Stuttgart Piranhas defend title as Rheinland Division Champions

Alexia Bezner, a swimmer for the Stuttgart Piranhas and a student at International School of Stuttgart, competes in the EFSL Rheinland Divisional Championships in Frankfurt Feb 4, 2017. Photo Credit: David Ward

By Ami DeBrine

Stuttgart Piranhas swim team successfully defended their title as Rheinland Division Champions in Frankfurt on Feb 4.  The entire team participated in the all-day competition and beat out three other tough division rivals to keep the trophy in Stuttgart.

Next the Piranhas set their sights on European Forces Swim League (EFSL) Individual Championships set to take place in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Feb. 25 and 26.  To qualify for the championship meet, swimmers must achieve a top time in their event and age bracket.

This year, over 50 Stuttgart swimmers will compete against 19 other teams from throughout Europe.

Kurt Huebschman, a junior at Stuttgart High School, is one of several Stuttgart swimmers who qualified to compete at the EFSL Championship swim meet scheduled for Feb. 25-26 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photo Credit: David Ward

Miriam Smith, a swimmer for the Stuttgart Piranhas and a student at Stuttgart High School, is one of many Stuttgart swimmers to win a medal as the Piranhas swam to victory in the EFSL Rheinland Divisional Championships in Frankfurt Feb 4, 2017. Photo Credit: David Ward