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.
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!
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
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.
WOW! What a great job everyone! NCST had an amazing showing at Rock the Blocks! It looks like our swimmers set the bar pretty high for their own personal improvements the rest of the season. (It was also great to have all the parents sitting together, I heard several compliments about our shirts.)
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.