YWCA St. Paul Piranhas: Welcome
Our team has four practice groups in order to serve all ages and abilities:
Rookie: Tuesday/Friday 5:00-6:00
Junior I: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:00-6:00
Junior II: Monday/Tuesday 6:00-7:30 Wednesday/Friday 6:00-7:00
Senior: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 3:15-5:00
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.