The North Carolina Swimming Top Ten LC Times by individual age (11-18) have been posted here and are updated periodically under the SWIMMERS tab on the main menu.
During the House of Delegates meeting at convention, USA Swimming will remember those individuals within each LSC who have passed away since last year’s convention. Bruce Stratton will recite the name of each individual and his/her involvement in swimming (athlete, coach, official, volunteer, etc.) and place a flower into a vase in memory of that person.
To assist with this presentation, we need to know the names of the deceased no later than August 15. Please email the information to me at email@example.com and I will forward the information to the appropriate person.
Include the name of the person who has passed away and whether the person was an athlete, coach, official, volunteer, etc. Also, please include a picture of the individual which will be used during the memorial as well.
NCS Diversity Committee Chair Rodney Sellars will be accepting applications for the Southern Zone Diversity Camp through June 10. If you are interested in attending, please read through the material and forward the application form to: Rodney.Sellars@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Below is an information packet and links to online application forms for the 2013 Zone Team. There are separate application forms for ages 11-14 and ages 15-18 since the application dates and selection criteria differ. Of the 48 swimmers to be selected, 5 have already been chosen based on short course times. The remaining 43 swimmers will be determined based on criteria outlined in the information packet below.
2013 Zone Team Information Packet
Zone Team Application Form (Ages 11-14)
Zone Team Application Form (Ages 15-18)
A combined North Carolina Swimming and South Carolina Swimming Open Water Select Camp will be held September 6-8, 2013. 24 swimmers will be selected from participants in the NC Open Water Championship meet next weekend.
Additional information and an Application Form are included in the packet below. The deadline for application is July 27, 2013.
The Operational Risk Committee of USA Swimming invites all athlete members to create a poster for its Annual Safety Poster Contest, sponsored by Swimmers Edge.
Each LSC will pick a winner and the Committee will select 10 posters to be displayed at the USAS Convention in September where visitors will vote to determine the winner.
Posters must be 20″ x 24″ and must be received by 7/22/2013. Send entries to: Bill Martin; 415 Pisgah Church Road, #322; Greensboro, NC 27455.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) has announced a proposal to eliminate men’s and women’s swimming and diving along with three other sports. The elimination of swimming at UNCW would not only impact those directly involved in the UNCW Swimming program but also local clubs and the entire sport of swimming.
You can support the UNCW swim and dive teams by visiting the “Save UNCW Swim and Dive” Facebook page, by visiting SaveUNCW SwimmingDiving.org, or by signing the online petition. You may also write a letter to the chancellor if you would like to express your thoughts. The links are provided below.
2012-13 Scholastic All American Applications
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event.
To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Eligible times must be swum between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The application must be completed by August 21, 2013.
Here is a link to the USA Swimming website that includes both Scholastic All American Time Standards and Application Form. The only method for application will be the online application on the USA Swimming website. Applicants will be required to have a USA Swimming account. Qualifying times for the applicant will be validated through the Times on the USA Swimming website. The applicant will be required to upload a copy of his or her high school official transcript for the current academic year. All grades for both semesters (2012-2013) must be on the transcript.
Swimmers who have a 3.5 GPA and are applying as a Disability swimmer or Open Water swimmer will check off the meet in which they participated on the SAA Application. Results will be available for the SAA Tabulators to evaluate for swimmer participation. The eligible meets for Disability swimmers are the following: 2012 Paralympics, August 29-September 9, 2012, London, England and the U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals, April 4-6, 2013, Minneapolis, MN. The eligible meet for Open Water is the 2013 Open Water National Championships, May 17-19, 2013, Castaic Lake, CA.
Please address all questions regarding the Scholastic All America application process to Betty Kooy, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dave Thomas, Sport Development Consultant for USA Swimming, forwarded the titles of several books that he and longtime Michigan women’s swimming coach, Jim Richardson, recommended at the recent NCS Swimposium.
Jim Richardson’s Recommended Reading List:
“Mindset – The New Psychology of Success” – Dr. Carol Dweck
“Learned Optimism” – Dr. Martin Seligman
“The Stress of Life” – Dr. Hans Selye
“The Biology of Belief” – Dr. Bruce Lipton
“The Talent Code” – Daniel Coyle
Dave Thomas’ Additions to the List:
“The Little Book of Talent” – Daniel Coyle
“Whale Done” – Ken Blanchard