2014 NCS Senior Champs Psych Sheet
Memo To: NCS Coaches, Officials, Team Administrators From: Jonathan Watson, NCS 2014 ZONE TEAM HEAD COACH Date: June 1, 2014 RE: ZONE TEAM APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Click here for the 2014 NCS ZONE TEAM APPLICATION PACKET. Please feel free to forward on to any year-round athlete currently participating in your program if they might be interested in attending this year’s Southern Zone Championship (July 28-Aug 3) in San Antonio, Texas. The cost per athlete will be $500, plus food and incidentals. Please have interested athletes read through the information attached. As the team will depart on Monday, July 28 (the day after the conclusion of the NCS Senior Championship in Greensboro) there is an extremely quick turnaround from selecting the 15-18 team members on July 27 and their departure on this trip. To assist Team Manager, Amy Faulk, and our staff, we would like to request that interested 15-18 athletes send an application in as soon as possible. We have established deadline for mailing the application and emailing the application and those deadlines are shown on the attached application forms. We do want to field the best team possible for this trip. If you have athletes who you think would perform well at this level (see enclosed psyche sheet for the best times over the past 3 years), please encourage your athlete to apply. Two athletes, Connor Sturgill (GYW) and Mia Morrell (NCAC) were selected off of superior short course performances. That leaves 46 team slots to be filled at the championship meets this summer. All attending athletes will receive an apparel package compliments of sponsor Arena. Our staff is coming from various locations throughout the state. If you have candidates who may be interested, feel free to contact these coaches to let them know. We really are counting on all of our coaches to talk up this meet to your athletes as it is a fantastic end-of-season opportunity. 2014 ZONE COACHING STAFF Head Coach Jonathan Watson email@example.com Team Manager Amy Faulk firstname.lastname@example.org 11-12 Girls Coach Alex Black email@example.com 11-12 Boys Coach Connor Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org 13-14 Girls Coach Tim Anderson email@example.com 13-14 Boys Coach Mike Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org 15-18 Girls Coach JP Merchant email@example.com 15-18 Boys Coach Zach Murray firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone interested in acting as a chaperone on this trip is asked to contact Team Manager, Amy Faulk, at her above email so we can get folks prepared to be certified as chaperones as that too will be a tight turnaround. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions of myself or our staff once you have looked over the attached information. With the trip just 8 short weeks away, we want to have a great experience planned for all of the participants and we will need everyone’s help to field the best team possible. Thank You.
Raleigh, NC was ranked number 3 among the 50 TOP SWIM COMMUNITIES according to a study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. Charlotte also made the list, ranked at number 25. The score was based on categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area.
NCS Open Water Select Camp Selection:
All NCS Registered swimmers will be selected based on order of finish with the following priority assigned in the event Nationals are within two weeks of NC Open Water Champs, this includes the 15-18 and 13-14 Age Group:
A. Top Swimmer eligible from the NCS Open Water Championships
B. Then any 10k swimmers that are eligible from US Nationals
C. Then any 5k swimmers that are eligible from US Nationals
D. Then any Swimmers from NCS Open water champs.
If Nationals is not within 2 weeks of the NCS Open Water Champs, then NCS swimmers will be selected from the NCS Open Water Champs meet.
An application form for the NCS Open Water Camp will follow shortly.
55 LSC’s have had at least 1 new time added to the AG All-Time Top 100 list, led by the (MA) Middle Atlantic with 132 this year. North Carolina Swimming finished in 8th place with 74 new additions.
Click here to view graphs showing the Top 25 LSC’s with additions to the All Time Top 100 list and a month by month breakdown.
To learn more about the All-Time Top 100 list and see who’s on it, click the following All-Time 100 link to the USA Swimming website.
NCS Select Camp/Zone Team Manager Amy Faulk and Coach Jonathan Watson have announced the following coaching assignments for the 2014 NCS Select Camp and Zone Team:
2014 North Carolina Select Camp Staff
Head Coach – Jonathan Watson
Team Manager – Amy Faulk
SELECT CAMP Assistant Coaches
10 & Under Girls – Keri Cleary
10 & Under Boys – Britton Arning-Bandt
11-12 Girls – JP Merchant
11-12 Boys – John Long
13- 14 Girls – Connor Griffin
13- 14 Boys – Tim Anderson
ZONE TEAM Assignments
11-12 Girls – Alex Black
11-12 Boys – Connor Griffin
13-14 Girls – Tim Anderson
13-14 Boys – Mike Joyce
15-18 Girls – JP Merchant
15-18 Boys – John Long
Congratulations to the 147 swimmers on the following list who qualified for the NCS Select Camp to be held in Charlotte on April 26-27. Swimmers qualified by finishing in the top five at the NCS 14U Short Course Championships. Additional swimmers qualified based on AG Sectional results. New Sectional Qualifying events and new Sectional Qualifiers are highlighted in the following list.
Updated Select Camp Qualifiers (as of 3/25 following AG Sectionals)
Swimmers on the list who plan to attend the Select Camp must complete and submit the application form below. Information on submitting camp fees and a signed Code of Conduct are included in the form.
Here is the Psych Sheet for the 2014 NCS Senior Short Course Championships hosted by the Triangle Aquatic Club on Feb 20-23 in Cary.