PST News

Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team
PST This Week - 6/16/24

2024/25 Swim Season: 

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

 

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

 

2024/25 Team Captain: Applicants have met with many of the swimmers from all groups, and it is now time to solicit feedback from our members. Swimmers; please cast your vote here. The survey will close on Sunday, June 23. The Blue, Bronze, and Silver groups will also conduct a manual vote during a practice next week, as most swimmers at that age cannot access virtual surveys. 

 

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: 

Click on the pictures below to watch Jonathan’s and Josie’s moving messages to the PST community.

Jonathan Dong 

University of Chicago

Josie Oesterer

University of California, Berkeley

 

Save-the-Date: Join PST in the Piedmont 4th of July Parade!

PST plans to walk in the Piedmont 4th of July Parade to show our team spirit and build excitement before RESL, which kicks off the following day! More details to come. For planning purposes, the parade generally starts around 11am and ends around 12pm with a community picnic and live music in the Piedmont Park. All swimmers and families are welcome to join the team in the parade! If you have a high schooler who would be interested in helping on the day of the parade (in exchange for service hours if that’s an enticing hook!), please contact Erin Schultz for more details. 

 

Tip of The Week: 

USA-Swimmings’ High Performance Staff recommends the following meal schedule before practices and races:

 

And the following for shortly after your race day and quickly after practices: 15-25g protein, 30-60g carbohydrate plus meal

 

This 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). 58 PST Swimmers are attending. 

 

Meet Jobs: Sign ups for the Reno Meet will open at 8p.m. on Monday, 6/17, and close at midnight on Tuesday, 6/18. We are closing on Tuesday instead of Wednesday as most families will be traveling on Thursday.

 

There is no shade at the Reno pool, and for swimmers to be comfortable, we will need canopies and side panels. Temperature is scheduled to be close to 100 degrees. Please consider taking and bringing home a canopy, buckets, and side panels to help our swimmers be more comfortable at the venue. We are going to award more service hours for these jobs than usual, but will only assign timing chair duties if necessary. If we don’t have any takers, we will have to rent canopies in Reno, and charge families registered for the meet for the extra rental cost.

 

Social Events: If your family is interested in participating in informal social events over the weekend, please add your email to this spreadsheet and expect more details later this week. All social plans will take place at the Sierra Grand Resort: 

Thursday: Meet at Fun Quest around 5pm. 

Friday: Meet at Yogurt Beach for frozen yogurt sometime between 7:00–7:30pm. 

Saturday: Join teammates for dinner at Chickie's and Pete's around 6:30pm. 

Please contact Erin Schultz, Ellie Judy, Heta Dave, or Kira Goodman with questions. 

 

Warm-Ups: More details will be sent out next week. However for now, 13&Older should plan to be at the pool by 7:30am and 12&Younger should be at the pool by 12:30pm

 

Scratches: Please read the scratch rules and penalties carefully in the meet sheet. It helps to submit scratches in advance to make the meet run smoother. 

 

Next Week: 

Mon, 6/24:

Platinum, YRHS, Gold, and Silver practices are canceled. Staff and swimmers need to recover from the Reno meet. 

Tue, 6/25:

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

 

Important Dates, Cancellations and Practice Updates: 

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!

8/27:

PST Awards Banquet. Save the Date.

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 our Service 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: Emily C., 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 website to 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.

 

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.

 

Swim parka size medium, in good condition. My daughter has outgrown it, but plenty of swim seasons still remain for this parka. Please contact Joanie Sears at [email protected] 

 

Board News:

Next Board Meeting: July 1st at 7pm - Google Meet only

Video call link:  https://meet.google.com/iti-dpye-hft

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-245-1771‬ PIN: ‪659 400 096‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/iti-dpye-hft?pin=2122521924598

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