily.

Swimmers in this level may feel they have “outgrown” our mini-meets. We still encourage swimmers at this level to come and race! The younger athlete love to watch and it's ALWAYS great to practicing race.

Swimmers should be able to complete a 200 IM as well as know all 4 strokes.  

The Teen Fit, Silver, and Gold groups all practice at the same time for the Spring Session

Team Practice Schedule

Discovery 1

Choose ONE practice from the following times:

Monday 6:10-7:00  OR Friday 4:55- 5:45

All time will be spent in the water!

Discovery 2

Attend up to TWO practices per week at the following times:

Monday 6:10-7:00 AND Friday 4:55-5:45

All time will be spent in the water!

Prep 1

Choose ONE practice from the following times:

Tuesday 5:55-7:00  OR Thursday 5:55-7:00

All time will be spent in the water!

Prep 2

Attend up to TWO practices per week at the following times:

Tuesday 5:55-7:00  AND Thursday 5:55-7:00

All time will be spent in the water!

Fun and Fit/Bronze

Grades 1-8

Attend up to THREE practices per week at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, AND Thursday 5:55-7:00

All time will be spent in the water!

Teen Fit/Silver/Gold

Grades 7-12

Attend up to THREE practices per week at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, AND Thursday 6:25-8:30

Dryland 6:25-7:00

Swimmers should wear socks and tennis shoes.

All practices are held at the Salem Community Center.


Registration and Practice Fees:

Registration is due BEFORE you may start coming to practice.  

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

Registration Fee*

*includes 1 free team cap per 2018-2019 season and insurance

Regular Registration Fee

Late Registration Fee

*Assessed beginning 4/9/19

Returning Members (Athletes who have previously swam with Piranhas during the 2018-2019 season.)

FREE

$25

New Members

$25

$25

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

Practice Fees

Practice Fees include all practices for the 6-week session

Group

Practice Length

Cost

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

Bronze/Silver/Gold Teen Fit/Fun and Fit

Up to 3  practices per week

$206

If you choose to pre-register for the session’s mini-meet during the session registration, you can do so for only $10.  


SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

If you feel you will need assistance covering the costs of swim season, please contact the Board of Directors before registration/at the start of the season. Contact information for each board member is at the end of this document.  The board will work with you as much as possible. We want your child to swim!

Team Unify Registration and Payments

Questions?

Questions about our swim team should be directed to Kristen Reynolds, our Head Coach, or any member of the board.

Kristen Reynolds, Head Coach: kristen@piranhaaquatics.com

Laurie Penix, President: laurie14229@hotmail.com 

Corey Kelly, Vice President: ckelly@greenfordchristian.org

Wanda Folger, Treasurer: wfolger@neo.rr.com

Ashley Klemann, Secretary: ashley.kekel@gmail.com 



Equipment and Team Apparel Requirements

Apparel

Equipment

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

Group

Team Cap

Team Suit

Water Bottle

Fins

Kick board

Tennis Shoes (worn in water)

SNORKEL

 

Discovery and Prep

x

x

x

 

 

Fun and Fit/Bronze

x

Bronze

x

x

x

suggested

 

Teen Fit/Silver/Gold

x

Silver/Gold

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 swimmers to attend as many mini-meets as possible. The cost for mini-meets is $15 for Recreational team swimmers (Discovery, Prep, Fun and Fit, and Teen Fit) and FREE for Competitive team swimmers (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).  We are offering a $5 discount for Recreational team swimmers that pay for the mini-meet at the time of registration.  For mini-meets, all you have to do is let the coaching staff know you are coming (via the TU site) and coaches will get your swimmer in the events they 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:  Friday, May 17 from 7:00-8:30 pm


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