High School Meet on 1/5

Come Cheer on the High School Swimmers on Tuesday

There is a High School Meet at home on Tuesday.  Come cheer on the swimmers!

Meet starts at 6:00 PM.
NCST Swimmers who wear their black shirt will get in free.  (Swimmer must be on the registered swimmer list.)
Parents admission is $5 or use your Wildcat Pass.

Parent Shirts On Sale

Parent shirts will be on sale this week 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.


Cash, check or credit card.

1/9 Home Meet Information

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

There is a lot of information in this post, please read the entire email thoroughly.

1 – Registration/Unable to Participate

NEW FOR 2016 – All registered swimmers (as of 1/5/2016) 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 1/5/2016.  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 1/5/2015, let us know your swimmer is unable to participate.

We Cannot Participate in the 1/9 Home Swim Meet

Likewise, if your swimmer has not actually registered for the team yet, he or she will not be entered into any events. Please register by 1/5/2016.

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 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 9, 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!

4 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – NCST vs Calvin 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!

Practiced Cancelled Tonight

Due to the weather Northview has cancelled all pool activities tonight.

First Home Meet Information Tomorrow

Watch for an email tomorrow regarding the first home meet.  We will be looking for donations to the concession stand, volunteers and information if your swimmer is not able to compete at the first home meet on 1/9.

Spirit Wear Orders Are In!

Spirit Wear orders are in and ready for pick up at tonight’s practice after 6:45 PM (the Board has a meeting until then.)

  • Pick up in pool office (go through family locker rooms)
  • Pick up available after 6:45PM tonight
  • We will only pass out spirit wear orders to adults (it’s too close to the holidays)

Team Shirts

We will also begin passing out team shirts to the swimmers after their practices.

For swimmers who registered after the November 16th cut off, we are waiting until we have a minimum order amount for a second round.

Rock The Blocks Tomorrow

Rock the Blocks is a fun invitational at Kentwood.  It’s rock-n-roll themed and some of the coaches dress up.


First timer?  Read below for more information.

Date:  Saturday, 12/5/2015

Make sure your swimmer arrives with ample time to check-in and warm-up.
Check-in: 7:30am
Warm-up: 8:00am
Meet Starts: 9:00am

Coming to cheer the team?  Here are the entry fees and there will be a concession stand available.
$5.00 adults
$3.00 students age 5 through HS
4 and under free

Directions to Kentwood Aquatics Center
The official Meet Packet provided by Kentwood


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: 7:30am
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.)

Once checked in, swimmers proceed to the locker room and swim deck and find your team and Coach Suann.  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.)

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

Meet Starts: 9:00am
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!  This is the first competition of the season, 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.)

Coming to cheer the team?

Here are the entry fees and there will be a concession stand available.
$5.00 adults
$3.00 students age 5 through HS
4 and under free

Directions to Kentwood Aquatics Center

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