March 29, 2021
|Piedmont Swim Team|
|PST This Week 3/29/21|
Thur, April 1st: Monthly dues for March will be charged to your account. Please sign up for ACH as the team loses a lot of money on credit card fees. If your swimmer attended any Time Trials in March those charges ($40 per time trial) will be added to your bill.
Fri, April 2nd until Monday, April 5th: All practices at ECCL are cancelled due to Easter weekend. ECCL practices will resume on Tuesday, April 6th.
Mon, Apr 5th - Next Round of Camps begins:
Our timetable for Camps will not change. Click here to view the timetable.
ECCL is closed from April 2nd until the 5th, and the first practice at ECCL will be on April 6th.
Encinal is closed on Sunday April 4th and all practices are cancelled for that day.
Maximum number of swimmers we can currently take is 18 per group, based on facility, state and county guidelines. Click here for group assignments.
If swimmers would like to return from the inactive list they may.
This round of camps will most likely conclude at the end of our season, which will be on July 25th, 2021.
Wed, April 21 @ 7:00pm Town Hall Meeting for parents and swimmers via Zoom
Sun, Apr 25th from 1:30-6:30pm format TBD
Sun, May 16th from 1:30-6:30pm format TBD
Sun, May 23rd from 1:30-6:30pm format TBD
March 22, 2021 - Statement from Pacific Swimming's Athlete Committee Regarding Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate Crimes
Pacific Swimming Community -
Over the course of the pandemic and the past year, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have risen 150% since 2019. The lives taken in Atlanta on March 16 brought to light the discrimination and violence the Asian communities have faced for generations. A “bad day” could never justify a crime. However, while hate crimes of this severity don’t happen often, members of the AAPI community constantly face microaggressions and other forms of discrimination.
As Pacific Swimming we stand with the AAPI community and are committed to amplifying all voices. Changes need to be made to address the systemic racism against the AAPI community in our country. We can be the generation to make these changes and hold those who came before us accountable. The Athlete’s Committee encourages all members of Pacific Swimming to go beyond social media and start in the pool. Let’s engage in uncomfortable conversations with teammates, coaches, and families. For next steps, please use the resources in the Linktree.
- The Pacific Swimming Athlete Committee
Would you like the opportunity to meet swimmers across Pacific Swimming? The PenPal Program is an online buddy system that pairs swimmers together based on their interests. Monthly emails are sent out with prompt ideas based on that month’s theme. Here is some more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lw76IimUnMT-DHGYhSYM_WxGe2z0VZUx2MVMkMNl0q0/edit
If you are ready to apply, you can do it here: https://forms.gle/K8eARnqLKNCVJXaY6
Any questions, please email Kate Aubrecht at [email protected]
Guidance for practice after travel, alternate swim meets
With decreasing rates of COVID19, frequently changing guidance, and events and gatherings beginning again, we adopted the following guidance for swimmers who plan to travel or engage in larger in person gatherings. Our goal with this guidance is to maintain a safe environment for our swimming cohorts but be fair and not overly burdensome.
1. For swimmers who travel (>120 miles, or by air travel anywhere) or engage in large in person events where strict masking and distancing are not both maintained (such as high school or regional swim meets, or large gatherings with eating), we recommend that they not attend swim practice until they have tested negative for COVID 3-5 days after return.
2. For example, if they return home on a Sunday, and they have a test on a Wednesday (day 3 after return), they may return to practice as soon as that test is resulted and is negative.
Team Store - New Items:
Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear and discounted mizuno wear.
We have new items available on our custom team store including polo shirts, youth hoodies and more!
Contact Coach Stefan for any gear questions.
Support Piedmont Swim Team with AmazonSmile Charity Lists. Now on Amazon shopping app!
Parents: we need officials!
If you are interested but the thought is intimidating, Rachel Long (Coach Parker’s mom), a non-swimmer who worked her way to Starter, Admin and Chief Judge, has generously offered to host an internal session to give you the lowdown on what it is and what it isn’t! Please email Amy Aubrecht ([email protected]) if you want to find out more and we will set up a time once there’s enough interest!
A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to [email protected] by Sunday night to be included in the weekly newsletter.
4/6 Next Board Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom!
Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns.