PST News

Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team
PST This Week - 5/15/22

 

 

Paige and Simon represented their High Schools at this year’s California Interscholastic State Championships in Clovis. Paige was part of two College Prep relays and helped her team win the consolation final in the 400 free relay as anchor swimmer, catching up and out swimming the leading team, posting one of the fastest 100 free split of the field. Simon, swimming for Piedmont High, had an amazing meet, placing 7th in the 50 freestyle and 12th in the 100 backstroke. The 100 back was a new personal best time, which is also a new Junior National cut in that event for him. Many congratulations to both of our amazing athletes!

 

This Week:

Today, 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

 

Today, 5/15: PRD will host the first ever Play Like a Girl+ Piedmont Event! 10am-1pm at Witter Field. An amazing opportunity to meet Dana Vollmer, 5 time Olympic Gold medalist and one the most amazing butterfly swimmer of our time!

 

Mon, 5/16: Platinum AM practice canceled! We are giving the swimmers an opportunity to sleep in and recover from their rafting experience.

 

Fri, 5/20: Deadline for Team Captain applications 

 

Fri, 5/20: Platinum PM practice at ECCL is canceled due to the swim meet

 

Sat, 5/21: Gold and Platinum practices at Mills are canceled due to the swim meet 

 

Sun, 5/22: All practices are canceled due the swim meets

 

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

Swimmers should use the whole duration of the warm-up times to get acclimated to LCM. Be ready to warm-up at 3:30pm on Friday and 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

We are still waiting for our timing chair assignments from the meet host, and will open volunteer jobs on our website as soon as we have them. A separate communication will be sent out, once volunteer jobs have opened up.

 

Sun 5/22: Mont 14&U SCY Pentathlon. Meet has closed! 40 PST swimmers attending. Read the Meet Sheet carefully! 

Swimmers should meet the coaches at 8am for their warm-up.

We are still waiting for our timing chair assignments from the meet host, and will open volunteer jobs on our website as soon as we have them. A separate communication will be sent out, once volunteer jobs have opened up.

             

Important Dates:

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

 

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.

 

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 available! Order yours now

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

 

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. Meet is open on OME. This meet is great for all swimmers from all groups. Register ASAP!

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

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.

 

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 Google Meet.

 

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]