6/23 Away Meet Information

Next week’s meet is away at Calvin (on the East Beltline.)

1 – Registration/Unable to Participate by Sunday

All registered swimmers will be entered into the meet. You must let us know if you will not be attending.

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 6/19/2016.  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 6/19/2016, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 6/23 Away Swim Meet

2 – Actual Meet Information

Away Meet – NCST vs Hamilton vs Calvin
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

Meet Location:
Calvin College Venema Aquatic Center
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
Calvin College
3195 Knight Way SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Directions

Good luck everyone!

6/14 Swim Meet Entries

Please write Your Swimmer’s Event Numbers on His or Her Hand or Arm before the meet.

Details

Here is the event line up for tonights home meet against Rockford.  Sorry for the delay, Coach Sullivan was making some changes this morning.  There may be other last minute changes due to illnesses and other unforeseen circumstances.

Please write your swimmer’s event numbers on his or her hand or arm before arriving at the pool.  The coaches will be organizing the team, so please have your swimmer ready.

Parents, show your support by wearing your black or red NCST Parent shirt.

Date:  
Tuesday, 06/14/2016

Location:
Northview High School

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.
Check-in: 4:45pm
Warm-up: 5:00pm
Check-in Closes:  5:15pm
Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.
Meet Starts: 6:00pm

Entries

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

Download Swim Meet Entries

First Timer?  Here’s some more information

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

Check-in: 4:45pm
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 or you highlight your name on a list (it depends on location but our plan is to have a list on the wall for highlighting your name.)

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.

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: 5:00pm
Coaches will warm up the athletes.

Check-in Closes: 5:15pm
Athletes who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.

Meet Starts: 6:00pm
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 his or her event numbers written on his or her arm.  Note, we won’t know the heat and lane numbers until the day of the meet.


Remind your swimmer they are representing themselves, our school and our community.  Be respectful of the facility and other swimmers.  Cheer their teammates on and have fun!  Swimmers should focus on improving on their own times.

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.)

First Swim Meet Reminder

Quick Links

We still need plenty of volunteers and concession donations to run a successful meet.

There is still time to sign up for the Summer Season.  We’d love to have you join our team and you haven’t missed a swim meet yet.

First time swimming?  Make sure you check out our First Time Swimmer page.  Also note, the summer season is a little more laid back than the winter season.

Read more about the first swim meet.

First Swim Meet Date Change And Information

Quick Links
We Cannot Participate
I Can Donate!
I Can Volunteer!

Here we go…

There is still time to sign up for the Summer Season.  We’d love to have you join our team and you haven’t missed a swim meet yet.  Please note, there are no discounts for late registrations.

1. The date of the first swim meet has changed to Tuesday, 6/14/2016

Still a home meet vs Rockford, just moving it away from the last day of school.

2. Unable to Participate by 6/9/2016

All registered swimmers (as of 6/9/2016) will be entered into the meet. You must let us know if your athlete will not be participating.

Swimmers not showing up may affect relay teams (3 other swimmers) so it is imperative that you let us know if your athlete is not participating by 6/9/2016.  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 6/9/2016, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 6/14/2016 Home Meet

3. 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.

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 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 for next year.

Please contact Molly Bierens if you are able to volunteer or are interested in getting involved in concession operations.

4 – Volunteers

We have several volunteer needs to help keep our swim meets running smoothly.  Please consider signing up to help the team out on June 14, 2016.

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 Swim Meet

5 – Actual Meet Information

6/14/2016  <– New date
Home Meet – NCST vs Rockford
4:45 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
5:00 – Swimmer warm up begins
5:15 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
6:00 – Swim Meet begins

Good luck everyone!

NCST Summer Season Registration is Open

Join NCST Summer Season

NCST 2016 Summer Season information is now online and registration is open.

Practices begin Monday May 9 and end mid-July at the conference championships.

Summer session swim meets generally compete on Thursdays, please see the schedule and the team calendar.

Beginning the 2016 Summer Season we will group swimmers by skill level rather than age.  While most swimmers will swim with other athletes their age, sometimes swimmers will be asked to swim up or down a level to practice will other swimmers in their skill range.  All swim meets are based on age depending on the Age Up Date set by our swim league.

  • Bronze (Novice)
  • Silver (Intermediate)
  • Gold (Advanced)

Please note, we are actively seeking volunteers to help with concessions, timing and marshalling at the home meets.  We will be hosting a championship meet on July 14th.

NCST Spring Camp Schedule Update for Today

Please note that both of tonight’s Spring Camp sessions have been rescheduled to Friday to accommodate a middle school swim meet.

See you tomorrow night.

  • If you haven’t signed up for a Spring Camp yet, it’s not too late.  Check out or website for details.
  • The West Michigan Swim League Summer schedule will be ready the last week of March.  We’ll have information about the NCST Summer Season shortly thereafter.  Stay tuned.
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