The Preserve Piranhas
The Preserve swim team is a member of and regulated by the Rocky Mountain Swim League (RMSL). This is a recreational league consisting of 19 teams split into four divisions: A, B, C and D. Placement within a division is determined by RMSL using numerous factors. The Preserve is in the "B" division and will swim against as many as five other "A, B, and C" teams during the regular season.
The swim team joined the RMSL in 2007. We operate as a nonprofit organization with most of our revenues generated by registration fees. The major expenses include: coaches salaries, capital equipment, ribbon and trophy costs, computer software, and other supplies needed for meet operations.
Residents of The Preserve, 3-18 years of age, are welcome to participate on The Preserve swim team. The swim team reserves the right to invite swimmers to join from adjacent neighborhoods who do not have a swim team participating in the RMSL; however, they must abide by The Preserve's nonresident pool policy and be sponsored by a Preserve resident.
There are two major RMSL rules that directly affect our swimmers:
- The age category in which your child will swim (the "age-up date") is defined by your child's age on June 1st.
- The League requires swimmers to participate in at least 10 practices and two regular season swim meets to be eligible for Prelims and Finals.
The Preserve swim team functions on the RMSL meet schedule of approximately 6 weeks, from the beginning of June to the middle of July.
Please review our Team Handbook for more information.