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PST News

This Week:

10/2-3 All practices are cancelled on Saturday and Sunday. Our coaches and most of our swimmers will be at the Livermore C/B/BB+ meet and all practices at all locations are cancelled. 

 

10/2-3 Livermore C/B/BB+ Meet Volunteer jobs will open on our website at 12pm TODAY. Read our service hour policy on our website

 

Arrival times for swimmers:

8&Unders to arrive at 8:15am for 8:40am warm-up

9&Older to arrive at 7:15am for 7:30am warm-up

 

Read the meet sheet for location, direction and parking arrangements.

 

Monthly Dues

10/1: Families that have selected the ‘monthly payment’ option will be charged. 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT to make sure you have selected ACH (click the radio button) even if you think you set it up last year! If you haven’t, please consider a SWITCH OVER TO ACH to avoid those credit card fees:

To switch to ACH and receive swimming dues discount:

  1. Login on our website to access your account

  2. Click on ‘My Account’

  3. Click on ‘Setup Auto Pay’

  4. ‘Add Bank Account’

  5. Click radio button next to bank info “Use for fees associated with your account”

Everyone should check to ensure their ACH is set up correctly, as it might have been deleted from the previous year.

 

Financial Aid:

Financial aid applications are now available for this season and due by Friday, 10/01/21. For an application, contact Chris Carnazzo at [email protected].  Please read our Financial Aid Policy before applying. 

 

Fire Season 

Final decision about practice recommendations will be made one hour before practice with an alert sent to team members if cancelled. Read our full guidance for poor air quality on our website.

We highly recommend everyone enter their phone number in their account under ‘SMS’ to receive emergency text messages, such as last minute cancellations.

 

Meets:

10/23-24: Senior Open Meet at Orinda - Open on OME.

11/5-7: Senior 2 Meet at Terrapins - Not yet open for registration. This meet requires qualifying times.

11/13-14: Albany Armada C/B/BB+ Meet - Not yet open for registration. This meet will fill up extremely fast and everyone from Blue to Gold group should go.

 

Season Plan, including meets and vacation days / breaks can be found on our website. Please note, plans will be adjusted and updated regularly as meets are being added and season progresses.

 

Important Dates:

Mon, 10/11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day - All practices cancelled.

Thur, 11/11: Veterans Day - Practices at ECCL cancelled.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Hospitality (Board position)

For more information on this role, please email Rosie at [email protected] .

 

Registration for Officials' Clinic October 16, 2021 is open

New and current Officials of all levels, please plan to join Pacific Swimming for our LSC-wide Virtual Officials Clinic, held Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm. As the 2021-2022 swim season commences, we know there is an immediate need for new Stroke and Turn Officials, as well as a need for Refresher Training for our Current Officials. Click here for details and to register: Officials Clinic

If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be an official, please contact Amy Aubrecht ([email protected]) - no swim experience is necessary!
 

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 equipment. 

 

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

 

Marketplace:

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

 

Free: Finis Z2 Gold Zoomers Swim Fins, Size D (5.5-7 male, 6.5-8 female)

Contact: Alesia Singer by email [email protected], or text 510-435-2832






 

This Week's Top Tip!

Can’t remember what it’s like to be at a C/B/BB+ meet since it’s been so long? Check out the Swim Meet Handbook on the team website under the Parent Info tab. Review the anatomy of a swim meet, jargon and download helpful mobile apps before our first meet!

 

Board News:

10/5 Next Board Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom! 

 

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

 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer

Rosie Bell

President

[email protected]

piedmontswimteam.org

Jack

Joe

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

Open

Hospitality

   

Kate Arnold

SafeSport

[email protected]

Paige

Alison Montes

Coaches Liaison

[email protected]

Julia

 

 

Open

Swim Meet Job Coordinator

   

Kelley Rebro

New Member Liaison

[email protected]

piedmontswimteam.org

Max

Kate

Stefan Bill

Service Hours Coordinator 

[email protected]

piedmontswimteam.org

 

Kate Aubrecht

Team Captain

[email protected]