Below is the Final IMX Camp Roster and Itinerary. 118 NCS swimmers were selected to attend the camp which will be held this coming weekend at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Kalle Rendon of RSA had a record-shattering meet at the STAR Triad Tropics last weekend. Below are the three NCS short course records that she broke. Congratulations, Kalle!
|Kalle Rendon||RSA||10U||50 Free||26.09|
|Kalle Rendon||RSA||10U||200 Free||2:04.14|
|Kalle Rendon||RSA||10U||500 Free||5:35.91|
Several NCS Clubs earned recognition in the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program. Now in its 18th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top-20 clubs earn gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the bronze level.
Each team’s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to individual swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard. Starting with the 2017 Club Excellence rankings, gold swims were multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for silver-level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5. Open water swimmers are eligible to score points based on their finishes at the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and Junior National Championships.
SwimMAC Carolina finished second in the country, earning Gold Level status. The Marlins of Raleigh also earned Gold Level status, finishing number eleven in the country. Silver Level clubs included the TAC Titans, Enfinity Aquatic Club, North Carolina Aquatic Club, and the Hickory Foundation YMCA Seahorse Swim Team. Earning Bronze Level recognition were the Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg and New Wave Swimming. Congratulations NCS clubs!
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Early in this short course season NCS records have already taken a serious hit. Eighteen short course records have fallen. Most of the records were set at last weekend’s Junior Nationals in the 13-14-year-old age group. TAC Titans Braeden Haughey, Claire Curzan, and Charlotte Hook accounted for half of that total. Here is a summary of the short course records broken so far this season:
|Braeden Haughey||TAC||13-14||500 Free||4:31.34|
|Ryan Weaver||CAT||13-14||100 Back||49.94|
|Braeden Haughey||TAC||13-14||200 Back||1:48.49|
|Thor Dyke||TAC||13-14||400 IM||3:59.95|
|Jack Walker||MAC||15-18||500 Free||4:15.02|
|Anton Ipsen||WOLF||Open||1000 Free||8:47.76|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||50 Free||22.06|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Back||52.77|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||200 Back||1:53.09|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Fly||51.92|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||13-14||200 Fly||1:55.67|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||13-14||200 IM||1:57.22|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||13-14||400 IM||4:11.00|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-16||200 Breast||2:08.46|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-18||200 Breast||2:08.46|
|Olivia Carter||UN||15-18||200 Fly||1:53.49|
|Emma Muzzy||UN||15-18||200 Back||1:51.58|
|Emma Muzzy||UN||15-18||400 IM||4:05.60|
North Carolina athletes enjoyed an outstanding weekend at Winter Junior Nationals. Leading the way for NCS swimmers were TAC Titan swimmers Claire Curzan and Charlotte Hook, along with SwimMAC’s Jack Walker. Curzan won the 100 fly and the 200 back while her teammate, Hook, finished first in the 200 fly. The pair also earned top eight finishes in several other individual events. Walker won the 200 free, was second in the 500 free, and finished fifth in the 100 free.
Other Top eight individual finishers, along with top eight relay teams – by order of finish – are listed below. Click here for complete meet results.
Congratulations to all the NCS athletes who competed at the meet.
|Claire Curzan||TAC||1||Women’s||100 fly|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||1||Women’s||200 back|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||1||Women’s||200 fly|
|Ellie Marquart||ATOM||2||Women’s||500 free|
|Abby Arens||MOR||2||Women’s||200 breast|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||3||Women’s||50 free|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||4||Women’s||200 IM|
|Ashley McCauley||MOR||4||Women’s||200 breast|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||5||Women’s||400 IM|
|Brooke Zettel||TAC||5||Women’s||200 breast|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||6||Women’s||100 back|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||6||Women’s||200 back|
|Grace Rainey||MAC||6||Women’s||200 breast|
|Brooke Zettel||TAC||7||Women’s||200 IM|
|Maddy Flickinger||MAC||7||Women’s||200 back|
|Olwyn Bartis||MAC||8||Women’s||200 free|
|Kaylee Hamblin||MSA||8||Women’s||100 breast|
|John Walker||MAC||1||Men’s||200 free|
|John Walker||MAC||2||Men’s||500 free|
|Noah Henderson||STAR||2||Men’s||50 free|
|Max Edwards||EAC||3||Men’s||100 fly|
|Boyd Poelke||MAC||4||Men’s||100 fly|
|Noah Henderson||STAR||4||Men’s||200 fly|
|Preston Forst||EAC||5||Men’s||200 free|
|John Walker||MAC||5||Men’s||100 free|
|Noah Henderson||STAR||6||Men’s||100 fly|
|Hugh Svendsen||MAC||6||Men’s||200 free|
|Max Edwards||EAC||6||Men’s||100 back|
|Hugh Svendsen||MAC||6||Men’s||200 back|
|Preston Forst||EAC||6||Men’s||200 fly|
|Conall Monahan||MAC||7||Men’s||400 IM|
|Preston Forst||EAC||7||Men’s||100 fly|
|Thomas Hamlet||EAC||7||Men’s||200 back|
|Max Edwards||ECA||8||Men’s||50 free|
|Club||Place||Womens Relays||Relay members|
|Club||Place||Mens Relays||Relay members|
Several NCS officals were on hand for the USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this past weekend. Officials invited to participate included (from left to right) Rob Stevens, Mike Trexler, Trish Martin, Oneta Manuel, Colleen Gillan, Suzanne Heath, Todd Webber, James Keil, and Michael Ivy.
Below are two documents associated with Disability Swimming Time Standards created by the USA Swimming National Disability Committee. The first explains the standards and the second lists the time standards.
North Carolina Swimming will be tracking its Olympic Trials Qualifiers between now and the 2020 Olympic Trials in Omaha. We’re off to a great start with lots of OTQ times at the first qualifying meet – the 2018 USA Swimming Winter National Championships in Greensboro. NCS current qualifiers include the nation’s three youngest; 14-year-olds Claire Curzan (TAC), Charlotte Hook (TAC), and Grace Rainey (MAC) each qualified. Congratulations to all the qualifiers!
Below are the lists of NCS swimmers who swam qualifying times last week in Greensboro. Stay tuned for updates as the list continues to grow over the next two years!
Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifiers:
|Kennedy, Madison||50 FR LCM||MAC|
|Curzan, Claire||50 FR LCM||TAC|
|Perry, Ky-lee||50 FR LCM||NCS|
|Arsenault, Evan||50 FR LCM||UNCW|
|Twichell, Ashley||400 FR LCM||TAC|
|Hassler, Julia||400 FR LCM||WOLF|
|Twichell, Ashley||800 FR LCM||TAC|
|Hassler, Julia||800 FR LCM||WOLF|
|Twichell, Ashley||1500 FR LCM||TAC|
|Moore, Hannah||1500 FR LCM||NCS|
|Hassler, Julia||1500 FR LCM||WOLF|
|Deloof, Ali||100 BK LCM||TE|
|Lindner, Sophie||100 BK LCM||UNC|
|Curzan, Claire||100 BK LCM||TAC|
|Hansson, Sophie||100 BR LCM||NCS|
|Arens, Abby||100 BR LCM||MOR|
|McCauley, Ashley||100 BR LCM||MOR|
|Hansson, Sophie||200 BR LCM||NCS|
|McCauley, Ashley||200 BR LCM||MOR|
|Rainey, Grace||200 BR LCM||MAC|
|Curzan, Claire||100 FL LCM||TAC|
|Hook, Charlotte||200 FL LCM||TAC|
|Cameron, Bryanna||200 FL LCM||UNC|
|Sargent, Makayla||400 IM LCM||NCS|
Men’s Olympic Trials Qualifiers
|Chadwick, Michael||50 FR LCM||TE|
|Greenberg, Aaron||50 FR LCM||TE|
|Korstanje, Nyls||50 FR LCM||NCS|
|Chadwick, Michael||100 FR LCM||TE|
|Korstanje, Nyls||100 FR LCM||NCS|
|Greenberg, Aaron||100 FR LCM||TE|
|Pebley, Jacob||200 FR LCM||TE|
|Dant, Ross||800 FR LCM||YSST|
|Ipsen, Anton||1500 FR LCM||WOLF|
|Dant, Ross||1500 FR LCM||YSST|
|Pebley, Jacob||100 BK LCM||TE|
|Stewart, Coleman||100 BK LCM||NCS|
|Stuart, Hennessey||100 BK LCM||WOLF|
|Countie, Will||100 BK LCM||UNCW|
|Pebley, Jacob||200 BK LCM||TE|
|Blazevski, Marko||100 BR LCM||TEAM|
As you may know, NCS Top Times are posted on the NCS website periodically.
What you may not know is that for the most current rankings you can go the USA Swimming website under the TIMES tab. There, you can click TIME SEARCH and TOP TIMES EVENT RANK, fill in the appropriate fields, and pull up the most up-to-date rankings. You can get rankings up to the top 250 by country, zone, state and by any individual age, age group, or gender you select. You can look up by individual event or all events …by short course or long course…even by time standards.
You can also do individual time searches, individual rankings, power point calculations…and more. The USA Swimming Times Search page is a very nifty tool available to everyone.