Below is the psych sheet for the 2020 NCS Senior Short Course Championship Meet.
Two individual records and one relay record fell at the 2020 NCS Short Course Age Group Champs meet this past weekend. Albert Smelzer of Swim GSA broke the 11-12 record in the 50 back while Lucca Battaglini of the YMCA of the Triangle broke the 13-14 200 free record. The TAC Titans boys 800 free relay team (Landon Lloyd, Max Marrujo, Chad Jacobs, and Andrew Li) broke the record in that event.
Below is a summary of the new records. Click here to view all NCS Records.
|Albert Smelzer||SGSA||11-12||50 Back||25.92|
|Lucca Battaglini||YOTA||13-14||200 Free||1:41.07|
|TAC||Men’s||13-14||800 Free Relay||7:00.59|
The TAC Titans won the North Carolina Swimming Short Course Age Group Championship held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Titans were followed by SwimMAC Carolina (2nd), NCAC (3rd), YOTA (4th), and MOR (5th).
High point winners included Sloane Whelehan (TAC) 10 and under Girls; Cody Sha (NCAC) 10 and under Boys; Meredith Whelehan (TAC) 11-12 Girls; Sam Marsteiner (WAVE) 11-12 Boys; Keelan Cotter (MOR) 13-14 Girls; and Andrew Li (TAC) 13-14 Boys.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed at Age Group Champs!
Complete meet results for this meet and all others can be found under the MEET SCHEDULE tab.
SwimMAC Carolina was featured in a recent article on the USA Swimming website. The Charlotte club has regularly placed among the top five in the nation in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program and finished second to Nation’s Capital Swim Club in the 2020 standings.
Claire Curzan of the TAC Titans and Sam Hoover of NCAC both set NCS 15-16 age group records while representing their high school swim teams at the recent NCHSAA Championships in Cary. Hoover broke the 100 free record while Curzan broke records in both the 100 back and and the 100 fly. Curzan also broke the 200 free record at a meet in January.
Hoover’s time of 43.10 in the 100 free is the second fastest time in the country for a 15-16 year old this year. Curzan’s 100 fly time of 50.35 established a new National Age Group record and a new National High School Swimming record. Her fly time was the fastest time ever recorded by a North Carolina swimmer in any age group!
For more on this record breaking weekend, click here for the Swimming World article.
Here is a summary of the recent NCS records which were set. Click here for a list of all current NCS Records.
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-16||100 Back||51.38|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-18||100 Back||51.38|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-16||100 Back||50.35|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-16||100 Fly||50.35|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-18||100 Fly||50.35|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||OPEN||100 Fly||50.35|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||15-16||200 Free||1:46.21|
|Sam Hoover||NCAC||15-16||100 Free||43.10|
Aqua Techs Swim Team (AQTC) earns Safe Sport Club Recognition Status
Congratulations to Aqua Techs Swim Team of Sparta, the latest North Carolina Swimming club to earn USA Swimming’s new Safe Sport Club Recognition! The Safe Sport Club Recognition program distinguishes USA Swimming clubs that demonstrate their commitment to creating safe, healthy, and positive environments for all of their members through the development and implementation of Athlete Protection Policies, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Safe Sport education.
Aqua Techs has been highlighted as a Safe Sport Recognized Club with a banner on its team listing in the USA Swimming Find-a-Team Search and will receive a medallion for their club’s website as well. Clubs can apply for the Safe Sport Recognized Club program through their Club Portal on the USA Swimming website. Here’s a link to the Safe Sport Recognized Club program information: https://www.usaswimming.org/ssrp
Hello NCS Coaches,
I’m happy to be able to share with you that North Carolina swimming now has money to support a coach mentor program!
Along with a grant from USA Swimming, NCS is contributing money to reimburse coaches for hotel, food, and travel to and from a location where they spend time with a mentor coach.
- The NCS Coach Mentor program will be offered to all coach members in
NCS who apply to the Coach Rep via email. Following approval by both NCS and the requested mentor coach, applicants will make
arrangements with their mentor coach for the visit. Mentor coaches will be
senior level professionals with 15 years or more experience coaching swimmers who have achieved national level
recognition, or who possess demonstrated skills in the particular technical
field in which the applicant has expressed interest. Examples of specific
areas of focus are:
- Working with novice, entry-level athletes
- Good dryland program
- Running a learn-to-swim program
- Writing workouts for senior level athletes
- Season planning
- Managing a satellite program
- Coaching advanced age-group athletes
- Recruiting new swimmers
- Running the business side of the club
- Moving athletes from Sectionals to Junior Nationals
- Technical skills (teaching specific swimming skills)
- How to become a good head age group coach
- Developing a progressive age group program
- How to make age group practices exciting and fun
- How to help a swimmer with college recruiting
- Length of reimbursed visits will be, at minimum a 1/2 day (lunch/dinner + practice) up to a maximum of 1.5 days (up to 3 meals and 3 practices, plus 1 night’s accommodations assuming the mentoring sessions are more than 1 hour from the mentored coach’s home.) The goal of the visit is to be determined by the mentored coach and the mentor, and a brief outline of the mentoring session(s) will be submitted to the NCS Coach Rep in advance of the visit.
- After the visit, along with their reimbursement request and receipts for transportation, hotel, and food, the mentored coach will provide a brief written report to the NCS Coach Rep. The report will summarize the visit, highlight the learning, and recommend any improvements for the mentoring experience. The NCS Coach Rep will submit approved expenses to the NCS Treasurer for reimbursement and submit the mentored coach’s report to the LSC BOD during a regularly scheduled meeting.
- Reimbursement will be provided for hotel, up to $50 per day for meals prorated for partial days, and $.50 per mile for transportation (distance from mentored coach’s home to mentor coach’s pool as determined by Google Maps.) NCS will provide the mentor coach with a $50 honorarium.
Please let me know if you are interested!
Below is the psych sheet for the 2020 NCS Age Group Short Course Championship Meet.
Parents – Athletes – Coaches
Would you like to learn more about Safe Sport? USA Swimming offers a free, five-minute training video, as well as other tools to help the swim community learn more about developing a safe, healthy, and positive environment for our members. Click the link below for simple step-by-step instructions.
The 2020 NCS Select Camp and Zone Team coaching staff has been named. The head coach is Casey Sink of New Wave Swimming and the team manager is Amy Faulk of SwimMAC.
The 2020 Select Camp will be held in Charlotte on April 25-26. Swimmers qualify for Select Camp by finishing in the top five at the NCS 14U Short Course Championships last weekend.
|2020 Select Camp/ Zone Team Staff||Club|
|Casey Sink – Head Coach||WAVE|
|Amy Faulk – Asst Head Coach/ Team Manager||MAC|
The 2020 Zone Meet will be held in Tupelo, Mississippi on July 28-Aug 31. Swimmer selections to the zone team follow the NCS Long Course Championship meets.