The following proposed legislation will be voted on at the 2019 Spring HOD. Please review the legislation prior to the House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, April 28 in Charlotte.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of the 2019 Swimposium Carolina and the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge. Some of our sponsors will be on hand at the Swimposium and at the meet. Be sure to thank them for supporting the swimming community through their generous sponsorships. Below is some information on our sponsors. You can click their banner ads to learn more.
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OUR 2019 SWIMPOSIUM CAROLINA SPONSORS
AAA Carolinas was founded in 1922 by Coleman W Roberts. We are an autonomous, not-for-profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. With more than 1.9 million members throughout the Carolinas, we are one of the largest and fastest-growing clubs.
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Since its inception the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge has awarded each member of the winning team with a Carolina Crown Towel.
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With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. On a relentless path to push the limits of sportswear we not only reimagine technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embrace lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) is responsible for promoting hospitality, tourism, events and conventions throughout the Charlotte region. An arm of the City of Charlotte, the CRVA works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of visitors and residents. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand.
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NEED A ROOM? Click the links below for HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Hotel rooms are still available for the Swimposium/Carolina Crown/HOD weekend. Swimposium/HOD will be held at the Fairfield Inn. Parking is $10 per night for guests. NCS also has a block at the nearby Springhill Suites. Must book by 4/5 for the special rate…
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Charlotte Uptown – $129 per night – book by 4/5
Springhill Suites – Charlotte Uptown – $139 per night – book by 4/5
NCS will offer to clinics on Sunday morning, prior to the HOD meeting in the afternoon. Both clinics begin at 8:30 am on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Fairfield Inn in Charlotte. If you would like to attend either clinic please submit the form below.
Dave Thomas of USA Swimming will present the Club Leadership & Business Managment School (CLBMS) 201 course at 8:30 am on Sunday morning. Prior to the second year of club registration, club representatives are required to attend this course. It is a follow-up to the on-line CLBMS 101 course require of all first year clubs.
It is also strongly encouraged for all existing club leaders to take this course. Some teams have required all new people in leadership roles to take this free course as part of an orientation process geared toward good team governance.
MEET MANAGER CLINIC
Lisa Olack of North Carolina Swimming will present a clinic on Meet Manager. This clinic is open to members of any North Carolina Swimming club who would like to learn more about Meet Manager software – how it works and what it can do. Whether you are new to Meet Manager or looking for a refresher course, you’re invited to attend.
The clinic begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, so coaches attending the technical planning meeting at 9:30 am might want to come in a little early if interested in attending the Meet Manager course.
When one North Carolina Swimming coach went to the meet recently, he didn’t expect to end up in the pool himself. Luckily for a young swimmer, this coach didn’t hesitate to jump in when he observed the swimmer in distress during a race.
The swimmer had stopped swimming and showed the classic signs of drowning—head tilted back, body upright, head bobbing below the surface, disorientation, and, most importantly, silence. When guards didn’t notice the swimmer, the coach’s own training kicked in. He dove into the pool and pulled the swimmer to safety.
This story reinforces many important points about keeping experienced swimmers safe in our sport:
- Even good swimmers can get in trouble. In this situation, the swimmer was attempting a new breathing technique and it went terribly wrong. Even the most experienced swimmers can suffer seizures, sudden illness, shallow water blackouts, cramps, and other physical catastrophes that cause them to lose consciousness or inhale water. It can happen at practice, during warm ups, or during a race to any swimmer in the pool.
- Drowning is silent. The movies have trained us to look for victims flailing their arms and shouting for help. Most often, a drowning swimmer will be quiet and subdued and show signs of mental disorientation such as not grabbing a nearby lane line or gutter. Be sure coaches, swimmers, and parents know the actual signs of drowning and know how to respond.
- Training is invaluable. Our NCS coaches undergo extensive training—water safety, CPR, lifeguard, first aid, athlete protection. When it comes to responding in an emergency, that training will make all the difference. This NCS coach recognized the emergency situation because of his training and was able to respond quickly and effectively.
- The more eyes on the pool, the better. Don’t underestimate the importance of alert observation by EVERYONE. And don’t hesitate to enlist help from parents, older swimmers, and facility staff to keep watch. Keep the swimmer/adult ratio at a responsible level at practices and at meets. Have lifeguards observe the pool wherever swimmers are in the water including the racing course and warm down areas. Raise the alarm if you see something out of order. And, like the NCS coach in this story, don’t hesitate to put your training into action to save a life.
For more information on recognizing and preventing drowning: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/PDF_s/SwimmingWaterSafety.pdf.
THE MEET IS AT CAPACITY. NO ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION ATHLETE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED. If you are on the Automatic Qualifier list you are invited to complete this APPLICATION FORM BUT REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR EVERYONE AT 6:00 PM ON APRIL 3.
If your name is on the following list of automatic qualifiers
or consideration qualifiers, you are invited to complete the APPLICATION FORM below to participate in the 2019 Carolina Crown Swim Challenge. This LONG COURSE meet will be held at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2019. The meet will include top athletes from both North Carolina and South Carolina.
Selected athletes who wish to attend – whether an automatic qualifier or a consideration qualifier MUST SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION FORM AND MAIL A CHECK FOR $80 TO THE ADDRESS BELOW BY APRIL 3, 2019.
If not enough automatic qualifiers submit applications by April 3, those on the consideration list will be selected until a maximum of 250 athletes in the combined 15, 16, 17 and 18 year old age groups have been chosen. Consideration athletes were selected based on being in the Top 75 (combined NC/SC) 2018-19 short course rankings in the events being contested. Lists are based on swimmer ages as of April 27, 2019.
Please make out the check for $80 to “North Carolina Swimming” and mail to: Carolina Crown Challenge, 6766 Chauncey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615. Please identify the athlete that the check is for. Only the checks of athletes selected to the final Carolina Crown roster will be cashed. The meet fee also entitles participating athletes to attend the Carolina Swimposium on Saturday morning at the Fairfield Inn, three blocks from the pool.
Questions about the application and registration process can be emailed to: email@example.com
This is the third of a series of Speaker Snippets introducing speakers who will be presenting at the Carolina Swimposium on Saturday, April 27 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Uptown Charlotte (three blocks from the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center). There will be sessions for parents, coaches, athletes, and officials.
Dan McAllen will conduct the meet official sessions at the Swimposium. McAllen is one of the top USA Swimming meet officials in the country. Currently a member of the USA Swimming Program & Events committee, McCallen is a long-time meet officials and served a the meet referee for several national championship events, including the 2012 Olympic Trials. His sessions will provide participants with valuable insights in officiating. If you are a meet official you won’t want to miss hearing Dan McAllen.
Eric Petruzzi of TYDE and Matthew Lucky of SAIL swept the breastroke records in their respective age groups at the Age Group Sectional meet in Atlanta last weekend. Petruzzi set new NCS marks in the 11-12 50, 11-12 100, and 11-12 200 breastroke events. Lucky broke his own 13-14 NCS records in the 100 and 200 breastroke and topped that off with a new NCS record in the 200 IM.
Claire Curzan of TAC continued her incredible run with a new NCS record in the 13-14 women’s 50 free and tied her own record in the 100 back.
|New NCS Records|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||50 Free||21.89|
|Eric Petruzzi||TYDE||11-12||50 Breast||27.58|
|Eric Petruzzi||TYDE||11-12||100 Breast||1:00.27|
|Eric Petruzzi||TYDE||11-12||200 Breast||2:13.99|
|Matthew Lucky||SAIL||13-14||100 Breast||56.28|
|Matthew Lucky||SAIL||13-14||200 Breast||2:01.18|
|Matthew Lucky||SAIL||13-14||200 IM||1:51.98|
Congratulations on your tremendous swims!
The March 24 registration deadline is approaching for the 2019 NCS Select Camp in Charlotte on April 27-28. Qualifiers who plan to attend should register now. There is a $50 late fee for application forms submitted after March 24.
These swimmers below earned their Golden Tickets by finishing in the top five at the NCS 14U Short Course Championships.
Six additional qualifiers were selected to participate by finishing in the top five among NCS swimmers in distance events at the Age Group Sectional meet in Atlanta this past weekend. Swimmers earning their Golden Tickets in Atlanta were:
|Delos Santos, Joshua – GFSC||9-10 Male 500 Free|
|Scheiber, Jackson – WAVE||11-12 Male 1000 Free|
|Swenson, Broder – MOR||11-12 Male 1000 Free|
|Phillips, Emilie – WAVE||11-12 Female 1650 Free|
|Lin, Walker – GCY||11-12 Male 1650 Free|
|Marsteiner, Samuel – WAVE||11-12 Male 1650 Free|
North Carolina women shredded the NCS record book at the ESSZ Senior Sectional meet held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this past weekend. Claire Curzan broke six NCS records, while TAC Titan teammate Charlotte Hook added three more, and Ashley Twichell, another TAC swimmer, accounted for two. MOR’s Abby Arens also contributed three new records to the NCS books. Some very amazing performances!
And those weren’t the only records to fall…Two of Claire Curzan’s record-breaking swims were also National Age Group (NAG) records in the 13-14 age group. Curzan broke Missy Franklin’s NAG record in the 100 free, clocking an incredible 47.67. In addition, Curzan broke her own NAG 13-14 100 fly record with a 50.64 – which was also a new NCS Open record!
USA National Team member Regan Smith also swam at the meet and recorded some phenomenal times. Swimming for Minnesota’s Riptide Swimming, Smith set three NAG records in the 17-18 age division. She set new NAG records in the 100 fly, the 100 back, and the 200 back. Her 49.66 in the 100 back and her 1:47.16 in the 200 back were not only NAG records but also American and US Open records!
While there were no men’s records set at the sectional meet, SwimMac’s Tim Connery and Conall Monahan added their names to the NCS record book at the SE Southern Premier meet last weekend. Connery set new marks in the 15-16 100 breast and 100 back, while Monahan broke the 400 IM record.
Congratulations on all of these exceptional performances!
Below is a list of NCS records broken during the past couple of weeks.
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||50 Free||22.01|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Free||47.67|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Back||51.23|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||200 Back||1:52.76|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Fly||50.64|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||OPEN||100 Fly||50.64|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-16||100 Breast||59.76|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-16||200 Breast||2:08.06|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-18||200 Breast||2:08.06|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||200 Fly||1:53.70|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||200 IM||1:54.79|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||400 IM||4:07.42|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||OPEN||1000 Free||9:21.41|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||OPEN||1650 Free||15:30.95|
|Tim Connery||MAC||15-16||100 Back||47.24|
|Tim Connery||MAC||15-16||100 Breast||53.74|
|Conall Monahan||MAC||15-16||400 IM||3:51.09|