Two long-time NCS club swimmers added to the Team USA medal count at the World University Games. Justin Ress of NC State added a silver medal to his two golds with a second place finish in the men’s 50m backstroke. NC State teammate Hannah Moore also earned a spot on the medal stand, winning the bronze in the women’s 1500m freestyle.
The APT is getting an upgrade! We are moving to a new platform called USA Swimming LEARN. In order to best set everyone up for success, we will be shutting down the current APT for a few days next week to make the transition. During this time, no one will be able to complete the APT.
When we are back up and running, the APT will be hosted on USA Swimming LEARN. More information will be sent about LEARN later this week.
Most non-athlete members will need to renew their APT this fall prior to the 12/31/2017 expiration date. By closing the APT next week, we can make the process much easier for members moving forward.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope to be live on the new platform prior to the 31st, and a press release will go out when that happens. Contact me if you have any questions.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that CVAC parent and USA Swimming official Doug Leatherman passed away last Friday, August 18th. Those that have worked with Doug know he was great to have on deck and a joy to be around.
For the full obituary and service information, please visit http://www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net/notices/Douglas-Leatherman.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
Justin Ress of NC State/MOR earned his second Gold Medal at the World University Games in Taipei with a win in the 100m back. Earlier, he teamed up with NC State teammate Ryan Held, Maxime Rooney, and Justin Lynch to win the men’s 400m free relay. UNC’s Caroline Baldwin captured a Bronze Medal as a member of the women’s 400m free relay. Another UNC swimmer, Hellen Moffitt, placed sixth in the 50 butterfly.
Below is the form for submitting your age group coach of the year and senior coach of the year nominations. Please email your completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28, 2017. A list of nominees will be distributed in early September for voting. Clubs are limited to one vote for age group coach of the year and one vote for senior coach of the year. Coach of the Year awards will be announced during the NCS Awards Banquet and at the HOD meeting the weekend of Sept 23-24.
The 2017 NCS Awards Banquet will be held at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh on Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. The Special Guest Speaker will be Olympic Gold Medalist, Anthony Ervin.
More details on the event, including online registration, will be available when the NCS All Star list is announced (around Sept 1). NCS All Stars and families will be allowed a one week early registration period before registration is open to the public.
If you will be staying over Saturday night, NCS has a limited block of rooms at the following hotels:
Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham – 6115 Corporate Ridge Road, Cary, NC 27607
Group Name: NC Swim
Booking Deadline: 9/08/17
Hotel: Embassy Suites – 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513
Group Name: NC Swimming
Booking Deadline: 9/08/17
Other nearby hotels:
Hampton Inn & Suites – 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh, NC
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC
Hyatt Place Raleigh West -710 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
MEET BID PROCEDURE: Please use the form below to submit your 2018 Long Course meet bids by 9/16/17.
Here is the bid packet for submitting meet bids for the 2018 long course season. It includes both the Meet Bid Framework and the Meet Bid Form.
The meet bid framework provides dates of notable meets, including sectional and national events, and indicates closed weekends during the 2018 long course season.
The meet bid form is the method for submitting your meet bids to the technical planning committee. Simply complete and submit a form for each of your club’s meet bids. Please note the closed weekends when submitting bids.
Completing the Meet Bid Form
The meet bid form will allow Technical Planning to gather and provide clubs with more complete and consistent meet information. The form is divided into three sections:
- Basic Meet Information (dates, host club, meet name, location, etc.)
- Meet Type (meet type, course type, meet category, age group)
- Meet Fees (individual fees, relay fees, facility fees, travel fund, parking, other)
Click the link to the Meet Bid Form to get started. After completing all required fields (identified by an asterisk) in a section, click NEXT. After completing the entire form, click SUBMIT. You will be asked if you want to submit another response. If you do, click “submit another response” and repeat the process for your next meet.
Meet bids submitted will automatically populate the 2018 Long Course Bid Schedule posted on the NCS website. Here, you can view what you’ve submitted. (The spreadsheet does not automatically sort by date, so most recently submitted bids will appear at the bottom but will be sorted periodically as bids come in.)
- Meet Bid Deadline: 9/16/17
- Technical Planning Meeting: 9/23/17
- Meet Calendar Approved: 9/24/17 (HOD)
- Approved Calendar Posted: 9/24/17
If you have any questions on the Meet Bid Form, contact email@example.com.
Technical Planning Chair
The NCS long course season is ending where it began…with more new records! The August championship meets have produced several new records. Below is a list of the most recent new record-breaking performances:
|Garrett Boone||ATOM||13-14 50 Free||Southern Zone Meet|
|Tim Connery||MAC||13-14 200 IM||Junior Nationals|
|Noah Henderson||STAR||15-16 100 Fly||Junior Nationals|
|Ashley McCauley||MOR||15-16 200 Breast||U.S. Open|
|Olivia Carter||EAC||15-18 100 Fly||Junior Nationals|
|Olivia Carter||EAC||15-18 200 Fly||Junior Nationals|
SwimMAC Carolina won the overall team championship at the Speedo Junior National Championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, NY. SwimMAC women finished on top in the women’s standings while the SwimMAC men finished third. Olivia Carter of Enfinity Aquatic Club won the women’s 200 Fly and placed second in the 100 Fly and 200 IM. She also finished fourth in the 200 Free, finishing number two in the women’s high point standings.
Below is a recap of the meet from the USA Swimming website, along with a link to the complete results, team standings, and high point standings.