PAY Parents Aquatic Club (PAC) Weekly News 11-15-2021

Kate Baganski

PAY Parents Aquatic Club (PAC) Weekly News 11.15.21

What a weekend of swimming!

First of all, driving to Reading is a bit of a haul so thank you to those of you who were able to attend. The effort paid off as both the overall Girls team won their meet 3-2 and the Boys came out on top as well with a score of 5-0. As a reminder, we do ask that for dual meets, swimmers stay until the end of the meet to cheer, support their teammates and offer a team cheer at the end.

Secondly, thank you to all of our volunteers for yesterday’s Turkey Trot! And, thank you for all the wonderful food and drink donations for the Coaches/Officials Hospitality Lounge.  We heard many compliments about our “spread” and the coaches/officials were grateful for our generosity.  We truly could not have hosted this meet without each of you and it was great to have a little “normal” back. Our Teen Volunteers, as always, went above and beyond to run what was perhaps the smoothest meet we’ve ever held and to show off our PAY spirit! Special Shout Out to Maris Sadowski for volunteering to wear the Turkey Costume all day!

Congrats to the following swimmers who set new meet records yesterday:




Derek Wan

11 yo Boys 50 Free


Andy Yu

12 yo Boys 50 Back


Derek Wan

11 yo Boys 50 Fly


Last but certainly not least, thank you to everyone for your flexibility and patience. We have an amazing group of Coaches who are stepping up to support the team and our athletes are in great hands!

Here's the news you need for this week:


  1. Winterfest - the deadline to commit to attend is SUNDAY. Please visit the Events section of the website to attend or decline ASAP. With the meet at York this weekend, athletes still have another chance to qualify and we will likely be able to add more qualifiers until late December. Swimmers must have 2 Individual qualifying events to attend (qualifying times are listed on our website) and there is a $100 flat fee to attend this year whether your athlete qualifies for 2 events or 7 events. If you commit to attend but there is a day on which you will not be participating (Friday night, for example) please leave the Coaches a note in your event commitment.  An Eligibility Chart is posted under the Winterfest Meet Event listing swimmer eligibility.  If your swimmer is listed then they are eligible to attend Winterfest at this point in time.  Any time shaded in grey is ineligible.

PRACTICE UPDATES: Due to the well attended York TOC meet this weekend, all practices are cancelled this Saturday 11/20.


  • LOST- one pair of boys’ flip flops in the Turkey Trot morning session and one Turkey Headband in the afternoon session.  

  • FOUND- one PAY “Big Water” youth large tshirt at the Blue/White swim meet.

Please email Kate Baganski if you have these items or if the tshirt is your swimmer’s.  ALSO - if you left any utensils in the Hospitality Lounge, Kate Baganski has them.


The Turkey Trot ribbon awards for 1st through 6th places (overall, not per heat) will be filed in the swim team family folders within a week.  The family folders are alphabetically stored in or on the filing cabinet in the hallway near the big window next to the Myrin pool.  If you are new to our PAY Swim Team we will add a family folder if your swimmer receives any meet awards this season.  Not all of the invitational meets provide ribbons but some do.  Ribbons are not distributed at dual meets.


Reminder that if you need any suits or swimming equipment, you can purchase items at any time through our preferred vendor TYR’s website: see HERE


Calling all Seniors - please let us know as you make your post graduation plans so we can share your news with your teammates!  We will look forward to celebrating each milestone with you this year!  Our 14 Super Seniors this season are:

Kiersten Dagg, Adam Drover, Paul Florio, Stanley Kim, Kylie Maher, Anya Mostek, Dylan Phan, Brynn Romberger,  Ella Scott, Evelyn Stogdale, Lily Shui, Justin Toomey, Lauren Zelinske, Phillip Zhang


Please wish the following teammates a Happy Birthday (and if you remind the Coaches about Birthday Butterfly, that's good too!)

Hayley Heckler is 14 on the 15th!

Julianne Thomas is 8 on the 15th!

Paige Wilson is 12 on the 16th!

Inara Struble is 11 on the 19th!