NCS Coaches and Athletes:
Please join Stacey Michael-Miller, Director of National Team Support & Services for USA Swimming, for a special presentation on Clean Sport (anti-doping). The presentation will be part of our HOD weekend on ZOOM – next Saturday, April 17th at 2pm. There will also be a representative from USADA on the call to chime in and answer any questions.
This call is for coaches AND athletes.
We need a head count on coaches and athletes who plan to attend. If you plan to attend, please submit the sign-up form below.
Thanks, look forward to seeing you on the call.
North Carolina Swimming
Several new NCS records were set at the recent SwimMAC Relay Meet. The SwimMAC 10 & under boys team with Cooper Raniszeski, Reid Cooler, Conner McCarthy, and Scott Williams set a new record in the 200 medley relay.
SwimMAC 13-14 boys relay teams set three new NCS records. The team of Mason Turner, John Kroll, Max Osman, and Granger Bartee established a new mark in the 13-14 boys 400 free relay. Osman, Turner, and Bartee were joined by Norvin Clontz in setting the 13-14 boys 400 medley relay record. The same group of Osman, Turner, Bartee, and Clontz also set the NCS record in the 13-14 boys 800 free relay. Their time of 6:55.16 was also faster than the National Age Group record!
Meanwhile, at the NCAA Divison I National Meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, the NCS State women’s team was also setting new NCS records. Katharine Berkoff broke the Open 100 back record with a time of 49.74. Her Wolfpack teammate, Sophie Hansson bettered her records in the Open 100 breast (57.23) and the Open 200 breast (2:03.86). The NC State women’s 800 free relay team of Julia Poole, Kylee Alons, Katharine Berkoff, and Kate Moore set a new NCS Open record in that event.
Below is a summary of the recent records. Click here to view all NCS Records
|Women’s SC Records|
|Katharine Berkoff||NC State||Open||100 Back||49.74|
|Sophie Hansson||NC State||Open||100 Breast||57.23|
|Sophie Hansson||NC State||Open||200 Breast||2:03.86|
|SC Relay Records|
|MAC||Men’s||10U||200 Medley Relay||2:02.48|
|MAC||Men’s||13-14||400 Free Relay||3:10.70|
|MAC||Men’s||13-14||800 Free Relay||6:55.16|
|MAC||Men’s||13-14||400 Medley Relay||3:27.20|
|NC State||Women’s||Open||800 Free Relay||6:58.48|
Open National Committee Meetings: April 20-29, 2021
General Sessions: April 30-May 1, 2021
The deadline to register for this workshop is 11:59pm (MST) on Thursday, April 15th. Please do not wait till the last minute to register, USA Swimming will not be accepting late registrations.
NC SWIMMING SPRING 2021 HOD
NCS OFFICIALS Virtual MEETING
Saturday, April 17th – 10:00 – 11:30am
Something for every official certification level — 3 concurrent breakout sessions
|10:00 – 10:15||OPENING and WELCOME|
Welcome and Recognitions
NCS Officials Roster Report
Directions for Break-out rooms
Who should attend: All NCS Officials
|10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Room 1||STROKE and TURN SITUATIONS – Panel Discussion |
Three (3) broadly experienced NCS Referees situations/observations from Stroke & Turn vantage point and provide their perspective.
Attendees are encouraged to come with their personal experience/question(s) in mind for the panel or log them on this form before the session
Additional situations will be provided by panelists.
Who should attend: Certified S&T’s (and Starters)
( Any referees who choose to attend should mute and refrain from comment unless called upon by Panelist.)
|10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Room 2||HyTek MEET MANAGER, “Skills – 201” |
Live Meet Manager Demonstration(s) “How to” Q&As
Who should attend: Certified A.O.’s
|10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Room 3||REFEREE SESSION – Clinics and Championships |
New Clinic / Clinician Process for S&T and AO — John Jewell
2021 NCS Short Course Championship Reviews
Senior Champs — Lynn Tippets-Fazen
AG Champs — Charlie Stephenson
Meet report availability
Who should attend: Referees and Starters
John Jewell Lynn Tippets-Fazen
Team Rosters were announced for the 2021 Carolina Crown Swim Challenge being held at the CSD Community YMCA in Clover, South Carolina on Saturday, April 24. The meet will be hosted by South Carolina Swimming and will feature top age 15-18 swimmers from North Carolina and South Carolina. Congratulations to all the athletes who will be competing in the meet!
Meet participants should check the NCS website and watch for emails as additional information becomes available.
Click the links below to view the team rosters:
The Bill Keating Memorial meet will be held in Cincinnati on May 8th and 9th. There will be an Emerging/Developmental camp for the athletes on May 7th , Registration is required. An officials clinic will be held on May 8th virtually. Information for officials can be found at teamusa.org/usparaswimming/officials You will need to register for the clinic beforehand. Any other information about the meet can be found on the US Paralympics website. The meet will be held at an outside pool.
Information is on the website as well about the Paralympic Trials in Minneapolis in June.
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems accessing any of the information.
U.S. Para Swimming is also offering the following free clinics for swimming officials:
Foundations 1 Virtual Clinic: An Introduction to U.S. Para Swimming for coaches, athletes and parents April 24, 2021, 10am EST
Swimming Officials Level 2 Virtual Para Swimming Clinic April 24, 2021 8:30am PST
Consultant for U.S. Paralympics Swimming
Congratulations to Club Kick Start (CKS) swimmers Lucca Battaglini and Zhada Fields!
Battaglini won the High Point Champion Award in the 16 and under age group at the 2021 ISCA International Senior Cup in St. Petersburg, Florida. His CKS teammate and former UNC co-captain Zhada Fields qualified for A finals in all her events. The meet included Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Joseph Schooling, Jack Conger, and Farida Osman. Enriching the field were Sherridon Dressel (ISL Cali Condor) and many other former college swimmers pursuing Olympic trial cuts. Club Kick Start placed 16th out of 119 teams that scored at the meet.
Carolina Crown Swim Challenge swimmer registrations have reached the meet limit and registration is now closed.
All “Automatic” and “Alternate” swimmers who have already submitted their registrations will be assigned to a Carolina Crown team roster. Team assignments and additional information will be sent out soon.
North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper issued the latest Executive Order regarding COVID-19 restrictions on 3/23/2021. Below is a copy of Executive Order No. 204. The latest Executive Order eases some restrictions on indoor and outdoor capacities. Sections 1.3, 1.4, and 3.13 may be of particular interest to the swimming community. Check with your local facilities on their plans. Read the entire order here.