The Southern Zone Age Group Championships will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC on July 30-August 3, 2019. For details, see the meet information below:
The Psych Sheets above include the last 3 years results (1st, 4th and 8th place). The 8th place shown is what it took in the morning to make finals. 1st and 4th place are from finals.
2019 SOUTHERN AGE GROUP ZONE TEAM INFORMATION
|Submit Zone Applications by:||ASAP|
|NCS Age Group Champs||July 11-14, 2019 (TAC)|
|Senior Champs||July 18-21, 2019 (GAC)|
|Southern Zone Meet||July 30-Aug 3, 2019 (TAC)|
|Zone Team Arrival||July 29, 2019 – Meet at TAC for Team workout 3-5pm on Monday, transport as a team to hotel for check and team meeting to receive team apparel.|
|Zone Team Departure||Aug 4, 2019 – Zone Team will stay through Sun AM, as Team Social will be immediately following the meet on Saturday August 3, 2019. Athletes must check out by 11am.|
ZONE TEAM TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, MEALS AND FEES
The 2019 NCS Zone Team will check in at the TAC Pool (Team Workout 3-5pm) in Cary on Monday, July 29. The team will meet the coaching staff, have a team practice, check into hotel and team meeting at dinner. More details will be announced later.
Breakfast will be served each day at the hotel. Chaperones, under the direction of the team manager, will coordinate and prepare other meals. Swimmers are expected to contribute toward group meals and will be able to visit a local grocery store for personal need items at least twice during the stay.
The fee for Zone Team athletes is $560 – plus roughly $30-$40 spending money per day for meals, snacks, and incidentals. Should athletes have food allergies or any condition causing difficulty eating certain types of food, you are asked to clearly communicate that on the application form.
2019 ZONE TEAM APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit the online application and mail the check for $560 along with the required support materials (Release and Consent forms, Code of Conduct form, and NCS Team Travel Policy) ASAP. Check and support materials should be sent to: Amy Faulk, 413 Kenilworth Road, Statesville, NC 28677-3107.
Completed applications along with checks and support materials will be accepted until 10:00 am on Saturday, July 13 for 11-14 athletes and until 10:00 am on Saturday, July 20 for 15-18 athletes at their respective NCS Championship Meets. However, due to the complexity of the selection process, applicants are strongly urged to get the applications in earlier, if possible.
ZONE TEAM SELECTION POLICY
For the 2019 Southern Zone Championship, 16 athletes (8 males and 8 females) will be selected in each age group—11-12; 13-14 and 15-18—to represent North Carolina Swimming. Since no athlete can compete who has achieved USA Swimming Junior National qualifying times, the closer an athlete is to those qualifying times, the better he or she can expect to do in the competition. For details, view the selection policy below.
The zone team can also select up to three male and three female disability athletes. See the selection policy below for details:
QUALIFYING TIMES FOR NCS ZONE TEAM APPLICANTS
Athletes ages 11-12 and 13-14 may use any long course meters time achieved from December 1, 2018 through the end of Sundays finals (July 14, 2019) at the 2019 NCS Long Course 14 and Under Age Group Championships. All swims prior to the 14 and Under Championships must be listed in the USA Swimming SWIMS database.
Athletes ages 15-18* may use long course times achieved December 1, 2018 through the final day of the 2019 NCS Senior Championships (July 21, 2019).
*NOTE: Should an athlete age up to age 15 between the 14 & Under Long Course Age Group Championships and the Zone Meet, the athlete can use times personally swum during the qualifying period.
*NOTE: The age group of a swimmer is determined by his/her age on the first day of the Southern Zone Championship Meet (July 31, 2019). Whatever age group the athlete is in on that day is their age group for the entire meet.
All athletes applying must complete the online Zone Team Application form, other required forms, and a check for $560 by the deadlines previously listed.
Eligibility: All NCS registered year-round athletes with at least two “AAA” times are eligible to apply for the team. All Adult Athletes, ages 18 and over, must hold current APT certification to compete. Please note that any athlete who has achieved the current USA Swimming Long Course Junior National qualifying time standard (does not include the bonus cut) in any long course event prior to the July 30, 2018 meet entry deadline is ineligible to compete in the 2018 Southern Zone Championship meet.
Payment: The cost of transportation, lodging, team outfitting, chaperone expenses, and meet entry fees will cost each athlete $560. A check for $560 payable to “North Carolina Swimming” must be submitted with all applications. If a swimmer is not selected to the team, the $560 check will be returned or shredded at the Team Manager’s discretion. If a swimmer is selected to the team and then chooses not to attend, the $560 check will be forfeited if an alternate for the spot cannot be secured. NOTE: Food for athletes is not covered by this fee.
Zone Team Application Form: Please complete the online Zone Team Application form on the previous page. All of the requested information is important for communication, reporting, and ordering apparel.
The following support materials must be signed and submitted before the application is complete. Links to these documents can be found in the Zone Team Application Process section above.
- NC Swimming Team Travel Policy
- Zone Team Code of Conduct Form
- Zone Team Liability Release Form
- Zone Team Athlete Medical Information and Consent Form
- Zone Team Media Release Form
MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PROTECTION POLICY
THE MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY is in effect for the Zone Team. All Zone Team staff members, chaperones and applicable adults are required to submit an acknowledgement form agreeing to comply with the contents of the policy.
2019 ZONE TEAM COACHING STAFF
In addition to Head Coach, Scott Stephens, and Team Manager, Amy Faulk, the following coaches have been selected for the NCS Zone Team coaching staff.
|11-12 Girls: Katherine Holian -SwimGSA||11-12 Boys: Eli Danson -NCAC|
|13-14 Girls: Chantal Woodard -SwimMAC||13-14 Boys: Cole Dutton -CAT|
|15-18 Girls: Clif Gordon -HAC||15-18 Boys: Austin Goldstein-MOR|
Chaperones: Our plan is to have up to four chaperones, in addition to our coaching staff, accompany the Zone Team. The chaperones for all age groups will be notified immediately after the respective championship meets. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please check that box on the swimmer application or contact Amy Faulk at mailto:email@example.com. Chaperones must be registered members of USA Swimming. If you are not currently a member and are interested in being a chaperone, contact Amy on how to register with USA Swimming.
Chaperones work most of the time while on this trip and are involved with meal planning, transportation, overseeing the athletes at all times, seeing to their needs, and working at the swim meet as timers. Officials chosen as chaperones may or may not be allowed to work at the meet, but, if so, must be prepared to fulfill chaperone duties, as well. There will be a complete list of chaperone duties emailed to all chaperone applicants. The selection of good chaperones has had an enormous impact on the Zone Team in previous years. Please come ready to provide positive support throughout the week. Team Manager, Amy Faulk, will direct the activities of all chaperones.
Chaperone financial responsibilities:
- Chaperones will contribute money towards meals organized for the Team.
- Chaperone hotel and transportation expenses are covered by NC Swimming.
- Chaperones will assist the coaching staff in collecting meal money from athletes and purchasing/preparing meals.
Other Chaperone responsibilities:
- Chaperones help keep swimmers fed, hydrated, and organized. The team will have up to four adult chaperones to assist the coaching staff in managing the team during the competition at the pool as well as away from the pool.
- Chaperones may NOT get to see every swim as they may be needed to assist other athletes at the hotel or running out for Team items/ meals, etc,
- Chaperones must understand that they are there to assist all Zone Team swimmers, not just their child.
- Chaperones may be asked to help do laundry, drive a van, fill up water bottles, sit in team areas to hold spots during warm-ups, organize food runs, clean up food area, check hotel rooms at check-out time, keep up with any medical needs ….the regular 24/7 chaperoning job.
The NCS Zone Team manager welcomes correspondence from any potential volunteer chaperones wishing to make this a special trip for NC Swimmers. Please e-mail Amy Faulk any time between now and the departure if you are interested in serving a chaperone.