PST News

Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team
PST This Week - 5/8/22

Congratulations to all of our NCS qualifiers:

Kate Aubrecht - PHS (50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay)

Josie Oesterer - PHS (100 Back, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay)

Sonja ten Grotenhuis - PHS (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay)

Maddie Payne - PHS (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

Simon Lins - PHS (50 free, 100 back, 400 free relay)

Ryan Stokes - PHS (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

Farris Saffouri - PHS (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

Charlie White - PHS (200 free relay)

Jonathan Dong - Head Royce (200 free relay, 400 free relay )

Gabriel Reader - Head Royce (200 free  relay, 400 free relay)

Quinn Cook - College Prep (200 free, 400 free relay)

Paige Arnold - College Prep (100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay)

 

A Special Congratulations must go to Simon Lins and Paige Arnold. Both qualified for finals (top 16) in their individual events, with Simon winning the 50 Freestyle in an All-American Time of 20.20!

 

Paige with her relay team, and Simon in his individual events, will now move on to compete at the State Championships this week in Clovis, wish them luck!

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for swimming dues are now available for next season. Applications must be postmarked by 6/3/22. Please see our policy on the team website (click here) and contact [email protected] for an application. (Note: In the past, financial aid was limited to one swimmer per family. In an effort to expand our DEI outreach and to support the family culture of our team, we have opened up applications for siblings.)

By providing financial aid to families in need, we hope to expand opportunities for swimmers to train and compete at the highest levels, regardless of their ability to pay. If you are able, please support the restricted use Scholarship Fund by donating through our team’s Venmo account: @Piedmont-SwimTeam (memo: Scholarship Fund). 

Piedmont Swim Team (PST) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 94-2397551. Donors will receive a written acknowledgement and tax receipt from PST.

 

This Week:

Today, 5/8: Senior Post NCS Meet. Read the meet sheet carefully. Warm-up at 7:30am. 

We are not canceling any practices due to the meet; all practices are as scheduled. 

5/14: PST Mock Meet - Meet has closed. We will need many parent volunteers. Sign up will open on Monday at 8am and close on Wednesday. The goal of the mock meet is to train parents as much as the swimmers so please sign up! Silver, Blue and Bronze practices are canceled due to the Mock Meet. 

5/14: Platinum, Gold and Silver swimmers not attending the Mock meet to swim from 5:30-7:30pm at Mills. Mills campus is closed during the day due to their graduation ceremonies. 

5/15: All practices at Mills are canceled due to 13&O rafting trip. Blue to swim with Bronze at ECCL from 12-1:30pm

                

Next Week

5/20-22: Vallejo LCM C/B/BB Meet. Meet has closed! 50+ PST swimmers attending. Read the Meet Sheet carefully! 

 

5/22: Mont 14&U SCY Pentathlon. Meet is open on OME until 5/11! 35 PST swimmers registered so far. Read the Meet Sheet carefully!

 

Important Dates:

5/20: Deadline for Team Captain applications 

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.

7/31: Last day of practice to conclude the 2021/22 season 

8/17: First day back to mark the beginning of the 2022/23 season

 

Website Photo Gallery:

We have a new web photo master! Thank you to Aaron Aubrecht for the many years of managing our photos and welcome to Joshua Wold (parent to Lola on Silver)! If you have photos you would like to share, use our online form or email [email protected] with the photos or a link to the photos. To request removal of a photo, please email [email protected].

 

TEAM PHOTOS now available! Order yours now

And check out the site for newly added photos from the Holiday party and Game day!

 

Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer needs PST girls’ help! (May 15th, 10am-1pm, Witter Field):

Want to help out Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer? PRD will host the first ever Play Like a Girl+ Piedmont Event! More than 20 sports organizations from around the Bay Area will have hands-on activities for girls+ ages 2–18 to try. While there is no water, Dana has some creative ideas for how to make it work. For example, she is handing out autographed swim caps and will have a starting block on hand for demos and photo opps. They need a few swimmers and one parent on hand to support this booth and promote the sport and our club. 

Any available volunteers can contact Piedmont Recreation Dept’s Eva Phalen (Eva Phalen [email protected])

 

This Week's Top Tip!

From Josie, PST’s Athlete Rep to Pacific Swimming:

 

“This past weekend I went to the athlete rep meeting where they discussed drug guidelines. Because this does include inhalers and many people on our team have asthma, I think it is important to share this with the team, in case they do need to get a signed document from their doctors for medical exemption.

 

Here are the links and general information:

  1. GlobalDro (best website for checking status of prescribed medications in sport)

  2. For medical exemptions, complete Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) on USADA website. 

    1. USADA exemption form: https://www.usada.org/athletes/testing/tue/apply/  

  3. If substance or drug labels  “Supplement Facts” instead of “Nutrition Facts”, it is not checked by the FDA and may or may not contain banned ingredients.

  4. Anonymous reporting contacts:

    1. (877) 752-9253

    2. [email protected]

    3. @USantidoping (social media)

    4. Text 87232 (USADA)

 

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

 

SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR ATHLETES (AGES 12-17)

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

 

Meets:

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: New Date - RESL Team Competition @ Mills. 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.

 

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, 06/07/22 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]