And things could turn into something like “Revenge of the Piranhas” at the upcoming Durham Summer Swim League Championships.
The waters will ripple at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Koury Natatorium starting at 6 p.m. Friday when swimmers 8 years old and younger begin racing.
Older swimmers 9 to 12 years old hit the water to compete at 8 a.m. Saturday, and swimmers 13 and up race at 1 p.m.
The Woodcroft Whirlwinds will enter the championships with an unblemished record in Division I, a perfect 5-0 during the regular season, none of those wins bigger than the 222-208 victory over the Parkwood Piranhas during the first meet of the season on June 7.
Up to that point, the Piranhas in at least the past 11 years lost just once and tied one time during the regular season and never failed to bring home the league championship, Parkwood coach Greg Zoltners said.
This time around, Parkwood finished second in Division I along with the Duke Faculty Club Aqua Devils, both of those teams ending the regular season with 3-1 records.
The swim team from Treyburn Country Club put together a real solid 5-0 run in Division II.
Division III had a three-way tie at the top with Hardscrabble, Croasdaile and Homestead Heights all wrapping up the regular season at 3-1.
Zoltners said the Piranhas are coming.
The Whirlwinds will be right there waiting in the water, Woodcroft coach Emily Allen said.
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