Piranhas Swim Team
The Sage YMCA Piranhas Swim Team embraces the core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Furthermore, the team seeks to provide opportunities for social and emotional development, a physical and recreational outlet, and an atmosphere of good sportsmanship, teamwork and fun for all.
Visit our Team Unify site at www.piranhasswimteam.com
The Piranhas Swim Team is for swimmers of all abilities, from ages 5-21. Our dedicated and experienced coaches will provide each swimmer with the maximum opportunity for development.
The 2012-2013 season is underway! For more information, please see the links below or contact Graham Little , Senior Program Director, 815.526.1632.
Learn more about our swim team:
- Practice Groups: Prerequisites, Descriptions and Times
- Registration Info
- Coaching Staff
- Meet Schedule/Meet Information
- Team Member Information
- Piranhas Spring 2013 Competitive Aquatics
NEW to the Piranhas?
All new swimmers must attend a try-out. Coaches will then make group recommendations based on age, ability and availability. Please contact Steve with any questions.
The Short Course swimming season runs roughly the 30 weeks from September through the end of February.
|Novice swimmers up to 12 years of age. Must be able to complete 25 Free and 25 Back. The developmental team bridging the end of lessons to the introduction of competitive swimming.||Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:15pm|
|New competitive swimmers up to age 12 who can legally perform all four strokes.||Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 5:45-6:30pm|
|Experienced swimmers, 9-13, proficient in all strokes.||Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm|
|Swimmers of at least 12 years of age exploring their competitive possibilities.||Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:00-9:00pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm|
|Elite swimmers dedicated to advanced accomplishments through maturity, focus & commitment.||Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm|
The Sage Y Piranhas take part in both YMCA and USA Swimming competitions. All team members must be Sage YMCA members and registered members of USA Swimming. The fee to join USA Swimming is $60 and will be collected at the start of the season.
Payment plans are available upon request. Payment plans require 50% down at the time of registration.
For more registration information, please contact Steven Seide, Head Coach, at 815.459.4455.
|Ed Richardson||Assistant Head Coach||Coach Ed was the head coach for the Palatine girls swim program for 32 years! Not only is he an accomplished swimmer himself , but has coached numerous great swimmers that have gone on to be division, conference and state champions.|
|Shannon Janeczko||Assistant Coach||Shannon has been swimming as a Piranha for the last five years and will begin her coaching career this season, working with the Copper and Bronze groups.|
|Claire Mollitor||Assistant Coach||Claire is a National swimmer who has been with the Piranhas for four years. Claire will be coaching the Little Piranhas this season.|
|Danielle Dalbke||Assistant Coach||
Danielle is a National swimmer and a seven-year Piranha. Danielle will be working with the Little Piranhas this season.