TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 10/30/18
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” W. Edwards Deming
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Liliana, Juliet, and Catie!
The practice schedule remains unchanged except for:
·No practice on Wednesday- HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! (Post pictures of your pumpkins and costumes on our Facebook page.)
·Friday, our Pottstown 8’s and 10’s are welcome to attend practice at The Hill. (7:30-8:30 p.m.)
·No practice on Saturday due to our first dual meet
· There will be practice, at The Hill, on Sunday.
o - 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
o – 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.
o – TOPS 5-6 P.M.
o - 4:30 – 6:00 P.M.
FIRST DUAL MEET OF THE SEASON – NOVEMBER 3RD VS. METHACTON
Methacton High School
1005 Kriebel Mill Rd
Eagleville, PA 19403
- Away at Methacton HS, this Friday (11/2)- Arrival: 5:15 p.m./Warmups- 5:30 p.m./ Start: 6:00 p.m.
Home – (Pottstown Athletic Center, 724 N Adams Street, Pottstown, PA) – Arrival: 11:45 a.m. / Warm-up: 12:00 p.m. / Start: 12:45 p.m.
- Away at Methacton HS – Arrival-:1:00 p.m. / Warm-up: 1:15 p.m. /Start: 2:00 p.m.
*It is expected that our swimmers and divers attend as many dual meets as possible. At this point, swimmers and divers should have already notified the coaches if he/she is unable to attend the dual meet this Saturday. The coaches are beginning to create the line-ups (FYI…coaches choose events for dual meets).
- ATTIRE:* All swimmers are to wear their solid black suit and their TOPS swim cap. No other swim cap will be permitted to be worn. If you need a new team cap, there are caps at every training facility. The coaches will take the swimmer’s name and you will be billed through the website.
AT METHACTON: Swimmers will be provided benches for sitting. They can bring a folding chair, but you may or may not need it.
*One swim bag, and in that swim bag their goggles, towels, water, and a nutritious snack. This bag will go under the bench.
*Please have the swimmers wear their Orange t-shirt or TOPS spirit wear.
PARENTS: Please refer to the emails sent pertaining to volunteering for dive and swim meets, and email about the girls’ bake table for Pottstown.
PVAC FALL FEST- The coaches were very pleased with our swimmer’s effort and swims on Sunday at the PV Fall Fest. The coaches were not focused on times. It was a meet which gave our swimmers the chance to get those swim juices flowing, as well as, helped the coaches see what the swimmers are doing well and where they need to continue to improve. Overall, Great job, swimmers!!
We are awaiting the results from this invite, so that we can import the times. The swimmers’ times should then be reflected through your individual Parent Portal.
An email will be forthcoming concerning pertinent information. If you are unable to attend this invite, please email the coaches via the CONTACT TOPS link on our new website.
From Becca Fisher (daughter swims at Perk)- “I have a brand new girls black speedo size 12/28. Bought a few sizes cuz I wasn’t sure what size we needed. Paid $40. Thought I would put it on here before I return it. Just asking what I paid. Let me know.”
Swimming is ONE part of our swimmers’ very rich and varied life. They are a sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends, teammates, students, musicians, parishioners, etc. Though our focus is on swimming at TOPS, we do want to acknowledge our swimmer’s talents and accomplishments outside of swimming. Please email Coach Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org) with anything you would like to share about your swimmer.
*We sent you the updated time standards for the season ending USA meets. Please note that the Bronze Championships now has stricter time parameters.
*The GRA and LAC meets have been submitted. Awaiting for confirmation.
*LAC- Hotel room information will be forthcoming.
Ready for entry: Marauder Distance Meet- Deadline- Nov. 18th (This is a Friday evening and all day Saturday meet.)