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PST This Week - 11/21/21

Happy Thanksgiving! We asked some of our swimmers what they were thankful for, and we had some very sweet responses.


“I am thankful for my coaches, and also for my swim friends who cheer for me even when I am last in a relay. 

“I am thankful for my coaches who teach us to be better organized, inspire us to work hard, and show us how to be good teammates.”

“I am thankful for having the opportunity to swim on a team.”

“I am thankful for the coaches who help us become better swimmers. They give us challenging practices to help us be our best. I am also thankful for my teammates, who work hard everyday and never stop trying to improve.”

“Everything! The coaches, the community, the discipline, the friends, the competitive environment.”


Team Gear Update:

Team Parkas are now available in our Team Store for purchase! There are 2 brands available. The Arena parka (the one that was available to try on)  is water resistant, and the Sporti parka is waterproof. Additionally, many sizes for the Alpha Team Jacket are back in stock. Get your jacket now before it sells out again! It can take 10-15 business days for orders to arrive, order your custom gear today so that you have it by Zone 2 Championships in January, as we want to present ourselves as a team and wear the team jacket and blue team t-shirt. A new order for the PST branded white swim caps has been placed in both latex and silicone. Look out for when they will be available in a few weeks.


This Week:

Today, 11/21: Senior Open Meet in Vallejo - Practice for Platinum group is cancelled. All other practices will be on as scheduled. 


11/22-28: Thanksgiving Week Schedule - All practices are on as scheduled until Wednesday 11/24. Practices for Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold groups will be cancelled from Thursday 11/25 until Sunday 11/28. Platinum Group and all swimmers attending the St. George Meet in Utah will have practice on Friday from 4-6pm at MSC, Saturday from 1-3pm at Encinal and Sunday from 11:30-2:30pm at Encinal (Tri practice with Hill and AAA).


Next Week:

Many Platinum and some Gold swimmers are traveling to St. George, Utah for a Championships meet and with this we have to adjust some practices for Platinum and Gold:


Mon, 11/29: Gold dry land cancelled - swim practice starts at 5pm as scheduled

Thur, 12/2: Platinum Afternoon Practice cancelled - Everyone should attend the morning session

Fri, 12/3: Gold to swim with Platinum at ECCL - Gold girls group to swim with Platinum at ECCL from 4-6pm

Sat, 12/4: All practices are as scheduled 

Sun, 12/5: Platinum practice cancelled 


Important Dates:

Sun, 12/11-12: All practices cancelled due to San Ramon C/B/BB meet 


Save the date: Team Holiday Celebration - Sunday, Dec 19th PST 9am-1pm at Encinal

Please hold 9am-1pm on Sunday Dec 19th for team fun at Encinal Pool in Alameda. We will have activities and limited, individually packaged food. Parents, this will also be a great opportunity to fill service hours so please look out for sign up opportunities (forthcoming) which will include donations and set up/take down help.



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.


12/11-12: San Ramon C/B/BB+ Meet - Open on FastSwims

1/29-30: Zone 2 Championships - This meet requires B times and all qualifiers to attend!


Swimmers! Please save your white caps for meets! Despite being silicone, they may rip or get lost with constant use. We are in the process of ordering more. For all merchandise questions, contact George White ([email protected]).


This Week's Top Tip!

It’s not always obvious how we, as parents / guardians, can best support our swimmers. To help you out, we have some really useful articles posted on our website on this subject. Perfect Thanksgiving break reading!

"Food For Thought"  


Team Store:

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


Contact George [email protected] for any Spirit Wear questions.


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




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


One Warm Coat Drive

As a volunteer through Boys Team Charity, Charlie White, one of our Platinum swimmers, is participating in their “One Warm Coat” drive. Anyone who has any coats or jackets that they would like to donate he would appreciate it. He can pick them up from your house. Please email [email protected] if you have any donations. All coats need to be picked up by December 4th.



A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to Rosie at [email protected] by Saturday 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


Free: 2 x boys racing swim suits, size 28. Contact: Secil Watson at [email protected]


Monthly Dues

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.


Board News:

Next Board Meeting Tuesday, 12/07/21 at 7:00pm via Zoom!  


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






Rosie Bell


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Mary Lins

Vice President

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Chris Carnazzo


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Ellie Judy


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Amy Aubrecht



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Sarah Holt


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Kate Arnold


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Alison Montes



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Swim Meet 

Job Coordinator


Kelley Rebro




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George White



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Stefan Bill




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Kate Aubrecht



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