PST News

Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team
PST This Week - 5/1/22

Click here to view the fun we had during our Photo Day. Thank you Aaron Aubrecht for the great photos and your time and effort!

 

Summer Schedule 

For your summer planning purposes; we are only expecting the following changes to our summer timetable this year:

 

Starting Mon, June 6th Platinum and Silver practices will move from morning to afternoon on Mondays and their new practice time will be from 4:30-6:30pm at Mills through the end of July.

Starting Sat, June 25th Bronze and Blue practices will move from ECCL to Mills on Saturdays and their new practice time will be from 10:30-12pm at Mills through the end of July.

 

All other practice times will likely stay the same. 

Our meet schedule is listed on our website and as always, please don’t go on vacation before any big championships meet (JO, FW, Futures, Nationals)!

 

The last day of practice will be Sun, July 31st to conclude the 2021/22 season 

The first day back will be Wednesday, Aug 17th to mark the beginning of the 2022/23 season

 

This Week:

Today, 5/1: Gold and Platinum will swim from 6-8pm at Mills and Blue will swim with Bronze at ECCL from 12-1:30pm.

 

Tue, 5/3: PST Board Meeting @ 7pm via Zoom. All are welcome. Use the link or the meeting ID: 899 1091 6541 & Passcode: 714970  

 

Sun, 5/8: Post NCS Meet (host: PLS) - 10 swimmers attending. Read the meet sheet carefully. Volunteer sign ups will open on our website on Monday at 9am.

                

Next Week

5/14: PST Mock Meet - Open to Silver, Blue and Bronze swimmers at ECCL from 1-4pm. Register on OME for your swimmer to swim. Read the meet sheet carefully. We will need many parent volunteers. Sign up to come. 

 

5/15: Rafting Trip for 13&O - RSVP here by tonight (Sun)! All practices at Mills are canceled. Blue to swim with Bronze at ECCL from 12-1:30pm

 

Important Dates:

5/20: Deadline for Team Captain applications 

 

Lessons for the Summer have opened for Registration:

Our lesson and pre-comp programs are back with limited availability and are open for registration. Our swim school helps raise funds to keep our team fees low, so please tell your friends to visit our website for more information and to enroll! 

 

SafeSport:

PST needs to renew its SafeSport recognition, which is mandatory for every team affiliated to USA Swimming! This requires a large portion of our members (swimmers, coaches and PARENTS) to go through training.  Please consider attending any of the following USA-Swimming training courses, all of which require registration and will count towards the mandatory training:

 

SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET Register Here

 

SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR ATHLETES (AGES 12-17)

Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET Register Here

 

Meets:

5/20-22: Vallejo LCM C/B/BB Meet. Meet is open on OME! Read the Meet Sheet carefully! All Platinum and Gold swimmers are expected to attend on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday!

5/22: Mont 14&U SCY Pentathlon. All Blue, Bronze and Silver swimmers to attend. Meet is open on OME! Read the Meet Sheet carefully!

6/9-12: George Haines International Swim Meet. Congratulations to Paige Arnold and Simon Lins for having qualified for this high level competition.

6/11-12: Orinda LCM C/B/BB Meet. Everyone should attend this meet.

6/25-26: Senior Open LCM Meet (host: Orinda). All 13&O swimmers from Gold and Platinum should attend!

6/29: Tri Meet vs CROW and Hills. This meet will be in SCY and is a tri meet vs CROW and Hills. A super fun meet with 50s and relays for Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum swimmers. Warm-up is scheduled for 3:30pm with the meet ending around 7:30pm.

7/8 -10: 14&U Summer JOs. Congratulations to our qualifiers: Cole Carnazzo, Nathan Judy and Asher Takazawa

7/15 -17: Senior 2 P&F. All qualifiers to attend.

7/15 -17: New Date - RESL Team Competition. A super fun SCY team competition for all ages and levels, everyone needs to attend and help PST get points!

7/28 -31: Summer Far Western Championships. Congratulations to our qualifiers: 13-14 Boys Relays, Paige Arnold, Kate Aubrecht and Simon Lins 

7/28 -31: Future Championships. Congratulations to Paige Arnold and Simon Lins for having qualified for this highly competitive meet.

8/1 -5: Summer Junior Nationals. Congratulations to Simon Lins for having qualified for this high level meet.

 

Season Plan, including meets and vacation days / breaks can be found on our website. Please note, plans will be adjusted and updated regularly as meets are being added and the season progresses.

 

Marketplace:

A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to [email protected] by Saturday night to be included in the weekly newsletter.

 

Free: Email Sarah Holt ([email protected]) and it’s yours!

Pair of Red/Black FINIS brand fins sz XL...my daughter had lost them and we just found them again AFTER buying a new pair (ugg!). My daughter is a size 9.5 in shoes and these fit her (they are for sz 9-11 adult)

 

Team Store:

Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear and discounted mizuno wear. 

PST swim caps, magnets and stickers are available through George - $15 per silicone and $5 per latex cap, $5 per car magnet and $1 stickers, all payable via Venmo, cash or check. Please contact George [email protected] to get your spirit on!

 

Support Piedmont Swim Team with AmazonSmile Charity Lists. 

 

Service Hours:

We want to remind you to keep an eye on your general service hours per our Service Hour Policy. To view your logged worked hours, sign in on our website, go to: ‘My Account’ - ‘Invoices/Payments’ - ‘Service Hours’. It is important that every family shares in the work of running this team - the best way to get hours is to sign up for jobs at meets or take on a team role (like officiating)! NOTE: $25 per general hour not worked will be automatically billed to your account at the end of the season.

 

COVID-19 Protocol: 

Follow our ‘Return to Practice Guidance’, if your swimmer has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 before attending another swim practice.

 

Board News:

Next Board Meeting Tuesday, 05/03/22 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

 

Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members with questions or concerns. 

Name

Position

Email

Swimmer

Open

President

[email protected]

 

Mary Lins

Vice President

[email protected]

Simon

Chris Carnazzo

Treasurer

[email protected]

Cole

Connor

Ellie Judy

Secretary

[email protected]

Nathan

Amy Aubrecht

Jeanne Sohn

Meet 

Director

[email protected]

 

[email protected]

Kate

 

Evan

Sarah Holt

Hospitality

[email protected]

Alix

Zoe

Kate Arnold

SafeSport

[email protected]

Paige

Alesia Singer

Coaches 

Liaison

[email protected]

Caleb

Tara Desautels

Swim Meet 

Job Coordinator

[email protected]

Rita

Travers

Kelley Rebro

New 

Member 

Liaison

[email protected]

Max

Kate

George White

Merchandise  

Coordinator

[email protected]

Charlie

Swim Lesson Coordinator

Rosie Bell

[email protected] 

Jack

Joe

Stefan Bill

Service 

Hours

Coordinator

[email protected]

 

Kate Aubrecht

Team

Captain

[email protected]