For our younger, aspiring swimmers, we offer the Junior Piranhas swim program.
This program is intended for swimmers who cannot yet swim a full length of our 25-meter pool but are reasonably expected to do so by the end of the season.
Below are a few details about the program:
- Junior Piranhas is a fabulous program where our little swimmers are motivated with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that will develop basic swimming skills and build a swimmer’s confidence in the pool.
- Specifics regarding the program:
- Click here for current registration fees.
- The program will consist of four 30-minute swim sessions per week, Monday through Thursday, for four consecutive weeks.
- Start date: Monday, June 6
- End date: Thursday. June 30
- Opportunity to participate in a home meet at the end of the season - last Preserve Home Meet is Saturday, July 9th. (optional)
- Session times will be 9:00am, 9:35am or 10:10am (the Head Coach will communicate directly to parents to assign/coordinate session times for registered swimmers).
- There will be one to three swimmers per instructor.
- Swimmers must be 4 or 5 years old to participate (exceptions may be made for children who are 3 years and are comfortable in the pool, with prior approval from the coach).
- Swimmers must have previous swim class exposure and be comfortable in the pool (i.e., this is not a Water Babies or Parent/Child Introduction to Swimming)
- Swimmers must have a basic understanding of water/pool safety.
- A parent or guardian must be present at each practice and provide supervision of their swimmer (e.g., ensuring that their swimmer is following the pool safety rules, following the coaches’ instructions, etc.).
- Swimmers must be able to stay in the pool during the practice and actively participate.
- Goals for the swim season:
- Build a swimmer’s confidence in the pool.
- Develop underwater skills (e.g., blowing bubbles and learning to hold their breath underwater).
- Learn appropriate arm and leg movements for both freestyle and backstroke, (with assistance, as needed).
- For more advanced swimmers, swim one length of the pool (coach assisted).
- While not required, we highly encourage all Junior Piranhas to participate in the “Minnow Race” during our home meets and swim one length of the pool (coach assisted). This is a great opportunity for the swimmers to get recognized for their hard work!!!
- Develop swimming skills and work towards joining the Piranhas swim team!
There is a preferential registration for Preserve families. Non-resident families may be placed on a wait list.
Thank you for your interest in our Junior Piranhas program!
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us.