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PST This Week - 3/19/18

This Week:

Mon. 3/18 - All Gold and Silver Groups will swim at ECCL from 4:00-6:00pm. There will be no practice at Montclair!

 

3/24-25 - Hills C/B/BB+ -

Volunteer jobs are now open! Click here to sign up. Unfilled spots will be assigned on Thursday.
 

Please Note:   I f you try to sign up for required volunteer hours at a meet and the signups are full, please contact Andreas: oesterer@yahoo.com


 

5/18-20 - PST C/B/BB+ -

Volunteer jobs are now open! Click here to sign up.


 

Important Dates :  

3/29 - All afternoon PCP Practices Cancelled due to PHS Swim Meet

All other practices as scheduled at Montclair


4/20 - Regular schedule for all practices


 

Meet Report :

3/16-18 - Short Course Junior Olympics

Abigail Yoon, Bailey Cain, Paige Arnold, Kate Aubrecht, Simon Lins and Maddie Oesterer represented PST at this years 14&U Spring Junior Olympics. This competition featured over 900 swimmers from over 70 clubs in our region. Swimmers needed to achieve a qualifying time to participate. The meet went from Friday to Sunday with prelims starting at 9am and finals (top 10) at 4pm. We had a great meet. Bailey swam his 50 Freestyle on Friday morning and equaled his personal best, establishing his 50 Free as one of the fastest in the 12 year old age group. This was Abigail’s first JO meet and she did superbly well, improving in both the 50 and 100 Breaststroke and achieving one more FarWestern Time in the 100. Paige had an unbelievable JO meet, dropping time in everything, qualifying for Finals in the 50 and 100 Back as well as the 50 and 100 Breaststroke. Our distance swimmer Kate had a very hard program, swimming every single freestyle event within 3 days. She improved in all her events, however the 1 mile was by far the best, dropping almost 30 seconds of her personal best and coming 6th. Simon had an outstanding meet. Opting to focus on Freestyle and the 200 Back he dropped time in 6 out of his 7 events, made top 3 in 5 of them and established himself as one of the fastest swimmers in pacific swimming. Our eldest of the group, Maddie, had a great meet herself. Qualifying for finals in the 50, 500 and 200 Freestyle. Her 500 was outstanding, dropping over 5 seconds off her personal best and coming third. Supported by many of the swimmers friends and families we enjoyed ourselves during those 3 twelve hour days, despite the rain, wind and cold weather. Thank you to all that made it to Pleasanton and cheered for our swimmers!

Abigail in her 50 Breaststroke race


 

Meets :  

4/28-29 - SRVA C/B/BB+ LCM meet. Will open soon. This meet is for Gold, Silver and Varsity swimmers only and will be the first Long Course meet of the season.

 

4/28-29 - AAA C/B/BB+ meet. Will open soon. This meet is for Green and Bronze only and will be the last Short Course Yard meet of the season.


 

Volunteer Hours Opportunity:

We are looking for a team parent or two, to staff a booth at Spring Carnival & Community Expo at the Emeryville Center for Community Life (Emeryville Pool). This is an important opportunity for our team to maintain a positive relationship with the community and for us to promote healthy membership levels. We will provide signs, flyers for distribution and an FAQ sheet to help answer questions. The volunteer will be awarded four volunteer hours.  If interested, contact Kate Arnold: jkatearnold@gmail.com

 

Date: March 31st, 2018

Time: 10am - 1pm

Place: Emeryville Pool

1170 47th St., Emeryville, CA


 

Swim School:

PST is offering free 20min One-on-One swim lessons to all Green and Bronze swimmers and anyone else from our community . This is a great opportunity to help your swimmers improve their strokes and will allow us to train our newest instructors for the summer.

All lessons are at MSC, one-on-one and supervised by a senior staff member. You can register here (Lessons - Spring 2018, click on Free 20min Lessons). Direct any questions to lessons@piedmontswimteam.org .


 

PST to host 2018 Winter Junior Olympics!  

PST was awarded the 2018 Winter Junior Olympics from November 30th to December 2nd by Pacific Swimming. Reserve the date. We will need everyone to help out!


 

Board News:  

Next Board meeting Monday, 4/9 at 7pm @ Piedmont Police Station. All parents welcome.