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PST News

So far, 38% of families have made the switch to ACH payment - THANK YOU!  Starting in the new swim year (August, 2019), there will be a convenience fee added to automated payments to a credit card.  While ACH transactions are not free to PST, there will be no additional charge to members for using ACH. Make the switch now and get ahead of the game!

 

This Week:

5/27: Memorial Day -  No practice!
 

5/28: Swim Camp Survey closes.
 

6/2: Montclair Pentathlon. 24 PST swimmers attending. Volunteer jobs are open on our website. Warm-up is at 8am.

 

Financial Aid:

Financial aid applications are now available for next season.  Applications must be postmarked by 6/3/19.  Updated policy on website ( click here). Contact Marian for application: rmcadenasso@comcast.net.

 

Important Dates:

6/3: Summer Schedule Starts! Click here for timetable.

6/4 - No morning practice at ECCL due to ECCL PE lessons.

6/6 - No morning practice at ECCL due to ECCL PE lessons.
 

6/19 - No practices at ECCL due to ECCL staff training.
 

6/21 - No practices at ECCL due to ECCL staff training.
 

7/1: Registration for 2019/20 opens! Fall and Winter/Spring timetable is published on our website and season calendar can be found here.

 
 

Meets:

6/8-9 - ONDA C/B/BB+ Meet. Is open on FastSwims.
 

6/8-9 - TERA C/B/BB+ Meet. Is open on FastSwims.

6/22-23 - Senior Open. Meet has closed! 11 PST swimmers attending.

6/22-23 - 14&U Last Chance Meet. Meet is open on OME! All 14&U not attending the Senior Open meet should swim at this meet. Swimmers must have B times to attend.

 

PST Hosted Meet Recap:

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but this team is pretty amazing and it’s never more evident than at our hosted meets.  
 

Thank you to the office runners lead by the always buttoned up Matt Arnold, marshalls led by the no nonsense Andreas Oesterer, timers who stayed to the bitter end for our 400 swimmers, folks that hauled an enormous amount of equipment to and from, the awards desk who calmly managed the crowds, announcers and check-in desk that ran like (Swiss) clockwork, volunteer coordinators that made sure there were no holes, hospitality and all the folks who donated fresh and plentiful food that, in the words of one Zone 2 official, “was off the hook!”, officials who are on all meet long (and taking on advanced positions like Chief Judge Rachel Long and Starter Kevin Smith), and our awesome coaches who always go above and beyond.
 

But there has to a special shout out to those that just really rocked their area:

  • First and foremost is the Team within the Team – the Colorado folks - lead by James Powell.  For the first time, James, Michael Wenzler and Brian Payne set up without the seasoned (and extra) hands of a Zone 2 official.  Long after the rest of the set-up crew got those 9 high-maintenance Hills Hurricane tents up, these guys stayed to run wires, zip-tie harnesses, hang buttons, clamp down strobes and set up the timing console.  During the meet, James continued to troubleshoot wonky buttons and other tech glitches, while the Colorado operators and paper partners kept up with the crazy fast starters (like when a few swimmers from the next heat caught up and beat the heat prior), dealt with split heats and kept their cool.

  • Snack Shack.  This crew, along with your donations and led by the Janice Cain “3 for $5” special, KILLED. IT.  Snack Shack took in almost $3,500 in 2 days. That is insane when you consider it’s hot chocolate, cup o noodle and baked goods!
     

And because of this team’s collective effort that allowed us to cut costs and sell smart, and still run and feed well, we netted $12,000.
 

And we get to do it again May 16-17, 2020 [mic drop].

GO PST!!
Amy

Don’t forget to check out our team website for fantastic photos from the meet, taken by our 3 fabulous photographers (Gabe Acevedo, Kate Grasman and Daniel Schulz-Jander)!


Board News:

6/10 - Next Board Meeting 7pm at the Piedmont Police Station, all parents welcome!

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

 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer(s)

Suzanne Lane

President

suzannelane63@gmail.com

Casey

Sarah Meyjes

Co-Vice President

sarah.meyjes@gmail.com

Kate

Mary Lins

Co-Vice President

mary.lins@gmail.com

Simon

Josie

Marian Cadenasso

Treasurer

rmcadenasso@comcast.net

Samantha

Christelle Hutin Lee

Secretary

canichenoir@gmail.com

Melodie

Amy Aubrecht

Meet Director

amy.aubrecht@gmail.com

Kate

Laurel Spallone

Hospitality

LKWilbur@yahoo.com

Sophia

Isabella

Kate Arnold

SafeSport

jkatearnold@gmail.com

Paige