Just Over 2 Weeks Away! Don’t Miss It!

Fitter & Faster Training Clinic on 1/21

NCST & The Boys Varsity Swim Team are partnering together to offer an amazing training opportunity for our swimmers.

We are excited to announce the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour will be making a stop at our very own Catatorium on January 21, 2018.

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour and Rio Olympic Champion Clark Smith will be at our pool on Sunday January 21st!  Clark will be in the pool teaching two specific age group sessions and curriculums.

Ages 11 and under: 
Efficient Freestyle and Flip Turns
Check-in: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Event 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Ages 12 and older: 
Increased Efficiency Through Reducing Drag
Check-in: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Event: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of America’s greatest freestylers…who is still training with his eye on GOLD in Tokyo in 2020!

Click HERE for clinic details and registration!
Use Promo Code FB-MI for $10 off!

Note: You do not need to be a registered swimmer with NCST to attend.  All are welcome!

Register Today

IMPORTANT 1/6/18 Swim Meet is now AWAY at East Kentwood Aquatics Center

Alright folks, we appreciate you being awesome NCST parents and being flexible with us here…due to a communication mix-up our meet this Saturday is now AWAY at East Kentwood Aquatic Center.

What does this mean for you?

1. We’re starting over the opt-out list…if you cannot make it to the Away Meet at East Kentwood on 1/6 we need to know by 6:30 PM tomorrow.  Even if you have already opted out, we need you to opt out again.

By 6:30 PM on 1/3/2018, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.  Even if you had previously opted-out of this meet.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/6 Away Swim Meet

2. If you’ve signed up to donate concessions, you rock!  Please save them for the home meet on 1/20.

3. If you signed up to volunteer, you also rock!  Please sign up for the 1/20 or 1/27 home meets, or both!

NEW Meet Information

Away Meet – NCST at 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!

Parent T-shirts, Winter Break Practices & 1/6/18 Home Meet Information

Hopefully you are surviving the holidays.  Here are a couple notes:

  1. First, don’t forget, if you cannot make the first home meet on 1/6, you must let us know before 6:00 PM tomorrow night!  See below for more details.
  2. Second, we still need some volunteers and donations for the first meet.  If you can help, please do!  We can’t run successful meets without you.  Again, see below for more details.
  3. Third, yes, there is practice during winter break.  If the Athletic Lobby doors are locked, please use the Fitness Center entrance.  Pick up at the same door you dropped off.
  4. Fourth, apparently y’all loved the team t-shirts this year.  We’ve had many parents ask if they can get one for themselves.  Well, we’re going to try.
    1. We’ll take online orders until 1/5 at 3:00 PM ET and then place the order.
    2. You must pay for your order online.
    3. We must meet minimum quantities to place the order.
    4. Shirts start at $15.00/ea (a little more for bigger sizes)

Order a Parent Team Shirt

1/6/18 Home Meet Information

There is a lot of information in this email, please read the entire email thoroughly.

1 – Unable to Participate

All registered swimmers (as of 12/28/2017 at 6:00 PM) will be entered into the meet. 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 12/28/2017.  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 12/28/2017, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/6 Home Swim Meet

Likewise, if your swimmer has not actually registered for the team yet, he or she will not be entered into any events. Please register by 6:00 PM on 12/28/2017.

2 – Concession Donations

One way we keep our registration fee low for NCST is by generating revenue from our home meet concessions. Unlike the normal school sports concessions where items are purchased, marked up, and then sold, The NCST relies on items that are purchased and donated by you the parents of the team. This way, your contribution of a box of candy or bag of apples is magnified and really helps the team.

Click the link below for a list of things we need for the coming meet(s). Please sign up for at least one of the items, or more if you are able : ). If you are short on time and do not have time to run out and pick something up we will also take cash donations that we can use to purchase what we need. Please bring your donations to the pool deck during practice. We have a great tradition of support by the team parents and it makes a huge difference so thank you very much!

I Can Donate Items to the Concession Stand

NCST is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your donations may be tax deductible.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help run the concession stand as well as apprentices to learn the concession stand operations.

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, January 6, 2018.

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!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – NCST 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

Good luck everyone!

Fitter & Faster Training Clinic

Thinking about attending the Fitter & Faster Training Clinic in January?

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour and Rio Olympic Champion Clark Smith will be at our pool on Sunday January 21st!  Clark will be in the pool teaching two specific age group sessions and curriculums.


Ages 11 and under: 
Efficient Freestyle and Flip Turns
Check-in: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Event 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Ages 12 and older: 
Increased Efficiency Through Reducing Drag
Check-in: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Event: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of America’s greatest freestylers…who is still training with his eye on GOLD in Tokyo in 2020!

Click HERE for clinic details and registration!
Use Promo Code FB-MI for $10 off!

Note: You do not need to be a registered swimmer with NCST to attend.  All are welcome!

Register Today

Team Suits & Team Shirts are In

If you ordered a team suit from Making Waves last week, we’ve got ’em!
Stop by the pool lobby and pick it up tonight before practice.

We also have an awesome t-shirt for our swimmers who registered before December 1st.  Those can be picked up in the pool lobby tonight too!

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