June 7, 2021
|Piedmont Swim Team|
|PST This Week 6/7/21|
Wed, June 9th Camp 7 practice at ECCL cancelled.
Fri, June 11th Deadline to sign up for 13& Over River Rafting Day trip.
Saturday August 21, 2021 South Fork of the American River.Cost $109 per person- Please sign up here if you are interested by June 11th.
Sun, June 13th All practices cancelled, due to PST hosted swim meet.
Sun, June 13th from 12:30-5:00pm: Dual meet vs Almaden RipTides. The meet set up has changed and session 1 and 2 are now combined.
Warm-Up for everyone is at 12:30pm and estimated pick up at 5pm. See our website for up to date information and heatsheet. Note: Heatsheet will likely change as the week progresses, check back regularly.
Volunteer Jobs for Parents
We are handling this like a regular meet and all parents can expect to have to volunteer for at least one job! We will assign jobs on Thursday if necessary. Volunteer jobs are now open on our website and the following positions need to be filled:
Jolyn will be at the meet as well, girls be ready to get your new swimsuits!
Mon, June 14th: Morning Practice at Emma Hood is cancelled.
Mon, June 14th: First day of summer schedule.
New Groups & Timetable:
Mon, June 14th: Our hours at ECCL are changing and due to this we need to change groups and timetables.
Our summer timetable starts on Mon, June 14th.
Click here to see our summer timetable.
With the change in timetable and COVID guidelines being loosened we can take more swimmers at ECCL and are moving back to pre-covid group names.
Click here for new group assignments.
Tryouts for the Summer:
Platinum, Blue and Green groups will increase their group sizes and due to this we are going to have a tryout on Wednesday June 9th at ECCL. Please email [email protected] if you have any 11&Unders that would like to try out and join us for June and July.
When does this Change take Effect:
The new timetable and groups will start on Monday, June 14th and end on Sunday, July 25th.
From when to when is our Summer Break:
We will be on summer break from Monday, July 26th until Sunday, August 15th.
Taking a Break over the Summer and last Payment for 2020/21 Season:
It’s okay for your swimmer to take a break over the summer, however, as in previous years, you are committed financially until the end of our swim season (July 26th). Your last monthly payment will be on August 1st for the month of July.
We are currently finalizing hours with our facilities and are working on next season's budget, schedule, service hour policy, dues and more. Registration for the 2021/22 season will likely open mid July and close at the end of July, with group assignments being announced early August.
Sun, July 11th from 12:30-6:30pm: Format TBD
Fundraiser Update (magnets are coming!):
We've raised $12,050 for the annual fundraiser so far! While the fundraiser is optional for this year and all amounts are appreciated, it is more important than ever for the financial health of our team to hit our budgeted goal of $19,800, or $150 per swimmer.
For those who have donated, the newly designed magnets (thanks George!) are here and we will be mailing them to you at the beginning of June. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.
And it is never too late to donate! If you would like to donate and get a magnet, 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 -Make checks payable to Piedmont Swim Team
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!
Athletes, want a cool bag tag?
Pacific Swimming and FastSwims are co-sponsoring a Virtual Summer Series Meet. The goal for this series of meets is to provide opportunities for the maximum number of Pacific Swimming athletes to participate competitively in a year end series of meets to cap a season that has been severely affected by the pandemic. Any time achieved by the athlete in a sanctioned meet held between June 18th and August 1st, 2021 is eligible for submission as an entry to this Virtual Summer Series Meet. $5 to enter and all participants will receive a commemorative bag tag! Click here for more details and how to enter the Virtual Summer Series Meet.
Questions, please contact Kate Aubrecht ([email protected])
Photos/videos/ Meet Reports:
Photos and videos of time trials and meets can be found on our team website under Photos
You may view your swimmers meet improvements report on our team website under Swimmers/ Meet Reports.
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!
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.
For swimmers who are not fully vaccinated:
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.
For swimmers who are fully vaccinated:
No restrictions or need for testing after travel or meets/large gatherings.
Please read his guidance from Alameda County
Fully Vaccinated People:
• Are less likely to get and spread COVID-19 while traveling.
• Should follow CDPH travel guidance. They are not required to test or quarantine before or after travel, unless they have symptoms concerning for COVID-19 disease.
What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?
• You are fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after you receive a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). COVID-19 vaccines are available at no
cost to people ages 12 and older in Alameda County. To find the vaccination site nearest you, visit our
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.
7/6 Next Board Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom!
Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns.