The purpose of our swim team program is much the same as the other programs in the YMCA structure. The Piranha Swim Team strives to help each swimmer become the best that he/she can be through the sport of competitive swimming. We challenge swimmers physically, intellectually, and morally. They will become physically conditioned, learn to appreciate teamwork, learn more about the science and mechanics of swimming, and, perhaps most importantly, learn personal responsibility and the correlation between effort and reward. The lessons our swimmers learn from their participation on the team translate into fundamentally sound principles for the rest of their lives. Swimming develops great kids, and it is no accident that our swimmers excel in almost every other aspect of their lives. The bottom line in our swimming program is that we develop great kids, and along the way they become great swimmers, too. We ask each of our swimmers to try as hard as they can and to accept the results.