Hercules Piranhas Swim Team 2019
Swim Center Info:
2001 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA 94547
Rolo Lacanlale - (510) 260-5864
Rolo Lacanlale: (510) 260-5864
Our Meets are run with HY-TEK Meet Manager v7. We request that each team provide our Computer Techs with a complete list of their team’s entries 48 hours prior to the scheduled meet. (No later than 9pm on Monday for Wednesday evening meets, and 9pm on Thursdays for Saturday morning meets).
The Hercules Piranhas Swim Team will not accept any changes to a team’s swim meet entries less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meet. (No later than 8pm on Tuesday for a Wednesday meet and no later than 10am on a Friday for a Saturday meet). Absolutely no changes 15 minutes before the start of any swim meet.
Swim Meet Protocol:
The Hercules Swim Center doors will open at the designated time. Parents who arrive early will not be allowed in the facility until the designated open times.
Wednesday Meets: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m.
Hercules Piranhas warm-ups: 5:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Visiting team warm-ups: 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Saturday Meets: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
Hercules Piranhas warm-ups: 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.
Visiting team warm-ups: 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
Hercules Piranhas - Even number lanes
Visiting team - Odd number lanes
Parent Participation - To ensure a successful swim meet, we need parent participation to fill volunteer job roles:
Each lane will have 1 person using plunger only
1 person using stop watches plus the plunger
1 person will be using plunger and recording time
Visiting team will provide
2 timers/recorders for each even number lane
1 timer/recorder for each odd number lanes.
Ribbon writers: 2
Stroke & turn: 2
Shepherds: Teams own parent volunteers
Order of Events:
(There will be no changes allowed to the below Order of Events)
Medley Relay 1 Heat / Age Group
Individual Medley 1 Heat / Age Group
Freestyle 3 Heats / Age Group
Breastroke 2 Heats / Age Group
Butterfly 2 Heats / Age Group
Backstroke 2 Heats / Age Group
Freestroke Relay 1 Heat / Age Group
Ribbons - Ribbons are provided for individual events with the first six placements (1st – 6th place) and for relays top two placements (1st and 2nd place).
Directions to Pool:
Hwy 4 all the way into Hercules (end of Hwy); turn left onto San Pablo Ave. Turn left onto Sycamore, turn right onto Refugio Valley Road, turn left on the Swim Center.
The Hercules Swim Center provides parking in our parking lot outside of the facility; please respect all fire lane and only park in designated parking spaces. Once the parking lot is full, there is additional parking located at the Hercules Middle School, and Hercules residential streets on Redwood and Falcon.
Visiting Team Area:
When you enter the pool, the visiting team area is located on the far side of the pool to the left of the diving boards.
Pool Facility Capacity:
To accommodate both the Hercules Piranhas and the visiting team, the max capacity per team is 150 swimmers. Our facility will not be able to accommodate more than 300 swimmers on our pool deck; any additional swimmers will be asked to leave the facility.
The Hercules Piranhas Snack Bar is open for Saturday morning meets from 7:30am-12pm and Wednesday evening meets from 5:30pm-9:00pm featuring a wide variety of drinks, snack items, specialty food items, candy, and ice cream. Our Concession stand is the best in the area, come down and check it out!
Pool Rules at Swim Meet:
Play Pool: The Play Pool is closed during swim meets; parents are responsible for keeping an eye on their swimmers and children. Children, Swimmers, Teen and Adults are not permitted to swim in the play pool during a swim meet.
Beginning level swimmers & swim meets: All swimmers are encouraged to participate in home and away swim meets; children who need assistance with a kickboard, a coach in the water, or is unable to complete one full lap will be asked not to compete in the swim meet until that swimmer is capable to complete and finish a race on their own.
Difficult Swimmers: Swimmers who delay races by stopping on the wall or in the middle of the lane will be suspended from one full competition meet; if the swimmer continues to be difficult by delaying competition races, the swimmer is subjected to be suspended from the team longer than the one day or asked to leave the team.
Non-swimmers: Only registered swim team members are allowed on the pool deck; parents with children need to supervise them at all times. Adults 14 years and up are welcome to pay a drop in fee for lap swim during designated lap swim hours; please speak with the Sr. Lifeguard before entering the pool.