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Ava Thompson

Greetings PASA Rinconada Families, I hope you are enjoying your summer. I wanted to reach out to all of you with some changes that will be taking place with the website, online registrations, and some important information regarding end of the year billing. We are in the process of transitioning our website with Team Unify to the updated CMS version. In the next few days we will flip the switch to the new site. Log-ins will not change but the home page may look a little different. Please be patient...

Ava Thompson

Those bleary-eyed mornings began with a 4:45 a.m. wake-up call and didn't get any easier from there. Throughout high school, Andrew Cho started most days at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center with a workout alongside his Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics teammates. It was there, with the sun just up over the sparkling outdoor facility, that the GW swimmer learned the dedication necessary to reach the highest level of the sport. Perhaps the toughest lessons came via a limit-testing circuit made possible by the side-by-side long-course pools. The swimmers would dive in...

Ava Thompson

The following practice groups are on break - there is NO PRACTICE - Varsity Advanced Age Group and Age Group Killer Whales and Sharks Dolphins, Turtles and Minnows We will start back on Tuesday, September 3rd, so look for an email from your group coach towards the end of August! Have a fun summer and thank you for another wonderful year of swimming accomplishments and growth - in and out of the pool!

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With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Amanda Steil. Amanda passed away this morning at 8:30 am, peacefully in her sleep and surrounded by her family. Amanda and Val have four kids and three of them are on the team, Jules in the Senior Group, Garrick in Varsity and Eddrick in Age Group, so your kids probably know or swim with at least one of them. Amanda has been our Timer Coordinator for many years and Val was a Stroke and Turn official. We are setting up a...

  As you all know, our Bookkeeper, Ava and her family lost their home in the Camp fire this week.  Here is the link to the Go Fund Me page that we have set up to help Ava and her family as they begin dealing with the effects of this disaster.  Ava has been an invaluable support to all of our families for the past 20 years.  We now want to show our support for her.  Please consider donating to this cause. 

  Due to the current Camp wildfire which is still burning out of control, it has been reported that the Post Office in Paradise, CA has been damaged or destroyed.  Effective immediately, please send all checks for monthly dues or any other postal mail to the following address: Palo Alto Swim Club PO Box 50340 Palo Alto, CA 94303   Our thought continue to be with Ava, our Bookkeeper as she deals with the destruction to her community and as she awaits word on her home.

  PASA Families, Here are a couple of reminders about upcoming events this week:   1.  David Bentzel Workshops - The parent workshop is tomorrow, Nov. 6 from 4:45-6:45 @ the Lucie Stern Building. (Parent cost is $25) The swimmer workshops are Nov. 8.  Swimmers 9-12yr. olds will be from 4:15-5:15pm.  Swimmers 13 and up will be from 5:30 - 7pm.18.  (Swimmer cost is $15) Please try to attend. Sign up links are below:  Parent Sign Up Link   9-12 Swimmer Sign Up Link  13+ Swimmer Sign Up Link    2.  Our...

It is always great to see PASA alumni excelling at the college level.  Below, alumni Natalie Tuck with Cal and alumni Sophia Balmaceda with Washington are the "poster children" of their respective teams.  These women and other PASA alumni faced off together in a dual meet in Washington over the weekend. Alumni Natalie Tuck with Cal -  Alumni Sophia Balmaceda with Washington -     

Ava Thompson

Greetings, It was just brought to my attention that since we upgraded the site Monday the Non-Comp registration has not been working. I have corrected the problem and it should be ok now. Please let me know if you have any problems with the site. Please click on the Non Competitive Class tab at the top of our Rinconada webpage and the registration link is near the bottom. My email is [email protected] if you are still experiencing issues. Thank you!

Volunteer Recruiter AA PASA

The PASA coaching staff need a new desk for the team room. This job will earn a family 6 volunteer hours. Volunteer must: Purchase a new desk from Ikea Deliver new desk to the Rinconada Pool team room Disassemble old desk Assemble and set up new desk Take away and get rid of the old desk Volunteer will be reimbursed for the cost of the purchased desk Please email the volunteer coordinator at: [email protected] if you are interested in this job. Thank you! Go PASA!