The Pocono Family YMCA “Piranhas” Competitive Swim Team was established in 1976 and has grown into a multi level competitive and developmental programs.
The Pocono Family YMCA Piranhas swim team offers the opportunity for swimmers of all abilities and ages to achieve their highest potential as individuals and competitive swimmers in a fun, family friendly environment. The Pocono YMCA Piranhas Swim Team is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. To do so we have athlete protection policies and guidelines in place and follows all SafeSport guidelines.
The Pocono Family YMCA Swim Team strives to be the premier swimming program in the Poconos by increasing awareness in the community and fostering children from their first step into the pool through college. It is our goal to have a welcoming environment where families actively participate in the success and growth of the team. We seek not only to produce outstanding athletes but more importantly good citizens in the community who understand the importance of giving.
The main goals of our program revolve around the YMCA 4 core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. In addition our goal is achieve over - all physical fitness for all of our members in and out of the pool. Our training involve many basic exercises that help fight the on-going nation wide issue of childhood obesity. We are also following many of the standards that the "Alliance For a Healthier Generation", standards and principles of USA Swimming for fitness and nutrition recommend as well as following all SafeSport guidelines and recommendations.
The Piranhas are supported by a strong parents' organization, which organize meets, team functions, help raise funds to send swimmers to nationals, supply equipment, organizes our team banquet and recognizes swimmers efforts at the end of the season with a team gift.
The Piranhas fall, winter and spring home meets are held at the Lehman Intermediate School Pool in Bushkill PA. Practices are conducted at local school pools at various times, Stroudsburg Intermediate School, Lehman Intermediate School, Pocono Mountain High School West and the YMCA. During the summer the Piranhas practice at the 6 lane 25 meter Stroudsburg Park Pool, as well as the newly renovated 7 lane 25 yard Dansbury Park Pool in East Stroudsburg. Summer Meets are held at Dansbury Park Pool.