M 5/25: No practice for any group due to Memorial Day Holiday.
Please note that when the Piranhas have a meet scheduled on Saturdays practices that morning are cancelled for the swimmers who are eligible for the meet unless otherwise stated. Sometimes we are able to run a Maia and/or House practice.
THE BROOKFIELD JULY 11-12TH LAST CHANCE MEET IS NOW ALL AGES! THIS IS REFLECTED ON THE GOOGLE DOC AND SIGN UP SHEET.
THE OMNI, ZEUS AND WRAT MEET ENTRIES HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE FULL MEET SCHEDULE PAGE. PLEASE CHECK SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. A HOST MAY ACCEPT AN UPDATE WEEKS IN ADVANCE BUT NEVER THE WEEK OF THE MEET.
LONG COURSE KICKOFF PARTY, May 20th
Big “Thank you” to all the parents for their help running this party, thanks to Pawel for the great pcitures and finally thanks to Coach Maria for entertaining the kids!
LONG COURSE SWIM MEETS
Please sign up using the Google Doc for each individual meet (click on the link- the meet name), or on the Piranha bulletin board. All meets are for only Piranha team members that are signed up for the long course season.
LATEST CHANGES TO THE ORIGINAL SUMMER MEET SCHEDULE
THE PIRANHA SUMMER BLUE V YELLOW MEET HAS BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 10TH
A DUAL MEET AT THE ITALIAN CENTER IN STAMFORD HAS BEEN ADDED ON THE 25TH
THE JULY 11-12TH LAST CHANCE MEET AT BROOKFIELD IS OPEN TO ALL AGES
ENTRIES CURRENTLY POSTED ON THE MEET PAGE – PLEASE CHECK THE FULL MEET SCHEDULE.
- ZEUS 10/UNDER MEET
- WRAT 9/UNDER MEET
GOOGLE DOC SIGN UPS POSTED – PLEASE NOTE THE SIGN-UP DEADLINES!
CT YMCA States June 13 – all 18/under Piranhas only SIGN-UP DEADLINE MAY 27TH
RYWC Last Chance Meet, July 11-12 IS NOW OPEN TO ALL AGES, WILL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CT Open Water Championships June 27 – 11/over Piranhas only – SIGN-UP DEADLINE JUNE 12TH
Blue v Yellow Intrasquad June 10 – all Piranhas and House except Senior and Jr I – SIGN-UP DEADLINE JUNE 8TH
Orca Meet at Italian Center June 25 – all Piranhas and House except Senior and Jr I – SIGN-UP DEADLINE JUNE 19TH
RYWC Meet Take II, May 16 ONLY @ Greenknoll Aquatic Center
Top performances and improvements from the meet are as follows: Lily Voigt had a nice improvement in her 100 Back. Brianna Zhang had a great “ducky” swim in her 100 Breast. Amira Elhattab had a nice drop in her 50 free. Lily Albright had two big drops in her 50 Free -4 and and -5 100 Breast. John Frankowski had a personal best in his 50 Free. Sophia Karidas had great improvements in her 100 Breast -8 and 50 Back -1.5. Will Moles had some great first in heat “ducky” swims and best times in 50 Free, 50 Back , and 100 Breast. Sriram Pankanti had a huge 14 second drop in his 50 Free. Max Scalise placed 7th in his 50 Back and dropped -3 in his 50 Free. Nick Robbins had a nice -6 second drop in his 50 Free. Bryant Quispe also had a nice drop in his 50 Free -5.9. Tam-Hao Nguyen blasted her way to a -49 in her 200 Free and placed 6th in her 50 Free. Paula Frankowski posted 3 personal bests in her 50 Free, 50 Back, and 100 Breast. Khrystos Yika-Nacarino had three personal best swims. Bella Bohnsack battled nicely through her first ever 100 Fly!
In the 13 and over category John Barsanti placed 13th in his 200 Breast. PK Brannigan finished 9th in his 50 Free and had a -3 in 100 Back and-1 in the 200 Free. Kevin Grune had a solid meet posting 3 best times in the 200 Breast, 200 Free, and 50 Free. Tim Gould had a personal best in his 50 Free-.9, 200 Free -4 and placed 4th in his 100 Back. Oliver Rus placed 5th 50 Free, 7th 200 Breast and also had a best time in his 200 Free. Jennifer Chen had a nice -2.6 drop in her 50 Free. Nolan Lovegrove had 3 personal bests in 50 Free -1.6, 100 Back -4.56, and 200 Free -5.12. Pragun Sharma posted 3 personal best swims. Halle Spataro had a nice -10.8 second drop in her 200 Free and -3.3 in her 50 Free. Christopher Zhang placed 9th in his 200 Fly with a -9 second drop. Erik McKenna placed 7th 50 Free, 3rd 100 Back, and 2nd in the 200 Free. Phoebe Slaughter had a nice meet placing 3rd in 50 Free and 2nd in both the 200 Breast and 200 Free.
Congratulations to all! Thank you to the parents for timing.
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