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PST This Week 4/19/21

*Facilities Subcommittee

While our current facilities situation is workable, we are looking for a subcommittee to ensure we have adequate and secure pool space for the next 3 years while Piedmont Pool is being rebuilt. Please reach out to Sarah Meyjes ( [email protected] ) if you can help.  


This Week:

Wed, April 21 @ 7:00pm Mandatory Town Hall Meeting for parents and swimmers via Zoom:  

Meeting ID: 881 1023 7168

Passcode: 419780



PST Financial update


How to become a Swim Meet Official

Safe Sport

Facility Subcommittee


Fri, Apr 23rd @ 7:00pm Mandatory Safety Briefing for all Time Trial participants via Zoom  

Meeting ID: 878 1473 6041

Passcode: 453060


Sun, Apr 25th Time Trial from 1:00-6:30pm for Camps 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7. 

Please sign up to Volunteer on our website

Click here to read our important IntraSquad meet letter that includes all information (heat & lane assignments, chair assignments, arrival times, etc) for the meet.


Mandatory Practices

Coach Stefan will be visiting all groups to discuss important safety protocols, code of conduct and safe sport. The practices listed below are mandatory and it’s imperative for swimmers to attend:

     Camp 1 & 2: Friday AM (4/23) @ Emma Hood from 6:15 - 8:30am

     Camp 3: Tuesday AM (4/27) @ Emma Hood from 6:30 - 8am

     Camp 4: Wednesday PM (4/21) @ ECCL from 4:40 - 6pm

     Camp 5: Monday PM (4/19) @ MSC from 3:30 - 4:55pm

     Camp 6: Tuesday PM (4/20) @ MSC from 3:30 - 4:55pm

     Camp 7: Wednesday PM (4/21) @ ECCL from 3:30 - 4:30pm

     Camp 8: Thursday PM (4/22) @ ECCL from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Next Week

Mon, April 26th Morning practice at Emma Hood cancelled. 

Important Dates:

Sat, May 22nd and Sun, May 23rd all practices cancelled!

Mon, May 31st all practices cancelled!

Swim Meets:

Sun, May 16th from 12:45-6:30pm: Dual meet vs ALGA. 

  • Registration is open on our website for Camps 1, 2, 3 and 4

    • Registration will be opened to Camp 5 on April 28th if PST entries haven't reach capacity

  • PST swimmers may register for up to 4 individual events, however might only be able to swim 2 events plus relays, depending on the number of entries.

    • Coaches will assign final events

    • Coaches will assign relays

Sat, May 22nd LCM Dual meet vs Vallejo. Recommended for Camps 1, 2, 3 and 4

Sun, May 23rd from 1:00-6:30pm: 14&U Meet for camps 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Swimmers from Camp 1&2 need to be available to time. 

Sun, June 13th from 1:00-6:30pm: Format TBD

Sun, July 11th from 1:00-6:30pm: Format TBD


PST Mentoring Program: 

Need advice on how to stay motivated? Have a question about managing race day nerves? Just want to chat with someone who gets it because they’ve been there? The mentoring program is underway but there’s always room for more mentors and mentees! Click here to fill out the google form and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity (and if you need more reasons or tips on being a good mentor, check out this SwimSwam article on Why swimmers should peer mentor younger teammates ). 

And if you are a PHS student, you can log community service hours for time spent with your mentee in Track It Forward!  

Please reach out to Kate Aubrecht if you have any questions ([email protected]).


Guidance for practice after travel, alternate swim meets

With decreasing rates of COVID19, frequently changing guidance, and events and gatherings beginning again, we adopted the following guidance for swimmers who plan to travel or engage in larger in person gatherings. Our goal with this guidance is to maintain a safe environment for our swimming cohorts but be fair and not overly burdensome. 


1. For swimmers who travel (>120 miles, or by air travel anywhere) or engage in large in person events where strict masking and distancing are not both maintained (such as high school or regional swim meets, or large gatherings with eating), we recommend that they not attend swim practice until they have tested negative for COVID 3-5 days after return.

2. For example, if they return home on a Sunday, and they have a test on a Wednesday (day 3 after return), they may return to practice as soon as that test is resulted and is negative.


Team Store:

Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear and discounted mizuno wear. 



Team Warm-Up Jacket - Mizuno Youth Alpha Quest Jacket Team Women's Alpha Pant - Mizuno Women's Alpha Quest Trainer Pant T-shirt white - Mizuno Men's Comp Diamond Short Sleeve Crew Team shirt royal - Mizuno Women's Volleyball Attack Tee Shirt 2.0 Mizuno Men's Comp Diamond Short Sleeve Crew Team Backpack - Mizuno Momentum Backpack




Contact Coach Stefan for any gear questions. 

Support Piedmont Swim Team with AmazonSmile Charity Lists. Now on Amazon shopping app!


Parents: we need officials!

If you are interested but the thought is intimidating, Rachel Long (Coach Parker’s mom), a non-swimmer who worked her way to Starter, Admin and Chief Judge, has generously offered to host an internal session to give you the lowdown on what it is and what it isn’t! Please email Amy Aubrecht ( [email protected] ) if you want to find out more and we will set up a time once there’s enough interest!



A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to [email protected] by Sunday night to be included in the weekly newsletter.


PST team suit size 22

Endurance suit size 22

those arm things - not sure what they are called



Contact [email protected] for more info.


Board News:

5/4 Next Board Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom!  


Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns. 






Sarah Meyjes


[email protected]


Mary Lins

Vice President

[email protected]


Chris Carnazzo


[email protected]



Ellie Judy


[email protected]


Amy Aubrecht

Meet Director

[email protected]


Laurel Spallone


[email protected]



Kate Arnold


[email protected]


Alison Montes

Coaches Liaison

[email protected]


Andreas Oesterer

Swim Meet Job Coordinator

[email protected]




Rosie Bell

New Member Liaison

[email protected]



Stefan Bill

Service Hours Coordinator 

[email protected]



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