Who are the Cochrane Piranhas?
The Cochrane Piranhas Summer Swim Club is a summer swim club originally started by a pool manager in the 1980s. Although there were only five swimmers that first fateful year, the club has experienced incredible growth and success over the years.
We are a not-for-profit club run by volunteers and supported by membership and fundraising.
We are also a member of the Alberta Summer Swimming Association (ASSA), and through the ASSA are also members of Swim Alberta and Swim Canada. The ASSA has 59 clubs as members and is divided into 6 regions within the Province. The Piranhas are in Region E. Region E currently consists of 6 teams with teams in Cochrane, Okotoks, Didsbury, High River, and two teams in Calgary.
Our coaches are all Swimming Canada's National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certified and members of Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA), Alberta Coaches Council (ACC) and Swimming Canada (SNC).
Our main objective is to encourage our members in the successful development of swimming techniques. This did by providing access to top-notch coaching, facilities and numerous opportunities for our members to compete against other summer swim clubs.
If you have a swimmer that would like to join our club, please email [email protected]
When is the Summer Swim Season?
Who Can Join?
What are Practices Like?
How Much Does the Swim Season Cost?
The swim fees are set each year by the board before registration night and can vary from year to year based on lane fees, coaches salaries etc. In 2022 the swim fees ranged in price from $700-$800 depending on the level of the swimmer.
What are Swim Meets Like?
If you are new to swim meets check out this swim meet orientation for more information about what to expect.
How Many Swim Meets are There?
How Do I Receive Club Communications?
What Team Wear Will I Receive?
Can I Volunteer to be an Official on Deck at Swim Meets?