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Collin Burchins

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday June 14, 2021 PCST Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panama-City-Swim-Team/1059693810714694?ref=bookmarks Join our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TsunamiFamilies/ PCST Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/swimpcst/?hl=en Practice Schedule Changes - Upcoming Practice Changes for June 14-27 Senior (Frank Brown) – No practice Sat. 6/26 Junior (Frank Brown) – No practice Sat. 6/26 Age Group 2 (Frank Brown) – No practice Sat. 6/26 Age Group 1 (Frank Brown) – No changes to normal schedule. Senior Group (Mosley) – Check with Coach Steve for Details Age Group 2 (Mosley) – No practice Sat. 6/26 Age Group 1...

Brian Haddad

Wootson Sets Three New Team Records at GPAC Tom Lalor Meet! PCST swimmer Blair Wootson set three new team records at the 2021 GPAC Tom Lalor Long Course Meet June 4-6 in Pensacola. The meet featured nearly 400 swimmers from Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Wootson and Shane McEliece each claimed High Point honors for their age groups. Blair won seven individual events while Shane won three. Colin McEliece added two individual event wins for PCST. PCST swimmers achieved 9 new Southeastern Championship Qualifying Times. Here are some statistics from...

Brian Haddad

Long Course Season Kicks Off with Speedo Invitational! Despite not having seen a long course pool in almost two years, PCST swimmers took advantage of a chance to race at the 2021 Speedo Long Course Invitational at Frank Brown Park May 15-16. The meet featured nearly 400 swimmers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Ohio. PCST was led by swimmers Shane McEliece and Blair Wootson. Shane won three individual events in the Senior Boys age group and set two new PCST Team Records. Blair won five individual events in the...

Brian Haddad

PCST Swimmers Post Fast Times at April SCY Meet! After a much needed Spring Break, The Panama City Swim Team Tsunamis got back to competition at the Speedo April Short Course Meet April 16-18 at Frank Brown Park. The meet featured more than 200 athletes from across the Southeast. Twelve year old Blair Wootson established three new PCST Team Records in the 11-12 Boys Age Group (200 Free, 1000 Free, 200 IM). Individual Event Winners included Gip Crye(5x), Shane McEliece(4x), Keely Stevenson(4x), Blair Wootson(4x), Avery Maggiore(3x), Riley Harris(2x), Talulah Sweeney(2x),...

Brian Haddad

Wootson & Gonczol Take High Point Honors at Southeastern Age Group Championships! Eight PCST Tsunamis competed in the 2021 Southeastern Swimming Age Group Short Course Championships this past weekend at the Huntsville Aquatic Center. The meet featured more than 200 athletes representing 22 teams from Tennessee, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The team placed 8th overall and seven of our eight swimmers scored in individual events. 12 year old Blair Wootson and 14 year old Mason Gonczol each won Individual High Point Awards for their respective age groups. Blair won...

Brian Haddad

PCST Competes at Southeastern Senior Championships! Nine PCST Tsunamis competed in the 2021 Southeastern Swimming Senior Short Course Championships this past weekend at the Huntsville Aquatic Center. The meet featured nearly 400 athletes representing more than 40 teams from Tennessee, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The team placed 13th overall and seven of our nine swimmers scored in individual events. NCSA Junior Nationals qualifying times were achieved by Colin and Shane McEliece. Statistics from the meet are listed below: Point Scorers Individual Event Top 16 Finishers (13) Natalie McKenzie (Senior...

Brian Haddad

Championship Season Kicks Off at Region 4 Championships! Panama City Swim Team opened the Short Course Championship season at the SES Region 4 Championships in Pensacola. The meet featured more than 400 swimmers representing teams from Florida and Alabama. Keely Stevenson qualified for the NCSA Junior National Championships in the 200 yard Backstroke. Twelve year old Blair Wootson established three new PCST Team Records and won eight of his ten individual events. Other PCST swimmers winning events included: Mason Gonczol (3x), Cash Bullard (2x), Ben Parsons (2x), Keely Stevenson (2x),...

Brian Haddad

Blair Wootson sets three new team records as PCST kicks off 2021 at GPAC Winter Invitational! The Panama City Swim Team Tsunamis finished in third place overall at the 2021 GPAC Winter Invitational Swim Meet held January 15-17 at the University of West Florida Natatorium in Pensacola. The meet featured teams from across the Southeast. PCST swimmer Blair Wootson established three new all time Team Records in the 11-12 Age Group at the meet (100 Free, 500 Free, 50 Fly). Swimmers Cash Bullard (9-10 Boys), Blair Wootson (11-12 Boys) and...

Brian Haddad

Gonczol Sets Two Team Records Set in Sarasota! Seven members of the Panama City Swim Team competed in the Florida Virtual Championships in Sarasota, Florida December 11-13. The meet featured some of the best swimmers across the state of Florida including Olympic Champion Ryan Lochte. Mason Gonczol established new PCST Team Records in the 13-14 Boys 100 yard Backstroke (53.82) and 200 yard Backstroke (2:00.33). Competing swimmers included Lily Bradford, Mason Gonczol, Hannah Johnson, Luke Maggiore, Natalie McKenzie, Ash Mooney, and Keely Stevenson. Statistics from the meet are listed below:...

Brian Haddad

Two PCST Team Records Fall at GPAC Gravy Bowl! The Panama City Swim Team Tsunamis finished in third place overall at the 2020 GPAC Gravy Bowl Swim Meet held November 20-22 at the University of West Florida Natatorium in Pensacola. The meet featured teams from across the Southeast. Twelve year old Blair Wootson established two new all time PCST Team Records at the meet. In all, the Tsunamis posted twelve individual event wins, numerous All-Time Top 10 swims, and had seven new qualifying times for the 2021 Southeastern Swimming Short...