1/12/19 Away Meet Results

Thanks for rolling with the technical difficulties yesterday.  Frankly, I’m surprised these electronics that sit in a hot humid pool all the time work at all.

We’re halfway through the meets.  I hope your swimmer is seeing some improvements.  There will be time improvement ribbons in the ribbon box this week.  Make sure your swimmer checks for ribbons after practice.

Download the 1/12/19 Meet Results

If you need a refresher on what the little abbreviations mean on the results sheet, check out our First Time Swimmers page.

A Meet Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified for the Championship A meet.
Here’s a refresher on how Championships work:

  • Your swimmer will compete in only one Championship Meet – either the A or B.
  • If your swimmer is 13 or over, he or she will attend the A meet.
  • If your swimmer is 12 or under and not on the list of A meet qualifiers below, he or she will attend the B meet.

Download the list of A Meet Qualifiers

1/19/19 Home Meet Information

1 – Unable to Participate

You must let us know if your athlete will not be participating.

Swimmers not showing up will affect relay teams (3 other swimmers) so it is imperative that you let us know if your athlete is not participating by 6:00 PM on 1/14/2019.  This isn’t like RSVPing to a family party, if we don’t have an accurate participation count, other swimmers will lose chances to swim.

By 6:00 PM on 1/14/2019, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We are unable to participate in the 1/19/19 Home Meet

2 – Concession Donations

Thank you to everyone who donated for the concession stand last weekend.

Look for a list of needs later this week or next to restock the concession stand for our next home meet.

All concession stand revenue benefits the Northview Community Swim Team!

I can donate to concession stand

3 – Volunteers

We have several volunteer needs to help keep our swim meets running smoothly.  Please consider signing up to help the team out on Saturday.

Never helped before? No problem, we will train you, help you and thank you profusely!

Clean Up Crew, Timers, Marshalers and Greeters… they are all easy jobs.

I can volunteer for the 1/19/19 Home Meet

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – East Grand Rapids at NCST
7:45 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
8:00 – Swimmer warm up begins
8:15 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
9:00 – Swim Meet begins

Good luck everyone!

1/12/19 Away Meet Entries

Saturday is an away meet at East Kentwood Aquatic Center.  Same teams as last week, just a different pool!

Away Meet – NCST vs Wayland vs East Kentwood

7:45 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
8:00 – Swimmer warm up begins
8:15 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
9:00 – Swim Meet begins

Directions to East Kentwood Aquatic Center.

Good luck everyone!

Download the 1/12/19 Meet Entries

Oh, you’re a First Timer?  Here’s some more information

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.

Check-in: 7:45 AM
Your swimmer must check in so that the event coordinators know he or she is there.  If your swimmer does not check in, he or she will be scratched from the events.

Check in is either with a person at a desk or you highlight your name on a list – it depends on location.  Go with the flow when you arrive, you’ll figure it out.

Once checked in, swimmers proceed to the locker room and swim deck and find your team and Coach.  The team generally sits together and cheers each other on.  Parents up to the balcony to watch.

Your athlete will want 2 towels, one to sit on, one to dry off with.  Healthy snacks is a good idea, remind them to clean up after themselves.  Something to entertain themselves between events may be a good idea – electronics are discouraged (it’s a wet pool after all.)

Don’t forget your goggles!  In fact, bring an extra pair if you have them.

Warm-up: 8:00 AM
Coaches will warm up the athletes.

Check in Cut Off: 8:15 AM
Any swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.

Meet Starts: 9:00 AM
Once the meet starts, athletes need to listen for their events to be called.  They will be marshaled ahead of time to keep the meet moving.

This is where it helps for the swimmer to have event numbers written on his or her arm.  Note, we won’t know the heat and lane numbers until the day of the meet.  So, just write the event number, distance and stroke on your athlete’s arm.

Please do this the night before, this is a parent’s responsibility.  Coaches will be occupied warming the swimmers up.

Write the events on your swimmer's arm

For example, this swimmer is swimming event #4, a 200 yard relay (that is what the R is), he is in the B relay and will be crushing the fly stroke.  He is also swimming event #16, the 100 yard individual medley.  The finishing the day in event #24, the 50 yard free.  Event numbers are not the same for every meet – so double check.  Also note in the background, this swimmer’s parents pestered him enough to lay out his swim bag, competition suit, goggles and comfy clothes for after the meet so he was all ready to go in the morning.

Remind your swimmer they are representing themselves and our community.  Be respectful of the facility and other swimmers – clean up before they leave.  Cheer their teammates on and have fun!  Swimmers should focus on improving on their own times and contributing to the team overall.

Don’t forget to read our First Timer guide online too.  Especially the part about Heats and Events (your swimmer may win a heat, but not the overall event.  Some events have many heats.)

Good luck everyone!

1/19/19 Home Meet Information

1 – Unable to Participate

You must let us know if your athlete will not be participating.

Swimmers not showing up will affect relay teams (3 other swimmers) so it is imperative that you let us know if your athlete is not participating by 6:00 PM on 1/14/2019.  This isn’t like RSVPing to a family party, if we don’t have an accurate participation count, other swimmers will lose chances to swim.

By 6:00 PM on 1/14/2019, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We are unable to participate in the 1/19/19 Home Meet

2 – Concession Donations

Thank you to everyone who donated for the concession stand last weekend.

Look for a list of needs later this week or next to restock the concession stand for our next home meet.

All concession stand revenue benefits the Northview Community Swim Team!

I can donate to concession stand

3 – Volunteers

We have several volunteer needs to help keep our swim meets running smoothly.  Please consider signing up to help the team out on Saturday.

Never helped before? No problem, we will train you, help you and thank you profusely!

Clean Up Crew, Timers, Marshalers and Greeters… they are all easy jobs.

I can volunteer for the 1/19/19 Home Meet

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – East Grand Rapids at NCST
7:45 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
8:00 – Swimmer warm up begins
8:15 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
9:00 – Swim Meet begins

Good luck everyone!

Team T-Shirts Are In

We started passing out team t-shirts to the athletes last week.  There are about a dozen left.

Everyone who registered before the cut-off date received a team shirt. So, there are a lot of them floating around and they all look the same.  You may want to write you name on the tag.

Parents please check your athlete’s bag to make sure they brought them home.

If you didn’t get your shirt yet, we’ll have them at practices this week.

1/5/19 Home Meet Results

What a great meet!  Thank you to all the volunteers and people who donated to the concession stand. We can’t do it without you.

HUGE shout out to Jake Heemstra!  Jake set a new NCST team record for the Boy’s 50 Fly last weekend with a time of 29.29!  The previous record has been set all the way back in 1990.  Check out the team records online – you’ll see Coach Kendra and Coach Adam on there.

Congratulations Jake!  That’s amazing!

Want to see how well you did?  Download the results below.

If you need a refresher on what the little abbreviations mean on the results sheet, check out our First Time Swimmers page.

Download the 1/5/19 Meet Results

A Meet Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified for the Championship A meet.
Here’s a refresher on how Championships work:

  • Your swimmer will compete in only one Championship Meet – either the A or B.
  • If your swimmer is 13 or over, he or she will attend the A meet.
  • If your swimmer is 12 or under and not on the list of A meet qualifiers below, he or she will attend the B meet.

Download List of A Meet Qualifiers

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