2017 Summer Season

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Practices

Practices begin Monday May 8th and end mid-July at the conference championships. Please see the meet schedule at the bottom of this page.  We are working on attending a couple of Invitationals too, please note that the entry fees for Invitationals is not included in your registration.

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. Volunteer forms will be online as the meets get closer.


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 8 – June 8

  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

June 12 – July 20

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

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 8 – June 8

  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

June 12 – July 20

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

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 8 – June 8

  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

June 12 – July 20

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

NEW this Summer!
Platinum Group (Advanced)

Introducing our new Platinum Group!  This is advanced training geared for athletes in 7th – 12th grade! Building on the skills developed in the Gold group, these workouts will be tough and challenge your swimmer.  After the in the water workout, there will be optional weight and strength training.

  • Recommended for advanced swimmers in 7th-12th grade who participate on th school teams.
  • Practices are 1 hour 30 minutes, 4 times per week.

May 8 – June 8

  • Monday – Thursday 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

June 12 – July 20

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Followed by optional weight and strength training from 10:00 AM -10:45 AM

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: $130
  • Out of District: $190

ADDITIONAL SWIMMERS IN SAME HOUSEHOLD

  • Northview Public Schools: $105
  • Out of district: $165

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.  Sorry, no discounts for late sign-ups.

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*

Tentative Invitationals

NOTE:  Particpation in these invitationals requires additional entry fees.

Date Location Teams Times Info
6/3/2017 Zeeland Zeeland Classic TBD – Morning
6/30/2017 Hudsonville Hudsonville Invitational TBD – Morning

Meets

Date Location Teams Times Info
6/15/2017 Home Wayland at NCST Warm Up: 8:00 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
We are unable to attend. (by 6/12)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.
 6/22/2017  Grandville  NCST at Grandville Warm Up: 5:00 PM
Start: 6:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 6/19)
7/13/2017 Home GRNSA at NCST Warm Up: 5:00 PM
Start: 6:00 PM
We are unable to attend. (by 7/10)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.

Conference Championships

NOTE:  NCST must submit Conference Championships entries on 7/15/2017.  You may not know which meet your swimmer has qualified for until our last home meet on 7/13/2017.  I know.  Crazy.  But that’s how the dates fell.  Please help us get these entries in on time.

Date Championship Location Times Info
7/20/2017 B Meet – All Ages Jenison TBD We are unable to attend. (by 7/14)

 

7/18/2016 A Meet – Ages 13 and Up Calvin TBD We are unable to attend. (by 7/14)
7/19/2016 A Meet – Ages 12 and Under Hudsonville TBD We are unable to attend. (by 7/14)

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

* Schedules subject to change.

Reminders