Piranhas Swim Team

AGES
     4-21 years old

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

REGISTRATION
     Registration Fee:  $25 per child

     To Register:  CLICK HERE

SESSION 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

     ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE
    
$25 per swimmer
   
     PIRANHA SWIM ACADEMY

     Member: $50 per month
     Non-Member: $75 per month
    
     RED LEVEL
     Member: $60 per month
     Non-Member: $85 per month
     (practice up to 3 days/wk)
    
     BLACK LEVEL
     Member: $75 per month
     Non-Member: $100 per month
     (practice up to 5 days/wk)     

NOTE
*Monthly fees include swim meet fees and must be paid via automatic draft.
*Must be household members of the YMCA.
*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.

TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
     Piranha Swim Academy
          Squad I - Mon & Wed:  4:15pm-5:15pm
          Squad II - Tues & Thurs:  4:15pm-5:15pm
    
     Intermediate Team
          Mon-Fri:  4:15pm-5:30pm
    
     Advanced Team
          Mon/Tue/Thur:  5:30pm-7:00pm
          Wed/Fri:  4:15pm-5:30pm

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

Swim Team Parent Handbook

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Clarissa Suttle, Aquatics Director
864.878.3436
clarissa@pcymca.net

Larry McMahan, Head Coach
larry@pcymca.net

 TEAM WEBSITE

 The Pickens County 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 not just for winning; and sportsmanship of a high type on the part of spectators, as well as swimmers and officials.

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS
Squad I:

  • A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one's swimming abilities.
  • Squad I participants must be able to swim a 25 free.

Squad II:

  • A developmental team that uses games and toys as a technique to enhance one's swimming abilities.
  • Squad II participants must be able to swim a 50 free and 25 back. 

Intermediate Team:

  • The Intermediate Team's primary focus is stroke technique, not speed.
    However, as stroke technique improves, the speed will increase.
  • Intermediate participants must be able to swim a 25 breast, 50 back, 100 free and must be able to perform a dive from the side or the block.

Advanced Team:

  • The Advanced Team is 50% conditioning and 50% stroke technique.  Dry land training, weightlifting, eating habits and extra practice times are optional for the swimmers.
  • Advanced participants must be able to perform all four strokes, have at least one "B" time and are by coaches invitation.