PAY Parents Aquatic Club (PAC) Weekly News 12-20-21

Kate Baganski

PAY Weekly News 12.20.21

Here's the Parent News you need for this week:


Due to the Phoenixville High School having swim meets at the Myrin Pool tomorrow the following changes are needed for practice Tuesday 12/21/21:

Senior Groups: 5:45-7:45pm in Myrin (and dryland is cancelled)

Junior Groups: 7:30-8:45pm in Heritage

Novice 2 Groups: 7:45-8:30pm in Myrin

Additionally, this Wednesday, 12/22, due to the Angel Tree Wrapping Party (thank you, Mahers!), practices will run as follows: Senior 4:15-5:45pm (morning practice is still on), Novice 1 5:45-6:45pm, Junior 2 6:45-8:15pm 

The following table outlines our practice schedule for the Holidays. It has been developed to keep numbers in the pool evenly distributed. We plan to have groups divided by lanes - not every group will be doing the same practice.









Senior 1 & Senior 2


8-10AM & 4-6PM

11:00AM -2:00PM

8-10AM & 4-6PM

11:00AM- 2:00PM





All Juniors + Senior 3







Novice 1 & 2








183 new lifetime best times at the Ridley Winter Classic this weekend! CONGRATULATIONS!

New 1000 Swimmers: Addie Cooper, Hayley Heckler, Kyle Padilla, Flynn Roulstone, Sam Roulstone, Lilly Shui, Nicholas Truong

New 1650 Swimmers: Madelyn Deeney, Adam Drover, Karina Figueroa

7 New Winterfest Qualifiers: Laney Dittmar, Adam Drover, Kira Haebler, Caroline Moore, Cassidy Selcher, Mara Shearer, Howard Shui


  1. Winterfest - Our final entries for Winterfest have been submitted - congratulations to our new qualifiers! Entries have also been posted in the website Event. If you have any questions about entries, please reach out to a Coach ASAP via email. No Winterfest gear will be on-sale at the venue this year. Here is the link for orders, if interested: Due to the large number of PAY swimmers attending, PAY families are staying at many hotels within 30 minutes of the meet venue including the popular Residence Inn in Silver Springs, MD.

  1. Remember that January is right around the corner and we will have 3 dual meets: Jan 8 (home), Jan 22 (home), Jan 29 (at West Chester Y).  We encourage all swimmers to attend our dual meets as we compete against other teams in our PennDel league. Please RSVP for your swimmer under Events in Team Unify or HERE.  The Volunteer Job signups for each meet are also posted. Thanks in advance!

  1. First Annual Penguin Plunge Invitational Meet at Upper Perk YMCA- Sunday, January 9th. SIGNUP DEADLINE is 12/30/21 under Events in Team Unify or HERE. PAY coaches recommend that Winterfest Swimmers as well as High School Swimmers DO NOT attend this meet as there are a large number of other meets already scheduled for them in January.

PAY SWIM ANGEL GIVING TREE:  Thank you for your generosity! If you still need to bring in your gifts please bring any remaining unwrapped gifts to the Myrin Pool deck Tuesday, Dec 21st (tomorrow) night by 7:45pm. Please place any cash gifts in a labelled envelope with the tag attached and hand to a coach for our Angel Tree.

MASTERS SWIMMERS’ MEET: We will be hosting a US Masters Swim Meet on Sunday, January 9th open to adult USMS-registered swimmers ages 18-100+.  This meet also serves as a PAY swim team fundraiser so we will look for teens and families to volunteer and help us host this incredible morning to early afternoon meet at our YMCA.  If you know a Masters swimmer share the news about this meet and tell them to register at: 2022 Bill Heebner Memorial Winter Freeze Masters Meet (1/9/2022) (

TYR SWIM CAPS: If your swimmer has lost or ripped their new TYR brand PAY cap, new ones are available for $12 cash.  Please email Kate Baganski ([email protected]) to make arrangements to meet at the Y to purchase one or buy one from Coach Kate Deeney.  These caps will also be on sale at our home meets in January.  ***Swimmers are encouraged to save the TYR swim caps for competing in swim meets so that we can have uniformity at the meets.  In contrast, for practices, swimmers can wear any cap.  

SUPER SENIORS:  SAVE THE DATE- our senior recognition will take place at our home meet on January 8th.  Recognition of the senior girls and boys will take place after warmups and prior to their respective meet beginning.  The girls’ meet is in the morning and the boys’ meet is in the afternoon.  Questionnaires will be distributed to the seniors via email later this month for them to complete and return.

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

  • Delaney Dittmar turns 14 on the 21st!

  • Meta Zinkeviciute turns 12 on the 22nd!

  • Scarlett Sulpizio turns 12 on the 24th!