North Carolina Swimming was the TOP LSC in the country with 120 swimmers named to the 2017-2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All America team.
SwimMAC Carolina was the leading club in the country with 47 athletes while the Marlins of Raleigh was the number five ranked club in the country with 19 athletes. Click the link below to see the entire list of NCS Scholastic All Americans. Congratulations swimmers!
Changed: Due to the storm approaching, the BOD meeting for this Wednesday, September 12 has been postponed until next Wednesday, September 19, same time, same place.
Please remember that the VFO-Committee Task Force will conduct a presentation and Q&A regarding their recommendations prior to the meeting beginning at 8 PM.
North Carolina Swimming officials have a had a busy summer at national meets around the country. NCS members invited to officiate at the Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine, CA included Michael Ivy, Colleen Gillan, and Wayne Shulby. Alan Moffitt (in the red shirt) is an NCS member who has been working with the Omega timing system.
This is a very busy week for NCS athletes, coaches, and officials with end-of-season championship meets taking place all over the country. Some of the major meets are listed below…links to results will be posted as they become available.
Good luck NCS swimmers!
|Southern Zone Meet||Midland, Texas|
|USA Swimming Summer Junior Nationals||Irvine, California||Meet Results|
|YMCA Long Course Nationals||College Park, Maryland||Meet Results|
|NCSA Summer Swimming Championships||Indianapolis, Indiana||Meet Results|
|ISCA Summer Senior Swimming Championships||St. Petersburg, Florida||Meet Results|
|USA Swimming Futures Championships||Cary, North Carolina||Meet Results|
Following the conclusion of the World Series and feedback from athletes, coaches and/or NPCs, we’d like to offer some additional information re Butterfly.
11.5.2 Both arms must be brought forward simultaneously over the water and brought backward simultaneously under the water throughout the race, subject to Rule 11.5.5.
22.214.171.124 Where an athlete can only use one (1) arm for the arm stroke (as determined by the athlete’s Code of Exception), the arm shall be brought forward over the water. The position of the body must remain in line with the normal water surface. Where an athlete’s impairment results in only one (1) arm being used the non-functioning arm shall be dragged or stretched forward.
The intent of this rule is to ensure when athletes compete, the stroke retains the integrity of a Butterfly stroke. An athlete using two arms will automatically keep their body position in line with the normal water surface to be able to bring both arms forward over the water. The new rule ensures an athlete who competes only using one arm stays on the breast in line with the normal water surface, as butterfly was originally intended, and are not swimming on the side, with a dropped shoulder. The WPS interpretation of ‘the body’ is the trunk of an athlete, including the shoulders, the position of the legs is covered in Rule 11.5.3.
We saw many correct examples of this during the 2018 World Series; an athlete using only one (1) arm to swim with; can keep their body in line with the normal water surface, by breathing to the front or by breathing to their non-functioning arm side. All certified World Para Swimming Technical Officials are fully aware of the Rules and what they need to observe during Butterfly events. World Para Swimming is working with our International Officials to help disseminate knowledge on a national level to ensure consistent officiating from one event to the next.
It is very important that we keep the integrity of all strokes and ensure Butterfly does not look or become Freestyle, especially as we are on the way towards major WPS events such as the upcoming Europeans in Dublin, 2018 Asian Para Games, 2019 World Championships and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Should you have additional question about the Butterfly ruling or other rulebook related matters please feel free to always contract to the TD on site.
World Para Swimming Management Team
Tracy Glassford | World Para Swimming Manager
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Adenauerallee 212-214, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49 228 2097-272, Fax +49 228 2097-209