Pictured above are several North Carolina Swimming officials who worked the Arena Pro Series meet in Atlanta this past week.
Representing NCS were: Colleen Gillan, John Jewell, Wayne Shulby, Oneta Manuel, Trish Martin, Linda Hughes, David Rigsbee, Cynthia Shannon, and James Keil
Thank you and congratulations NCS officials!
The 2017 Carolina Crown Swim Challenge was held in the sparkling new YMCA pool in Clover, SC this past weekend. Two hundred of the top 15-18 year-old swimmers from North and South Carolina gathered for the largest Carolina Crown meet yet. The weather was terrific and everyone had a great time.
Swimmers were divided into four teams; Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, and Black diamond. It was a tight race for the team title and was decided in the final relay events, with Team Ruby coming out on top.
Here are the meet results.
Thank you to the swimmers, coaches, officials, and volunteers who made it happen!
Here are some photos provided by visityorkcounty.com
For more Carolina Crown photos, courtesy of RAYS swim club, visit the photo gallery tab above.
Each LSC or other governing body can submit a candidate who is deserving of recognition and the winning official is selected by a sub-committee of the National Officials Committee to be recognized in Swimming World magazine every two months. April’s Maxwell Award recognition goes to Lisa Jackson with North Carolina Swimming.
Lisa is a single mother of three kids, all swimmers. While many parents can’t seem to find the time to attend a swim meet, Lisa typically works all session of a meet and manages to provide a dish for hospitality.
Lisa has mentored many of the stroke and turns, starters and referees in her area. While all three have graduated high school (2 went on to swim in college), Lisa continues to support the swimming community helping out when needed.
The Below link are all the USOC/USP events for the upcoming year. You will see the Jimmy Flower Classic listed on this page and many other events coming up. The below e-mail from the USOC/USP is looking for volunteers for this event and they would really appreciate your being there if you might be able to attend.
I would also encourage you to bookmark this page as a GREAT resource. Use the menu on the left side of the page to move around and catch up on the many offerings from the USP office for the athletes.
In memory of our friend and former colleague, Jimi Flowers, the USOC will be hosting The Jimi Flowers Classic Swim Meet on June 3-4, 2017. This meet will be an exciting world class competition held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs featuring several of the USA’s top Paralympic swimmers.
For those who never had a chance to meet Jimi, he was an extraordinary husband, father, USOC staff member and swim coach who died on July 10, 2009 following a climbing accident near Aspen. I encourage you to take a moment and watch this video about Jimi. It captures who Jimi was and how he touched all of our lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBjK0CJMb4. He was a coach, character and friend to all!
We currently are looking for volunteers to help with timing (pushing a button on a stopwatch) during the swim meet. No prior experience necessary! We may also need volunteers for other miscellaneous jobs throughout the competition. There are three swimming sessions and we will need 22-24 volunteers for each one. If you are interested in volunteering or know of someone that would be, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the session(s) that will work for you.
Session 1: Saturday, June 3; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: Saturday, June 3; 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Session 3: Sunday, June 4; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Positions are first come, first serve.
All of the proceeds from this event go to the Sam and Lauren Flowers college fund. Thank you so much for your interest in carrying out our friend’s legacy!
I hope you are all doing well.
Thank you for giving so much to our sport of swimming.
Click the link below for the schedule of the Spring HOD to be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on April 22-23.
North Carolina Swimming will be recognizing some of its outstanding volunteers during the month of March. Stay tuned for more updates.
If you or someone you know would like to be featured, email Jonathan Watson email@example.com the following information:
Club Name (if any):
Volunteer type (optional):
Attach a photo of yourself (selfie’s ok!)
1. What’s been the most rewarding part of being a volunteer?
2. What’s your favorite memory as a volunteer?
3. What’s your funniest story as a volunteer?
4. You know you’re a volunteer when…
If you have proposed legislation for the NCS Spring HOD meeting on April 23, 2017, please mark up the existing Rule or By-Law with the proposed wording and submit your proposal to Wayne Shulby firstname.lastname@example.org using the HOD Legislation Template below. The deadline for submitting legislation is March 4, 2017.