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PST This Week 4/26/21

Great seeing everyone at the Town Hall last week. In case you missed the meeting you can check out the recording here.

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the annual fundraiser so far. Please know this is optional. If you would like to donate, you can do so via check, credit card or Venmo. For those making donations via donor advised funds, the address connected to the account (106 Shoal Dr., Vallejo) is our accountant’s address. He will forward all checks to us as they arrive.

 

Paper Check

Sarah Meyjes

580 Mountain Ave Piedmont, 94611

 

Venmo

@Piedmont-SwimTeam

 

Credit Card

Chris Carnazzo

[email protected]

 

Don’t forget to switch to ACH on your account settings (My Account/Payment Setup) and help us save on credit card fees!

 

This Week:

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

Camp 1 & 2: Wednesday AM (4/28) @ Emma Hood from 6:15 - 8:30am-Mandatory


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

 Next Week

Wed, May 5th Registration closes for Dual meet vs ALGA.

Important Dates:

Sat, May 16th Practices at Encinal are cancelled due to PST swim meet!

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

Mon, May 31st all practices cancelled!

Swim Meets:

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

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

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 12:30-6:30pm: 14&U Meet vs Montclair Swim Team. Swimmers from Camp 1&2 need to be available to time. 

Registration is open on our website

Priority will be given to Camps 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. 

14&U swimmers from Camps 1, 2, and 3 may register as well, but will not be given priority if the meet fills up.

Session 1 is intended for swimmers from Camp 6, 7 and 8

Session 2 is intended for swimmers from Camp 3, 4 and 5

The maximum number of competing athletes is limited to 28 swimmers per session per team

 

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]).

Team Store:

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

[ https://www.swimoutlet.com/piedmontswimteam1

Team Warm-Up Jacket - Mizuno Youth Alpha Quest JacketTeam Women's Alpha Pant - Mizuno Women's Alpha Quest Trainer PantT-shirt white - Mizuno Men's Comp Diamond Short Sleeve CrewTeam shirt royal - Mizuno Women's Volleyball Attack Tee Shirt 2.0Mizuno Men's Comp Diamond Short Sleeve CrewTeam Backpack - Mizuno Momentum Backpack

 

[ https://www.swimoutlet.com/affiliate_storedetail_cst.asp?sid=77641&sc=SO8AB0365DB68641&search=

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]) - we will be setting up a time soon!!

 

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.

 

Marketplace:

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.

 

 Board News:

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

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

 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer(s)

Sarah Meyjes

President

[email protected]

Kate

Mary Lins

Vice President

[email protected]

Simon

Chris Carnazzo

Treasurer

[email protected]

Cole

Connor

Ellie Judy

Secretary

[email protected]

Nathan

Amy Aubrecht

Meet Director

[email protected]

Kate

Laurel Spallone

Hospitality

[email protected]

Sophia

Isabella

Kate Arnold

SafeSport

[email protected]

Paige

Alison Montes

Coaches Liaison

[email protected]

Julia

 

Andreas Oesterer

Swim Meet Job Coordinator

[email protected]

Maddie

Josie

Viviane

Rosie Bell

New Member Liaison

[email protected]

Jack

Joseph

Stefan Bill

Service Hours Coordinator 

[email protected]