Coach’s Corner

Here’s some tips and reminders from the coaching staff:

  1. Please remind your swimmers to rinse off before entering the pool
  2. If your swimmer has long hair, they may want a hair tie or a swim cap.  We do have red swim caps for sale in the office for $5 each
  3. A spare pair of goggles is never a bad idea.  We do not have any loaners available in the office and they inevitably break or get lost.

Upcoming Dates

  • 11/14 – Team Store Opens
  • 11/21 & 11/22 No practices – Eat Turkey!
  • 11/27 – Parent Meeting – 6:15 PM
  • 11/27 & 11/28 – Varsity will be practicing alongside our team – the pool will be packed.
  • 11/28 – Team Store Closes
  • 12/1 – T-Shirt Deadline.  If you want a 2018 Team Shirt, you must be registered before this date.
  • 12/1 – Little Cats Night sponsored by the Varsity Boys Swim team.

NCST Spirit Store

WOW!  We have made it through a couple practices and it is AWESOME to see so many smiling faces in the pool again!

Online Team Store Info

We have partnered with 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.  All orders will be placed online and shipped to the pool just before Christmas.

NOTE: The team store is only open for orders until November 28th.  After that date no more orders can be placed.  This is to ensure all items will be back in time for Christmas.

Shop The Team Store Now!

State Finals Send Off

Best of luck to the Girls Varsity State Team as they leave for finals at Oakland University tomorrow!

Lexi Mirandette, Lacey Mirandette, Liv Dietrichson, Emma VanDyke, Hasten Horling, Cydney Eastman, Brooke Johnson, Sarah Pataniczek, Maddie Tay & Juliette Kaltenberg

They will all be swimming & diving their best for a shot at the podium this weekend!  WOW!  Lots of NCST Alums on that team!

GO WILDCATS!

Practices Start Tonight!

Well, it’s finally here, NCST Winter Season starts tonight.

Welcome back returning swimmers, hello to new swimmers!  See you tonight!

Practice Times for this season:

  • 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.

First Week & Bronze Group Coaches

Please bear with us this first week or two.  It’s always a little crazy until everyone settles into a routine.  Also our Bronze coaches are training this week for their State Swim meet.  We’ll have some substitute coaches this first week and will settle in next week.

Looking for something a little extra?  Jenison Aquatics is offering a Fitter Faster clinic.  See below for details.

Fitter and Faster Clinic at Jenison Aquatics – 11/24 & 11/25

Jenison is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour to bring you all a  two-day swim camp  focused on the fastest parts of every race: the starts and turns!

This event will be at the Jenison High School Aquatics Center on November 24th and 25th.  We have a short week of practices this week, so here’s a chance to get some more pool time.

CLICK HERE for details and registration

There will be 4 sessions, 2 for each age group. The curriculum  at each session will be:

November 24th:

  • Session 1: 11 & Under Starts and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
  • Session 2: 12 & Over Starts and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

November 25th:

  • Session 3: 11 & Under Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
  • Session 4: 12 & Over Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Sign up  for one or BOTH  sessions for your swimmer’s age group!

Each session will be led by Olympian and coach to Olympians Brett Hawke. Brett has led Auburn University to win the National Championships twice as a swimmer and three times as a coach!

Joining Brett is Gabby DeLoof. Gabby swam at the University of Michigan and is a 5-time Big Ten Champion. She is also a member of the 2018 National Team! We can’t wait to learn from these two fantastic resources.

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