2016 Summer Season

Please note, the information published in the Northview News on 4/29 is incorrect. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Practices

Practices begin Monday May 9 and end mid-July at the conference championships.
Summer session swim meets generally compete on Thursdays, please see the schedule at the bottom of this page.

Beginning the 2016 Summer Season we will group swimmers by skill level rather than age. While most swimmers will swim with other athletes their age, sometimes swimmers will be asked to swim up or down a level to practice will other swimmers in their skill range. All swim meets are based on age depending on the Age Up Date set by our swim league.

Please note, we are actively seeking volunteers to help with concessions, timing and marshalling at the home meets. We will be hosting a championship meet on July 14th.


Bronze Group (Novice)

The Bronze Group focuses on the fundamentals of competitive swimming. Swimmers are introduced to proper kick, streamline and correct stroke technique.

  • Recommended for ages 10 and under, first and second year swimmers.
  • Practices are 45 minutes, 2-3 times per week.

May 9 – June 9

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

June 13 – July 13

  • Wednesday and Friday 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Northville Swim Team Add On: For additional practice times and swim meets you can add on a membership to the Northville Park Swim Team for just $30 (payable to Northville Park Association). Practices will be held there with NCST coaches Monday – Friday 11:15 AM to Noon. Please register through Northville Park Association directly.

Silver Group (Intermediate)

The Silver Group focuses on advancing stroke technique and aerobic conditioning. Swimmers prepare for swim competitions and develop racing skills and experience.

Recommended for advanced swimmers ages 10 and under and swimmers ages 11 to 12
Practices are 1 hour 15 minutes, 3-4 times per week.

May 9 – June 9

  • Monday – Friday 6:00PM – 7:15 PM

June 13 – July 13

  • Wednesday and Friday 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Northville Swim Team Add On: For additional practice times and swim meets you can add on a membership to the Northville Park Swim Team for just $30 (payable to Northville Park Association). Practices will be held there with NCST coaches Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM. Please register through Northville Park Association directly.

GOLD Group (Advanced)

The Gold Group focuses on aerobic conditioning and race preparation. Swimmers are introduced to aerobic and anaerobic training, race strategy techniques and advanced strength and conditioning skills.

  • Recommended for advanced swimmers ages 12 and under, middle school and high school athletes.
  • Practices are 1 hour 30 minutes, 4-5 times per week.

May 9 – June 9

  • Monday – Friday 6:45PM – 8:15 PM

June 13 – July 13

  • Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Monday – Thursday 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Participation

In order to participate in the NCST your swimmer must be able to compete in the distances for his or her age group:

  • Swimmers competing 8 & under – swim 25 yards unassisted
  • Swimmers competing 9 & up – swim at least 50 yards unassisted

NCST is a competitive swim team. Your swimmer is expected to compete in swim meets. NCST is not swim lessons.

Pricing Information

Notice we have pricing for in-district and out-of-district athletes. NCST does not offer late sign up or partial season discounts. No refunds will be issued after the second week of practices.

1ST SWIMMER

  • Northview Public Schools: $115
  • Out of District: $130

ADDITIONAL SWIMMERS IN SAME HOUSEHOLD

  • Northview Public Schools: $95
  • Out of district: $110

Sign Ups

We’d love to have you join our team. Please register your swimmers online at http://ncst-swim.com/join/.

The whole sign up process can be completed online, including credit card payment.

Sign Up For NCST Online

Ribbons

For Invitationals the hosting school provides ribbons and sometimes medals. Award may vary.

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.

Invitationals, Meets & Conference Championships*

Meets

Date Location Teams Times Info
6/9/2016
6/14/2016
Home Rockford at NCST Warm Up: 5:00 PM
Start: 6:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 6/9)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.
6/23/2016 Away NCST at Calvin Warm Up: 8:00 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 6/19)
6/30/2016 Home East GR at NCST Warm Up: 8:00 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 6/26)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.

Conference Championships

Date Championship Location Times Info
7/14/2016 B Meet – All Ages NCST Warm Up: 3:00 PM
Start: 4:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 7/7)

I can donate.

I can volunteer.

7/12/2016 A Meet – Ages 13 and Up Calvin Warm Up: 3:00 PM
Start: 4:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 7/7)
7/13/2016 A Meet – Ages 12 and Under Hudsonville Warm Up: 3:00 PM
Start: 4:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 7/7)

What’s the difference between invitationals, meets and conference championships?  Read about it on our First Time Swimmers page.

* Schedules subject to change.

Reminders