Correction: Mark your calendar. North Carolina Swimming has announced the spring House of Delegates meeting will be held April 21-22, 2012 in Greensboro, NC.
North Carolina Swimming is offering two Stroke Camps in January for swimmers between the ages of 9 and 12. The camp is geared towards swimmers with a “BB” time standard and will focus on all of the strokes. The first camp will be held at the Goldsboro YMCA on January 21, 2012 and the second camp will be held at the Midtown Aquatic Club in uptown Charlotte on January 22, 2012. NC Swimming has rooms reserved for 60 swimmers at each camp.
Agenda for each camp:
- 8:45 Staff arrival on site
- 8:45 – 9:30 Staff meeting
- 9:30 – 10:00 Camp check-in for athletes
- 10:00 – 10:30 Staff introductions and overview
- 10:30 – 12:00 Pool workout #1
- 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
- 12:30 – 1:30 Motivational presentation
- 1:30 – 3:30 Pool workout #2
- 3:30 – 4:00 Camp evaluations, wrap up, prizes and awards
I am calling on all NCS coaches and administrators to help me get the word to the athletes who may not yet have heard about the upcoming IMX Camp on January 21-22, 2012 in Greensboro. There are 120 athletes who were picked off of the IMX rankings from last summer who are eligible to attend the 2nd Annual IMX Camp. To date 34 athletes are “going” to the camp–meaning they have signed up with the application and have paid their fee of $150 per athlete. Please help me reach as many of the others as possible.
The deadline for submission of the application and fee is fast approaching (November 7, 2011). After this date additional athletes will be named if there are not at least 20 athletes in the 11, 12, or 13 year old groups. Last year 65 athletes attended and most wrote wonderful reviews of the camp. This year, with the camp at the new Greensboro pool, it will offer many athletes who will be competing at the facility a chance to get an “advance preview”. Lastly, we are still in need of coaches for our 9-12 year old Stroke Camps. There will be two camps in January. One will be in Goldsboro on Saturday, Jan. 21st and the other at the MCAC pool in uptown Charlotte on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. These camps are great learning opportunities for assistant coaches and a great chance to get to know other coaches in the LSC—AND coaches will receive a stipend for their participation. We had some great coaches work very hard last year and I’m sure this year will be no exception. Please encourage swimmers with a BB time standard to consider attending these camps. We have room for 60 athletes in each Stroke Camp.Please email me at if you have any questions about any of the camps.
NCS Camp Coordinator
North Carolina Swimming offers volunteers the opportunity to become a USA Swimming certified stroke and turn official. As a certified official, you will help ensure that meets are judged according to the rules of swimming in a fair and consistent manner. Officials are rewarded with the best seat in the house, great food from our hospitality committee and the opportunity to help our team conduct some of the best meets in the state. You will:
– Support an excellent sport for children and promote a healthy lifestyle.
– Gain an understanding of the rules of the sport and the operation of a meet.
– Fulfill your service credit obligation to the team.
– Move freely on deck and not be confined to crowded bleachers.
– Participate in a great training program for High School Swimming.
Becoming a stroke and turn official is very rewarding. You enjoy the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders on our team and nationally certified officials from all over the United States. Many officials enjoy the fellowship and continue to serve long after their children stop swimming.
Follow these steps to start the process:
– Find an upcoming clinic.
– Complete and submit the USA Swimming non athlete registration form. Check with your club to
– Complete the USA Swimming background check for officials. You will be billed $39 for the screen.
– Attend a three hour training class.
– Work your first 4-6 sessions by shadowing a certified official wearing the standard uniform for officials which is a white polo, dark blue pants, shorts or skirt and white shoes. Be sure to print and keep a copy of your Apprentice Training Card to track your progress.
– Complete the Athlete Protection Training Course after you have received your USA Swimming Card. The course must be completed online before January 1, 2012.
– Work your final evaluation sessions as an official while being observed by a certified official.
– Once you are approved for advancement, you will be eligible to work any USA Swimming meet in the LSC.
Please feel free to contact Colleen Gillan if you have any additional questions about becoming an official. We look forward to meeting you on deck!
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