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Pine Ridge Swim Club is the proud home of The Piranhas Swim Team.

Our swim team is open to children of swim club members ages 4 to 18 years old. We offer a fun, competitive, summer swimming experience and aim to help our swimmers learn to work together as a team and enjoy the sport of swimming.

Our team competes against local swim clubs in the Freestate Swim League, including Campus Cabana, Eagles Nest, Hampton, Stoneleigh, Valley, Wiltondale, Woodcroft and York Manor. Meets are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. During home meets, the pool will close at 4:30 p.m. for members.

For those not quite ready for the swim team, swim lessons are available to help prepare children and adults feel comfortable and confident in the water.

Have a question? Feel free to contact us.

Swim team is happening!

Meet schedule will be determined as we get closer to the start date.

We will be following Covid-19 guidelines; it will be different than past years.

ALL swimmers, even ones who feel that they are not good swimmers, are welcomed to join.

Seniors who should have swam last year are welcomed back this year.

Want FREE swim team registration?

With help from the D’Alonzo family 2020 snack bar, we have the opportunity to offer one Piranha swimmer a free swim team registration.

WHO: Any and all Piranhas new or old that are registering for swim season 2021.
WHAT: An essay that answers the following 4 questions.
• What values has/can swim team teach you?
• Why did you join the swim team?
• If someone was unsure about joining the swim team what would you tell them?
• What do you hope to accomplish this year on the swim team?
WHEN: All essays need to be turned in either in person or submitted via our Contact page no later than Monday, May 24th. The winner will be announced at the welcome back dinner on June 4th.

We look forward to reading all the entries and seeing you June 1st for practice. GO PIRANHAS!

Our Swim Team Coaches

Zach Bishop

Zach Bishop

His swimming career started when he was 8 with the Exeter swim team in Exeter, NH. Throughout his swimming career he qualified for multiple national level meets such as Junior Nationals, Winter Nationals, and US Open. He is currently in my 3rd year as a full time coach and his first with Loyola Blakefield Aquatics where he work primarily with the 9-14 year olds. He is really looking forward to the summer season!

Ben Myers

Ben Myers

He is a senior at Loyola Blakefield, and will be attending the University of Lynchburg this Fall. He has been a part of Piranhas for about 12 years, and really looks forward to hopefully becoming one of the coaches that he looked up to when he began his swimming career. He has been swimming year round for about 10 years, and plans to swim in college. He is looking forward to the season and can’t wait to be able to start practices.

Caleb Barlow

Caleb Barlow

Graduated from Churchville Christian School in 2020, and he is currently a student at CCBC. He hopes to study Marine Biology or Veterinary Medicine someday. He LOVES food, swimming, and his family/friends. Caleb swam for the Pine Ridge Piranhas for 4 years, and he just finished his last season at the Towson YMCA. His favorite stroke is butterfly. He is looking forward to an awesome season of coaching the team!

Swim Lessons

Registration applies to one week of classes, from Monday through Friday. Starting the Week of June 22nd and the last week of classes start July 26th. Cost is $40 per child. Classes are limited to a maximum of 5 students.

How do I enroll?
Please contact us to have your name put on the list. A sign-up genius will be sent out prior to the start of that week’s class.  First come first served.

Our instructors will offer 3 levels of swim lessons this season:

The Bubbles
The Bubbles
Ages 3-5
11-11:30am

No experience in the water is required.

Skills learned: practice blowing bubbles, putting their faces in the water, fully emerging their bodies and heads in the water, completing bobs (pushing off the bottom of the pool into the air), assisted floating on their front and back, jumping in the pool, and practicing flutter kick on their backs and front.

The Minnows
The Minnows
Ages 5-7
11:35-12:20pm

Should be comfortable going under by themselves and/or have some experience being in the water prior to the lessons.

Skills learned: practice bobbing in water, floating unassisted on back and front, go over streamline, flutter kick on front and back, kicking with kick boards, beginning front crawl and backstroke motions.

Jr Piranhas
Jr. Piranhas
Ages 6+
12:25-1:10pm

Should be ready to take the swim test by the end of the lessons.

Skills learned: practice floating unassisted, proper streamline, breathing to the side during freestyle, legal front crawl and possibly backstroke, treading water, kneeling diving or regular start dives, maybe begin breaststroke and fly kick towards the end of the lessons.

Pine Ridge Swim Club

9230 Old Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234

410-882-7382

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