1/23 Swim Meet Results

Thank you everyone for a great meet!

Great meet!  The coaches were looking at some of the results after the meet and commenting on the great improvements many swimmers have made this season.

Ribbons for swimmers who earned them should be available next week.  For regular season meets, we will have ribbons for first through fifth place finishes. We will also have time improvement ribbons for when swimmers beat their own personal times in events (until we run out).

West Michigan Swim League Time Standards for the A Meet are linked at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to all the athlete, parents, grandparents, volunteers and donators who make the our home meets such a success.

Download Swim Meet Results

Personal Items

We had a mix up in the girls locker room. Girls with similar black boots accidentally switched pairs. We are looking for a pair of black boots with fuzzy liners – women’s size 8. We have the size 7s to trade in the pool office.

Also, please remember to check the lost and found for towels, water bottles and other items. We will be donating anything left over at the end of the season to Goodwill.

Upcoming Dates

1/26 – No Practice – Come watch a High School Home Meet
1/30 – Last Home Meet
2/6 – Championship B Meet
2/12 – Championship A Meet – ages 11 & up
2/13 – Championship A Meet – ages 10 & under
TBD – End of Season Celebration

1/30 Home Meet Information

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» We cannot attend this meet

Let’s do it all again next week!

Next week’s meet is at home. Please contribute to help make our meet a success.

1 – Registration/Unable to Participate by Tuesday

All registered swimmers will be entered into the meet. You must let us know if your athlete will not be participating. This is a change from last year.

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 1/26/2016.  If we don’t have an accurate participation count, other swimmers will lose chances to swim.  Note, there is no practice this night.

By 1/26/2015, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/30 Home Swim Meet

2 – Concession Donations

Thank you everyone who has donated concessions throughout the season.  NCST will not be operating the concession stand for the next meet.  The concession stand will be run by Northview Wrestling.

3 – Volunteers

Volunteers are what make NCST happen.   Watch for an email with the link to Sign Up Genius.

4 – Actual Meet Information

1/30 – Home Meet – NCST vs 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

Good luck everyone!

1/23 Swim Meet Entries

Please write Your Swimmer’s Event Numbers on His or Her Hand or Arm Friday Night.

Details

Here is the event line up for this weekend’s swim home meet against Grand Rapids Novi-Sad and Ludington.  However, there always will be last minute changes due to illnesses and other unforeseen circumstances.

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

We have some fun temporary tattoos for the meet.  If you do not want your swimmer to have a tattoo, please let us know before Saturday.  We will do our best to honor these requests.

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

Date:  
Saturday, 1/23/2016

Location:
Northview High School

Note: this meet is starting later to allow our friends from Ludington time to travel.

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.
Check-in: 9:45am
Warm-up: 10:00am
Check-in Closes: 10:15am
Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.
Meet Starts: 11:00am

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: 9:45am
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: 10:00am
Coaches will warm up the athletes.

Check-in Closes: 10:15am
Athletes who have not checked in will be scratched from the meet.

Meet Starts: 11:00am
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.)

Personal Items

We had a mix up in the girls locker room.  Girls with similar black boots accidentally switched pairs.  We are looking for a pair of black boots with fuzzy liners – women’s size 8.  We have the size 7s to trade in the pool office.

Also, please remember to check the lost and found for towels, water bottles and other items.  We will be donating anything left over at the end of the season to Goodwill.

Upcoming Dates

1/26 – No Practice – Come watch a High School Home Meet
2/6 – Championship B Meet
2/12 – Championship A Meet – ages 11 & up
2/13 – Championship A Meet – ages 10 & under
TBD – End of Season Celebration

Last Chance to Opt Out of 1/23 Home Meet

Quick Links
» We cannot attend this meet
» I can donate
» I can volunteer

The coaches will start the lineup for this weekend’s home meet tonight.  If your swimmer is unable to participate we need to know by 6:00 PM tonight.

1 – Opt Out of Participating by Tonight at 6:00 PM

NEW FOR 2016 – All registered swimmers will be entered into the meet. You must let us know if your athlete will not be participating. This is a change from last year.

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 1/19/2016.  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 1/19/2016 at 6:00 PM, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/23 Home Swim 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 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.

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, January 23, 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 to Help Make Our Meet a Success!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Note this is a later start to give our friends from Ludington more time to travel.

1/23 – Home Meet – NCST vs GRNSA vs Ludington
9:45 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
10:00 – Swimmer warm up begins
10:15 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
11:00 – Swim Meet begins

Good luck everyone!

Parent Shirts For Sale Tonight

t-shirtParent shirts will be on sale this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00-7:00PM in the Pool office.

Parent shirts are similar to the kids shirts, except printed on performance fabric.  Limited sizes available.

Show your support for the team!  All proceeds benefit the team.

$15/each.

Cash, check or credit card.

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