Thank you to IMX Camp head coach Amy Faulk for creating a video with highlights of the 2019 NCS IMX Camp at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Also thanks to camp director Jay Dodson, camps coordinator Jonathan Watson, and the rest of the IMX camp coaching staff for providing this opportunity for NCS swimmers. Click the following link or the IMX camp photo above to view the video.
Congratulations to the swimmers on the following list who qualified for the 2018 NCS Select Camp to be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro on April 28-29. The following swimmers qualified by finishing in the top five at the NCS 14U Short Course Championships last weekend.
Additional swimmers may be added based on results at the upcoming Age Group Sectional Meet in selected qualifying events.
Swimmers on the list who plan to attend the Select Camp must complete and submit the application form below by March 24, 2018. Information on submitting camp fees is included in the form.
11-12 and 13-14 year-old swimmers who will be traveling as a team to dinner and the hotel are also required to complete and submit the following NCS Team Travel Permission form. Please include this completed form with the check that is sent to Amy Faulk (the address is on the application form).
Jonathan Watson is the camp director and Amy Faulk the camp manager. The entire Select Camp staff and a Camp Itinerary will be announced and posted on the NCS website in the next few weeks.
NOTE: The 10 & under age group will have a one day camp, with swimmers arriving at 8:00 am on Saturday and leaving at 5:00 pm. The 11-12 and 13-14 age groups will stay over at the Marriott Courtyard on Saturday night and will have a morning camp session on Sunday. Camp fees for the 10 & under group are $130 and camp fees for the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups are $165.
Due to the recent snowy weather experienced throughout the state, I did want to be sure to let everyone know that the camp will proceed as scheduled. As announced in the email sent last week, we are asking swimmers to arrive and check-in between 8-8:30am at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this Saturday, January 20th. If you have been affected by the weather and need more time for arrival, please feel free to exercise caution and arrive when you can. We will have people to assist those who need to check-in late.
If any swimmer is being picked up by someone other than his/her parent, please send a note telling us to whom you wish us to release your child on Sunday at the conclusion of the camp. Checkout is still planned for 12:20pm on Sunday.
For any communication throughout the camp, here are some contacts that you may use for correspondence:
Room and roommate selection has already been concluded with an effort to have swimmers lodge with swimmers from around the state. We hope this encourages getting to know one another and mirrors the procedures used by our Zone Team when travelling. Please reinforce to your child the need to be polite and considerate of others at all times throughout the conduct of the camp.
Lastly, our Guest Head Coach Jim Richardson has requested that all swimmers who have a snorkel bring the snorkel to the camp with them this weekend.
Thank you for agreeing to attend this camp. I look forward to hearing any and all feedback (positive or constructive) after the camp concludes. If there are any questions that anyone has, please do not hesitate to email.
Jonathan Watson, NCS Camp Coordinator
Congratulations to the NCS swimmers listed below who qualified to attend the 2017 Southern Zone Select Camp, and also to the NCS coaches who were selected to the camp staff. The camp was held at the University of Louisville on May 25-28.
28 male and 28 female athletes were selected in each of the four Zones. Selected girls must be age 12-13 at the time of performance. Selected boys must be age 13-14 at the time of performance. 14 athletes of each sex were selected based on 2016 Long Course Meters (LCM) IMX point scores according to the following:
Seven girls age 12 and seven boys age 13
Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14
Then, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Long Course Meters (LCM) Olympic event (including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is invited for a total of 14 additional male and 14 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||Zac Cairns||NCAC|
|Madeline Menkhaus||MAC||Tim Connery||MAC|
|Sydney Morgan||NCAC||Ben Duckworth||EAC|
|Caroline Pape||TYDE||Noah Henderson||STAR|
|Katie Rauch||ATOM||Boyd Poelke||MAC|
Congratulations to these swimmers who attended the 2017 NCS Select Camp held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on April 22-23. Special guest was former University of Michigan head swimming and diving coach, Jim Richardson. Swimmers qualified by finishing in the top five at the NCS 14U Short Course Championships or as additional qualifiers based on performance at Age Group Sectionals.
For additional photos from Select Camp, click the photo gallery tab above.
Congratulations to the eight athletes who attended the USA Swimming National Select Camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The camp was held January 19-22. Attendees from North Carolina Swimming clubs included:
|Abbie Arens||Marlins of Raleigh|
|Zach Brown||Marlins of Raleigh|
|Grace Countie||Marlins of Raleigh|
|Ross Dant||YMCA Seahorse Swim Team|
|Caroline Hauder||SwimMAC Carolina|
|John Healy||Marlins of Raleigh|
|Julia Menkhaus||SwimMAC Carolina|
|Ana Pozder||TAC Titans|
IMX Camp 2017 – What A Great Weekend!!
The 2017 NC Swimming IMX Camp just wrapped up at the GAC in Greensboro, NC, and it was one of the most successful yet! We had 120 swimmers, ages 11 to 13, attend the camp from teams all across North Carolina. Swimmers qualified for the camp by having one of the top 20 male or female IMX scores in their age from the 2016 long course season.
We had 12 coaches from across North Carolina leading the camp.
|Jeremy Gregory – ATOM|
|Ben Lee – SwimMAC|
|Darryl Buda – MOR|
|Blake Addison – TAC|
|Justin Racer – SAC|
|Jay Dodson – STAR|
|Amy Faulk – NCS|
|Kristina Bond – TEAM|
|Drew Oberg – YOTA|
|John Newell – YOTA|
|Tramane Hall – TYDE|
|Matthew Lee – STAT|
Swimmers arrived Saturday morning and were actively engaged in numerous water sessions, dryland, yoga and team building activities. One of the highlights of the weekend was having former NCS Swimmers Faith Johnson (University of Tennessee) and Natalie Labonge (NC State University) run a clinic on starts with the swimmers, as well as talk with them at dinner about what swimming has meant to them. They also discussed their journey through swimming from age group to college as well as answered swimmer’s questions.
The camp wrapped up on Sunday at 12:15 after the completion of a mock meet and review with the swimmers and coaches. It was a great weekend and helped generate even more ideas for next year!! Keep swimming fast and we hope to see you there next year!!
The 2017 IMX CAMP is 100% full! 120 athletes have registered to attend and the list of final participants is shown below. Also included in the link below are the IMX Camp application form, the medical form, and the code of conduct form which are to be returned, along with a check for $160, to Jonathan Watson by Nov 10, 2016.
We are excited about offering another great NCS Camp experience for 120 of our swimmers ages 11-14 at the annual IMX Camp. The camp will be at the Greensboro Aquatic Center the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. This is an overnight camp with an opportunity to interact and work with swimmers both in and away from the pool, We appreciate your interest in wanting to help make our North Carolina Swimming Camps a positive experience for all participants.
At this camp we try to provide a number of experiences for the swimmers both in and out of the water so coaches will meet ahead of time to plan and have designated responsibilities.
Click the link below for the 2017 IMX Camp Application, Code of Conduct and Medical Authorization Forms, along with a list of IMX Campers who have responded (highlighted on chart) and those who have not yet confirmed. Those attending are asked to please return the completed forms along with payment to Jonathan Watson by Thursday, November 10, 2016.
In the meantime, please email NCS Camp Coordinator, Jonathan Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25 with your intent to participate or decline so that we can inform the alternates whether or not they will have a spot in the camp.
The address to send the completed forms and payment, along with other IMX Camp information, can be found by clicking the link below.