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Ellis T&F + Triathlon Spring Break Practice Planning Survey

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Before spring break schedule:
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 = off. No practice.
  • Thursday = time trials at the track for 100, 200, 400 and then speed work.
  • Friday = back to track for practice, even if it is raining.
  • Saturday = swimming option, 11:30 to 1 pm at Northside's Allegheny Middle School

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Spring Break Practices

Check the dates as to when are you expecting to be able to attend team practices?

Some practices, perhaps from 4 to 6 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, would be at The Ellis School.
Some practices, perhaps from 4 to 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, would be at Schenley Park Oval / Track.
Some Saturday practices would be from 11:30 to 1 pm on the Northside at the swim pool at Allegheny Middle School on Arch Street, across the street from the Aviary.

If things change, you can fill out a new form and change your reply / status.
Russ Diamond and Mark Rauterkus at an event in Pittsburgh's South Side

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? Russ Diamond does, thankfully

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Source: Russ Diamond on Facebook

Clock Changing

1. Most seem to hate the actual clock-changing and its disruptive negative impact, which represents the crux of the bill introduced by Russ Diamond to the PA House.

2. A fair share of folks seem to want permanent DST (Daylight Savings Time) instead of Standard Time.

3. Permanent DST requires congressional approval. Since Marco Rubio couldn't engineer that on behalf of Florida last year, in 2018, I seriously doubt US Senator, Bob Casey, D, has the clout to manage it for PA. Permanent Standard Time requires no congressional approval. None want to go begging to Congress in DC. Have you seen Congress lately?

4. For those lobbying for permanent DST, one doubts that love affair actually exists on those hot muggy days in June, July and August. Most will choose to be indoors in the air-conditioning watching Netflix rather than running around getting all sweaty catching butterflies or whatever until 10 pm. Just a hunch.

5. Permanent DST also means mornings would be one hour darker in winter. That solution causes a worry about kids and commuters heading off to school and work in greater darkness.

Russ Diamond on the South Side

Russ Diamond on the South Side

Russ Diamond, PA House

Russ Diamond, PA House


A busy night as workers move the stones at Stone Henge.

A busy night indeed.

Dual Meet Line Up – (pre-alpha)

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