Stay safe and well, Piranhas! Registration will be open through May 17 without late fees for the 2020 season.
Our first Spring Swim scheduled for April 5, 2020, has been cancelled in accordance with CHSAA guildlines. The remainder of the Spring Swims will be dependent upon school closures.
Please join us for PCST Registration Night on Tuesday, April 21, 4:30-6:30pm at Normandy Pool. If the date is to change, we will post it here and send a team email.
The Platte Canyon Piranhas Swim Team is one of six teams in the South Jeffco Swim League, along with Governor’s Ranch (GvR) Gators, Grant Ranch (GR) Barracudas, Ken Caryl (KC) Lightning, Woodbourne (WW) Wave, and Bear Creek (BC) Bears, all in the southwest suburbs.
The South Jeffco Swim League is one of four leagues plus independent teams belonging to the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association.
The other three swim leagues are Rocky Mountain Country Club, Foothills, and Metro Swim League.
The association is governed by a set of by‐laws established by its board of directors in conjunction with the United States Swimming rules. Each team is expected to follow these by‐laws to ensure fairness to all participants.
PCST rents the pool from the Normandy Estates Metropolitan Recreation District, NEMRD. It is a wonderful pool to use for meets and practice. Discount memberships are available for paid swim team members.
2020 Quick Information!
PCST Calendar 2020
- May 17: Last day to register, Volunteer Deposits Due
- May 26: First day of morning practice
- Kick off Barbeque
- May 30th: Home Meet
- June 6: Home Meet
- June 13: Home Meet
- June 17: Gator Open
- June 19, 20: Ken Caryl Invite (must qualify for this meet)
- June 22: Team Pictures 7:30am-8:30am at Normandy Pool
- June 27: Home Meet
- July 2, 3: Holiday break-no practice
- July 8: Mile swim day during morning practice
- July 11: Away Meet
- July 17: Prelims *Revised from initial schedule
- July 18: League Championships *Revised from initial schedule
- July 21: Banquet
- July 24-26: State Meet @ Stapleton
Swim team is designed for swimmers who have already been through swim lessons. In order to participate in PCST, the following minimum ability requirements must be met.
- Swimmers 8 and under: An 8 and under swimmer is required to swim 1 length (25m) without stopping or assistance.
- Swimmers 9 and up: A 9 and up swimmer is required to swim 2 lengths (50m) without stopping and or assistance.
Coaches will work with swimmers to improve technique, endurance and speed of all 4 competitive strokes endurance. It is desirable that swimmers have knowledge of the strokes as practice time may not be enough time to learn a new stroke.
This is a condensed practice schedule. Please refer to the Practices tab for more specifics including arrival time and land training. **Please note practice times are based on age and ability and may change for individual swimmers. If there is a question about which practice your swimmer(s) should attend, please discuss with Coach Frankie directly.
Practice 1: Age: 13 and older (swimmers who attend this practice are strong and experienced swimmers, can swim all 4 strokes well and can hold interval set times. Practice is based on competing in 100 meter races). 6:15-7:30 am.
Practice 2: Age: 9 to 12 year olds (swimmers who attend this practice can swim all 4 strokes, dive and do flip turns but may need direction in improvement of stroke/dive/turns. Practice is based on competing in 50 meter races). 7:20-8:30am
Practice 3: Age: 8 and under (swimmers are able to swim a lap and can do 2 strokes, working towards dives and turns. Practice is based on competing in 25 meter races.). 8:20-9:30am