Weekly Update March 19

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday March 19, 2018

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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for March 19-April 1
Senior (Frank Brown)  – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Junior (Frank Brown)  – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Novice (Frank Brown)  – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
Novice (Gulf Coast) – No Practices March 19-25 (Spring Break)
HS Group (Mosley) See Coach Steve for all changes
PCST Masters (Frank Brown) – No changes to normal schedule

PCST Closes Short Course Season at NCSA Junior Nationals!
Six swimmers represented PCST this week at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando.  The meet featured more than 1500 athletes from across the country.  Chase Bolding led the way for PCST with a 19th place overall finish in the 200 yard Breaststroke.  Additional PCST swimmers competing at NCSA Juniors were:  Maddie Campbell, Nico Gobel, Mason Legg, Spencer Sehlhorst, and Taylor Warren.  Enjoy your break and get ready for Long Course! 

PCST Swim-A-Thon – Don’t Forget Over the Break!
The PCST Swim-A-Thon is going great and we are well on our way to our goal of $20,000!  This has been one of the best efforts we have ever seen in terms of money raised before Spring Break however only about 15% of the team has started their fundraising.  Great job by those of you who are knocking it out of the park!  For those of you not listed below, let’s get going and hit our goal early.  Congratulations to the following swimmers who are leading the way:  Emma Martin (550), Kenzie Cook (500), Oliver Pistun (400), Isabella Orellana (387), Annie McKenzie (375), Natalie McKenzie (375), Jessica Ward (335), Addison Kelley (215), Lucy Chase (200), Ash Mooney (100), Shea Mooney (100), Vivian Mooney (100), Taylor Warren (100), Lilly Lozier (65), Colin McEliece (57.50), Shane McEliece (57.50), Ben Hicks (50), Ella Hicks (50), Seth Reynolds (50), Devon Westbo (50), Riley Fulton (25), and Addison Pack (25).  Make sure to start your fundraising now and don’t get caught sleeping on it over Spring Break.

PCST Middle School Program Begins March 26 – Get Signed Up Today!
The 2018 Middle School Program is right around the corner!  Once again, PCST will run this program for more than 100 area Middle School swimmers, many of which are PCST swimmers.  Information will be showing up in area middle schools this week, but you can already find all necessary information on the PCST website at the following link: .  Make sure to pass this info along to your middle school classmates!  PCST swimmers wishing to be a part of the 2018 Middle School Program should complete the registration form and waiver and either e-mail it to Coach Brian Haddad or bring it to your group coach at practice.  PCST swimmers may choose to have their account billed for the Middle School Program Fee (billed on May 1, 2018).

Choose PCST When Shopping at Amazon!
Do you shop on Amazon?  The next time you do, please use this link for all of your future shopping: .  Just sign in with your regular user name and password.  Then select Panama City Swim Team as your charity of choice.  There is absolutely no difference from your usual Amazon shopping experience, but a small portion of each purchase will be donated to PCST!  Make sure to save it to your favorites so that it'll become a habit.  Please share with all your family and friends who may also enjoy shopping online!

Team Vendor – Swim and Tri!
Swim and Tri is the official team vendor of PCST!  Swim and Tri is one of the largest and most well respected swimming equipment vendors in the country.  Paul and Patrice Wolfensberger are wonderful people who have built what started as a small swim shop in Knoxville, Tennessee into a shop that serves swim teams across the country.  We are very excited to be partners with Swim and Tri.  Make sure to check out the Swim and Tri PCST Team Portal and look for all of the great discounts.  You can access the Team Portal by clicking the Swim and Tri logo on the PCST Home Page (toward the bottom right of the page).

PCST Team Store Ordering Instructions!
Several items such as T-Shirts, caps, hoodies, and car magnets can be billed to your account through the PCST Team Store.  Items in stock will be sent to your child at swim practice.  Please send any order to Coach Bobbie Martin at  For items available through the PCST Team Store, please click the following link:

Mark Your Calendars! – Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming PCST Team Events and Deadlines
March 16-25 – Spring Break for all Swimmers No Practice (except Masters)
March 26 – PCST Middle School Program First Day of Practice
March 31 – PCST Spring Swim Lessons First Day
April 14 – (Team Event) PCST Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser at both FBP and Mosley
April 28-29 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invitational at Frank Brown Park

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
May 19-20 – (Swim Meet) – Coast Long Course Meet at Frank Brown Park
June 4 – Summer Splashes Program First Day
June 8-10 – (Swim Meet) – Travel Team Swim Meet TBA
June 16 – (Swim Meet) PCST Short Course Sprint Meet at Gulf Coast State College
June 28-July 1 – (Swim Meet) ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee
July 19-22 – (Swim Meet) Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships in Knoxville, TN
July 28-29 – (Swim Meet) Coast Short Course Meet In Destin

PCST Birthdays in March!
1 – Keely Stevenson(15), Matthew Hartless(16)
7 – Ross Agnew(7)
9 – Mikele Sperrazza(11), Connor Smith-Olson(17)
11 – Barbara Guier(7), Jaxson Plemmons(10)
12 – Aaron Anhalt(7)
13 – David Wanner(15), Reese Upton(16)
15 – Brayden Williams(13)
16 – Ben Hicks(17), Kaia Stevenson(18)
18 – Angelica Pichardo(9)
24 – Gabriel Coimbra de Sousa(7)
30 – Katherine Lundgren(13)
31 – Matthew Riedl(7)

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