North Carolina Swimming (NCS) will be launching its IMNCS campaign to reinforce that all NCS members – coaches, athletes, officials, and swimming families – are part of NCS. The IMNCS campaign is also meant to address the following goals outlined by the NCS social media task force.
- Drive traffic to the NCS website
- Increase awareness of NCS and its programs
- Increase engagement and discussion between NCS members and groups
- Build our base of followers
NCS members will be contacted as part of the IMNCS campaign to develop profiles that can be shared on the NCS website and our various social media platforms.
North Carolina Swimming will be well-represented at the 2018 USA Swimming National Open Water Select Camp being held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin from August 23-26. John Payne of the TAC Titans will be the head coach while Jonathan Bescher of New Wave Swimming will serve as an assistant manager. USA National team member Ashley Twichell (TAC Titans) will be an instructor at the camp.
Among the athletes named to the 24 person camp roster are former TYDE swimmer Meghan Joram, now with the University of Pittsburg and Brendan Firlie, now with SwimMAC Carolina.
The 2019 Fall HOD will be held the weekend of Sept 21-22, 2019.
If your club would like to submit a bid to host the 2019 Fall HOD, bids must be submitted by 9/23/2018. All bids will be forwarded for consideration at the upcoming HOD Meeting in Wilmington on October 7, 2018. Remember, bids for the Fall HOD must include access to nearby banquet facilities to accommodate 300 people for the NC Awards Banquet and access to a pool to hold the All Star Clinic.
The HOD Bidding policy can be found in Section 1.6 of the North Carolina Policies & Procedures.
I will be conducting a clinic at the ASCA World Clinic titled Advanced Para Swimming and speaking on the Business Track on why we should offer para-swimming opportunities in club, high school and collegiate swimming. Please pass along the flyer if you know anyone who would benefit from attending.
My mission with U.S. Paralympics is to grow awareness of para-swimming and facilitate advancement of both coaches and athletes in the para-swimming world.
We are looking for para-swimmers. You may have one in your club or in the surrounding area, if so, please let me know and I will reach out to them or feel free to provide my contact info to them,
Thank you in advance for helping us grow the para-swimming world!
Consultant for U.S. Paralympics Swimming
Below is the online form for submitting your NCS Age Group coach of the year and NCS Senior coach of the year nominations. Please submit your completed nomination form by August 28, 2018. A list of nominees will be distributed in early September for voting. Clubs are limited to one vote for age group coach of the year and one vote for senior coach of the year. Coach of the Year awards will be announced during the NCS Awards Banquet and at the HOD meeting the weekend of October 6-7.
Each year the TYDE swim team, through North Carolina Swimming, presents the Andy Craver Determination Award to an NCS athlete who, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstrates determination and dedication to the sport of swimming.
Click the following link for information on the nominating process.
Congratulations to North Carolina Swimming official Wayne Shulby who was selected by USA Swimming to officiate at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The former NCS General Chair and long-time meet referee has had a busy summer spreading his time between NCS meets, TYR Pro Series meets, Junior Nationals, and now, Pan Pacs. Wayne, known for his adventurous palate, is seen here sampling some of the local cuisine while in Tokyo.
Jonathan Watson, head coach of the NCS Zone team, published a daily newsletter so folks back home could keep up with the team. Click here to view all of the zone team newsletters.
If you’re wondering about the gold box, read Jonathan’s Final 2018 NCS Zone Team Newsletter
Jonathan, along with team manager Amy Faulk and her zone team videos (view them on the NCS Facebook page) kept everyone up-to-date and helped us share in some of the fun and excitement. Thank you both, along with your zone team coaching staff and chaperones, for all the time and effort you put into this adventure. And thank you to all the team members. We’re very proud of an outstanding group of NCS athletes who not only performed well in the pool but also brought home the Southern Zone’s Charlene Craddock Sportsmanship Award!
Congratulations…and thank you for your time!
|Watch your favorite TEAM USA swimmers compete at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. Here is the current Pan Pac TV schedule.|
|NBC on August 11 and 12…from 4-6 p.m. ET
Check your local listings to be sure.
Finals will be live on the Olympic Channel at approximately 5:00 a.m. (ET) each day (August 9-12)
Date Tokyo Time Eastern Time Central Time Mountain time Pacific Time
August 9 . 6:23 p.m. 5:23am 4:23am 3:23am 2:23am
August 10 . 6:55 p.m. 5:55am 4:55am 3:55am 2:55am
August 11 . 6:28 p.m. 5:28am 4:28am 3:28am 2:28am
August 12 . 6:06 p.m. 5:06am 4:06am 3:06am 2:06am