PCST Weekly Update - Monday February 18, 2019

Collin Burchins
Feb 18, 2019

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday February 18, 2019

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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for February 18-March 4
Senior (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Thursday 2/21
Junior (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Thursday 2/21
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Friday 2/22
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Friday 2/22
Pre-Team (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Senior Group (Mosley)Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park Senior Group Schedule
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park AG2 Schedule; Planning to Return to Normal Schedule at Gulf Coast State College on Monday 3/4
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park AG1 Schedule; Planning to Return to Normal Schedule at Gulf Coast State College on Monday 3/4
Pre-Team (Gulf Coast) – Pool Not Yet Open, Join Frank Brown Park Pre-Team Schedule; Planning to Return to Normal Schedule at Gulf Coast State College on Monday 3/4
PCST Masters (Frank Brown) – No changes to normal schedule

Middle School Program Information On Website!
The 2019 Bay County Middle School Swim Season information is now posted on the PCST website.  Many of the schools are still having difficulty running sports programs and activities after the Hurricane so let’s help make this the best Middle School swim season ever!  All PCST swimmers who wish to participate in Middle School Swimming should send an e-mail to Coach Brian Haddad.  Please state the swimmer’s school, grade, and T-Shirt size.  These swimmers will continue to practice with their PCST training group.  PCST swimmers who choose to participate in the Middle School program will have the $100.00 Registration Fee billed to their May 1 statement.  Those registering by March 17 will also receive a free pair of Speedo goggles.

Facility Updates!
We are making plans to start back at Gulf Coast State College on Monday March 4.  The Mosley pool is coming along well and we hope to be back in early March but will give more updates as we get them.  Everyone is still welcome to join us for practices at Frank Brown Park.

Great Job at Region Meet!
Congratulations to all PCST swimmers who posted so many lifetime best swims at the Region 4 Championships in Pensacola this weekend.  A full meet writeup will be posted to the website this week.

Choose PCST When Shopping at Amazon!
Do you shop on Amazon?  The next time you do, please use this link for all of your future shopping: https://smile.amazon.com/ .  Just sign in with your regular user name and password.  Then select Panama City Swim Team as your charity of choice.  There is absolutely no difference from your usual Amazon shopping experience, but a small portion of each purchase will be donated to PCST!  Make sure to save it to your favorites so that it'll become a habit.  Please share with all your family and friends who may also enjoy shopping online!

Special Thanks to Teams Who Have Supported PCST!
While we have been very blessed to receive support from hundreds of people from across the entire swim community, I wanted to take a little time to single out a few entities that have helped us in our time of need.  (To be fair, I know we have people representing more teams are than listed below have contributed supplies and donations, I just don’t know exactly who is from where).  Special thanks go out to the following teams and entities for their support:  Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (Tallahassee, FL), Auburn Aquatics (Auburn, AL), Baylor Swim Club (Chattanooga, TN), Biloxi Elite Swim Team (Biloxi, MS), Birmingham Swim League (Birmingham, AL), Coast Aquatics (Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL), College Hype T-Shirts, D&J Sports, Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation, Excel Aquatics (Brentwood, TN), FHSAA 3A Region 1 and 4A Region 1 Teams, Florida Swimming LSC, Florida Swim Network, Georgia Swimming LSC, Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club (Pensacola, FL), Huntsville Swim Association (Huntsville, AL), Katy Aquatics (Katy, TX), K&B Swim Gear, Maclay School Swim Team, Nashville Aquatic Club (Nashville, TN), New Wave Swim Team (Raleigh, NC), Pelican Aquatic Club (Mandeville, LA), Prattville Swim League (Prattville, AL), Southeastern Swimming LSC, Speedo, SwimSwam, Tiger Aquatics (Baton Rouge, LA), Weymouth Waves (Boston, MA).

Team Vendor – Swim and Tri!
Swim and Tri is the official team vendor of PCST!  Swim and Tri is one of the largest and most well respected swimming equipment vendors in the country.  Paul and Patrice Wolfensberger are wonderful people who have built what started as a small swim shop in Knoxville, Tennessee into a shop that serves swim teams across the country.  We are very excited to be partners with Swim and Tri.  Make sure to check out the Swim and Tri PCST Team Portal and look for all of the great discounts.  You can access the Team Portal by clicking the Swim and Tri logo on the PCST Home Page (toward the bottom right of the page).

PCST Team Store Ordering Instructions!
Several items such as T-Shirts and caps can be billed to your account through the PCST Team Store.  Items in stock will be sent to your child at swim practice.  Please send any order to Coach Bobbie Martin at bobbiemartin322@icloud.com.  For items available through the PCST Team Store, please click the following link:  https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=sepcst&_stabid_=88455

Mark Your Calendars! – Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming PCST Team Events and Deadlines
Feb. 22-24 – (Swim Meet) SES Short Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
Mar. 1-3 – (Swim Meet) Auburn Aquatics Swim Meet in Auburn, AL
Mar. 16-24 – PCST Spring Break No Practice for Training Groups
Mar. 19-23 – (Swim Meet) NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL
Mar. 25 – (Middle School) PCST Middle School Swim Program Begins
Mar. 30 – (Swim Lessons) – PCST Spring Lessons Program Begins

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
Apr. 13 – (Team Fundraiser) – PCST Swim-A-Thon at Frank Brown Park
Apr. 27-28 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
May 18-19 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
June 3 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Program Begins
June 7-9 – (Swim Meet) BSL Swim Meet in Birmingham, AL
June 15 – (Swim Meet) PCST Sprint Short Course Meet at GCSC
June 20-23 – (Swim Meet) – Travel Team Meet in Sarasota, FL
June 27-30 – (Swim Meet) – ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee, FL
July 18-21 – (Swim Meet) – Southeastern Long Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
July 26 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Championship Meet at Frank Brown
July 27-28 – (Swim Meet) – Coast Aquatics Short Course Meet in Destin
Aug. 6-10 – (Swim Meet) – USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, CA

PCST Birthdays in February!
2 – Ash Mooney(16)
8 – Rui Jones(8), Isaac Jarratt(11)
10 – Olivia Haghighat(12), Ben Zaslavsky(12)
11 – Hank Crye(14)
13 – Jude Cain(15)
15 – Calista Johnson(11)
24 – Deana Dolis(13), Donald Skerratt(14)
25 – Blake Johnson(6)
28 – Hannah Altman(16)