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Our team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

VPST is a year-round swim club that offers comprehensive training and instruction for all kids of any ability. We offer multi-level group placement from the first-time swimmer to the most advanced athlete.

Swim Team Flyer

Masters Swim Team Flyer

Piranha Swim Team Registration Packet

Swim Groups

Swim Groups

AGE GROUP

This is our entry level group. An athlete needs to be able to perform a 25 freestyle unassisted. This group will learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke, as well as kicking and drilling, and introduction to breaststroke and butterfly. Meet participation is optional but highly encouraged.

Equipment: Provided
Workout Days/Times: Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:00pm

PRE-SENIOR GROUP

From the Red Team, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, performing starts and turns, and having fun. Yellow swimmers will also be exposed to aerobic interval training for the first time. Meet participation is optional but highly encouraged.

Equipment: Provided
Workout Days/Times: Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:30am; Friday 5:00-6:00am

SENIOR GROUP

From the Yellow Team, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 12 years old and have completed the Yellow Team requirements. This group is exposed to full time training for the first time with preparation emphasis on the 200 Freestyle and 400 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.

Equipment: Provided
Workout Days/Times: Monday-Thursday 5:00-7:00pmam; Friday 5:00-6:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL CONDITIONING

This is a conditioning group for high school swimmers who are currently active in other sports, yet want to dedicate a couple hours a week to training. This group also tailors to athletes who are looking for additional training that will directly translate to their desired sport. The schedule for this program is flexible and tailored to the athlete. For more information on this program contact Head Coach Lance Wilkes at (229)269-3985 or wilkeslance@yahoo.com.

MASTERS

Workout Days/Times: 6:45-8:00 a.m. MON, WED, FRI

Alternate Practice Monday – Thursday 5PM-6PM

Coaches

Head Coach

Stephen Lance Wilkes

Coach Lance Wilkes has been swimming since the age of eight and grew up swimming for several club teams including our Piranhas here at the Y. In high school, Lance swam for Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club and for the Valdosta Wildcats. Because of his swimming experience, he offers a very versatile knowledge of the sport to his swimmers. Lance also just finished up his first-year coaching for Lowndes High School, and his constantly looking for new opportunities to help develop athletes of all ages. Lance feels that he fully can develop athletes both physically and mentally. He is dedicated to helping his swimmers not only reach their full potential in the pool, but also outside of it.

Meet Results

Swim Meet Results

USA Swim Meet – Savannah, GA

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