Click here for information, including an important parking/traffic advisory for the ESSZ Age Group Sectional Meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, March 15-18.
Click the following host club link to view meet results: Star Aquatics
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I’ve always spent a fair amount of time scrolling down the meet schedule to locate meets. It was a little cumbersome but before long I was pretty good at it. Then it was pointed out to me that I had been ignoring the little note above the search box at the upper right hand corner. It says: “Use the SEARCH BOX below to locate meets quickly.” I wish I had found it earlier. You can instantly pull up any NCS meet from 2007 to 2012 by simply typing in the sanction number, the city, all or part of the meet name, the host club, or even the meet director or meet referee – and it is really fast! I may never “scroll over” that list again.
Stay tuned: Information and application materials for Select Camp will be available for posting on Monday, March 12. You’ll be able to find it in the camps section under the Swimmers’ tab.
Click the following link for top ten individual rankings: Top Ten Individual Scorers
The North Carolina Swimming 14 and Under Age Group Championships featured several outstanding performances, including a National Age Group Record in the 13-14 Girls 100 yard backstroke by MAC’s Kathleen Baker, swimming unattached. Baker, who broke the state record in the preliminaries, shattered her earlier mark but also eclipsed the national standard with a time of 52.87. Baker also broke state records in the 100 free (49.88), the 100 breast (1:02.26), and the 100 fly (53.46).
Kayla Tennant of STAR Aquatics broke an individual state record in the 11-12 Girls 100 fly with a time of 57.42. In addition, Tennant teamed up with Makena Markert, Emily Schoonhagen, and Kat Morrison to set new state records in both the 11-12 Girls 400 free relay (3:41.95) and the Girls 400 medley relay (4:03.24). STAR Aquatics also set new state records in the 11-12 Boys 400 free relay and the Boys 400 medley relay. Levente Bathory, Charles Taylor, Tucker Burhans, and Cameron Davenport swam a 3:39.42 to set the new mark in the free relay. Bathory, Taylor, and Burhans teamed up with Zach Weir to break the state record in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:03.38.
MAC’s 13-14 Girls relay team set a new meet record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.07. Relay team members included Lauren Wallace, Sara Stranick, Alyssa March, and Nora McCullagh.
Click the following link for complete meet results: GSA Website
Click the following link for a list of top ten individual rankings by category: Top Ten Individual Scorers
North Carolina Swimming received the sad news that it had lost a long time official. George Aitken died last Monday after a prolonged battle with cancer. Services were held on Saturday. George was an official in the Durham area for years with several teams. His wife served as a meet director for THAT. His sons, James and Michael both swam for North Carolina Swimming teams and went on to swim for ACC
The following link will provide you with current USA Swimming Coach membership requirements. For your convenience, this link can also be found under the COACHES tab under Coaches Forms and Documents.
Here are some interesting articles from the Pacific Northwest Swimming newsletter:
Dave Thomas will be in Greensboro on April 21st to teach a Club Leadership Business Management School from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. If you would like to attend or would like to have board members or key volunteers to attend please let him know. He has the following days open for a team visit. April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. If you are interested please let him know. He has attached a listing of the FREE services he can provide when he comes to your club. The most popular are the parent talk and the talk with the athletes about attitude, hydration, sleep and nutrition. Click below for more information.