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***New: PST Mentoring Program 

For All Groups

Is your swimmer interested in being mentored by an older PST athlete or would like to be a mentor to a younger swimmer? Click here to fill out google form and take advantage of this wonderful new opportunity. Thank you Kate Aubrecht for organizing! 

 

This Week:

Mon, 5/18 Gold, Platinum and YRHS Group Meeting 3:30pm via Zoom!

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 971 349 192

Password: 984936

Note: Swimmers must be ready to discuss: Conquer the Pool - The Racer’s Mindset (click here)

 

Tues, 5/19 Silver/Bronze Meeting 4pm via Zoom! 

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 770 0352 7805

Password: 075420

 

Tues, 5/19 PST Board Meeting 6:30pm via Zoom! 

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 882 5683 8459

Password: 239729

 

Thur, 5/21 Green/Blue Meeting 4pm via Zoom! 

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 739 2498 1546

Password: 079902

 

Fri, 5/22 Butterfly presentation 3:30pm via Zoom!

Click here for Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 825 6536 5462

Password: 968792

 

Fri, 5/22 Team Captain Applications are due!

 

 

SIP Workouts/Presentations:

Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke presentations can be viewed on our website

 

Gold, Platinum and YRHS Dryland Program. Parents must decide if it is in the best interest of their children to participate in dryland activities. 

 

Green, Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold should check out TeamFeed or OnDeck for coaches assignments and videos. You need to log-in to see videos. 

 

 

Help Us Become a Safe Sport Recognized Club: 

In addition to below, achieving Safesport recognition will give us higher priority in grant considerations.

PST is committed to creating an abuse-free, safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of our members. An important feature of this program is that our swimmers (age 12 and older) and parents complete Safe Sport Training for Swimmers and Parents, respectively. The training is about 20 minutes, well done and broadly applicable, even outside of the swimming environment. You can complete the training as a USA Swimming member or nonmember: 

https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pst&_stabid_=123669

(LSC: Pacific Swimming | Swim Club:  Piedmont Swim Team)

Thank you for participating, 

Kate Arnold, PST SafeSport Coordinator

 

SIP Challenge - Indoor Olympian:

For Green/Blue and Bronze/Silver Groups! 

Watch Coach Colby’s videos, find the code word and attend weekly zoom meetings to earn points. Swimmers from those two groups with most points will be given an award at our banquet in August. 

 

Swimmers SIP Updates:

Send us your SIP photos to headcoach@piedmontswimteam.org

 

 

Social Distance running by Kate & Paige. 

 

 

Zoom Meeting Updates:

The coaches will be taking screenshots from our zoom meetings. Last week the senior group discussed the importance of getting enough sleep!

 

 

 

Coaches Updates:

Each week one of our coaches will share their SIP experience. 

From Coach Daniel:

 

“The past couple months have been hectic and boring. I miss seeing all the different swimmers each day and hearing about school, your family and friends.  I hope when we get back into the pool I see the same smiles!!

 

The past couple months I have been talking to the other coaches to revise our groups to make it super clear what each and every swimmer needs to do to move up a group. We have taken a step back and really looked at the 4 strokes and how to swim them correctly. I have learned a lot and am excited to get back into the pool and try it out. 

 

During our break I’ve been keeping up with swimming news, revised some of my teaching techniques and have been trying to learn a new skill set. I encourage you to take the time we have to learn something you have always wanted to learn. I’m learning how to take care and fix cars.   

Hopefully we’ll see each other soon. Stay safe and keep clean.”

Important Dates:

6/1: Summer schedule starts. TBD Click here for timetable

Meets:

All meets are currently on hold. We will update our website, newsletter and send out details as soon as the next meet is scheduled and confirmed.

Marketplace:

A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to sarah.meyjes@gmail.com by Sunday night to be included in the weekly newsletter.

 

*PST is looking for anyone with grant writing experience. Please email sarah.meyjes@gmail.com  for more details.

 

Board News:

5/19 Next Board Meeting TUESDAY 6:30pm via Zoom! Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns. 

 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer(s)

Sarah Meyjes

President

sarah.meyjes@gmail.com

Kate

Mary Lins

Vice President

mary.lins@gmail.com

Simon

Walter Stokes

Treasurer

psttreasury@gmail.com

Ryan

Burcin Can Metin

Secretary

burcin@metin.org

Atlas

Amy Aubrecht

Meet Director

amy.aubrecht@gmail.com

Kate

Laurel Spallone

Hospitality

LKWilbur@yahoo.com

Sophia

Isabella

Kate Arnold

SafeSport

jkatearnold@gmail.com

Paige

Alison Montes

Coaches Liaison

montesalison@gmail.com

Julia

 

Andreas Oesterer

Swim Meet Job Coordinator

oesterer@yahoo.com

Maddie

Josie

Viviane

Rosie Bell

New Member Liaison

joinPST@piedmontswimteam.org

Jack

Joseph

Stefan Bill

Service Hours Coordinator 

headcoach@piedmontswimteam.orgrg