How to Join
New swimmers must register for the Spring (not guarnteed to be held every year, check the Spring Clinic page for details) or Fall Stroke Clinic to be evaluated for placement on the Team. The Spring Clinic is for the Summer season (April-July) sign-up and Fall is for the Winter Season (Sept-March) or full-year (Sept-July) sign-up. Through these clinics all swimmers will be evaluated and some swimmers will be invited to join Piranhas, some will be invited to join House and some will be referred to YMCA lessons or put on a wait list. Please see “Stroke Clinic” under the Program” tab for more information.
Competitive Swimming Year
The Piranha Swim Team operates on an annual fee basis for all 10/overs: Fall registration will include training and meets for both the Short Course (SC) season and the Long Course (LC) season. Swimmers 9/under (as of the last Friday in August) will have the option of signing up as seasonal or as full year swimmers. The SC season (meets in 25 yd. pools) begins in early September and ends early March. For qualifying swimmers, the SC championship season may continue into April. After a short break, the LC season (meets in 50 m pools) begins in early April and runs to mid July. All returning Piranhas will receive a Registration Packet by email in EARLY AUGUST. You cannot register without this packet and there is no YMCA online registration for Piranhas. Returning swimmers will have until the last Friday in August to complete their registration and be guaranteed a place on the Team.
At time of Registration:
Through the course of the season:
The Darien YMCA does not provide accident insurance for injuries sustained during YMCA activities. Participants in programs use the facility at their own risk. Members are encouraged to have personal medical insurance coverage.
Cancellations Go to www.piranhaswimming.org for up-to-date weather-related cancellation information. Cancellations due to inclement weather are also broadcast over local radio stations. Participants may also or call the YMCA at 655-8228 ext 1329 to determine if practice is being held.