2019-2020 High School Team Packet
Thank you for considering Piranha Aquatics for your child this swim season!
We are so excited to be entering our 12th season of providing quality aquatic programming to the Salem area and surrounding communities!
Some of our features:
Registration will open in the fall for both our returning athletes and 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 Kristen Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the board (contact information at the end of this document). We look forward to seeing you in the pool!
Mandatory Parent and Athlete Meeting
Friday, October 25th at 6:00 PM
Salem Community Center
This group only practices during the high school season (Nov-Feb). This group is for athletes who will swim in OHSAA sponsored meets but DO NOT have a high school sponsored team.
Practice is offered 4 days per week and a minimum of 3 days/week is expected. Swimmers will practice with the Gold or Platinum groups of the Competitive team, depending on their past swimming experiences and abilities.
Swimmers in this group must be able to swim the length of the pool.
Athletes who wish to swim before HS season can either join our Pre-Post HS Program (Competitive) or the Teen Fit program (Recreational). Please see those packets for more information. The Competitive Team packet can be found HERE and the Recreation Team packet can be found HERE.
Practice will start October 28 and last through the last championship meet in which your child qualifies.
M, T, Th 6:25-8:45
Select Saturdays 7:40-9:15
Monday 6:35-6:55 (On Deck)
T & Th (Instructional Studio)
Swimmers should wear suit under shorts/shirt and socks and tennis shoes.
Saturday practice dates: (subject to change)
September 14, 21 November 2 December 14, 28 February 1
High School parents (or someone representing your swimmer) are required to volunteer at our home HIGH SCHOOL swim meets (3, 1.5-hour meets at the SCC) and the HS New Years Classic Invite at YSU on January 4th. For the New Years Classic meet on January 4th, it is IMPERATIVE that each high school swimmer bring at least 2 volunteers to the meet. This is the biggest HS meet of the season and we MUST have all hands on deck in order for it to run. These high school meets provide necessary high school competition experience for your children. Without your help, we cannot continue to offer these experiences.
Practices Per Week
Due at the time of registration, plus registration fee.
Questions about our recreational team should be directed to Kristen Reynolds, our Head Coach, or any member of the board.
Kristen Reynolds, Head Coach: email@example.com
Laurie Penix, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Bateman, Vice President: email@example.com
Wanda Folger, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Klemann, Secretary: email@example.com
If you need help ordering, we are happy to order equipment for you and we will bill your account.
*All females must wear a one-piece suit to practice. Males should purchase “Jammers” for practice.
The most current High School Meet schedule is located on the web. It is located on the “High School” tab in Team Unify.
In an effort to bring more local meets to the area, we are hosting multiple swim meets this year and several HS meets. We cannot run a swim meet without many volunteers; each meet requires at least 30 volunteers per session (not including officials).
Each family with one swimmer will be required to complete a total of 20 service points per short course season. Those with more than one child in the program are required to complete a total of 30 points. It does not matter who does the work-it can be family, friends, grandparents, etc. Many families find they can complete the majority of their service points in one meet with help from people they know.
A family may “buy out” service hours for a total of $200.00 (1 swimmer) or $300.00 (two or more swimmers) at the beginning of the season. If this option is not selected at the time of registration, accounts with insufficient service points as of March 1 will be charged at the rate of $15 per point. Accounts must be settled prior to the end-of-year banquet. This will be automatically billed to the card on file with Team Unify.
At the end of the year banquet the family with the most service hours will be rewarded with a $100 credit towards the following season.
Admissions and Heat Sheet Sales - 4 points
Announcer - 5 points
Clerk of Course - 4 points
Lane Marshalls - 4 points
Timers - 4 points
Runners - 4 points (great job for siblings!)
Hospitality - 4 points
Safety Chair - 4 points
There are many other ways to volunteer: (points negotiable)
Commit to a board position for two seasons
Become a developmental representative
Manage the swim team newsletter
Solicit Team Sponsorship
You will sign this contract digitally when you register for the high school team.
Our Mission: To employ the sport of swimming to develop a culture of inclusion, build community, and provide opportunities for all people to benefit from a lifelong love of aquatics.
www.PiranhaAquatics.com PO Box 1006 Salem OH 44460