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2019 Piranha Important Info

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ!

Piranha Registration Prices:

First Swimmer $170 * ($125 for current Country Club members) 

All Other Swimmers $150* ($105 for current Country Club members) 

Swimmer Eligibility & Meet Participation:

The SHRSL Season is defined as March 31 of current season through the Post Season All Star Meet.

a. A swimmer’s age on May 31 of the current year shall determine the age group for competition.

b. A swimmer may not change their team affiliation after May 15; after which, a swimmer shall practice and compete with only one SHRSL swim team per season.

c. A swimmer participating in any NCAA Swimming program (practice OR competition) is ineligible for SHRSL participation.

d. A swimmer may not participate nor compete in a non-SHRSL practice(s) or competition after March 31. (*See e. for swimmer considerations)

e. Allowed is participation for school related, academic grade in an Olympic Development program, such middle school or high school swimming programs, may continue to practice through the end of the academic year,

f. No participation in competition or sanctioned meets including UIL, USA Swimming, CCAA or any other swimming competition is allowed.

Minimum Swim Requirements: The Pecan Grove Piranhas swim team is not a learn-to-swim program, but is intended to enhance the skills already learned from swim lessons. We do teach competitive strokes to those swimmers who desire to compete. All swimmers who feel they can reach the eligibility requirements and timeframe listed below are welcome to register and begin practicing with the team.

Eligibility AFTER MAY 13:

  • 4 - to 7-year-old swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted (25 yards).*
  • Swimmers aged 8 - 10 years old should have a working knowledge of all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) and should be legal (i.e., have meet-qualified form) in at least two strokes.
  • Swimmers who are 11 & older must be able to swim two lengths of the pool (50 yards) in at least three strokes.

Other Considerations for Participation:

  • Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible. Lack of attendance could affect relay participation.
  • Parent involvement is required of each family with a child on the team. (See 2019 Volunteer Agreement)

Residency: Swimmers from all Richmond-area communities are welcome to join us, but Piranha swimmers who are not Pecan Grove Country Club members must pay the additional $45 fee with registration to cover PGCC pool use.

Grace Period & Refund Deadline: We have a grace period of two weeks during which swimmers are allowed to practice and work on skills necessary to compete. If, during that two-week period, either the swimmer or the head coach of the swim team believes that the swimmer would benefit more from swim lessons, a partial refund will be issued. The last day for a partial refund is May 24. If your swimmer drops from the team before the cutoff, a refund will be issued minus credit card fees and $35.00 to cover coaching and mandatory league insurance fees.

Meet Attendance Requirement: Piranha swimmers must attend three of five meets to be eligible for the team. When registering, you must do so with the intent of swimming the entire season (excluding Champions Meet and All-Stars). We understand that swimmers may have to miss a meet or two due to illness, a family emergency or some other unavoidable situation. If you register without the intent of swimming all season, this is unfair to those who are willing to make this commitment. We rely heavily on parent volunteers to run our meets. If several families leave before the season is over, this makes it difficult to manage and run our meets efficiently. It also places an undue burden on our other Piranha families. If you do not fulfill the meet attendance or your volunteer requirements, you will not be eligible to register with returning families for the 2020 season. Thank you for your cooperation!

Practice Times: Daily practices for the Piranhas begin May 6, 2019. Check the Piranha website for up-to-date information regarding practice times. All practices take place at the Pecan Grove Country Club Pool.

Team Gear: Our Piranha team suit will be available soon! The purchase of a team suit is optional, but highly recommended. You will have a chance at registration and again in May to order personalized silicone swim caps through the Piranhas.

Sponsors Needed : The Piranhas love their sponsors!! Please let our 2019 sponsors know how much we appreciate their support. The Piranhas would not be the great swim team it is without them. If you know of a potential sponsor, please contact our tresurer Irene Leal.

Questions: Contact Jill Maynard (secretary) at pecangroveswimteam@gmail.com

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