2020 PASA Monster Swim and Community Day are postponed.  More information will be provided at a later date.

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Ava Thompson

Coach Tony got this from a Coaching friend of his..... This is a repost from Coach Jeff Julian, of Rose Bowl Aquatics — Three R's of TEAM As a coach of what may be known to outsiders as more of an individual sport (swimming, and something I would argue btw), I’ve spent my entire coaching career focused on creating the best TEAM environment possible. It all started like most of us coaches start, based on my own personal history. I had incredible bonds with my TEAMmates at both my club...

Ava Thompson

March 22, 2020 Re: PASA-Rinconada Dear PASA Family, As our community settles in to shelter-in-place, our coaches have shifted their focus from “tomorrow” to “the next several weeks” to determine how we can adapt to the current environment. No matter how long the executive order lasts, we know we need to continue our mission, take care of our coaches, and find ways to expand our program. Many things have changed in the world, but some remain the same. Here’s what has NOT changed: We are committed to keeping our PASA...

Ava Thompson

Dear Members, As we are all learning how to deal with our current "normal", I wanted to update everyone as to what our short term plans are. Our entire PASA staff met yesterday to discuss what to do and how we should do it. First, we all agreed that just because we have to be apart for awhile, we can still be together in other ways. Shortly we will be updating the overall PASA website to include how we are dealing with the Covid-19 virus along with information that we...

Ava Thompson

Good Afternoon PASA Rinconada Families, Head Coach Tony Batis just received news from the City of Palo Alto that all public facilities will be closed through April 4th. Tony will continue to provide updates as to the status of when we will be able to return to Rinconada as the information becomes available. At this point we will have to postpone the Monster Swim scheduled for March 28th. All checks that have been collected will be held until we have a new date for the event. Thank you everyone for...

Ava Thompson

Dear Members, With the unprecedented events of the last couple of weeks, I wanted to send out a letter to you updating where our program currently is. Cities, counties, schools, universities, etc... have all been made to make difficult decisions with a lot of uncertainty and now PASA-Rinconada must do the same. I have been contacted by Stanford University today and until further notice outside club groups will no longer be able to use their facility. In addition, the City Council of Palo Alto, will meet Monday to decide whether...

Ava Thompson

Please read the information below from the Pacific Swimming Website news article posted on March 5, 2020 regarding the Coronavirus. All PASA members are asked to exercise caution and notify coaches immediately if their status changes. March 5, 2020 - Coronavirus Update Pacific Swimming is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and our policies shall follow the recommendations and guidelines of the various local public departments in which our swim meets are conducted. We are aware of the concerns being voiced by some of our individual members and recognize that it...

Ava Thompson

Good Morning PASA Rinconada Families, We are currently finishing up the details to get PASA 2020 Safe Sport Recognized. At a minimum we need 1 parent to take the "Safe Sport for Parents" course and 1 athlete to take the "Safe Sport for Minor Athletes" course. Parent chaperones for workouts/meets should definitely be taking this course. A number of athletes and parents took the 2019 course but we need both to take the 2020 course because we currently have none listed in our portal. Safe Sport for Parents/ Non-USA Swimming...

Ava Thompson

Reminder to Palo Alto Swim Club Families, My name is Aria Sindledecker and I am in Coach K’s AG+ group. I have just published my first novel and have decided to donate all proceeds to support Palo Alto Swim Club from this Sunday, 1/12, to Saturday, 1/18. After that all proceeds will go to Worldreader. The book is $11.99 for paperback and $4.99 for Kindle download (not including Kindle Unlimited). Here is a link to purchase it, read a summary and read a little bit about me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/173438008X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1578434117&sr=8-1 If you...

Ava Thompson

Dear Palo Alto Swim Club Families, My name is Aria Sindledecker and I am in Coach K’s AG+ group. I have just published my first novel and have decided to donate all proceeds to support Palo Alto Swim Club from this Sunday, 1/12, to Saturday, 1/18. After that all proceeds will go to Worldreader. The book is $11.99 for paperback and $4.99 for Kindle download (not including Kindle Unlimited). Here is a link to purchase it, read a summary and read a little bit about me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/173438008X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1578434117&sr=8-1 If you do...

Ava Thompson

Greetings PASA Rinconada families, Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and break. I am sending this news blast to remind families that there was a change several months ago with the company that handles the processing of the ACH and Credit Card transactions. The company that now processes the payments is Sports Engine which is the owner of Team Unify. The transactions will show SE or Sports Engine on your statement. I have reached out to Team Unify to see if there is anyway they...