Sun Jul 24

    Piranha Open Swim Night
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 8:00 PM
    End: 10:00 PM

    From Mike G:

    Piranha Families ——

    So of course I pulled the plug on tonight and it did not rain, which means it definitely will tomorrow. In case it does not, we have the pool from 8-10pm for open Piranha and family swim. We hope to see you there and we will provide a snack for the kids. We will start the evening with a 15 minute slide show Mr. Navaleza put together, it is fantastic. We will keep pictures rolling throughout the night.

    In the melee tonight I forgot to mention one thing, and that is our parent support. If you looked around at every meet, you saw a ton of Piranha parents there and supporting our team. It was amazing every single meet! I can’t stress enough the involvement of our parents and GRANDparents!!! It is what makes this little team so special.

    I hope everyone had a great experience and will be back next season. We love every member of the Piranha family.

    Thanks to the Hughes, Farina, Woodward, Flynn, Patton and other families that helped clean up in an urgent fashion tonight. We hope to see you all tomorrow night.

    Coaches, I have one request: a picture with the four of you tomorrow. You made this season special in so many ways! Thank you so much!


    Sat Jul 23

    Team Banquet
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 6:00 PM
    End: 10:00 PM

    WHAT: End of Year Banquet and Pool Party!!!! We'll have dinner, awards, and recognitions from 6PM to 8PM and then a pool party from 8PM until 10PM. The team will be paying for lifeguards from 8pm-10pm to ensure swimming is conducted safely.

    WHEN: Saturday, July 23th at 6PM. / RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 24th at 6PM.

    WHERE: Plantations Pool - Dinner and Awards outside. Pool Party inside. We will be sitting in a grassy area, so remember to bring bug spray!

    WHO: Everyone on the PRE-team, A & B teams, and their families! HOW: To join the fun, just sign-up/RSVP on the team website by Tuesday 7/19, and please indicate how many people are attending from your family. The cost is $25 per family and we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert. (We are providing the main course.) Please send payment via Venmo to Mike Gregory @mikerun31 (Code: 0638). Please note that it is for the Banquet when you submit payment.

    VOLUNTEER: We need volunteers to: (1) help us set up and clean up afterwards; (2) bring ice for the beverages; (3) bring side dishes and desserts. As usual, simply sign up on line. Set up crew plan to arrive no later than 5pm to start getting ready. I’ll let you know if there is any change to this time.


    1. Lawns/camping chairs, Pop-Up tents. It will be hot in the sun and you will need the seat and shade!!

    2. Side dish or Dessert: Dessert (Last Name A-H) or Side dish (last name I-Z). PLEASE AVOID DISHES WITH NUTS DUE TO FOOD ALLERGIES ON THE TEAM.

    3. Adults BYOB if you desire. NO adult beverages in the pool area.

    4. Water: It’s going to be very hot so make sure you plan accordingly, and bring necessary water. We will provide the Main Course from Ledo Pizza with leftover sodas and water. 

    5. PIRANHAS GIVE BACK: We are going to collect donations for Damascus Help, which in these inflationary times is desperately in need. We have been so fortunate to enjoy a wonderful swim seasons, so please consider bringing a donation to the banquet to help the team support the many less fortunate families in our community. Here is a current list of items that are in need:

    • 2 lbs bags of flour
    • 2 lbs bags/boxes of sugar
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Pasta or rice
    • Canned tomatoes
    • Baked/canned beans
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned fruits
    • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
    • Cereals (cold or hot)
    • Baby and Adult Diapers

    • Instant coffee (less than 3oz)
    • Tea bags
    • Peanut butter (medium jars)
    • Jelly (small jars)
    • Baby food
    • Powdered milk (prefer 1 qt packets)
    • Soups
    • Instant or canned potatoes
    • Mac & cheese boxes
    • Laundry detergent
    • Toilet Paper
    • Hand Soap

    Sat Jul 23

    West Hillandale Pool (915 Schindler Dr Silver Spring, MD 20903)
    Start: 8:00 AM
    Warm-up: 7:25 AM
    End: 12:00 PM (estimated)

    WHAT: Divisional Championship Meet

    WHEN: Saturday, July 23

    • Meet Officials need to arrive by 7am
    • Arrive 7:15am
    • Warmups 7:25-7:45am
    • Meet starts 8am

    WHERE: West Hillandale Pool (915 Schindler Dr Silver Spring, MD 20903)

    We got a great team area on the right half of the baseball court near the back of the pool.

    WHO: Only the top two in each event qualify to swim. I see all our swimmers' hard work and wish I could put more kids in the meet. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to cheer and support the team!

    THEME: Piranha Power. Wear your green gear!

    Wed Jul 20

    B Meet - Flower Hill (Home)
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 6:00 PM
    Warm-up: 5:10 PM
    End: 8:30 PM (estimated)

    WHEN: Wednesday, July 20th at Home at 6pm. Warm-ups from 5:10-5:25pm.

    WHO: Flower Hill Dolphins

    WHERE: Plantations Pool

    SIGN-UP: Declare your swimmers by 6pm on Monday, July 18th.

    VOLUNTEER: Last chance to help us out!! Enjoy Davide Barbero playing the National Anthem on his guitar!!

    Wed Jul 20

    Last Full Team Practice
    Plantations Pool

    Sun Jul 17

    Piranha Team Relays
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 9:00 AM
    Warm-up: 8:30 AM
    End: 11:30 AM

    WHEN: SUNDAY, July 17th @ 9am. Warm-ups at 8:30am.

    WHERE: Plantations Pool

    WHO: All Piranhas including the Pre-teamers for a fun Intersquad Relay Meet.

    CALLING ALL PARENTS: I need every parent who can participate in some fun relays to let me know you plan to participate. We will have a parents against coaches relay and then maybe some float relays, so please wear your suit and be ready to have some fun!!!

    SIGN UP: Please make sure to sign your swimmers up by Monday, July 11th at 6pm. If you wish to make changes after that deadline, please e-mail Coach Julia at jtom.tomlinson@gmail.com.

    Sat Jul 16

    A Meet - Upper County (Away)
    Upper County (8211 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878)
    Start: 9:00 AM
    Warm-up: 8:20 AM
    End: 11:30 AM (estimated)

    WHEN: SATURDAY, July 16th @ 9am. Arrive at 8:10am, Warm-ups at 8:20am.

    WHERE: Upper County Dolphins, 8211 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    SIGN UP: Please declare your swimmers availability by 6pm, July 11th.

    VOLUNTEER: Please sign up to Volunteer when you sign your swimmers up for the meet.

    Fri Jul 15

    Bowling Event for Swimmers
    Mount Airy Bowling Lanes - 304 Center St, Mt Airy, MD 21771
    Start: 3:30 PM
    End: 5:30 PM

    Cost: $16 per swimmer (covers unlimited bowling for 2 hours and shoe rental)

    Please only pay for swimmers to play. Adults will just be supervising. Swimmers 11+ can be dropped off. Swimmers 10 & under will need an adult chaperone. 

    There is a 72 person cap to this event, so sign up early. Food and drink is available for purchase onsite. 

    Thu Jul 14

    B Relay Carnival
    Quail Valley Pool
    Start: 6:00 PM
    Warm-up: 5:30 PM
    End: 8:00 PM (estimated)

    WHEN: THURSDAY, July 14th @6pm; Arrive by 5:20pm; Warm-ups: 5:30-5:45pm.

    WHERE: Quail Valley, 18701 Quail Valley Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20879

    WHO: B-League (Lake Marion, North Creek, Whetstone, Quail Valley and Flower Hill)

    SIGN UP: Please make sure to sign your swimmers up by Monday, July 11th at 6pm. If you wish to make changes after that deadline, please e-mail Coach Julia at jtom.tomlinson@gmail.com. Julia will be posting a line-up Tuesday or Wednesday AM. Swimmers who did not compete in the A relays will have priority.

    VOLUNTEER: We need:

    1 Stroke and Turn, 1 Runner, 2 Side Judges, 3 Timers, 1 Awards Person, 1 Automation Person

    Wed Jul 13

    B Meet - Lake Marion (Home)
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 6:00 PM
    Warm-up: 5:10 PM
    End: 8:30 PM (estimated)

    WHEN: WEDNESDAY, July 13th @ 6pm. Swimmers arrive by 4:50pm and check in with Coach Julia. Warm-ups will start at 5:10pm.

    WHERE: Plantations II Pool

    WHO: Lake Marion Lasers

    SIGN UP: Please make sure to sign your swimmers up by Monday, July 11th at 6pm. If you wish to make changes after that deadline, please e-mail Coach Julia at jtom.tomlinson@gmail.com.

    Eligibility Guidelines:

    Swimmers may sign up for as many events as they want as long as they didn’t swim that event in the A meet, with the exception of freestyle. Swimmers can swim freestyle at the B meet as long as they placed outside the top 6 in freestyle if they swam it in the A meet.

    You cannot swim any event you have an all star time in.

    A swimmer should not sign up for a stroke the my are not legal in. See the coach if you have a question.

    A swimmer cannot swim rhe B meet in any stroke for which they are usually an A meet swimmer, but missed this past weekends A meet.

    VOLUNTEER: We will definitely need volunteers!!! When you sign your swimmers up, take a look and volunteer to help us out!!!

    Tue Jul 12

    Beaver Dam (The Return)
    10820 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030

    Point of Contact: Shannon Dietrich; svtdietrich@gmail.com; 703.629.6924

    Tuesday, July 12

    10820 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030

    Children ages 4-8 must wear a life vest while swimming in quarry (life vests are available for rent on site)


    Optional: Meet at Plantations pool parking lot at 9:30 AM, departure is at 9:45 AM (or meet us at Beaver Dam!)

    Drive time is approx 70 minutes

    Gates open at 11 AM and close at 6:30 PM

    Parents can depart for home anytime; but please let a Coach, Rep, or Shannon know you are leaving so we know we no longer need to account for you at Beaver Dam


    Purchase at gate, cash or credit card (personal checks not accepted)

    ADULTS (Ages 12 and older) $20/person

    CHILDREN (Ages 11 and younger) $16/person

    Piranhas hangout/central meeting place

    TBD! Thankfully the area is small enough that we’ll easily be able to find each other😊


    Use of the quarry and pools is at swimmer’s own risk. There is no waiver to sign.


    Plan to pack a lunch or order from snack bar


    What you can bring

    Food, Water, Juice, Sodas

    Grills, Charcoal, Meats

    Noodles, Life Vests (USCG approved is best); puddle jumpers

    1-2 person floats for quarry use only

    Chairs, Tents

    What you cannot bring

    NO Oversized Floats (more than 2 people);"water wings" or floats attached to arms;

    NO Water Guns

    NO fishing Rods, Kayak/Canoe, paddleboards

    NO pets


    You cannot exit and re-enter the facility without having to pay again.

    Beaver Dam


    BEAVER DAM SWIMMING CLUB is located in Cockeysville, Maryland. It covers about 30 acres. We are known for our fresh water quarry and our infamous rope swing. Come spend a fun-filled day with us, swimming in either one of our two pools (up to 5' deep) OR, for STRONG SWIMMERS, the quarry (average depth 40'). After swimming, take a break and enjoy some volleyball on one of our sand volleyball courts. If relaxing is more your interest, we have shaded areas with grills (16" X 16") for picnics and cookouts. You may bring your own food and drinks (BUT NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) or stop by our snack bar for a quick bite to eat.

    Sat Jul 9

    A Meet - North Creek (Home)
    Plantations Pool
    Start: 9:00 AM
    Warm-up: 8:00 AM
    End: 11:30 AM (estimated)

    WHEN: Saturday, July 9th @ 9am; warm-ups at 8:00am. Arrive by 7:50am and Check-in with Coach Julia or Coach Sara.

    CHALK IT UP: Arrive at 7:30am if you would like to decorate the walkway outside the gate with some artwork welcoming North Creek to our pool. Chalk is provided, but feel free to donate.

    WHERE: Plantations II Pool

    WHO: North Creek Neptunes

    DECLARE YOUR SWIMMERS: Please go on-line and declare your swimmers either AVAILABLE or NOT AVAILABLE for the meet. You really should have already completed this as Coach Julia is currently making the lineup.

    VOLUNTEER: While you are declaring your swimmer is AVAILABLE, SIGN-UP to volunteer for a position at this week's meet.

    MEET LINE-UP: The meet line-up will be posted Friday, July 8th.

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