Piranhas Swim Team

The YMCA  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.

     4-21 years old

     Pickens YMCA
     2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.
     Pickens, SC  29671

     Powdersville YMCA**
     9115 Highway 81 N.
     Piedmont, SC 29673

*Location is dependent upon home address.
**Powdersville will only have a winter swim team season and will be capped at 60 participants.

     4:15-5:30pm for all levels.

       To Register:  CLICK HERE

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.


     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)
    PIRANHA SWIM ACADEMY (practice 1-2 days/week) - $50/month

     Super Squad 1: Monday & Wednesday

  • A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one's swimming abilities.
  • Squad 1 participants must be able to swim a 25 free.
     Super Squad 2: Tuesday & Thursday
  • A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one's swimming abilities.
  • Squad 2 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***

Monthly fees include swim meet fees and must be paid via automatic draft. Monthly drafts happen on the first Friday of every month.
Must obtain a household membership to the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville. The Joining Fee is waived for those who register for the swim team.
Tryouts can be held at anytime by contacting the Aquatics Director.
Parents are responsible to supervise their swimmer at all times. The YMCA does not assume responsibility during the program.

Swim Team Parent Handbook


Clarissa Suttle, Pickens YMCA, Aquatics Director

Corie Smith, Powdersville YMCA, Aquatics Director

Larry McMahan, Head Coach