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PST This Week - 11/28/21

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This Week:

Today, Sunday 11/28: Thanksgiving Week Schedule changes - Practices for Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold groups are cancelled. Platinum Group and all swimmers attending the St. George Meet have practice from 11:30-2:30pm at Encinal (Tri practice with Hill and AAA).

 

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 

 

Next Week:

Fri, 12/10: All practices at MSC cancelled - MSC is having their staff holiday party and will close early. Bronze practice is cancelled. Gold to swim with Platinum at ECCL from 4-6pm.

 

Sun, 12/11-12: All practices cancelled due to San Ramon C/B/BB meet. Volunteer jobs will open on our website once the host team has assigned timing chairs. An email will be sent to the team as soon as jobs are open.

 

Important Dates:

TIME CHANGE! Sunday, Dec 19th PST 11am - 3pm at Encinal

Please hold 11am-3pm 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.

 

Meets:

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!

Encouraging and fostering  friendships within the team is one of the most important ways that you can support your kids' swimming journey. Attend socials, plan socials, volunteer, connect with other swim parents whenever the opportunity arises. 

Olympians Talk About the Importance of Friendships in Swimming

 

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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

Marketplace:

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: 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. 

 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer

Rosie Bell

President

[email protected]

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

Sarah Holt

Hospitality

[email protected]

Alix

Zoe

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]

Max

Kate

George White

Merchandise  

Coordinator

[email protected]

Charlie

Stefan Bill

Service 

Hours

Coordinator

[email protected]

 

Kate Aubrecht

Team 

Captain

[email protected]