Here is a listing of the 2012 North Carolina Select Camp/Zone Staff
Here is schedule and other information for the NCS 2012 Select Camp which will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte on April 28-29.
Click here for the list of Select Camp Attendees.
Here is the Spring 2012 HOD Meeting Schedule with some minor revisions. Please discard the previously issued schedule and replace with the revised schedule. Thank you.
The proposed by-law changes for the Spring 2012 House of Delegates meeting has been posted on the Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Page. Just a reminder that the NC Swimming House of Delegates meeting will be held the weekend of April 21-22, 2012 in Greensboro.
On March 7, 2012 FINA issued an interpretation of the breaststroke rule covering the initiation of the arm pull. Here is the USA Swimming update: Breaststroke Butterfly Kick Rule Interpretation .
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.
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
Four NC officials were selected to officiate at the USA Swimming Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool Dec 16-17 in Atlanta, Ga. The event featured the best swimmers in the USA against a strong European All-Star team in a dual meet battle for bragging rights.
Dave and Lisa Olack, Mike Hoffer and Wayne Shulby attended the event and represented NC swimming. The event was a college meet dual meet format.
“The meet was pretty awesome” says Mike Hoffer. “These are some of the best athletes in the world and it was amazing to be over the lane when they were swimming”, added Hoffer. The meet was contested using Fina rules and the timeline was determined by the television. “This was a new experience for me”, says Hoffer, “and it was great to be exposed to that level of competition.”
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – SwimMAC Carolina is the decisive team champion in the 2012 Club Excellence rankings. Scoring 59,856 points, Coach David Marsh’s club took top honors for the first time. The Dynamo Swim Club finished in 2nd place with 50,882 points followed by the Mission Viejo Nadadores in 3rd position with 47,588.
The following clubs achieved the coveted Gold Medal level for 2012:
1. SwimMAC Carolina, 59,856
2. Dynamo Swim Club, 50,882
3. Mission Viejo Nadadores, 47,588
4. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, 46,072
5. North Baltimore Aquatic Club, 44,005
6. Swim Atlanta, 38,388
7. Sarasota YMCA Sharks, 33,104
8. First Colony Swim Team, 32,765
9. Bolles School Sharks, 32,554
10. Lakeside Swim Team, 31,970
11. Curl Burke Swim Club, 31,928
12. Germantown Academy A.C., 31,508
13. Carmel Swim Club, 29,897
14. Y Spartaquatics Swim Club, 29,141
15. North Coast Aquatics, 28,856
16. Rockville-Montgomery S.C., 25,951
17. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, 24,383
18. Nashville Aquatic Club, 23,808
19. Santa Clara Swim Club, 22,874
20. Crimson Aquatics, 22,462
Three clubs have achieved the Gold Medal level for the first time this year: First Colony Swim Team, Y Spartaquatics Swim Club and Crimson Aquatics. Of the 306 teams that submitted applications for this year’s program, a record 88 clubs achieved the criteria for Gold Medal eligibility.
There were several key changes to this year’s program. The most notable being:
- Only 18 & Under athletes are eligible to participate
- The number of Gold Medal teams has increased from 16 to 20 teams
- Scoring was added in the Women’s 1500 Free and the Men’s 800 Free
- Scoring was added for participants in USA Swimming’s Open Water Nationals, and
- The dates for eligible performances are based on the 2010-2011 swim year, not the calendar year as in the past.
Clubs have been selected as Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal clubs according to the following parameters:
Gold Level: The top 20 point-scoring clubs eligible for the Gold level.
Silver Level: The remaining clubs ranked through #100 and not achieving Gold status.
Bronze Level: Clubs ranked #101 through #200 and not achieving Gold or Silver status.
Silver Medal winners from NCS: Marlins of Raleigh, YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team, Raleigh Swimming Association and STAR Aquatics
Bronze Medal winners from NCS: North Carolina Aquatic Club, Duke Aquatics, New Wave Swim Team, YMCA Seahorse Swim Team, Greensboro Swimming Association and Northwest NC YMCA Riptyde
The program recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in performance. In addition to recognizing the top club teams, the program provides grant funding for resources that enable clubs to expand and/or enhance the services they already provide to athletes. A total of $330,000 in grant dollars will be distributed to the 100 Gold and Silver-level clubs. Final grant awards will be announced by April 20.
Click here to view the complete 2012 Club Excellence Program results.