Piranhas Swim Team

Piranhas Swim Team

The YMCA Piranhas Swim Team is a member of the Carolina YMCA Swim League. The purpose of CYSL competitive swimming is to provide young boys and girls an opportunity to participate in competitive swimming, under conditions that will foster skillful aquatic ability, good fellowship, team association loyalty, a finer appreciation of swimming for its own sake, and sportsmanship of a high type on the part of spectators, as well as swimmers and officials.

Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information!

Swim team participants must be part of a membership at the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville.

AGES
4-21 years old

PRACTICES AT*
Pickens YMCA
2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.
Pickens, SC  29671

Powdersville YMCA
9115 Highway 81 N.
Piedmont, SC 29673

*Location is dependent upon home address.

TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Pickens YMCA
4:15pm – Red Level & Black Level
6:00pm – Developmental Squad (Tuesday/Thursday Only)
Powdersville YMCA
6:00pm – Developmental Squad (Monday/Wednesday Only)
6:45pm – Red Level & Black Level

SEASON DATES
The swim team swims year round but is broken down into a Summer Season and Winter Season with 2 week breaks during the year (March, July and December).  New participants are welcome at any point during the year, although they may not be eligible for certain swim meets.

PROGRAM FEES
Swim team participants must be part of a membership at the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville.

  • ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE – Registration takes place yearly in April or at the time of joining.
    $25 per swimmer (includes swim cap and team t-shirt
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD (practice 1-2 days/week) – $50/month
    • Monday & Wednesday at Powdersville
      A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one’s swimming abilities.
      Participants must be able to swim a 25 free.
    • Tuesday & Thursday at Pickens
      A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one’s swimming abilities.
      Participants must be able to swim a 25 free.
  • RED LEVEL (practice up to 3 days/week) – $70/month
    Red Level participants’ primary focus is stroke technique, not speed. However, as stroke technique improves, the speed will increase.
    Red Level participants must be able to swim a 25 breast, 25 back, 25 free and perform a dive from the side or the block.
  • BLACK LEVEL (practice up to 5 days/week) – $85/month
    Black Level participants do 50% conditioning and 50% stroke technique. Dry land training, weightlifting, eating habits and extra practice times are optional for the swimmers.
    Black Level participants must be able to perform all four strokes, have at least one “B” time and are by coach’s invitation.

***Teams are assigned based on skill level***