PCST Weekly Update - Monday November 11, 2019

Collin Burchins

PCST Weekly Updates – Monday November 11, 2019

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Practice Schedule Changes
- Upcoming Practice Changes for November 11-24
Senior (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Junior (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Age Group 2 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Age Group 1 (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Pre-Team (Frank Brown)  – No Practice Mon. 11/25 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Senior Group (Mosley)See Coach Steve for any changes
Age Group 2 (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Mon. 11/11; No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Age Group 1 (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Mon. 11/11; No Practice Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
Pre-Team (Gulf Coast) – No Practice Mon. 11/25 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)
PCST Masters (Frank Brown)No Practice Mon. 11/25 through Sun. 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)

Reminder Frank Brown Park Pre-Team Practice Changes to 4:30-5:30pm starting tonight!
Starting Monday November 11, the evening schedule for the Pre-team at Frank Brown Park will be 4:30-5:30pm.

Today is the DEADLINE for Entry to the GPAC Gravy Bowl Meet in Pensacola!
Monday November 11 is the deadline to enter the GPAC Gravy Bowl Meet in Pensacola November 22-24.  Make sure to get entered on the website today!

Great Job at 2A High School State Championships!
Congratulations to all PCST swimmers who competed at the 2A State Championships this past weekend in Stuart.  A detailed write up of all of the High School Championship Meets will be posted to the PCST website next week.

Congratulations to PCST Swimmers Qualified for 3A High School State Championships!
Congratulations to all PCST swimmers who qualified to compete at the 2019 FHSAA 3A High School State Swimming and Diving Championships in Stuart, Florida November 16.  The following swimmers have qualified in individual events for State for Mosley High School: 
Lily Bradford (100 Back), Brooke Dorr (100 Breast, 100 Fly), Alex Fulton (Diving), Maddie McKim (50 Free, 100 Free), Ash Mooney (100 Back).

Reminder of GCSC Swimmer Pickup Policy!
This is a reminder of the swimmer pick up policy at the Gulf Coast State College Location.  Due to the late hours we swim at the pool and the distance from the pool to the parking lot, we will require that parents come into the pool area to pick up their swimmers after practice.  We apologize if this is an inconvenience but we feel that it is necessary for swimmer safety.

Economizer Cards Fundraiser Off and Running!
Each Fall, we participate in a fundraiser for PCST to help offset some of the costs of the sport that we incur throughout the year.  The fundraiser simply involves each family selling a few “Economizer” dining cards.  The cards sell for $10 each and give the user a 10% discount at various restaurants in Bay County (complete list of restaurants below).  There are 35 restaurants on the card, and the cards do not expire until December 2020. They are easy to sell because they are inexpensive and a family can make up the cost of the card in one or two visits!  The target end date for selling the cards is Sunday November 24.  We would like to have all money turned in to us by that date. A great option some families have chosen in the past is to request us to bill your account for your desired number of cards. Then you can sell the cards on your own timeline (keeping the money), or of course you can give them away as gifts to teachers, friends, and family. This eliminates the hassle of trying to meet with one of our team fundraising reps at the pool to turn the money in. Just let us know if that is what you prefer to do.  Any checks need to be made payable to PCST.  To request cards to sell, please send an e-mail to Coach Brian Haddad at brianehaddad@gmail.com.  Please list your swimmer’s name, your training group and the facility where you train, and how many cards you need. Thank you for your support and assistance in fundraising on behalf of PCST.  Your efforts are truly appreciated!  List of Participating Restaurants for 2019 – Please thank them for being a part of Economizer:  Arby’s, Barefoot Hideaway Grill, Barefoot on the Bay, Barefoot on the Beach, Big Mama’s on the Bayou, China Wok, Chopsticks Oriental, Church’s Fried Chicken, Culver’s, Dat Cajun Place, Domino’s Pizza, Eat My Pasty, Fins Japanese Suzhi & Grill, JinJin 88, JR’s Rib Shack, Montego Bay, Murdy’s Sunburn Riviera Bar and Grill, Newk’s, Panaroma Pizza and Pasta, Pier 77 Seafood, Sake House II, Salty Sue’s, Scampy’s Seafood and Steak, Schlotzsky’s, Shan Kishi Japanese, Shipyard Grill, Shrimp Boat, Shoney’s, Sisters of the Sea Grille & Grog, Sunrise Café & Bakery, Taco Bell, Thai Basil, Tom’s Hot Dogs, Tudor’s Biscuit World, Wayback Burgers

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Update!
Thanks to your purchases of our pink t-shirts and caps we have been able to contribute $500.00 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Panama City.  If you would like to make a personal donation please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/PCST to access our fundraising page. Unfortunately, the walk was postponed due to the tropical storm this weekend.  The walk will now be held November 16th at Aaron Bessant Park. We hope to see you all there!

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
Nov. 11 – DEADLINE to enter GPAC Gravy Bowl Swim Meet
Nov. 16 – (High School) – FHSAA 3A High School State Championships in Stuart
Nov. 16 – Rescheduled Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Aaron Bessant Park
Nov. 22-24 – (Swim Meet) – GPAC Gravy Bowl Swim Meet in Pensacola, FL
Nov. 24 – Economizer Cards Fundraiser Ends
Nov. 25-31 – (Group Break) – Thanksgiving Break for all swimmers
Dec. 11-14 – (Swim Meet) – USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships East in Atlanta
Dec. 14 – (Swim Meet) – PCST/CA/SEAL 12&Under Tri-Meet at Gulf Coast

Long Range Planning
Please note the schedule of the following events which will take place several months from now
Jan. 17-19 – (Swim Meet) – TRAVEL TEAM MEET in Clearwater, FL
Jan 24-26 – (Swim Meet) – ATAC Mac Crutchfield Invitational Swim Meet in Tallahassee
Feb. 14-16 – (Swim Meet) – Southeastern Swimming District 4 Championships in Pensacola
Feb. 21-23 – (Swim Meet) – Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships in Huntsville, AL
Feb. 28-Mar 1. – (Swim Meet) – Auburn Invitational in Auburn, AL
Mar. 16-22 – Swimmer Break for all Groups (Spring Break – No Practice)
Mar. 17-21 – (Swim Meet) – NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL
Apr. 25-26 – (Swim Meet) – PCST Speedo April LC Invitational Swim Meet at Frank Brown Park
May 16-17 – (Swim Meet) – PCST Speedo May LC Invitational Swim Meet at Frank Brown Park
July 17-19 – (Swim Meet) – Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships in Nashville, TN

PCST Birthdays in November!
2 – Joshua Mabardy(9), Cole Brusher(17)
7 – Rebecca Young(17)
9 – Leighton Cordell(17)
10 – Kaya Hinkle(9), Cullen Descalzo(11)
17 – Kyla Schneider(8), Mason Echavia(11)
18 – Torin Sewards(13), Landon Stewart(14)
20 – Theo Walker(11)
21 – David Hansen(16)
26 – Victoria Smoliakova(12)
30 – James Ramsey(7), John David Saxon(12), Luke Station(17)