PCST Weekly Update - Monday March 25, 2019

Collin Burchins
Mar 25, 2019

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday March 25, 2019

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 Twitter - https://twitter.com/SwimPCST
PCST Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/swimpcst/?hl=en 

Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for March 25-April 7
Senior (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Junior (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – No changes to normal schedule
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) – No changes to normal schedule
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – No changes to normal schedule
Pre-Team (Gulf Coast) – No changes to normal schedule
PCST Masters (Frank Brown) – No changes to normal schedule

PCST Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser is Off and Running!
It is that time again!  Our annual PCST Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser is set for April 13 at Frank Brown Park.  This is our major fundraiser for the swim team and is more important than ever this year as we continue to recover from Hurricane Michael.  We have TONS of great prizes available to the swimmers for outstanding fundraising. 

We are nearly 25% of the way to our goal already with only 20 swimmers having secured pledges to date!

We will have many weekly training group challenges where each group can win prizes.  The Senior Group won the first challenge (the training group with the highest percentage of swimmers who have set up their online Swim-A-Thon profile page)  For a tutorial on how to set up your page, click the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X1wgDHRu2c&feature=youtu.be .  Other weekly challenges will be announced soon.

The Junior Group has taken the lead away from the Senior Group!  As of Monday March 25 at 7:00am, the following swimmers have raised money:  David Skerratt (1000), Annie McKenzie (600), Natalie McKenzie (600), Kenzi Cook (500), Emma Martin (375), Triston Riner (250), Ashlyn Pack (150), Lily Lozier (125), Izzy Orellana (125), Addison Pack (125), Finnegan Schmitz (100), Donald Skerratt (100), Kane Van Zant (100), Brooke Dorr (50), Chloe Reed (50), Laurel Sharrar (50), Luke Ferguson (25), Alex Fulton (10), Evan Fulton (10), Riley Fulton (10). 

Spencer Sehlhorst Places 9th at NCSA Junior Nationals!
PCST swimmer Spencer Sehlhorst led a contingent of six swimmers at the 2019 NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando.  Spencer made finals in three events with a top finish of 9th in the 400 yard I.M..  This is the highest finish in an individual event at this meet for a PCST swimmer since 2013.  Swimmers Lily Bradford, Kenan Cain, Colin McEliece, Spencer Sehlhorst, Connor Smith, and Taylor Warren will be represented the Tsunamis.  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!

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
Mar. 25 – (Middle School) PCST Middle School Swim Program Begins
Mar. 30 – (Swim Lessons) – PCST Spring Lessons Program Begins
Apr. 13 – (Team Fundraiser) – PCST Swim-A-Thon at Frank Brown Park
April 15 – DEADLINE for Entry into the PCST Speedo Long Course Invite (April 27-28)
Apr. 27-28 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
May 6 - DEADLINE for Entry into the PCST Speedo Long Course Invite (May 18-19)
May 18-19 – (Swim Meet) PCST Speedo Long Course Invite at Frank Brown Park
May 27 - DEADLINE for Entry into the BSL Swim Meet in Birmingham
May 30 - DEADLINE for Entry into the Sarasota Meet (Travel Team Qualifiers Only)

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
June 3 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Program Begins
June 7-9 – (Swim Meet) BSL Swim Meet in Birmingham, AL
June 10 - DEADLINE for Entry into the PCST Sprint SC Meet at Gulf Coast
June 14 - DEADLINE for Entry into the ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee
June 15 – (Swim Meet) PCST Sprint Short Course Meet at GCSC
June 20-23 – (Swim Meet) – Travel Team Meet in Sarasota, FL
June 25 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Fun Meet #1 at Frank Brown Park
June 27-30 – (Swim Meet) – ATAC Long Course Invitational in Tallahassee, FL
July 2 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Fun Meet #2 at Frank Brown Park
July 9 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Fun Meet #3 at Frank Brown Park
July 16 – (Summer Splashes) – Summer Splashes Fun Meet #4 at Frank Brown Park
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 March!
1 – Keely Stevenson(16)
7 – Timothy Thai(9)
9 – Mikele Sperrazza(12), Connor Smith(18)
10 – Lachlan Sweeney(9)
11 – Barbara Guier(8)
13 – Angel Yang(10), Reece Upton(17)
15 – Brayden Williams(14)
21 – Faris Morsi(13)