Piranhas Swim Team

The YMCA of Western North Carolina Piranhas Swim Team is a year round competitive swim team offering 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.



To join the Piranhas Swim Team all new swimmers need to set up a swim assessment by emailing the Director of Competitive Swimming. Please include the following information in your email.

1. Swimmer's name and age.
2. Preferred Location: Asheville, Hendersonville, Marion, or Black Mountain.
3. Previous swimming experience (level of swim lessons, summer swim league, swim team, etc.)

Swim assessments are a way to place each swimmer in the group that best fits them. The swimmer will demonstrate their swimming skills in the water and after a group is decided, the assessing coach will go over the registration packet, practice times and any additional questions


Please make sure your swimmer has been assessed and that you have the ok to register from Director, Kirk Hampleman or Assistant Director, Kelly Bouchard Turner prior to registering for the 2021-22 season. Due to increased interest in Hendersonville, the 2021-22 registration for that location will be closed as of Friday, August 6, 2021. Please contact Kelly Bouchard Turner to be added to the Hendersonville waitlist for the 2021-22 season.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available. Please complete this form to apply.