PAY Weekly Newsletter - 7.8.19

Rachel Carroll
Jul 8, 2019


Coaches Corner:

  1. The Practice Calendar for July 21 on has been posted. Please note that there is no practice this Wednesday afternoon/evening due to our home dual meet.
  2. We will only run practices for National and Zone qualifiers after July 19.  With JO’s ending July 21, and our Summer League Champ meets running on July 20, 22 and 23, it makes sense for our year-round swimmers to start their well-deserved breaks following their Long Course and/or Summer League Champ meets after a long and successful 11 months.  We will break the entire month of August and start practices again the Tuesday after Labor Day.  I will have short course practice scheduling and meet scheduling information out later this month.

PAY Swimming:

PAY competed at a Long Course Meet at Upper Main Line YMCA this weekend.  Although the weather was completely uncooperative, we managed to get in one session a day of swimming for each age group, and our swimmers and families were incredibly flexible throughout the process.  The swimmers worked hard and competed well in challenging conditions, and PAY again had some really strong swims.  While there were many great swims, we’d like to recognize the swimmers who posted “AA” times or better.  Below is the list:

Swimmers Achieving "AAA" Standards

Cooper, Olivia 

11-12 G 50 Free, 100 Free

Lewis, Brynn 

10 & U G 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back

Mostek, Anya 

15-16 G 200 IM

Padilla, Kenzie 

13-14 G 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Zelinske, Lauren 

13-14 G 100 Back

Swimmers Achieving "AA" Standards

Cooper, Addison 

10 & U G 50 Free

Curran, Anna 

17-18 G 100 Free

Dagg, Kiersten 

13-14 G 100 Free, 200 Free

Filipovski, Mia 

13-14 G 50 Free, 100 Free

Hummel, Jane 

11-12 G 100 Free

Lewis, Brynn 

10 & U G 100 Fly

Maki, Victoria 

13-14 G 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free

Mostek, Anya 

15-16 G 100 Free, 100 Breast

Padilla, Kenzie 

13-14 G 100 Back, 200 Breast, 400 IM

Pappas, Penelope 

15-16 G 100 Back

Ritter, Sarah 

15-16 G 50 Free

Romberger, Brynn 

15-16 G 50 Free, 200 Free

Utecht, Allyssa 

17-18 G 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly

Zelinske, Alexandra 

17-18 G 100 Back

Zelinske, Lauren 

13-14 G 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back

Ferenz, Matthew 

13-14 B 100 Free, 400 Free

Hussin, Jackson 

15-16 B 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free

Laing, Cory 

17-18 B 100 Free, 200 Free

McKenna, Luke 

17-18 B 200 Free, 400 Free

McKenrick, Aidan 

50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free

Pappas, George 

15-16 B 100 Free, 100 Back

Perez Bonilla, Jan 

15-16 B 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly

Sadowski, Blaise 

11-12 B 100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Shui, Howard 

10 & U B 100 Fly

Truong, Matthew 

10& U B 50 Back, 50 BR

Baker Park Team Info:

  1. 3 Dual Meets HOME this week due to last week’s rainout.  Details will be broadcast each day as to whether we will be inside or outside.  Swimmer Check-In is each day at 4:45pm with warmups starting promptly. REMEMBER- no afternoon or evening swim team practices this Wednesday due to our home swim meet. 
  2. Speaking of our home meet on Wednesday, Parking will be at Schuylkill Elementary.  The YMCA has rented a bus that will start at Schuylkill at 4:00PM and will be a shuttle back and forth to Baker Park. 
  3. Deadlines have passed to enter your swimmer for the 3 dual meets this week but we still need many parent volunteers for Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.  We cannot start the meets without proper set up and all volunteers in place.  Thank you in advance.  It will be a busy week but the kids will have fun!  For ease in Volunteer Check in, please report to the Scoring Table to check in with the Volunteer Coordinator each night.   
  4. Food and Drink donation signups will be posted for our home meets by tonight.  Thank you in advance for your help with supporting our swim team snack bar.
  5. Dual Meet THEMES this week posted by the League:
    1. Tuesday Night- College Night
    2. Wednesday Night- Red, White and Blue (again for the rainout)
    3. Thursday Night- Dress as your Favorite Sea Animal (when you are not swimming)
  6. AWESOME BAKER PARK SENIORS- we will be recognizing our Amazing Baker Park Seniors this Tuesday night and Thursday night at our dual meets.  Please give them a Shout Out of Congratulations when you see them this this week: Katya Hayward, Ryan Keenan, Ryan Maher, Erin Merke, Coach Katie Parker, Kaitlyn Tran, and Coach Aidan McKenrick
  7. Deadline is tomorrow, July 9 to sign up for the 9Oaks Relay Carnival occurring this Saturday AM. DON’T MISS OUT --SWIMMERS of ALL AGES- including parents- can attend and participate in the Annual Relay Carnival at Nine Oaks Swim Club on July 13.  The day is filled with fun and music and cannonball contests and more! Details are on our team website and the attached flyer here.  All you have to do is Commit to Attend Yes or No.  If you have questions or if you are a parent or coach who wants to swim in the family or coach relays, email Kate Baganski
  8. If your swimmer wants to participate in Championships at the end of our July season, they must participate and swim in 3 or more dual meets this summer.  A dual meet is the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night swim meets.
  9. Save the Date- Thursday, July 25 6:30-8pm is the Baker Park End of Season Picnic held outdoors as a potluck pizza party.  Details are under Events on our website.  Please Commit your swimmer to Attend or Decline as you would a swim meet then RSVP for all other family members under the Job Signup so we have a better attendance number for our pizza order.

Odds and Ends:

  1. If your swimmer participated in the CAM UMLY meet or the North End Invitational and if you want to help with the filing and handing out of the awards please let Coach Anthony or Kate Baganski know.  Otherwise, all awards will be filed in family folders before the end of July and trophies will be available at the July 25 End of Season Picnic.
  2. Letters to Coach Colin - On July 6 Coach Colin left for the Navy and will spend the next 5 weeks in training.  If your swimmer or family would like to write a note to send to Coach Colin, please bring it to Jackie or Rob Brucker during swim meets by Thursday, July 25th.  They will be sending a package of all swimmer notes to Coach Colin.