Below are the results from the 2021 North Carolina Swimming Open Water Championship Meet held at Seven Lakes, NC last weekend. Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed, and thank you to all the coaches, meet officials, and other volunteers who participated.
Dear Coaches, Swimmers, and Parents,
At this time we are planning on attending Open Water Zones in Chattanooga, TN on 6/4/2021 – 6/6/2021. I have heard from the host team, and they are in the preliminary planning. I have committed NC Swimming to going.
This year, we will be doing an application process, instead of using any meets. The link for the application is below.
Applications will close on Monday March 1st, 8:00AM.
We are asking for the 1650, 1000, and 500 times. We realize with the limited amount of swims everyone is allowed this year, that not everyone will have the opportunity to swim those events. Please just fill in the times that you have. The Open Water Selection Committee will take a look at the times, along with the Open Water experience and choose the team of 32. There will be four(4) 11-12 girls, four(4) 11-12 boys, four(4) 13-14 girls, four(4) 13-14 boys, four(4) 15-16 girls, four(4) 15-16 boys, four(4) open girls, and four(4) open boys.
The selection committee consists of John Payne, Jonathan Bescher, JP Merchant. Amy Faulk, and David McDevitt.
It will not be a team travel trip. The parents/swimmers will be responsible getting to Chattanooga, and to the lake. They will be responsible for making and paying for hotel arrangements, along with their own food. NC Swimming will be sending 3 coaches and 1 Official to the meet. The coaches will be Head Coach Brett Ciancanelli, Assistant Coach/Manager Jonathan Bescher, Assistant Coach Blake Addison, and Official Leigh Ciancanelli. All costs associated with the trip will be the responsibility of the Parent/Guardians of the swimmer.
There will be a timeline so the swimmers know when to show up. We will be working on getting a block of hotel rooms that is near the lake. This will alow the swimmers to decide on how they want to travel to the meet. If some swimmers wanted to room together, that would not be on NC Swimming, that would be purely up to the families involved.
There will be a slight cost for the meet to cover the registration fee for the meet.
We are now sponsored by Speedo.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Open Water Zone Meet will be held in Chattanooga, TN June 1-3, 2018.
The NCS Open Water Zone team will be picked from the Carolina Cup Open Water meet on September 9th, 2017. However, the coaches have a few picks to select the best team.
The deadline for completing the form is September 10th, 2017.
SwimMAC Carolina won the overall team championship at the Speedo Junior National Championships at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, NY. SwimMAC women finished on top in the women’s standings while the SwimMAC men finished third. Olivia Carter of Enfinity Aquatic Club won the women’s 200 Fly and placed second in the 100 Fly and 200 IM. She also finished fourth in the 200 Free, finishing number two in the women’s high point standings.
Below is a recap of the meet from the USA Swimming website, along with a link to the complete results, team standings, and high point standings.
Six of the forty athletes representing the USA at the World University Games in Taipei City on August 20-27 are from North Carolina schools. Caroline Baldwin and Hellen Moffett of NCAC/UNC; and Kayla Brumbaum, Hannah Moore, Ryan Held, and Justin Ress of WOLF/NC State will compete in the event. Duncan Sherrard (UNC) and Braden Holloway (NC State) were selected as assistant coaches.
Congratulations and good luck to the team!
NCS Swimmers Kathleen Baker (Team Elite), Justin Ress (Wolfpack Elite), and Tim Phillips (SwimMAC) each earned a spot on the USA Swimming World Championships team at the Phillips 66 National Championship in Indianapolis. Ashley Twichell (NCAC) and Chip Peterson (NCAC) claimed their spots on the USA open water national team earlier at the Open Water Nationals. In addition, Coach Rich DeSelm of NCAC/UNC was named to the Team USA Open Water staff. Click below for a roster of the teams that will be competing for the USA at the World Championships in Budapest later this month:
OME is now open and is the only method for submitting NCS Age Group SC Champs and NCS Senior SC Champs entries. Find the meets on the USA Swimming site under Events/Online Meet Entry
OME remains open until 6:00 PM on the Monday of each meet week. TM events files have been posted on the NCS website meet page to help with your entry planning and the meet announcements are there as well. 2017 Long Course Meet Schedule
There is also an NCS OME users guide available if you’re new to the process or need a refresher. Find it here: https://www.swimnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NCS-OME-New-Users-Guide-v4.pdf
Remember that while you are allowed to update entry times for your swimmers until the entry deadline, OME will NOT do this automatically. If swimmers improve their times after you have entered them, you need to log back into OME and select the faster times for them. Also, please remember to use the Entry Fee Summary and Waiver sheet in each meet announcement to calculate what you owe to the hosts. The entry fees calculated in OME are not correct if you have any relay only swimmers on your roster.
If you have any entry questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Ashley Twichell, representing the North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC), won her second consecutive Open Water National Championship 10K and her third overall. She also won in 2016 and 2012. Twichell will now represent Team USA in the FINA World Championships women’s 10K in Budapest, Hungary, on July 16. As the second USA finisher in the 5K, Twichell also qualified for the World Championships in that race.
NCAC teammate, Chip Peterson, finished fifth in the men’s division of the 10K, while Thomas Bretzmann, also of NCAC, finished 25th.
Click the link below for the story and complete results on the USA Swimming website.
TEAM ROSTERS ANNOUNCED
Below are the team rosters for the Carolina Crown meet.
The third annual Carolina Crown Swim Challenge will be held on Sunday, April 30 at the new outdoor 50m pool in Clover, SC, not far from Rock Hill, SC. The 2017 Carolina Crown will be the first event held at the new pool (home pool of the RAYS-SC swim club). Thanks to Head Coach Tim Conley for offering this site for this event, now in it’s 3rd year.
The meet features top 15-18 year-old athletes from North Carolina and South Carolina. Warm-ups are scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm with a meet start at 1:30 pm.