1/13 Away Meet Results

Man, I am wiped out.  That was a long hot meet this morning.  We had a lot of changes to our relays due to  quite a few of our swimmers being ill today.  Thanks for adapting to those last minute changes.

Great meet swimmers.  Thanks to all the parents who made the trek out in the cold this morning.

Good news!  Next week is a home meet!  Can I get a woot-woot?!  NCST needs your help to run a good meet, please see the information below.

Download Meet Results

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 1/21 Fitter & Faster Clinic

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

1/3 Away Meet at Grandville Entries

Here we go again!  We had such a great meet last weekend, let’s see if we can do it again.

Meet Details

Away Meet – NCST at Grandville
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

Directions to Grandville High School

Good luck everyone!

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.

Entries

Make sure you write your swimmer’s events on his or her hand or arm (See below for details).

Download Meet Entries

Oh, you’re a First Timer?  Here’s some more information

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.

Check-in: 7:45 am
Your swimmer must check in so that the event coordinators know he or she is there.  If your swimmer does not check in, he or she will be scratched from the events.

Check in is either with a person at a desk or you highlight your name on a list – it depends on location.  Go with the flow when you arrive, you’ll figure it out.

Once checked in, swimmers proceed to the locker room and swim deck and find your team and Coach.  The team generally sits together and cheers each other on.  Parents up to the balcony to watch.

Your athlete will want 2 towels, one to sit on, one to dry off with.  Healthy snacks is a good idea, remind them to clean up after themselves.  Something to entertain themselves between events may be a good idea – electronics are discouraged (it’s a wet pool after all.)

Don’t forget your goggles!  In fact, bring an extra pair if you have them.

Warm-up: 8:00 am
Coaches will warm up the athletes.

Check in Cut Off: 8:15 am
Any swimmers who have not checked in by 8:45am will be scratched from the meet.

Meet Starts: 9:00 am
Once the meet starts, athletes need to listen for their events to be called.  They will be marshaled ahead of time to keep the meet moving.

This is where it helps for the swimmer to have event numbers written on his or her arm.  Note, we won’t know the heat and lane numbers until the day of the meet.  So, just write the event number, distance and stroke on your athlete’s arm.

Please do this the night before, this is a parent’s responsibility.  Coaches will be occupied warming the swimmers up.


Remind your swimmer they are representing themselves and our community.  Be respectful of the facility and other swimmers – clean up before they leave.  Cheer their teammates on and have fun!  Swimmers should focus on improving on their own times and contributing to the team overall.

Don’t forget to read our First Timer guide online too.  Especially the part about Heats and Events (your swimmer may win a heat, but not the overall event.  Some events have many heats.)

Just Over 2 Weeks Away! Don’t Miss It!

Fitter & Faster Training Clinic on 1/21

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

We are excited to announce the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour will be making a stop at our very own Catatorium on January 21, 2018.

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour and Rio Olympic Champion Clark Smith will be at our pool on Sunday January 21st!  Clark will be in the pool teaching two specific age group sessions and curriculums.


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 one of America’s greatest freestylers…who is still training with his eye on GOLD in Tokyo in 2020!

Click HERE for clinic details and registration!
Use Promo Code FB-MI for $10 off!

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

Register Today

1/6 Swim Meet Results

What a great job at the meet on Saturday!  We saw tons of swimmers have great times!  I was making notes in the stands to call out some of the excellent swims but seriously, there are just too many too list.

Let’s do it again next week at Grandville!

We’ll be making the ribbons and seeing who has already qualified for the A Meet later this week.

If you need a refresher on what the little abbreviations mean on the results sheet, check out our First Time Swimmers page.

Download the Meet Results

1/13 Away Meet at Grandville

1 – Unable to Participate

All registered swimmers (as of 1/8/2018 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 1/8/2018.  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 1/8/2018, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/13 Away Meet at Grandville

2 – Actual Meet Information

Away Meet – NCST at Grandville
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

Directions to Grandville High School

Good luck everyone!

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