Planning Ahead for the Championship Meets

Please Read – All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Monday by 2/3 6:00 PM

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 14, he or she will attend the A meet.
  • 15 and over cannot compete in the Championship Meets (sorry this is a league rule.)
  • 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 home, and we will need more help than usual!  More information below.

Opt-outs for the Championships are
due Monday, 2/3 by 6:00 PM ET.

We Cannot Attend the B Meet on 2/8

A Meet Information
If your swimmer is 13 or 14 years old, or on the A Meet Qualifiers list below, you will be attending the A Meet for your age group.  See below for locations.

Congratulations!

Download A Meet Qualifiers as of 2/1/20

We Cannot Attend the A Meet on 2/14-2/15

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.  If your swimmer cannot participate, we need to know by Monday 2/3 at 6:00 PM.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
Saturday
2/8/20
B Meet
Ages 12 and Under
NCSTWarm Up:
8:00 AM
Check In Ends:
8:15 AM
Meet Starts:
9:00 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM) 

I can donate to the Concession Stand.

I can volunteer.

I can donate to the Hospitality Room.

Friday
2/14/20
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
Holland Aquatic Center 

Calvin University – Venema Aquatic Center

Warm Up:
4:00 PM
Meet Starts:
5:30 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)
Saturday
2/15/20
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
East Kentwood Aquatic CenterWarm Up:
8:00 AM
Meet Starts:
9:30 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with 8 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 – watch for End of Season Party information.

We Need Volunteers for the B Meet!
We Need your Help!

We need more volunteers than usual!  For the Championships we need twice as many timers (two per lane, so sign up with a friend!)

And the Northview Athletic Boosters is graciously allowing us to run the concession stand for the B Meet.  But… there are also other sporting events going on this day that may run later than our meet.  That means we will be able to sell concessions for these other events and all proceeds go to NCST.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

Help Restock the Concession Stand!

The Championship B meet is a big meet and we need your help restocking the concession stand.

All proceeds benefit the team!  Please bring your donations to the concession stand when your swimmer checks in.

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

I Can Donate to the Concession Stand

We Need Help with the Hospitality Room

As part of hosting a Championship meet we need to provide a hospitality room for the visiting coaches, officials and volunteers.

If you can help us make a great impression with 8 visiting teams, we’d all appreciate it.

I Can Donate to Hospitality Room

2/1/20 Home Meet Entries

How’s it going?

We have one more regular season meet on Saturday.  Home against Grandville.

We’ll send out results Sunday and the list of who qualified for the A Meet based on Saturday’s meet.  Note all 13 and 14 year olds go to the A meet.

We need to know if you are not attending the Championship Meets – both A and B – by Monday 1/3 at 6:00 PM.  More details below.

Also, the correct location for the Championship A Meet for Ages 11 -14 is the Holland Aquatic Center.

Meet Deets

(omg – why haven’t been using that headline all these years?!?!)Home Meet – Grandville 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!

Download Meet Entries

Planning Ahead for the Championship Meets

Please Read – All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Monday by 2/3 6:00 PM

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.
  • 15 and over cannot compete in the Championship Meets (sorry this is a league rule.)
  • 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 home, and we will need more help than usual!  More information below.

Opt-outs for the Championships are
due Monday, 2/3 by 6:00 PM ET.

Download A Meet Qualifiers as of 1/27/20

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.  If your swimmer cannot participate, we need to know by Monday 2/3 at 6:00 PM.

DateChampionshipLocationTimes (TBD)Info
Saturday
2/8/20
B Meet
Ages 12 and Under
NCSTWarm Up:
8:00 AM
Check In Ends:
8:15 AM
Meet Starts:
9:00 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)

I can donate to the Concession Stand.

I can volunteer.

I can donate to the Hospitality Room.

Friday
2/14/20
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
Holland Aquatic Center

Calvin University – Venema Aquatic Center

Warm Up:
4:00 PM
Meet Starts:
5:30 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)
Saturday
2/15/20
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
East Kentwood Aquatic CenterWarm Up:
8:00 AM
Meet Starts:
9:30 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with 8 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 – watch for End of Season Party information.

We Need Volunteers for the B Meet!

We need more volunteers than usual!  For the Championships we need twice as many timers (two per lane, so sign up with a friend!)

And the Northview Athletic Boosters is graciously allowing us to run the concession stand for the B Meet.  But… there are also other sporting events going on this day that may run later than our meet.  That means we will be able to sell concessions for these other events and all proceeds go to NCST.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

We Need Help with the Hospitality Room

As part of hosting a Championship meet we need to provide a hospitality room for the visiting coaches, officials and volunteers.

If you can help us make a great impression with 8 visiting teams, we’d all appreciate it.

I Can Donate to Hospitality Room

Some Quick News Updates for 1/28

Just wanted to give some quick updates since we sent the email yesterday.  If you missed yesterday’s email its online at ncst-swim.com.

Here’s a little different format than usual to try and keep this short:

1/28 – Reminder – No practices tonight.  The Varsity team has a home meet.

1/29 – Family locker room will be unavailable.  The Varsity team will be using it.  So if you usually use the family locker room, please come dressed for practice instead.

1/30 – Reminder – No Silver or Bronze practice.  Only Gold.

1/31- Starts, Turns and Finishes Clinic.  All groups.  6:00-7:00.

2/1 – Home Meet against Grandville

Please help us out…there have been ants on the deck.  Please keep food out in the lobby area.

We’ll be sending out entries later this week.

We need help re-stocking the concession stand.  NCST will be operating the concession stand for longer than usual to accommodate other activities in the school.  All proceeds benefit the team.

I Can Donate

Likewise, we need volunteers to help us run the meet and also keep the concession stand open.  We can’t run a successful program without volunteers like you!  Thanks for helping out!

I Can Volunteer!

Speaking of Championships…

We Need Volunteers for the B Meet!

We need more volunteers than usual!  For the Championships we need twice as many timers (two per lane, so sign up with a friend!)

And the Northview Athletic Boosters is graciously allowing us to run the concession stand for the B Meet.  But… there are also other sporting events going on this day that run later than our meet.  That means we will be able to sell concessions for these other events and all proceeds go to NCST.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

And Help with the Hospitality Room

As part of hosting a Championship meet we need to provide a hospitality room for the visiting coaches, officials and volunteers.

If you can help us make a great impression with 8 visiting teams, we’d all appreciate it.

I Can Donate to Hospitality Room

1/25/20 Home Meet Results

What a great meet yesterday!  Right?  There were a ton of great swims.

Like, Ben Duffy!  Ben broke the NCST record for the 50 Yard Breaststroke yesterday.  The record he broke was set all the way in 1989.  That’s pretty amazing!  Congratulations Ben!

Before we get to the results of yesterday’s meet, please read this whole email.  There is a lot going on.

Download Meet Results

2/1/20 Home Meet Information

Next week is a home meet against Grandville.

1 – Unable to Participate

All registered swimmers (as of 1/27/20 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 1/27/20. 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 1/27/20, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

Lets sum it up one more time.  If you know your swimmer is not going to show up Saturday morning, PLEASE, PLEASE let us know.  It will make for less scrambling on our part fixing relays!

We are unable to participate in the 2/1/20 Home Meet

2 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – Grandville 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!

2 – Concession Donations

We’ll be sending out a call for donations next week.  For the 2/1 meet we’ll be keeping the concession stand open longer since there will be other events going on during the day.

We’ll see what we need after the meet to restock and send out an email to let you know.

All proceeds benefit the team!  Please bring your donations to the concession stand when your swimmer checks in.

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

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.

We’ll need extra help in the Concession Stand on 2/1.  There are multiple events going on that day and we’ll be keeping the concession stand open later.  All proceeds benefit NCST.

I Can Volunteer!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – Grandville 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!

Planning Ahead for the Championship Meets

Please Read – All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Monday by 2/3 6:00 PM

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.
  • 15 and over cannot compete in the Championship Meets (sorry this is a league rule.)
  • 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 home, and we will need more help than usual!  More information below.

Opt-outs for the Championships are
due Monday, 2/3 by 6:00 PM ET.

Download A Meet Qualifiers as of 1/27/20

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.  If your swimmer cannot participate, we need to know by Monday 2/3 at 6:00 PM.

DateChampionshipLocationTimes (TBD)Info
Saturday
2/8/20
B Meet
Ages 12 and Under
NCSTWarm Up:
8:00 AM
Check In Ends:
8:15 AM
Meet Starts:
TBD
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)

I can donate to the Concession Stand.

I can volunteer.

I can donate to the Hospitality Room.

Friday
2/14/20
A Meet
Ages 11 -14
Calvin University – Venema Aquatic CenterWarm Up:
4:00 PMMeet Starts:
5:30 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)
Saturday
2/15/20
A Meet
Ages 10 and Under
East Kentwood Aquatic CenterWarm Up:
8:00 AMMeet Starts:
9:30 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 2/3 6:00 PM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with 8 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 – watch for End of Season Party information.

We Need Volunteers for the B Meet!

We need more volunteers than usual!  For the Championships we need twice as many timers (two per lane, so sign up with a friend!)

And the Northview Athletic Boosters is graciously allowing us to run the concession stand for the B Meet.  But… there are also other sporting events going on this day that may run later than our meet.  That means we will be able to sell concessions for these other events and all proceeds go to NCST.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

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