Aug 25 2012

Meet the New Piedmont Swim Team Coach & Try Out For Team

Swim Team Tryouts Slots still available on August 29-

The Piedmont Swim Team (PST)  will kick off  its fall season on Tuesday, September 4.  All workouts will be at the Piedmont Community Pool. The team wants to add 20 new swimmers for a total of about 80 swimmers. There are still 15- minute slots open on the second day of tryouts on Wednesday, August 29, from 2:30 – 5pm. To schedule an evaluation on the 29th, email Please provide the name, gender, age and swim experience /abilities of your child.

The Swim Team also will hold evaluations during the first week of practice, beginning Sept. 4Spots on the team are on a first-come-first served basis, based on qualifications. Watch the PST website for September evaluation dates and times.

The PST has hired a new Head Coach,  JK (John) Kramer, who started August 10. The Team will host a “Get to meet our new coach” potluck BBQ on Tuesday, August 28th at the picnic tables between the Recreation Department and the pool.  All interested current and potential members are encouraged to attend.  It will begin about 5:30 p.m., with burgers and hot dogs at 6:00 p.m., and a formal meet the coach and parent information session from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  To RSVP or for more information, email

Kramer has 28 years experience coaching all swimming levels and has held various positions with the Morgan Hill Swim Club, including Assistant Coach, Head Coach, and Interim Head Coach from 1995 until earlier this year.  Kramer was a scholarship swimmer at the University of Tennessee and continues to swim.

Kramer promises to provide swimmers with a dynamic and positive training atmosphere dedicated to developing the whole athlete, regardless of skill level.  The next step is for Kramer and the PST Board to recruit and hire a new assistant coach and update the workout schedules to fit Kramer’s coaching methods.  Kramer  replaces  the former Head Coach, who resigned to form a  swim team at the new Albany High School Aquatics Center.

 For more information, contact the PST Board President, at .

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