Fitter Faster Clinic at EGR

Hey Swim Fam!

Got an itch to get back in the pool?  We just heard that East Grand Rapids is offering a Fitter Faster Starts and Turns Swim Camp.

Here’s the details if you are interested.

Starts and Turns Swim Camp

East Grand Rapids, MI – September 21 & 22

Hello Swim Families!

 

We have some exciting news! We are producing a Fitter and Faster Starts and Turns swim camp in East Grand Rapids, MI on September 21 & 22!

 

Session sizes are limited and our whole team could really use help with our starts and turns! We cannot wait for this event and we strongly recommend everyone click the link below to register ASAP! We want all of our swimmers to learn from an Olympic medalist the techniques necessary to improve.

Click Here For Details & 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:

 

September 21: Starts and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

September 22: Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Finishes

 

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

 

Each session will be led by Olympic medalist Brent Hayden! We can’t wait for everyone to learn from him! See you there!

Championship Results

Another season in the books!

Here are the results from the Championship Meets.

Congratulations to Alex Richardson for setting a new WMSL Record in the 100 Yard IM.  Great job Alex!

See below for information about the End of Season Popsicle Party when you can pick up any awards or ribbons from the Summer Season.

Thank you all for a great season.  Hope to see you back in the fall!

Download B Meet Results

Download A Meet Results

End Of Season Popsicle Party

Stop in to pick up your ribbons and Championship awards, grab a popsicle and jump in the pool one last time for the summer season!

July 25th at 5:30-6:30.
Popsicles and open swim.

We’ll have open swim for you and your family (parents, please know that while we will have lifeguards there, you are responsible for your children.)

Keep your eyes out for the Winter Season information.   Details coming in September or October with the season starting early November.

Thank you again for participating with Northview Community Swim Team.

B Meet Championships Entries

Championship B Meet is this week at Hudsonville.

Don’t forget to check the updated times below!

Some notes about the Championship B Meet

  1. The competition is going to be tough
  2. The officials are more strict about proper stroke.
  3. Athletes can participate in only 2 individual events.  And they can only compete in an event they have already competed in during this season (a seed time).
  4. Each team can only have 1 relay per age bracket – so a few athletes will compete in a third event on the relays.
  5. There is no admission fee.
  6. Please remind your swimmer that the Warm Down pool is for warming down, this is not open swim time.  Don’t get worn out before the big event.

Download B Meet Entries

Are you an A Meet Swimmer? Check out the email we sent yesterday.

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimes
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 8:45 a.m.
Events begin: 10:00 a.m.Warm up: 9:00 a.m.
Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.

A Meet Championships Entries

Championship A Meets are this week. Here we go!  It’s show time!  Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.  Let’s get this show on the road!

Don’t forget to check the updated times below!

Some notes about the Championship A Meet

  1. The competition is going to be tough
  2. The officials are more strict about proper stroke.
  3. Athletes can participate in only 2 individual events.  And they can only compete in an event they have already competed in during this season (a seed time).
  4. Each team can only have 1 relay per age bracket – so a few athletes will compete in a third event on the relays.
  5. There is no admission fee.
  6. Please remind your swimmer that the Warm Down pool is for warming down, this is not open swim time.  Don’t get worn out before the big event.
  7. Remember that Wednesday we will be starting around event #37.  Don’t be late thinking that your swimmer doesn’t swim until later.

Download A Meet Entries

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimes
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 8:45 a.m.
Events begin: 10:00 a.m.Warm up: 9:00 a.m.
Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.

Home Meet Results

Great meet!

Huge thank you to all the volunteers and donators who help make it happen!

Some Quick Notes:

  • Congratulations to Alex Richardson!  He broke yet another record tonight, making it a hat-trick this season.  Alex broke the 100 backstroke record previously set in 1983.
  • Also did you see Coach Cydney Eastman swim tonight?  She broke the NCST record for the 50 free – previously set in 1990.
  • Great job you two!  This has been an exciting season!
  • Are you in the Platinum Group?  Practice is cancelled tomorrow, but instead you need to do some chores around the house to help out your parents.  Enjoy the weekend!
  • Make sure you check out the team calendar for practices next week.  Basically, practice until your Championship Meet.
  • Championship opt-outs due tomorrow morning by 10:00 AM Sharp!  Make sure you check out the updated times below.

Finally, here are the results.  Hope you’ve seen some time improvements this season.

Download 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 the list of A Meet Qualifiers

Some Notes about the Championships.

  1. We have updated start times for the A Meets.  See below.
  2. Our entries for both the A and B Championship Meets are due right away, so we need to know if you are attending or not.
  3. And yes, you may not know which meet you have qualified for until after tonight’s meet.  We’ll do our best to get the qualifiers out as soon as possible.

Championships Next Week

All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Friday 7/12 at 10:00 AM

Yes, literally tomorrow morning.Time to focus on the Championship Meets.

How to determine which Championship Meet your swimmer is attending (read carefully – it’s confusing, we know!):

  • All swimmers who competed in at least 1 regular season meet will compete in a Championship Meet.
  • 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, he or she will attend the B meet.
  • A meets are away meets – see locations.
  • The B meet is away at Hudsonville.

Here is a list of who has qualified for the A meet as of tonight.

Download A Meet Qualifiers

Opt-outs for the Championships are due tomorrow (7/12) by 10:00 AM ET.

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 8:45 a.m.
Events begin: 10:00 a.m.

Warm up: 9:00 a.m.
Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.

Home Meet Tonight

Here we are, the last home meet of the season.This is your chance to set your personal best time of the season.  Same teams as last time.  We still need some volunteers to make the meet happen.  If you can help out, please do!

Some Notes about the Championships.

  1. We have updated start times for the A Meets.  See below.
  2. Our entries for both the A and B Championship Meets are due right away, so we need to know if you are attending or not.
  3. And yes, you may not know which meet you have qualified for until after tonight’s meet.  We’ll do our best to get the qualifiers out as soon as possible.

Download Meet Entries

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 at the 7/11 Home Meet

Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – East Kentwood, Wayland and Grandville at NCST
4:30 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
5:00 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

This is our last home meet, so do your best!

Good luck everyone!

Championships Next Week

All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Friday 7/12 at 10:00 AM

Yes, literally tomorrow morning.Time to focus on the Championship Meets.

How to determine which Championship Meet your swimmer is attending (read carefully – it’s confusing, we know!):

  • All swimmers who competed in at least 1 regular season meet will compete in a Championship Meet.
  • 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, he or she will attend the B meet.
  • A meets are away meets – see locations.
  • The B meet is away at Hudsonville.

Here is a list of who has qualified for the A meet as of last week.  Remember there is one more home meet on 7/11.

Download A Meet Qualifiers

Opt-outs for the Championships are due Friday (7/12) by 10:00 AM ET.

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.
We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 8:45 a.m.
Events begin: 10:00 a.m.

Warm up: 9:00 a.m.
Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.

Last Home Meet on 7/11

Happy Fourth! Hope you are having a nice holiday.

Just a reminder that in between sparklers and fireworks, we have a meet next week.

1 – Unable to Participate

We need to know by 7/8 at 10:00 AM if your swimmer is unable to participate.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 10:00 AM on 6/17/2019.  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 10:00 AM on 7/8/2019, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We are unable to participate in the 7/11 Home Meet

2 – 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 at the 7/11 Home Meet

3 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – East Kentwood, Wayland and Grandville at NCST
4:30 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
5:00 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

This is our last home meet, so do your best!

Good luck everyone!

Championships Next Week

All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Friday 7/12 at 10:00 AM

Yes, literally the next morning.Time to focus on the Championship Meets.

How to determine which Championship Meet your swimmer is attending (read carefully – it’s confusing, we know!):

  • All swimmers who competed in at least 1 regular season meet will compete in a Championship Meet.
  • 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, he or she will attend the B meet.
  • A meets are away meets – see locations.
  • The B meet is at Hudsonville

Here is a list of who has qualified for the A meet as of last week.  Remember there is one more home meet on 7/11.

Download A Meet Qualifiers

Opt-outs for the Championships are due Friday (7/12) by 10:00 AM ET.

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 9:00 a.m.

Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.

6/27 Home Meet Results

Great meet tonight!

Huge thank you to all the volunteers and donators who help make it happen!  We’ll need you again on the 11th – see below for the volunteer link.

Wow, Alex Richardson broke another NCST record tonight.  Alex broke the 100 breast record set in 2006 by former NCST Coach Adam Cone.  (Sorry Adam).  Congrats Alex!

Have a safe weekend!  Here’s the meet results:

Download the 6/27 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 the list of A Meet Qualifiers

Reminder Next Week is a Holiday

Next week is a holiday week.  Practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Next home meet is on 7/11.  Then a quick turnaround for the Championships.

We’ll need volunteers for the 7/11 meet.  And if you know you can’t make it, we need to know that by 10:00 AM on 7/8.

We are Unable to Attend the Home Meet on 7/11

I can Volunteer at the Home Meet on 7/11

6/27 Home Meet Entries

Whoever did the rain dance on Tuesday, not cool.  Not cool at all.  But while it lasted, that was pretty neat having an outdoor meet at Stonewater Country Club.  Thanks for the invite Coach Andy!

Home meet Thursday.  Same teams as last week.  Hopefully we can keep things moving along.

Home Meet – East Kentwood, Wayland and Grandville at NCST

4:30 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
5:00 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

Download the 6/27 Meet Entries

Volunteers!  We need you back!  Let’s do this!  Never helped us before?  It’s easy.

I Can Volunteer!

Next Week

Next week is a holiday week.  Practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Next home meet is on 7/11.  Then a quick turnaround for the Championships.

We’ll need volunteers for the 7/11 meet.  And if you know you can’t make it, we need to know that by 10:00 AM on 7/8.

We are Unable to Attend the Home Meet on 7/11

I can Volunteer at the Home Meet on 7/11

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