Oak Park Piranhas
Welcome to our swim team! At Oak Park we focus on individual skill development with an emphasis on fun. We think teamwork and sportsmanship are more important than winning all the time. Each week we have a goal for our swimmers to accomplish along with our "standard" goals - good sportsmanship and cheering. These goals range from fast starts to technique. We do a yearly lock-in at the pool with everything from a 3:00am silent synchronized swimming contest to chocolate chip pancakes in the morning. We also take a team trip to Emerald Point Wet 'n Wild in Greensboro, have a secret parade, and a mentoring program between swimmers. Our goal is to encourage the lifelong love of swimming while building memories and friendships.
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Swim team sign ups were on 9 May 6:30-7:30 at St. Giles. If you missed that, you can still purchase a suit (information below) and get your OPK swag anytime at the pool this summer! If you are unable to sign up online, you can use the 2017 Registration Form.
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Swim Team Sign Ups *you must use your family login to be able to register!
2017 Swim Team Coordinators
Karen Patterson | email@example.com
To keep track of the schedule and other important team-related information, please ask Karen to create a profile on TeamSnap for you so that you can accept an invitation to join!
*You are not able to sign up for TeamSnap by yourself. We are a closed group by invite only to protect your children's information.
Joining the swim team costs $80 for the first swimmer under 15, $50 for the second and third family member, and $40 for each additional swimmer belonging to the same family. If you have only swimmers 15-18, they are $40 each.
Aspiring team members must meet the following requirements:
To ensure that each team member meets these standards, we will hold a swim test for all swimmers at our first time trial session. Children may join the team at any point during the season once they meet our requirements.
Swimmers will compete in the age group they fall in on June 1.
The order of events at each meet is as follows: medley relay, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and free relay. Each event alternates boys/girls and begins with the youngest age group.
6&unders that are officially on the swim team (can swim across the deep end unaided) swim at the meets. The meet schedule for them is free, back and breast, and they cover 15 meters. Seven-to-eight swimmers and nine-to-ten swimmers swim 25 meters and 11-and-older swimmers swim 50 meters.
Meets typically finish between 9 pm and 10 pm.
At swim meets, each team will be assigned a certain area to stay in while waiting to swim. Please stay with the team, cheer for your teammates and listen for your event to be called. When leaving at the end of each meet, please pick up your trash. We want to be remembered as good sportsmen and thoughtful guests. If you are unable to participate in a meet, please let your coach know as soon as possible. It is difficult to make changes to the roster at the last minute.
Post-meet celebrations are held after each meet —home and away.—
We require that each family (at least one parent) help out at at least three meets. More is better! Most jobs require no experience and friendly, on-the-job training is provided. If you are unable to be at a meet and have signed up for a job, please be sure to find a replacement. Parents with only a 17-18 year old swimmer are exempt from volunteer requirements.
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4425 Oak Park Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612 | (919) 787-1184 (Summer Season) | firstname.lastname@example.org