Stuttgart Piranhas earn spots at European championship

By Jan Childs

More than 50 swimmers from the Stuttgart Piranhas earned spots in the upcoming European Forces Swim League Championships scheduled Feb. 27 to 28 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The swimmers will compete against 19 other teams from around Europe. To qualify for championships, swimmers must achieve a top time in their event.

The entire Piranhas team recently won the European Forces Swim League Divisional Championships in Berlin Feb. 7, beating out three other teams in their division.

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Jacob Benard, a swimmer for the Stuttgart Piranhas and an eighth grader at Patch Middle School, was one of several Piranhas swimmers to win medals as the Piranhas swam to victory at the European Forces Swim League Championships Feb. 7, 2016 in Berlin. Photo Credit: David Ward

Tessa Fellona, a swimmer for the Stuttgart Piranhas and a fifth grader at Patch Elementary, competes in the European Forces Swim League Divisional Championships in Berlin on Feb. 7

Tessa Fellona, a swimmer for the Stuttgart Piranhas and a fifth grader at Patch Elementary, competes in the European Forces Swim League Divisional Championships in Berlin, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo Credit: David Ward.