The Cochrane Piranhas are in full planning mode as they prep for their upcoming season which kicks off May 1st.
So far there are 62 swimmers registered to train and compete in the summer swim club, and Head Coach, Breanna Hendriks says they may have room for a few more. "We are working off the waitlist, and I believe there might be a little room in our lower levels, but we are just finalizing the roster at this point. If anyone wants to get in, even for next year, it is best to get on the wait list now."
Coach Hendriks, shares returning swimmers will see a few changes to the Cochrane Piranhas in the upcoming season, including some new team members. "We are just doing coaching contracts and the schedule is just being finalized. We have hired a couple of new coaches so it is exciting. It is going to be a year of changes and I am excited to be mentoring some new people."
The Piranhas will see many swimmers return from previous years, and she is looking forward to seeing the progress they will make individually and as a team overall. "It is exciting because they worked so hard on improving all their skills and endurance, and then coming back a whole year older is going to make such a difference in their performance this year. I am excited, especially, for the younger kids who just started last year. Now to see them coming up and moving up through the groups, it will be pretty exciting for them."
Hendriks who has been involved with the Piranhas for a number of years says the progress each swimmer makes is incredible considering their season is quite short. "It is just a three and a half month season, so the progress you see, especially, in the younger swims from the beginning to the end of the season is crazy. They basically start with just doing one lane of the pool, which is our requirement, to being able to do all four strokes confidently (for the majority) by the end of the season. That is a lot of learning so it is pretty neat to see them progress like that."
The Piranhas will compete in nine swim meets over the season, and Hendriks is thrilled to say that Cochrane will once again be a host community on Saturday, June 1st.