Weekly Update February 19

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday February 19, 2018

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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for February 19-March 4
Senior (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Junior (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – Practice Fri. 2/23 from 5:45-7:15pm at GCSC; Practice Fri. 3/2 from 5:45-7:15pm at GCSC
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – Practice Fri. 2/23 from 5:45-7:00pm at GCSC; Practice Fri. 3/2 from 5:45-7:00pm at GCSC
Novice (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – No changes to normal schedule
Novice (Gulf Coast) – No changes to normal schedule
HS Group (Mosley) See Coach Steve for all changes
PCST Masters (Frank Brown) – No changes to normal schedule

Good Luck to 33 Tsunamis at This Weekend’s Southeastern Championships!
This weekend, thirty-three PCST swimmers will head north to Huntsville to compete in the 2018 Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships.  The meet will feature more than 60 teams and nearly 1000 athletes from Tennessee, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.  Good luck to all PCST Swimmers attending Southeasterns!

PCST Middle School Program Begins March 26 – Get Signed Up Today!
The 2018 Middle School Program is right around the corner!  Once again, PCST will run this program for more than 100 area Middle School swimmers, many of which are PCST swimmers.  Information will be showing up in area middle schools this week, but you can already find all necessary information on the PCST website at the following link: .  Make sure to pass this info along to your middle school classmates!  PCST swimmers wishing to be a part of the 2018 Middle School Program should complete the registration form and waiver and either e-mail it to Coach Brian Haddad or bring it to your group coach at practice.  PCST swimmers may choose to have their account billed for the Middle School Program Fee (billed on May 1, 2018).

PCST Spring Swim Lessons Registration Opens March 1 – Tell Your Friends!
PCST will once again offer our Spring Learn to Swim Lessons at the Mosley High School Pool.  The Spring Lessons session will offer eight classes (March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26).  Registration opens on March 1 on the PCST website.  Please make sure to tell your friends who may be looking for Learn to Swim programs this Spring.  The link to the Spring Lessons page is:

PCST Swim-A-Thon Information Coming This Week!
The annual PCST Swim-A-Thon fundraiser will be held on Saturday April 14.  This year, we will be offering the event at both the Frank Brown Park and Mosley pools!  Each site will have all of the fun and prizes as well as a post swim picnic!  We have some tremendous new prizes on the way for 2018 and hope to make this the biggest Swim-A-Thon ever!  Look for packets coming home from practice later this week.

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, caps, hoodies, and car magnets 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
Feb. 23-25 – (Swim Meet) Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
March 2-4 – (Swim Meet) SES Region 4 Championships in Pensacola
March 13-17 – (Swim Meet) NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando
March 16-25 – Spring Break for all Swimmers No Practice (except Masters)
March 26 – PCST Middle School Program First Day of Practice
March 31 – PCST Spring Swim Lessons First Day

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
April 14 – (Team Event) PCST Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser at both FBP and Mosley
April 28-29 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invitational at Frank Brown Park
May 19-20 – (Swim Meet) – Coast Long Course Meet at Frank Brown Park
June 4 – Summer Splashes Program First Day
June 8-10 – (Swim Meet) – Travel Team Swim Meet TBA
June 16 – (Swim Meet) PCST Short Course Sprint Meet at Gulf Coast State College
June 28-July 1 – (Swim Meet) ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee
July 19-22 – (Swim Meet) Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships in Knoxville, TN
July 28-29 – (Swim Meet) Coast Short Course Meet In Destin

PCST Birthdays in February!
2 – Ash Mooney(15)
5 – Benjamin Perkins(8)
7 – Camden Vaughn(9)
10 – Ben Zaslavsky(11), Ethan Porter(16)
11 – Hank Crye(13)
16 – Ella Hicks(13)
17 – Grace Huntsman(8)
19 – Barrett Manley(11)
20 – Sara Dingus(6)
22 – Henry Jiang(13)
24 – Deana Dolis(12), Donald Skerratt(13)
25 – Joseph Alus(7)
27 – Oliver Pistun(8)
28 – Hannah Altman(15)