PST News

Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team
PST This Week - 6/9/24

2024/25 Swim Season: 

Recording of PST’s Town Hall Meeting is on our website. If you were unable to attend, please watch the Town Hall Meeting recording before registering your swimmer(s) for next season.

Team Handbook is posted on our website.

Financial Aid Policy is posted on our website

 

Financial Aid Support: 

PST is committed to providing opportunities to swim for our athletes who may need a reduction in dues. Please help us build our Financial Aid Funds by making a donation via: 

  • Zelle [email protected]
  • Venmo @Piedmont-SwimTeam, 
  • Payment through TeamUnify
  • or by leading a fundraiser for this effort.

Contact our Treasurer, Chris Carnazzo, at [email protected]

The Piedmont Swim Team (EIN 94-2397551) is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Senior Spotlight: 

 

Jonathan Dong has officially graduated from Head Royce and will be continuing his academic and swimming journey at the University of Chicago. 

 

Watch his inspiring message to PST on our instagram account!

 

We wish Jonathan a bright and exciting future at the University of Chicago!

 

This Week: 

Tue, 6/11:

LCM practices at CCC start. See below for more information and on how to participate.

Sat, 6/15:

Re-registration to swim with PST during the 2024/25 swim season opens on our website.

 

Next Week: 

Thurs, 6/20:

All afternoon practices are canceled as our staff is traveling to the Reno Meet.

Fri - Sun, 6/21-23:

All practices are canceled due to the Reno Meet. 

Fri - Sun,

6/21-23:

Reno Gamble Age Group Meet (location: Reno, NV). Meet is open on SwimConnection.

See below for Hotel information.

 

Important Dates, Cancellations and Practice Updates: 

6/25:

Mizuno Rep at Platinum practice. Great opportunity to try out and sample their latest and fastest suits.

7/8:

All practices are canceled. We need to recover from 3 days of racing.

7/15:

Re-registration to swim with PST during the 2024/25 swim season closes.

7/29 - 8/16:

PST is on Summer Break. Enjoy your break!

8/12-15:

Tryout Week for new swimmers who want to join PST. 

Please have interested parties reach out to Kelley Rebro for more information. 

8/17:

First Day Back!

12/27-1/4

PST Winter Training Camp in Irvine, CA for Senior Groups. 

Registration is open on our website.

 

SafeSport: 

Summer is officially here and with that June marks the observance of PRIDE month, which aims to celebrate the accomplishments and spread awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. USA Swimming has several resources for supporting LGBTQ+ team members. Read more here for more from USA Swimming on ways to learn, support and be an ally this month and always.

 

Service Hours: 

Please review your recorded service hours and let Coach Stefan know if any mistakes or hours are missing.

 

To check your service hours:

Login to our website

Go to ‘My Account’

‘Account Info’

‘Service Hour’ tab

 

Per our Service Hour Policy, a fee of $25 per general hour not worked will be automatically billed to your account at the end of the season.

 

Jobs at Swim Meets: 

Please re-read our email and Job Description/Procedures from January 13th, read ourService Hour Policy once again, and look at our website for job descriptions and policies before registering your swimmer for a swim meet. 

 

When signing up for jobs, please remember you must include your mobile number so we can reach you with questions or last minute instructions.

 

Meets: 

7/5-7:

RESL Team Competition (location: Mills College). Meet is open on FastSwims! Your swimmer will have the most amazing time at this insanely fun meet!

7/12-14:

Summer 14&U Age Group Champs (location: Concord). Meet is open for registration on FastSwims.

Congratulations to our qualifiers so far: Magnolia S., Allie W., Cynthia W., Connor C., Zafar M., Max S., Ben R.

7/20-21:

Zone 2 SCY Summer Championships (location: TBD). This meet will be in Short Course Yards and is a great end to the season! All swimmers from all groups with B times should attend.

7/30-8/3:

Summer LCM Western Zone Championships (location: Clovis, CA)

Congratulations to our qualifiers so far: Abigail J., Charlotte L., Josie O., Sydney O., Mizuki W., Cynthia W., Sonja TG., Owen B., Evan B., Cole C., Connor C., Jonathan D., Nathan J., Asher T.

 

Team Uniforms: 

Any members who requested smaller sizes please arrange to pick up your items—Please get in touch with George at [email protected] to make the exchange. This mostly concerns the Blue and Bronze groups, but there were a few in Silver as well. New members to the Blue group in January also have a uniform waiting for them.

 

Team Store: 

Visit our SwimOutlet store for discounted Mizuno swimsuits, PST branded apparel, swim gear, and discounted Mizuno wear. Mizuno is the official sponsor of PST. Please consider purchasing Mizuno-branded items.

PST swim caps, magnets, and stickers are available through George—$15 per silicone and $5 per latex cap, $5 per car magnet, and $1 sticker, all payable via Venmo (@Piedmont-SwimTeam), cash, or check. Please get in touch with George at [email protected] to get your spirit on!

 

LCM Training Opportunities: 

We secured LCM times starting June 11th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Contra Costa Community College and will share the pool with our friends from Albany Armada Aquatics. 

 

Platinum swimmers with Senior 2 times can attend all sessions without having to register beforehand. They can then choose to take either Sunday or Monday off, but they cannot miss any other practices. 

 

We are also offering limited LCM practice opportunities to the rest of the team. Space is limited to 15 swimmers per session, and you must register on our websiteto participate on the day and time allocated to your swimmers group. Register your swimmer under ‘Job Sign Up’ and put their name into the note section.

 

Reno Gamble Age Group Meet:

The rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort being held for PST at the block room rate have been fully reserved. There is still availability at the hotel through the general reservation system that can be accessed via their website at https://www.grandsierraresort.com/ or by calling 1 800 501-2651.

 

Although we hope the team can stay in the same hotel, we understand that families have different preferences when traveling. Fortunately there are many hotels in Reno that are a short distance from the Grand Sierra that can accommodate families' various needs. 

 

The Reno 2024 meet sheet was released and we can confirm that swimmers who are 13 yrs and older will need to be at the pool by 7:30am on Friday June 21st for warm ups. Swimmers who are 12 yrs and under will need to be at the pool by 1:00pm for warm ups. Please plan accordingly. 

 

Marketplace: 

A place to sell, exchange or give away swim items. Email submissions to [email protected] by Saturday night to be included in the weekly newsletter.

 

Board News:

Next Board Meeting: June 3rd at 7pm - Google Meet only

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zdj-wsnc-vvv 

Or dial: (US) +1 731-327-2185 PIN: 149 830 161#

Any Questions? Please email any of the Board members or coordinators.

     
 

Role

Swimmer

BOARD

Ellie Judy

President

Nathan

Hilary Gitter

Vice President

Ben

Chris Carnazzo

Treasurer

Cole & Connor

Open

Secretary

 

Jeanne Sohn

Meet Director

Evan

Erin Schultz

Hospitality

Eleanor & Max

Liz Mellers

Safe Sport

Blake & Chase

Alesia Singer

Coaches’ Liaison

Caleb

Vanessa Gage

Member at Large

Annika N.

COORDINATORS

Tania Blanford

Swim Meet Job Sign Up 

Owen

Osa Wolff

Officials

Alex

Kelley Rebro

New Member Liaison

Max, Kate & Ben

George White

Merchandise

Samantha

Joshua Wold

Web Photos

Lola

Lisa Chan Carnazzo

Swimmer/Parent Education

Cole & Connor

Colby Price

Swim Lessons

 

Stefan Bill

Service Hours

 

Josie Oesterer

Team Captain

 

GROUP COORDINATORS

Alyssa Bowman

Michelle Brazil

Blue

Lydia

Landon and Hayden

Kira Goodman

Becky Lunde

Bronze

Ryker and Anika 

Avery

Sabrina Berdux

Silver

Naomi

Heta Dave

Gold

Anoksh