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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS- 10/22/18

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Oct 22 2018 at 12:36PM PDT
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 10/22/18

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The prize is in the process. “ Baron Baptiste

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Grant, Isla, Coach Chris, Bryce, Jennifer, Coach Jack, Evelyn, and Ryan!!

WHAT ON TAP WITH TOPS?

PRACTICE THIS WEEK
*On the new website you will see a POOL SCHEDULE button for easy reference.

*This Wednesday, the locker rooms at Perkiomen School, will not be available for swimmer use due to them being painted. We follow USA rules, therefore, swimmers are not to deck change. Please plan accordingly.

*This Friday, Pottstown (8’s and 10’s) swimmers can attend practice at the Hill School (7:30-8:30 p.m.)


Put on your calendar:*

*Wed. Nov. 7th and Wed. Nov. 14th Pottstown 8’s and 10’s, will have practice at The Hill School from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

AND…

*All lanes of Route 100 between Shoemaker Road and Upland Square Road will be closed for the first weekend in November. Rt. 100 will close at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and not re-open until Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

LOST: Nathaniel Oliver lost a pair of blue Speedo goggles that have a blue bungee with pink ends at Perk, last Saturday. Please email his mom, Deb Oliver, at dskib@aol.com.

SATURDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
POTTSTOWN ATHLETIC CENTER
TOPS 3- 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.
TOPS 1 & 2- 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.

PERKIOMEN SCHOOL
TOPS 4, 5, 6 – 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.

SUNDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
*Due to the SAL PV Invite, there will be no swim practice on Sunday, 10/28.
*Diving practice will still take place at Hill- 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. on 10/28.

OBSERVATIONS FROM COACHES:
*Swimmers are still missing mandatory equipment. At this point, all swimmers should have what is required.
*For practice: Swimmers are not to wear another team cap for practice. They are either to wear their TOPS cap or a fun cap.

SAL INVITES
*The North Penn Trophy Meet and the HHAA Invite have been entered.
*This weekend is our first SAL Invite of the 2018-2019 Swim season. An email, with specifics, will be sent later this week, when we receive warm-up info. etc. from PV.

ATTIRE for Invites and dual meets:

*Solid black suit
*TOPS Cap (Swimmers must wear a TOPS Cap. No fun caps or other team caps will be permitted at invites and dual meets. If our returning families need a new TOPS Cap, please let a coach know at your training facility, this week, so that you are prepared for the upcoming SAL Invite meet and our first dual meet, the following weekend. The cost for a replacement cap is $7.00. We will be getting caps at each training facility and you will be billed accordingly.
*Goggles
*TOPS Shirts

DUAL MEET HEADS UP:
Note concerning dual meets: TOPS participates in the Suburban Aquatic League (SAL). Attending, and supporting, the scheduled dual meets is vital. It is expected that all swimmers make every effort to attend the dual meets listed below. In order to participate in the season ending SAL championships, all swimmers must participate in 40% of the dual meets (two meets). The TOPS coaches consider this the bare minimum, and we wish our swimmers to surpass this basic expectation.

NOVEMBER 3RD VS. METHACTON- FIRST DUAL MEET
GIRLS- H – (Pottstown Athletic Facility) – Arrival: 11:45 a.m. / Warm-up: 12:00 p.m. / Start: 12:45 p.m.
BOYS- A – Arrival-:12:45 p.m. / Warm-up: 1:00 p.m. /Start: 1:30 p.m.

SPIRIT WEAR
HOLIDAY SHIPPING ALERT – All custom team store product must be ordered by November 26 for delivery by December 24. You can access our team store by clicking on the Swim Outlet Icon on our team website. To be added next week: attire for younger swimmers.

FORTHCOMING: Information about Swimmer clothing package.

USA SWIMMING
*Thank you to the parents for stepping forward to time, this past weekend! Your assistance and support were greatly appreciated.

GRA AND LAC MEETS: We are continuing to update times, and need to factor in any times earned this past weekend. LAC is a time standard meet. If you qualify, did you commit? If not, please commit by today. GRA meet swimmers, did you commit? If not, please do so by today.

MARAUDER MEET: We received confirmation from the meet director that they will have the distance meet in Jan. They will be holding it on a Friday evening and all day Saturday. When they send us the event file, we will inform you so that you may enter. We are going to stay with this meet, for it does not conflict with any dual meets.

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