The Lake of the Pines (LOP) Piranhas are one of six teams participating in the Sierra Foothills Swim League (SFSL) established circa 1990. The SFSL successfully combines the spirit of recreation and competition through a series of dual meets -- pitting one team against another-- during the summer months. The swim season culminates with a Championship meet ("Champs") where all six teams compete for SFSL Trophy.
The team is made up of about 100 swimmers, both LOP residents and a few non-residents, between the ages of 5 and 18. The registration period is in Spring, usually late March or early April. Practices usually begin the first week after Memorial Day weekend and are held between the hours of 6:30PM and 9:00PM. Practice times/length (30 - 45 minutes) will vary depending on the age and ability of the swimmer.
LOP Piranhas Swim Team
11665 Lakeshore North (directions)
League Success and Records
The Piranhas have built a solid swimming foundation and have enjoyed great success in the SFSL, swimming to several consecutive undefeated seasons and successfully winning the League Championships in each of those seasons. Each year, the LOP swimmers typically account for several individual records and most relay records.
Awards and Special Recognition
Given to swimmers at the end of each season based on points scored at Champs and Regular Season.
Given to swimmers that, at the end of the season, have shown the most improvements over the course of the season.
Coaches Award Given by the coaches to swimmers that have exemplary attitude, dedication and are driven to improve.
Team Colors: Varies
Team Cheer: (created 1998)
Rough, tough, can't get enough!
Twisted Steel; that's how we feel...