Weekly Update October 8

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday October 8, 2018

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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for October 8-21
Senior (Frank Brown)  – Practice Tues. 10/9 from 10:00am-1:00pm at FBP; No Practice Wed. 10/10; No Practice Sat. 10/13
Junior (Frank Brown)  – Practice Tues. 10/9 from 11:00am-1:00pm at FBP; No Practice Wed. 10/10; No Practice Sat. 10/13
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10; No Practice Sat. 10/13
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10 
Pre-Team (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10
HS Group (Mosley) See Coach Steve for all changes
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10; No Practice Sat. 10/13
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10
Pre-Team (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Tues. 10/9; No Practice Wed. 10/10
PCST Masters (Frank Brown) – No Practice Wed. 10/10

Hurricane Preparations!
We are watching the impending hurricane as it comes through the Gulf of Mexico.  We are waiting to get definitive answers from each of our facilities before sending out anything but I believe that we can all count on not having any practices on Wednesday.  We will follow up with detailed changes as we get them and e-mail them to you.

DEADLINE for Entry to PCST Sprint Meet at GCSC is Wednesday 10/10!
The deadline for entry into the PCST October Sprint Meet at GCSC is this Wednesday 10/10.  The meet will be held on Saturday October 20 at Gulf Coast State College.  This meet is for all PCST swimmers in Age Group 1 and Age Group 2 and is optional for PCST Junior Group swimmers.  Don’t forget to sign up!  Information on this meet can be found at the following link:  

PCST Fall Fundraiser Off and Running!
Our Fall fundraiser has started!  We are once again be selling Economizer Cards and we also have a new option for selling boxes of cards such as birthday, greeting, holiday etc…  You may choose either option or do both!  This is a very low key and easy way to help PCST continue to offer the panhandle’s finest complete swimming program.  Prizes will be available for those swimmers who achieve outstanding fundraising numbers.  Additionally, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, PCST will be donating 20% of the fundraiser to Making Strides of Panama City.  All PCST Members will benefit as will a wonderful charitable organization, so please make sure that all of us help with the fundraiser this Fall!  If you have any questions, please send them to Coach Brian Haddad at  The fundraiser will end on Friday October 19.

Choose PCST When Shopping at Amazon!
Do you shop on Amazon?  The next time you do, please use this link for all of your future shopping: .  Just sign in with your regular user name and password.  Then select Panama City Swim Team as your charity of choice.  There is absolutely no difference from your usual Amazon shopping experience, but a small portion of each purchase will be donated to PCST!  Make sure to save it to your favorites so that it'll become a habit.  Please share with all your family and friends who may also enjoy shopping online!

Team Vendor – Swim and Tri!
Swim and Tri is the official team vendor of PCST!  Swim and Tri is one of the largest and most well respected swimming equipment vendors in the country.  Paul and Patrice Wolfensberger are wonderful people who have built what started as a small swim shop in Knoxville, Tennessee into a shop that serves swim teams across the country.  We are very excited to be partners with Swim and Tri.  Make sure to check out the Swim and Tri PCST Team Portal and look for all of the great discounts.  You can access the Team Portal by clicking the Swim and Tri logo on the PCST Home Page (toward the bottom right of the page).

PCST Team Store Ordering Instructions!
Several items such as T-Shirts and caps can be billed to your account through the PCST Team Store.  Items in stock will be sent to your child at swim practice.  Please send any order to Coach Bobbie Martin at  For items available through the PCST Team Store, please click the following link:

Mark Your Calendars! – Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming PCST Team Events and Deadlines
Oct. 10 – DEADLINE for entry into the PCST Sprint Meet at GCSC
Oct. 13-14 – (Swim Meet) Coast Aquatics Meet in Destin, FL
Oct. 19 – PCST Fall Fundraiser Ends
Oct. 20 – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Panama City Walk at Pier Park
Oct. 20 – (Swim Meet) PCST Sprint Meet at GCSC
Oct. 31 – (High School) FHSAA 1A District Championship Meet in Tallahassee
Oct. 31 – (High School) FHSAA 2A District Championship Meet at Frank Brown Park
Week of Nov. 5-10 – (High School) FHSAA 1A and 2A Region Championship Meets in Jacksonville
Nov. 16-18 – (Swim Meet) GPAC Gravy Bowl Invitational in Pensacola, FL
Nov. 16 – (High School) FHSAA 1A State Championships in Stuart, FL
Nov. 17 – (High School) FHSAA 2A State Championships in Stuart, FL

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
Dec. 5-8 – (Swim Meet) USA Swimming Junior Championships East in Greensboro, NC
Dec. 7-9 – (Swim Meet) CAT Jingle Bell Classic Swim Meet in Clearwater, FL
Dec. 15 – (Swim Meet) PCST/CA/SEAL 12&Under Tri Meet at Gulf Coast
Dec. 16 – (Swim Meet) PCST/CA 13&Over Dual Meet in Ft. Walton Beach
Jan. 25-27 – (Swim Meet) ATAC Mac Crutchfield Invitational Meet in Tallahassee
Feb. 15-17 – (Swim Meet) SES District 4 Championships in Pensacola, FL
Feb. 22-24 – (Swim Meet) SES Short Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
Mar. 1-3 – (Swim Meet) Auburn Aquatics Swim Meet in Auburn, AL
Mar. 16-24 – PCST Spring Break No Practice for Training Groups
Mar. 19-23 – (Swim Meet) NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL
Mar. 25 – (Middle School) PCST Middle School Swim Program Begins
Apr. 27-28 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
May 18-19 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park

PCST Birthdays in October!
1 – King Magruder(11), Ty’Asia Brown(12)
2 – Blair Wootson(10)
4 – Eli Adams(8)
5 – Evie Little(9)
6 – Nash Shelton(9), Abriella Wyldur(9)
7 – Lucy Chase(9)
8 – Memphis Messina (12), Ansley Olson(15)
11 – Christian Magruder(13)
12 – Jacob Jarratt(8)
13 – Noah Day(6), Emma Martin(14)
15 – Elias Cartron-Mizeracki(9)
17 – Titus Shelton(8)
21 – Logan Jensen(14), Maddie Campbell(18)
24 – Andrew Hazard(11)
27 – Triston Blue(9)
28 – Seth Reynolds(8)
30 – Marisa Ashley(16)

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