1/20 Meet Results

That was a great meet yesterday!  Tons of swimmers had excellent swims!

Lets do it again next weekend!  Next meet is us and three other teams.  So it’s going to be long and pretty packed.  Please remind your swimmers to be gracious hosts to these other teams.

Also remind them, that we are going to attempt to run the meet at the same pace as we did yesterday.  Events will be combined, swimmers needs to get in line well ahead of their events. We’ll likely be doing flyover starts again.  NCST needs your help to run a good meet, please see the information below.

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A Meet Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified for the Championship A meet.
It is time to start thinking about the Championship Meets – here’s a reminder how it works:

  • 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.
  • A meets are away meets – see locations.
  • The B meet is at home, and we will need more help than usual!  More information coming in a future email.

Download List of A Meet Qualifiers

1/27 Last Home Meet

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 1/22/2018.  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 1/22/2018, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We Are Unable to Participate in the 1/27 Home Meet

2 – Concession Donations

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

Next Saturday’s meet is against three other teams, so we wil be asking for concession stand donations.

Look for a list of needs later this week!  All concession stand revenue benefits the Northview Community Swim Team!

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!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – NCST vs Wayland, Grandville and 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

Because there are so many teams, it will be a long meet.

Good luck everyone!

Upcoming Dates

Remember to watch the Team Calendar for updates.

  • 1/22 – Opt-out deadline for last home meet
  • 1/23 – No practices – come watch the Boys Varsity meet
  • 1/27 – Final Home Meet – it’s a Quad Meet so its going to busy!
  • 1/29 – Opt-out deadline for all Championship Meets
  • 1/30 – No practices
  • 2/3 – B Meet – Ages 12 and Under – at Northview
  • 2/9 – A Meet – Ages 11 and Up – at Holland
  • 2/10 – A Meet – Ages 10 & Under – at East Kentwood
  • 2/12 – Tentative End of Season Party

1/20 Home Meet Entries

Please write Your Swimmer’s Event Numbers on His or Her Hand or Arm Friday Night.

Meet number 3.  Here we go.  Who’s excited?  And at the comfort of our own pool.  Everyone should try and make their own personal best times.  We’ve been practicing hard, this is your time to shine.  We’ll even break out the NCST tattoos before the meet to give everyone that extra boost of power.

It should be a pretty quick meet this weekend.  But next Saturday is a quad meet, so it’s going to be longer.

And Championships are right around the corner.   Just a reminder, the turnaround from the last meet to the Championships opt-out is super tight. And you might not know which Championship meet you are going to until after that meet.

Meet Details

Home Meet – Wayland 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!

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.  We will be doing a check in desk for our meet.

Please write Your Swimmer’s Event Numbers on His or Her Hand or Arm for Friday Night.

Download Meet Entries

First Timer?  Here’s some more information

I hope everyone knows how this works by now… if not drop us a note because I’m gonna skip this section this time around.

Still Time To Sign Up for Fitter & Faster Clinic on Sunday!

There is still time to sign up!

Great news about our clinic!  There has been a CLINICIAN ADDITION!   The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour and Rio Olympic Champion Clark Smith are coming to Grand Rapids on January 21st…with Michigan native and University of Michigan and USA National Team member Ali DeLoof!

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

Fitter & Faster Clinic

When: January 21, 2018.
Where: Northview Community Pool

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 two of our country’s best!  And follow them as they work towards an Olympic Team spot in 2020!!

Click link below for clinic details and registration!
Use promo code MICHIGAN-PROUD for 10% off!

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

Register Today

1/16 Practice is on! Parent shirts are in! Ribbons! A Meet Qualifiers!

And a Home Meet on Saturday.

Oh My!  That’s a lot.  I know… so here’s the quick run down.

  1. Tomorrow’s practice is on!  The home varsity meet got moved, so we’re back in business.  Remember to watch the team calendar for updates – like we just cancelled practices on 1/30.
  2. Parent Shirts are in!  Pick them up in the pool office.
  3. Ribbons are ready for pickup (except for the Hudsonville Invite).  Swimmers can grab them after practice.
  4. We’ve published a list of swimmers who have qualified for the A Meet.  If you don’t know what this means, we’ll explain it more in the email after this weekend’s meet.
  5. Home meet this Saturday.  Make sure you let us know if you can’t make it by tomorrow night.  We still could use some volunteers and concession donations.

1/20 Home Meet – Woot Woot!

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 1/15/2018.  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 1/15/2018, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We Are Unable to Participate in the 1/20 Home Meet

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.

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 Wayland
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!

Great News about the Fitter & Faster Clinic This Weekend!

There is still time to sign up!

Great news about our clinic!  There has been a CLINICIAN ADDITION!   The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour and Rio Olympic Champion Clark Smith are coming to Grand Rapids on January 21st…with Michigan native and University of Michigan and USA National Team member Ali DeLoof!

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

Fitter & Faster Clinic

When: January 21, 2018.
Where: Northview Community Pool

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 two of our country’s best!  And follow them as they work towards an Olympic Team spot in 2020!!

Click link below for clinic details and registration!
Use promo code MICHIGAN-PROUD for 10% off!

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

Register Today

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