Poolesville Piranhas Swim Team
 Poolesville Piranhas Swim Team

In 2019, Poolesville will compete in Division I (moved up from Division J in 2018) within the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL).

 

Piranhas team practice started on May 29th.  There were 34 new swimmers who came to try out, and over 140 swimmers registered for the Piranhas as of June 3rd.  As the swim meets began, our team has grown to 155 swimmers.  We're looking forward to a great season!

 

Swim practice schedule for June 17- July 17 (for all swimmers once a day on weekdays):

  • 13 & Over: 7:45am - 9:00am
  • 9-12 yr olds: 8:45am - 9:45am
  • 8 & Under: 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Evening practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 8:00-9:00pm, and intended only for those who are unable to attend morning practice.  We strongly encourage 8 & Unders to attend morning practice if at all possible.
  • Note: During practice time, parents should stay off the pool deck, and wait until before/after practices to talk with coaches.

 

Meet Event Signups:

    Coach Tracy and assistants set the team lineup before each meet based on how to best position our swimmers to make the strongest team showing at each meet. 

    The A Meet lineups are posted at the pool during practice time and need to be initialed by the swimmer or parent by the Friday before each Saturday A Meet.

    The B Meet book will be at the pool during Monday practices and the Tuesday morning practice.  Swimmers/parents should sign up by Tuesday morning before each Wednesday B Meet, to allow time for the lineup to be set later that morning.

    Overall, each swimmer is eligible to swim a total of 3 events plus 1 IM event across the A and B meets of any given week.  Note to Piranhas swimmers/parents: Please do not sign up for more events beyond the eligibility limit.  The only exceptions are exhibition events for which swimmers are entered at the coach's discretion (e.g. if event times are needed for specific swimmers).

 

Piranhas Swim Meet Schedule:

    Check out our Schedule & Results page for our A & B Meet schedule.  Results for all swimmers' events are posted there as they become available after each meet.

 

Sarah Auer Mini Meet:

   The Sarah Auer Mini Meet is in honor of Sarah Auer, a former head coach of the Poolesville Piranhas and resident of Poolesville.  She was killed in a traffic accident. We hold this mini meet annually to raise money for her scholarship fund.  Scholarships are awarded every year to a Piranhas swimmer, a Poolesville High School swimmer and an MCSL swimmer.

    This year's Mini Meet is on Sunday, July 14th for our 9 & Under swimmers.  Please see Team App for more information about registering for this meet.

 

Division Championships:
    The Division Championship meet (aka "Divisionals") is held after all dual meets have been completed.  This year's Divisionals meet is on Saturday, July 20th at Manor Woods. All 6 teams in the Division compete with the 2 fastest swimers entered for each event.

 

MCSL All-Star Meet:

    The top 16 swimmers of each event across all MCSL teams compete in the All-Star Meet held on Sunday, July 28th at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center.  Swimmers qualify for this meet by achieving MCSL nominating times.  Refer to the MCSL website (MCSL All-Star Info) to see the current standings for all qualified swimmers and more information about the All-Star meet.

 

Team Photos:

     A professional photographer will be taking photos of the Piranhas swim team on Thursday, June 27 at 9:00am.  8 & Under swimmers are encouraged to show up early. Individual photos can be taken starting at 8:30am.

 

Team Social/Fundraising Events (see Team App for details):

  • Friday, June 21: Team Movie (on opening day) — Toy Story 4
  • Friday, June 21: Team Pep Rally
  • Saturday, June 22: Piranhas 13 & Overs — Sky Zone
  • Monday, July 1: Frederick Keys Baseball Game 
  • Friday, June 28: Team Breakfast (see Team App to donate and/or help)
  • Friday, July 5: Team Breakfast (see Team App to donate and/or help)
  • Friday, July 12: Team Pep Rally
  • Sunday, July 14: Piranhas Fundraiser at Vanish Farmwoods Brewery
  • Monday, July 15: Shadowland Laser Tag 
  • Thursday, July 25: Ice Cream Social

 

Now's the time to order Piranhas team gear — the online store is open:

http://www.piranhas.store/Poolesville_Piranhas/shop/home

Orders placed by June 12th will be ready for pickup on June 26th at Banana Tree Embroidery (19710 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837).

A portion of the sales will be donated to the Piranhas Swim Team.

 

Our swim team's success depends on parent volunteers.  We need volunteers to run our meets and to assist with social activities.  Volunteering not only helps our team, it's also a great way to meet other swim families.  Thanks to those who have stepped up to take on various team roles!  There are still a few open positions.  Please check out the list on the Contact Us page.

Volunteering for each meet is coordinated via SignUp Genius (links provided via Team App).  Sign up to be a meet timer, clerk of course, or assist with concessions, ribbons, automation, etc.

Thank you for helping our team!