Piranhas Swim Team

Take your swimming skills to the next level.

The YMCA of WNC Piranhas is a year-round competitive swim team that offers expert coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Our goal is to provide every member of the team, from novice to international competitor, an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success.

Before registering for the Piranhas Swim Team, you must have an active YMCA membership. If you are not yet a member, join us here! 

Join us

If you have an active membership, then you may register for the Piranhas Swim team by doing the following:

Step 1: Set up a swim assessment via email.

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Swimmer's name and age
  2. Preferred location: Asheville, Hendersonville, Marion, or Black Mountain (select one)
  3. Previous swimming experience (level of swim lessons, summer swim league, swim team, etc.)

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Once the evaluation is complete, the swimmer will be assigned to a training group where they will train and compete together.

Step 2: Register for the team

Click here to register for the team with the training group the swimmer was assigned to. 


Step 3 (optional): Apply for Financial Assistance

If you would like help paying for your registration draft, you might qualify for financial assistance! Apply here to see if you qualify. 

Financial assistance for swim team

Step 4: Swim!

Swim assessments are a way to place each swimmer in the group that best fits them. The swimmer will demonstrate their swimming skills in the water. After a group is decided, the assessing coach will go over the registration packet, review practice times, and answer any additional questions.

Please make sure your swimmer has been assessed and that you have the OK to register from swim team leadership  before registering for the season.

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These skills are needed to join the team at the entry level:

  • Complete a 25 freestyle with face in the water, breathing to the side
  • Complete a 25 backstroke without turning over
  • Both must be done without stopping and the swimmer must exhibit comfort in the water as swim coaches instruct from the pool deck, not in the water

If you think your child might need to work on these skills, we recommend signing up for private or group swim lessons at the YMCA.

Swim lessons

Yes! Charitable donations enable us to offer financial assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to families who demonstrate a need. Please complete this form to apply.

Financial assistance for swim team

We use Team Unify to keep team members up to date on events, team records, standings, and more. Click here to access our page.

Team Unify

Prepare for your assessment

Increase your chances of making the team by practicing with our professional swim instructors. Click here to get started.