2018 Summer Season

Practices

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Practices begin Monday May 7th and end mid-July at the conference championships. Please see the meet schedule at the bottom of this page.  We are working on possibly attending an invitational 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 will be seeking volunteers to help with concessions, timing and marshalling at the home meets. Volunteer forms will be online as the meets get closer.

Note: Every season we have to balance the training groups depending on who signs up. It’s possible you trained with a different group last season and will be moved up or down this season. We won’t know until everyone has registered, but please be flexible. We want to keep similar ability and ages together.


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 7 – June 8

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

June 11 – July 19

  • 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 7 – June 8

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

June 11 – July 19

  • 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 7 – June 8

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

June 11 – July 19

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

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Platinum Group (Advanced)

The Platinum Group 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 the school teams.
  • Younger athletes may participate with coach’s approval.
  • Practices are 1 hour 45 minutes – 2 hours, 4 times per week.

May 7 – June 8

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

June 11 – July 19

  • 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.

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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

DateLocationTeamsTimesInfo
6/21/2018HomeWayland, Grandville, GRA at NCSTWarm Up: 4:30 PM
Start: 5:30 PM
We are unable to attend.
(by 6/18 at 10:00 AM)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.
 6/28/2018HomeWayland, Grandville, GRA at NCSTWarm Up: 4:30 PM
Start: 5:30 PM
We are unable to attend.
(by 6/25 at 10:00 AM)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.
7/12/2018HomeWayland, Grandville, GRA at NCSTWarm Up: 4:30 PM
Start: 5:30 PM
We are unable to attend.
(by 7/9 at 10:00 AM)
I can donate.
I can volunteer.

Conference Championships

NOTE:  NCST must submit Conference Championships entries on 7/15/2018.  You may not know which meet your swimmer has qualified for until our last home meet on 7/12/2018.  I know.  Crazy.  But that’s how the dates fell.  Please help us get these entries in on time.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
7/19/2018B Meet – All AgesGrand HavenTBDWe are unable to attend.
(by 7/14 at 10:00 AM)
7/18/2018A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinTBDWe are unable to attend.
(by 7/14 at 10:00 AM)
7/17/2018A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderHudsonvilleTBDWe are unable to attend.
(by 7/14 at 10:00 AM)

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

* Schedules subject to change.

Reminders