Spirit Wear Store is Open!

Order before 12/3 to have items back by the holidays

We made it through the first week!  Great job!

This is a regular week of practice, but pay attention to next week due to the holidays.  Watch our Team Calendar for updates.

Online Team Store Info

We have once again partnered with North East Print House (a local business) for a limited time to bring you all of the gear you might want or need to get you though the season!

Find items picked out specifically for our team.  There is also spirit wear available for your family and friends.

Knock off some of those Christmas presents from your list & start shopping!

Use the link to check out the shop.

NOTE: The team store is only open for orders until December 3rd at 5:00 PM.  After that date no more orders can be placed.  This is to ensure all items will be back in time for Christmas.

You will be responsible for picking up your items at North East Print House on Plainfield once we tell you they are ready.

Shop the Store

Team Suit Information

This season we’re not asking swimmers to purchase a specific suit for the meets.  Instead, we’re asking you to wear any suit with a black and red pattern.  If you can’t find one, choose a plain black one.

Suits do wear out, we recommend choosing name brand suits by Speedo, Tyr or Dolphin.

Your racing suit shouldn’t be baggy.  You want a tight fit to move smoothly through the water on your way to your best times!

Here’s a couple of examples we recommend , in no particular order — make sure you choose the black/red color or all black versions.

Girls

Boys

Here’s some more information from our First Time Swimmer’s Page.

Swim Suit

Your swimmer will need a competition swim suit.  Boys usually wear a jammer style.  Girls should wear a one piece suit.  Choose a suit that your swimmer feels comfortable in, but remember, racing suits should be a little tight.

Please find a similar black and red patterned suit.  If you cannot find on, choose an all black suit.  We will usually recommend a couple once the season starts.  Suits do wear out, we recommend choosing name brand suits by Speedo, Tyr or Dolphin.

You may also want one or more practice suits to keep your competition suit tight.  Suits do wear out.

Goggles

Your swimmer will need competition style swim goggles. Many of our coaches recommend the Speedo Vanquisher style.  Goggles frequently break and get misplaced.  Swimmers should have a spare set.  Coaches do not have extra pairs to loan out.

Varsity State Team Send Off

Best of luck to the Girls Varsity State Team as they leave for State Finals this week!  WOW! Look at all these NCST Alums and Coaches!  Pretty amazing!

Liv Dietrichson, Cydney Eastman, Hasten Horling, Juliette Kaltenberg, Lauren Murphy, Peyton Oade, Sarah Pataniczek, Krysta Rance, Maddie Tay and Emma VanDyke!

They will all be swimming & diving their best for a shot at the podium this weekend!

GO WILDCATS!

First Practice Tomorrow Night

It’s finally here, NCST Winter Season starts tomorrow night.

Welcome back returning swimmers, hello to new swimmers!

Here are some things you need to know:

Practice Times

  • Gold Group – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Silver Group – 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Bronze Group – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Note: Every season we have to balance the training groups depending on who signs up. It’s possible you trained with a different group last season and will be moved up or down this season. We won’t know until everyone has registered, but please be flexible. We want to keep similar ability and ages together.

 

Getting into the Routine

Please bear with us this first couple weeks. Several coaches are continuing training for the State Swim meet.  We’ll have some substitute coaches until we settle in. Likewise, the first couple weeks are pretty crazy until everyone gets into a routine.

Athletes should meet in the alcove by the shallow end of the pool, ready to swim at their appropriate start times.  Coaches will meet the athletes there.

Parents are welcome to sit in the pool balcony and watch practice.

Special Note About Wednesday’s Practice

On Wednesday, Bronze and Silver groups should come ready to swim.  There will be a special Varsity swim meet wrappig up as we are starting and the locker rooms may not be immediately available.

Don’t Forget

Bring your goggles, your suit, your towel, your great attitude.  Parents make sure you check (like actually inspect) for all these things after each practice because stuff disappears.

It’s going to be a great season!  See you tomorrow night!

New Swimmer Evaluations Next Week

Practices Start In 2 Weeks!

Don’t forget, if you are a new swimmer to NCST, you must attend a new swimmer evaluation next week.  These are drop in evaluations, you won’t be there the whole time.

You only need to attend new swimmer evaluations if you are a new swimmer or you want to sign up in person.

Our Northview Varsity Girls Team has a home swim meet tonight!  And it’s Senior Night!  Several of our beloved coaches are Seniors this year, come celebrate with them!

Everyone else, sign up online!

Check Out The Details on NCST-Swim.com

Looking for Something Extra? Fitter Faster Clinic at Jenison

Here’s some information fron Jenison Aquatics:

We are about 3 weeks away from hosting a Fitter and Faster swim clinic at Jenison. A 4-time Olympian and Olympic Gold medalist will be focusing on Freestyle and Backstroke at the clinic at Jenison High School on November 2 & 3!

 

Session sizes are limited. Please feel free to send along to your teams! Info is below.

 

CLICK HERE for details and registration

 

There will be two sessions each day, one for swimmers ages 11 and under and one for swimmers ages 12 and older. The curriculum each day will be:

 

November 2: Elite Backstroke Technique

November 3: Elite Freestyle Technique

 

Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both days!

 

Each session will be led by Elite Clinician and four-time Olympian and Olympic medalist Roland Schoeman! Roland is one of Fitter and Faster’s most popular and effective clinicians.

Last Chance for Early Bird Signup Special

Only 15 spots left

Tomorrow is the Early Bird deadline and there are only about a 15 spots left.

Don’t forget tomorrow night, NCST swimmers can get into the Girls Varsity Meet for free.  6:00 PM Start time at the pool.

Other updates:

  1. The meet schedule is now online.  Check it out.
  2. The High School Girls Varsity swim team has a home meet tomorrow  and NCST swimmers get in free!  Come out and see some of our coaches swim their heart out.
  3. And October 15th is the last day for Early Bird Sign Ups or 100 swimmer limit – whichever comes first.
  4. 85 swimmers also means we’re more than halfway to our team limit of 165 swimmers.

NCST Swim Season will be here before you know it – like in 30 days or so.  Just imagine cold, snowy January and you can sweat it out in the warm humid pool!  Good times.

  • Practices start November 11th.
  • Same practice times as last year.
  • Back by popular demand – Early Bird Sign Ups get personalized swim caps.
  • NEW:  We’re capping the team at no more than 165 swimmers.
  • First time swimmers must attend New Swimmer Evaluation (see below)

Check Out The Details on NCST-Swim.com

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