YWCA St. Paul Piranhas: Welcome

"Set your goals high and don't stop till you get there" - Bo Jackson


Our team has four practice groups in order to serve all ages and abilities:

Rookies: • Should be comfortable swimming 25 yards freestyle, backstroke and tread water for 1 minute. Emphasis is on stroke technique of the four basic strokes, as well as starts and turns. No competitive experience required or expected. Emphasizes fun and stroke development.

Junior I: • First steps into competitive swimming. Ready to develop stroke refinement and endurance in all four strokes.  Introduction to following sets based on intervals. Opportunity to participate in meets.

Junior II: • Ability to swim sets efficiently.  Willing to put in hard work to accomplish goals of swimming faster. Developing work ethic and setting a good example for team members.  Competition is required one time a month.

Senior Group: This group is for the highest level athletes committed to improving their swimming at the high school level and open up the possibility to college swimming. Swimmer must have a strong work ethic developed. Competition is required each month at this level.