PAY Newsletter - 5.13.19

Rachel Carroll
May 13, 2019


Happy Monday everyone!

There's a lot of information in this newsletter so bear with us…

Coaches Corner:

  1. PAY Team swimmers: We have a change in our long course schedule - we will no longer be attending the MYM Summer Sunshine @ Rutgers. We instead will be attending the SVY LC Cup @ Princeton for the Saturday and Sunday sessions the same exact weekend. Swimmers signed up for Summer Sunshine will be entered into the SVY Cup - please contact Coach Anthony ASAP if you are signed up for the MYM Summer Sunshine and will not be attending the SVY Cup.
  2. We will be using parachutes for Senior, Pre National, and National practices starting May 20. These are incredibly important as they help swimmers develop a better feel for the water and a stronger underwater pull. For a complete list of equipment requirements for each group, please click here.

PAY Team Info:

  1. UMLY Long Course Cup in July has been posted in Events. This is a three-day, prelim/final meet highly encouraged for all Phoenixville YMCA swimmers.  Note swimmers do not have to be USA Registered to compete in this meet.
  2. RAYS CUDA Long Course Stakes: anyone interested in volunteering as an official may do you by clicking here. We have also received the Psych Sheet and Timeline.
  3. NBAC Prelims/Finals: We have received the Psych Sheets and the meet Timeline. PAY is timing in Lane 1 for both the morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Timers meeting will take place 30 minutes prior to the meet start. Please make a note of the warm-up times below and arrive at the pool no less than 15 minutes prior to the warm up time:
Warm-Up Time Session Start Time
3:30 pm FRIDAY 4:30 pm
6:50 am SATURDAY A.M. (Prelims) 8:00 am
11:40 am SATURDAY P.M. (Timed Finals) 12:30 pm
4:30 pm SATURDAY FINALS 5:30 pm
6:50 am SUNDAY A.M. (Prelims) 8:00 am
11:55 am SUNDAY P.M. (Timed FInals) 12:45 pm
4:30 pm SUNDAY FINALS 5:30 pm


Baker Park Team Info:

  1. Baker Park Swim Team Registration is now open at the front desk.  The process is very simple – if you are already registered for the Phoenixville swim-team and are paying the monthly fee, you need to pay the $35.00 registration fee at the front desk, and continue the monthly billing.   If you had stopped billing but would like to restart in June, please notify the front desk you would like to restart billing for the months of June and July when you pay your $35.00 registration fee. This registration fee will cover summer expenses such as: league fees, Champs relay entries, caps, t-shirts, awards, summer coaches gifts, summer senior gifts, summer officials gifts, summer picnic and equipment needs.
  2. If you are a new swimmer and have not yet signed up for the team, please call the front desk at (610) 933-5861 to set up an evaluation with the PAY Coaching Staff.  Please fill out and bring the evaluation form with you to the evaluation.  If you have already been evaluated and assigned a group level, you may register and pay for the Baker Park swim-team at the front desk. 
  3. If you are a swimmer who competes for another team during the fall/winter season, please contact Coach Anthony at to discuss roster group placement.  Once you have a roster group placement, you may register and pay at the front desk.
  4. Event sign-ups have been posted for all Baker Park Dual Meets, Invitational, and Champ Meets.  Note registration deadlines are always on the Friday before the meet for dual meets.

Odds and Ends:

There is a new photo uploading/downloading area on our website. You can find it by going to our homepage, clinking on “Links” and then “Team Pictures Sharing.” The PAC Board has uploaded both the slide show from the Banquet and Individual pictures from the 2018/19 Winter Season. You are welcome to upload and photos to share and download any you would like you have. We will create a new folder for Summer Photos. 

Have a great week everyone and best of luck to our athletes this weekend!