April 26, 2021
|Piedmont Swim Team|
|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.
580 Mountain Ave Piedmont, 94611
Don’t forget to switch to ACH on your account settings (My Account/Payment Setup) and help us save on credit card fees!
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
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
Wed, May 5th Registration closes for Dual meet vs ALGA.
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!
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]).
Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear and discounted mizuno wear.
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.
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.
5/4 Next Board Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom!
Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns.