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

Upcoming Dates

  • 1/6 – First Swim Meet – AWAY at East Kentwood
  • 1/8 – Opt-out deadline for second swim meet
  • 1/13 – Second Swim Meet – Away at Grandville
  • 1/15 – Opt-out deadline for third swim meet
  • 1/16 – No practices – come watch the Boys Varsity meet

1/6 Away Meet at East Kentwood Entries

Thanks again for rolling with the punches with us here.

Saturday’s meet is Away at East Kentwood Aquatics.  It should be a cool -3 degrees Saturday morning for the drive, but just think how tropical it feels in the warm, humid aquatic center.

Meet Details

Away Meet – NCST at East Kentwood
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 East Kentwood Aquatic Center

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.

Write events on your athlete's arm the night before

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

IMPORTANT 1/6/18 Swim Meet is now AWAY at East Kentwood Aquatics Center

Alright folks, we appreciate you being awesome NCST parents and being flexible with us here…due to a communication mix-up our meet this Saturday is now AWAY at East Kentwood Aquatic Center.

What does this mean for you?

1. We’re starting over the opt-out list…if you cannot make it to the Away Meet at East Kentwood on 1/6 we need to know by 6:30 PM tomorrow.  Even if you have already opted out, we need you to opt out again.

By 6:30 PM on 1/3/2018, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.  Even if you had previously opted-out of this meet.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/6 Away Swim Meet

2. If you’ve signed up to donate concessions, you rock!  Please save them for the home meet on 1/20.

3. If you signed up to volunteer, you also rock!  Please sign up for the 1/20 or 1/27 home meets, or both!

NEW Meet Information

Away Meet – NCST at East Kentwood
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 East Kentwood Aquatic Center

Good luck everyone!

Parent T-shirts, Winter Break Practices & 1/6/18 Home Meet Information

Hopefully you are surviving the holidays.  Here are a couple notes:

  1. First, don’t forget, if you cannot make the first home meet on 1/6, you must let us know before 6:00 PM tomorrow night!  See below for more details.
  2. Second, we still need some volunteers and donations for the first meet.  If you can help, please do!  We can’t run successful meets without you.  Again, see below for more details.
  3. Third, yes, there is practice during winter break.  If the Athletic Lobby doors are locked, please use the Fitness Center entrance.  Pick up at the same door you dropped off.
  4. Fourth, apparently y’all loved the team t-shirts this year.  We’ve had many parents ask if they can get one for themselves.  Well, we’re going to try.
    1. We’ll take online orders until 1/5 at 3:00 PM ET and then place the order.
    2. You must pay for your order online.
    3. We must meet minimum quantities to place the order.
    4. Shirts start at $15.00/ea (a little more for bigger sizes)

Order a Parent Team Shirt

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