The PARDS Pirates summer swim team kicked off its season June 4 at a meet in Baton Rouge.

PARDS Pirates, the Denham Springs recreation program’s swim team, has 70 swimmers ages 5 to 18 competing in its fourth year, Aquatics Director Courteney Stevens said.

The team is coached by Tara Termini with assistance from high school swimmers Ross Alexander, Gabby Achord and Tristan Wilkinson.

The eight-week summer swim program includes practices, meets and fun activities.

The team competes in the Baton Rouge River City League.

Home base for the Pirates is a six-lane indoor pool at PARDS Fitness and Aquatics Center in Denham Springs.

The center offers group and private swim lessons.

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