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 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.
Ashley Twichell of NCAC is leading the contingent of NCS club swimmers at the US Open with a win in the women’s 800 free on day one, followed by a second place finish in the 400 Free the following day. This comes after her gold medal performance in the 10K open water event at the World Championships a couple of weeks ago.
Other top swims so far include a fourth place finish by Ashley McCauley of MOR in the women’s 200 breast, a fifth place by MOR teammate Zach Brown in the men’s 200 fly, a fifth place by Hennessey Stuart of WOLF in the men’s 200 back, a sixth place in the women’s 200 back by Elise Hann of WOLF, a seventh place in the women’s 800 free by MOR’s Madison Homovich, and an 8th place by Coleman Stewart of WOLF in the men’s 200 back.
Other NCS club swimmers with top 32 finishes so far include Will Macmillan (NCAC), Dan Erlenmeyer (WOLF), Matt O’Donnell (WOLF), Abby Arens (MOR), Michael McBryan (NCAC), Lexi Lupton (WOLF), Grace Countie (MOR), and John Healy (MOR).
Click the following link for complete US Open Results
Two North Carolina athletes are among the swimmers on the USA Paralympic World Team that will be travelling to Mexico in September to compete. Hannah Aspden and Tucker Dupree of Raleigh were selected to the team.
Here is the complete list
*Hannah Aspden (Raleigh, N.C.) – S9/SB8/SM9
*McKenzie Coan (Clarkesville, Ga.) – S7/SB6/SM7
Julia Gaffney (Mayflower, Ark.) – S8/SB6/SM8
*McClain Hermes (Dacula, Ga.) – S12/SB12/SM12
*Sophia Herzog (Fairplay, Colo.) – S6/SB6/SM6
*Jessica Long (Baltimore, Md.) – S8/SB7/SM8
*Becca Meyers (Timonium, Md.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Gia Pergolini (Roswell, Ga.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Aspen Shelton (Willow Park, Texas) – S13/SB13/SM13
*Natalie Sims (Minneapolis, Minn.) – S9/SB9/SM9
Leanne Smith (Salem, Mass.) – S4/SB4/SM4
*Colleen Young (St. Louis, Mo.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Caleb Cripe (Middlebury, Ind.) – S7/SB8/SM7
*Tharon Drake (Hobbs, N.M.) – S11/SB11/SM11
*Tucker Dupree (Raleigh, N.C.) – S12/SB12/SM12
*Tye Dutcher (Merced, Calif.) – S10/SB9/SM10
Connor Gioffreda (Timonium, Md.) – S6/SB6/SM6
*Robert Griswold (Freehold, N.J.) – S8/SB7/SM8
*Curtis Lovejoy (Atlanta, Ga.) – S2/SB1/SM2
Lawrence Sapp (Waldorf, Md.) – S14/SB14/SM14
Roderick Sewell (Spring Valley, Calif.) – S8/SB6/SM8
Zachary Shattuck (Mt. Airy, Md.) – S6/SB6/SM6
Some other important dates to remember in September.
- On the 9th – the California Classic in Yucaipa. National classification will be available.
- On the 10th – United States Paralympic Swimming clinic in Lakeland, Florida.
- On the 13th – the US Disability committee workshop held during the Convention.
The 2017 NCS Zone Team is competing in the Southern Zone Meet this week in Tupelo, MS. The zone meet theme is the “Dog Days of Summer” and coach Jonathan Watson will keep us updated with the NCS Zone Team newsletter below.
Registration forms for 2017-2018 are now available. The 2017-2018 registration year begins September 1, 2017 – registration forms received on or after that date will be processed for the 2017-2018 year – annual registrations will have an expiration date of December 31, 2018 and should include the appropriate fees.