October 11, 2021
|Piedmont Swim Team|
|PST This Week - 10/11/21|
Important SafeSport Update:
The Board has adopted the new USA Swimming Minor Athlete Protection Plan (MAPP 2.0). Please review the attachment and our website. The biggest changes are in exceptions to several of the rules based on “close in age” and “dual role” relationships. Here is an example:
Close in age: A swimmer that just turned 18 is now a legal adult. Previously, an adult athlete or member could not contact a minor individual without cc’ing the minor’s parent. Now they can contact minor athletes as long as the age difference is less than 4 years.
Mon, 10/11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day - All practices cancelled.
Sat, 10/16: Officials Clinic - 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!
Sun, 10/17: Tri Practice - Platinum group only. Register here for our tri practice with Hills and AAA from 8:45-11:15am at Encinal. Registration closes on Wednesday.
Thur, 11/11: Veterans Day - Practices at ECCL cancelled.
Cal Aquatics Day:
Sat, 10/30: The Cal Bears are hosting an Aquatics Day on Sat, 10/30 at Spieker Aquatic Center and Memorial Stadium. This event is ideal for 12& younger, however everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP on our website if your swimmer is interested in attending!
Ticket ($32/ person) includes:
Talk and swim demonstration by Cal Men’s Swimming/Diving and 2021 Tokyo Olympic Head Coach Dave Durden, followed by Cal Football game vs Oregon State Beavers.
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.
10/23-24: Senior Open Meet at Orinda - Open on OME.
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 groups should go.
11/20-21: Senior Open Meet at Vallejo - Open on OME.
12/3-5: Winter JO’s at Santa Clara - Click here for meet sheet.
This Week's Top Tip!
In addition to the updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAP) detailed above, all of PST’s policies governing the safety of our members are on the team website, including Air Quality, Action Plan to Address Bullying, Photography, LGBTQ, etc. They can be found under Parent Info, Safe Sport.
11/1 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:
Everyone should check to ensure their ACH is set up correctly, as it might have been deleted from the previous year.
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.
Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear and discounted mizuno wear.
Support Piedmont Swim Team with AmazonSmile Charity Lists. Now on Amazon shopping app!
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: TYR Red Swim Fins, Size 7-9 mens, 8.5-10 women's, 40-42 (These are not the Gold Zoomers. They have a slightly longer fin.)
Contact: Alesia Singer by email [email protected], or text 510-435-2832
TBD Next Board Meeting
Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns.