6/21 Home Meet Results

It’s Friday!

That was a great meet last night, right?  Tons of swimmers had excellent swims!  The swimmers have set their bars and now should focus on improving their times.

How about we do it again next Thursday?  All three home meets this season are the same 4 teams.

Please remind your swimmer that we are going to attempt to run the meet at the same pace as we did yesterday (hopefully a little faster.)  Events will be combined, swimmers need to get in line well ahead of their events. Next week we will be doing flyover starts – coaches should discuss this with the swimmers at practice.  NCST needs your help to run a good meet, please see the information below.

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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 List of A Meet Qualifiers

6/28 Home Meet Info

1 – Unable to Participate

Quick Links
» We cannot attend this meet
» I can donate
» I can volunteerAll registered swimmers (as of 6/25/2018 at 10:00 AM) 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 10:00 AM on 6/25/2018.  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 10:00 AM on 6/25/2018, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We are unable to participate in the 6/28 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!

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.

Never helped before? No problem, we will train you, help you and thank you profusely!

Clean Up Crew, Timers, Marshalers, Concessions and Greeters… they are all easy jobs.

I Can Volunteer!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – NCST vs Wayland, Grandville, GRA
4:15 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
4:45 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

Good luck everyone

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational Entries

A few of you have elected to attend the Zeeland Summer Classic on Saturday.  Here are the details and entries.

Invitational Details

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational at Zeeland Natatorium
Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Saturday Morning (10 & Under)
    • Warm-up 9:00am
    • Meet Start 10:00am
  • Saturday Afternoon (11 & Over)
    • Warm-up to start immediately following the 10 & Under session but not before 12:00pm. Meet will start 60 minutes after warm-up begins but not before 1:00pm.

Admissions: $5.00 per person per day (children ten (10) and under free with a paying adult).  Heat sheets will be available each session at the admissions table for $2.00 after the meet is seeded.

There are no awards for Open events. 12 & Under swimmers will receive ribbons for 1-8th place.

These swimmers seems to all be veterans, so hopefully you know the drill.  But essentially the same as a meet. (see above.)

Download Zeeland Invitational Entries

6/21/18 Home Meet Entries

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» I can donate
» I can volunteer

And so it begins.

Are you ready?  First meet of the summer season starts tomorrow night. These are exciting times we live in.

We still need several volunteers to help the meet run successfully.  If you can volunteer, please do.  The easiest way to get a front row seat is to be a timer!

Our concession stand also needs to be stocked.  Selling items in the concession stand is how we keep our registration fees low.  If you can donate, please do!

Remember, no practices tomorrow except for the Platinum group.

Meet Details

Home Meet – NCST vs Wayland, Grandville, GRA
4:15 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
4:45 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

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).

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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: 4:15 pm
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: 4:30 pm
Coaches will warm up the athletes.

Check in Cut Off: 4:45 pm
Any swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.

Meet Starts: 5:30 pm
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.

Write the events on your swimmer's arm

For example, this swimmer is swimming event #4, a 200 yard relay (that is what the R is), he is in the B relay and will be crushing the fly stroke.  He is also swimming event #16, the 100 yard individual medley.  Then finishing the day in event #24, the 50 yard free.  Event numbers are not the same for every meet – so double check.  Also note in the background, this swimmer’s parents pestered him enough to lay out his swim bag, competition suit, goggles and comfy clothes for after the meet so he was all ready to go in the morning.

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.)

Good luck everyone!

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational Entries

A few of you have elected to attend the Zeeland Summer Classic on Saturday.  Here are the details and entries.

Invitational Details

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational at Zeeland Natatorium
Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Saturday Morning (10 & Under)
    • Warm-up 9:00am
    • Meet Start 10:00am
  • Saturday Afternoon (11 & Over)
    • Warm-up to start immediately following the 10 & Under session but not before 12:00pm. Meet will start 60 minutes after warm-up begins but not before 1:00pm.

Admissions: $5.00 per person per day (children ten (10) and under free with a paying adult).  Heat sheets will be available each session at the admissions table for $2.00 after the meet is seeded.

There are no awards for Open events. 12 & Under swimmers will receive ribbons for 1-8th place.

These swimmers seems to all be veterans, so hopefully you know the drill.  But essentially the same as a meet. (see above.)

Download Zeeland Invitational Entries

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational Information

Registrations Due Tomorrow at Practice

Sorry for the last notice on this, we just got the details!

NCST will be participating in the Zeeland Summer Classic invitational on 6/23.This is an optional invitational and the fees are not included with your NCST Team registration.

This invite is a great way for your swimmer to get some experience in a different pool.  With all of our regular meets being home meets, swimmers won’t experience a different pool until the championships meets.

Invitational Details

Zeeland Summer Classic Invitational at Zeeland Natatorium
Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Saturday Morning (10 & Under)
    • Warm-up 9:00am
    • Meet Start 10:00am
  • Saturday Afternoon (11 & Over)
    • Warm-up to start immediately following the 10 & Under session but not before 12:00pm. Meet will start 60 minutes after warm-up begins but not before 1:00pm.

Entry fees:  $5/event.  Swimmers may participate in up to 4 events.  Checks payable to Northview Community Swim Team.

For invitationals you may choose your events or let the coaches choose for you.  (Note: for regular meets, the coaches will always choose.)  Please do not select any relays.

Admissions: $5.00 per person per day (children ten (10) and under free with a paying adult).  Heat sheets will be available each session at the admissions table for $2.00 after the meet is seeded.

There are no awards for Open events. 12 & Under swimmers will receive ribbons for 1-8th place.

Download the Invitational Registration Form

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