News and Announcements
Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky, Lilly King, Carson Foster, Ryan Lochte, Simone Manuel… the names continue when looked upon the pool deck at 2019 US Open Championships. Not only there were multiple Olympians attending the meet, but it was hosted at an previous Olympic site. The pool was at the Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia which was the prime location of where the 1996 Summer Olympics was held.
Our very own, Kayde Cross, swam in his first US Open meet over the weekend and was it a big meet! This was the last stop for a lot of the top swimmers before 2020 Olympic Trials. “This meet is fun! And Intimidating” said Head Coach Jon David Williford. For Kayde’s first BIG meet, he held his own. Being right on his times and going a best time on the last day is something pretty big especially with never going to a stage this big before.
50 Meter Free – 24.05 – Placed 122nd (moved up 39 spots!)
100 Meter Back – 58.75 – Placed 87th
100 Meter Free – 52.34 – Placed 116th (moved up 36 spots and goes Best Time)
Congrats on a great meet, Kayde. Parkway is very proud of you!
Please check our social media pages where you can see some of his swims!
IT’S TUNA DRIVE TIME!!!!!!
Just like last year, we will be collecting Tuna can/pouches from December 2nd – December 7th. We will be doing this for ALL groups. The winning group will get a big prize! Since we have a big influx in numbers amongst the groups, it will be based on percentage of can/pouches to swimmers in that group. Here is a little more about it below. We will be boxing them up at the Parkway Winter Classic on Friday. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
River Oaks Food Pantry is a small independent food pantry located in the Wentzville/Foristell area. They service more than 400 people per quarter and depend on private donations only. Because of their location, they do not receive any from other organizations such as the scouts. They have reached out to us for help. The most needed item is tuns because of it’s high protein content and versatility with cooking. Remember the cost is small, but the need is great. Please help the 1 in 4 children that go to bed hungry every night by donating one or more cand/pouches of tuna. Simply bring your tuna to practice during the week of December 2nd – 7th and it will be collected. Your swimmers coach could specify one day to collect so please wait for your coach to make that decision. Last year we were able collect 600 can/pouches from the Red, White and Blue groups at Central. This year we will be opening up to ALL Parkway groups. The winning group will be receiving a big prize!! The groups vary in size so the winning group will be determined by percentage. We will be splitting the proceeds between River Oaks Food Pantry and the Parkway Food Pantry. If you have any questions, please call Vika Anderson (636-734-9616) or David Neier (636-299-3291). Thank you for your generosity!
On Amazon 48 cans can be purchased for $36 with 1 day shipping. Let’s spread the gernerosity and spread the wealth!
UPDATE : We collected 1,503 tuna cans/pouches!!!!! Way to go, Parkway!!!!
Three-time Olympian, Elizabeth Beisel, came to visit Parkway Swim Club September 27th & 28th. She went over all of the strokes as well as going over streamline and starts. She also had a talk with the swimmers and parents about how she became an Olympian and how the odds were not in her favor on becoming an Olympic swimmer. 0.003% is the percentage of a swimmer becoming a swimmer. Elizabeth stated, “There’s a chance!” 168 swimmers took advantage of it and attended the clinic to learn a few new tricks from the former captain of the 2016 USA Olympic Team. We would like to thank everyone that participated! A special thank you to Elizabeth for coming to Parkway and talking with the swimmers and parents!
Check the Photo Albums for all the pictures!
Parkway Swim Club Tryouts
Parkway Swim Club Tryouts are required for ALL NEW PKWY members, Parkway swim school swimmers that have graduated level 6, or Parkway prep swimmers wishing to join the competitive groups. All returning competitive team swimmers from the past 6 months DO NOT need to try out for the new season.
Swimmers will be expected to complete at least one “legal” length of each stroke. Try outs will take approximately 15-20 minutes.