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Weekly Update December 17

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday December 17, 2018

PCST Facebook Page   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panama-City-Swim-Team/1059693810714694?ref=bookmarks
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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for December 17-30
Senior (Frank Brown)  – Holiday Schedule Posted to Web
Junior (Frank Brown)  – Holiday Schedule Posted to Web
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – Holiday Schedule Posted to Web
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – Holiday Schedule Posted to Web
Pre-Team (Frank Brown)  – Holiday Schedule Posted to Web
HS Group (Mosley) Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park Senior Group Schedule
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park AG2 Schedule
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park AG1 Schedule
Pre-Team (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park Pre-Team Schedule
PCST Masters (Frank Brown)Holiday Schedule Posted to Web

Financial Update E-Mail Sent to ALL PCST Families!
This is a reminder to check your e-mail as we sent a financial update to each PCST family regarding January billing.

Holiday Training Schedule Posted to Website!
The Holiday Training Schedule has been finalized and posted to the PCST website.  Please note that due to pool availability during the Holidays, the times at Frank Brown Park have been changed on some days.  Click the following link for the Holiday Practice Schedule for ALL PCST groups:  https://www.teamunify.com/NewsShow.jsp?&id=649125&team=sepcst

Choose PCST When Shopping at Amazon for the Holidays!
Do you shop on Amazon?  The next time you do, please use this link for all of your future shopping: https://smile.amazon.com/ .  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!

Facility Updates!
Both of our pools at Gulf Coast State College and Mosley High School remain closed since the hurricane.  Both pools have some work still to be completed and that coupled with the approaching holidays make it unlikely that either pool will open before the new year.  We are very hopeful that we will be back up and running at all of our pools to start 2019 (maybe even sooner).  We will continue to give updates as we get them from the facility managers.  Everyone is still welcome to join us for practices at Frank Brown Park.

Special Thanks to Teams Who Have Supported PCST!
While we have been very blessed to receive support from hundreds of people from across the entire swim community, I wanted to take a little time to single out a few entities that have helped us in our time of need.  (To be fair, I know we have people representing more teams are than listed below have contributed supplies and donations, I just don’t know exactly who is from where).  Special thanks go out to the following teams and entities for their support:  Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (Tallahassee, FL), Auburn Aquatics (Auburn, AL), Baylor Swim Club (Chattanooga, TN), Biloxi Elite Swim Team (Biloxi, MS), Birmingham Swim League (Birmingham, AL), Coast Aquatics (Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL), College Hype T-Shirts, D&J Sports, Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation, Excel Aquatics (Brentwood, TN), FHSAA 3A Region 1 and 4A Region 1 Teams, Florida Swimming LSC, Florida Swim Network, Georgia Swimming LSC, Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club (Pensacola, FL), Huntsville Swim Association (Huntsville, AL), K&B Swim Gear, Maclay School Swim Team, New Wave Swim Team (Raleigh, NC), Pelican Aquatic Club (Mandeville, LA), Southeastern Swimming LSC, Speedo, SwimSwam, Tiger Aquatics (Baton Rouge, LA), Weymouth Waves (Boston, MA).

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 and caps 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 bobbiemartin322@icloud.com.  For items available through the PCST Team Store, please click the following link:  https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=sepcst&_stabid_=88455

Mark Your Calendars! – Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming PCST Team Events and Deadlines
Jan. 19 – (Swim Meet) – POSSIBLE Meet at GCSC
Jan. 25-27 – (Swim Meet) ATAC Mac Crutchfield Invitational Meet in Tallahassee
Feb. 15-17 – (Swim Meet) SES Region 4 Championships in Pensacola, FL
Feb. 22-24 – (Swim Meet) SES Short Course Championships in Huntsville, AL

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
Mar. 1-3 – (Swim Meet) Auburn Aquatics Swim Meet in Auburn, AL
Mar. 16-24 – PCST Spring Break No Practice for Training Groups
Mar. 19-23 – (Swim Meet) NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL
Mar. 25 – (Middle School) PCST Middle School Swim Program Begins
Apr. 27-28 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
May 18-19 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
June 3 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Program Begins
June 7-9 – (Swim Meet) BSL Swim Meet in Birmingham, AL
June 15 – (Swim Meet) PCST Sprint Short Course Meet at GCSC
Mid to Late June – (Swim Meet) – Travel Team Meet TBA
June 27-30 – (Swim Meet) – ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee, FL
July 18-21 – (Swim Meet) – Southeastern Long Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
July 26 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Championship Meet at Frank Brown
July 27-28 – (Swim Meet) – Coast Aquatics Short Course Meet in Destin
Aug. 6-10 – (Swim Meet) – USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, CA

PCST Birthdays in December!
6 – Arnold Dolis(7), Hazem Elsayed(10), AK Tait(13)
7 – Alia Brooks(7)
14 – Anna Logsdon(9)
15 – Jack Walters(10)
16 – Corban Schrieffer(14)
19 – Colin McEliece(15)
20 – Helen Works(17), Mason Legg(18)
22 – Fox Smith(9)
23 – Reid Reguett(8), Reese Thacker(12)
25 – Bella Thai(7)
28 – Tymur Petlia(12)
29 – Erika Murphree(12)

 
    
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