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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 12/2/18

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Dec 02 2018 at 09:10PM PST
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 12/2/18

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The American dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, and accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.” George H.W. Bush

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Asher and Nora!!

To those who celebrate the Festival of Lights, Happy Hanukkah!!*

WHAT’S ON TAP WITH TOPS?

First, thank you to all those who communicated their absence, as requested, and everyone who participated in our dual meet. The advanced notice, as well as, support in attendance, greatly aided the coaches and enabled a smooth and anxiety free beginning to the meet.

Second, thank you to all who volunteered, in the various roles, needed to run a smooth meet. Your support was evident and greatly appreciated.

Third, thank you to our swimmers who gave their best against North Penn.

Lastly, thank you to all for staying for the duration of the meet. Though this is a basic expectation, we appreciate your support and commitment to the team.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON DUAL MEET- DECEMBER 8TH VS. SOUDERTON

*All SAL swimmers must participate in TWO REGULAR SEASON dual meets in order to qualify for SAL Championships. This Saturday, is the last opportunity to participate in a regular season dual meet. The majority of our swimmers have participated in four regular season duals meets, and we are thankful that the majority have exceeded the basic SAL expectation. We do have some swimmers who must attend the next dual meet in order to qualify for a SAL Championship.

*Though a more detailed dual meet email will be forthcoming, here is the big picture to aid you in planning for of this Saturday’s dual meet.

*As with North Penn, we desire to have as many swimmers as possible for this last dual meet. Souderton has many talented swimmers and will provide some excellent competition. We thank you, in advance, for your commitment and support of TOPS.

DIVE MEET- A- Souderton High School
Arrival: 5:00 p.m.
Start: 6:00 p.m.

GIRLS – A- Souderton High School
Arrival: 12:15 p.m.
Warm-up: 12:30 p.m.
Start time: 1:00 p.m.

BOYS – H – (The Perk School)
Arrival: 8:45 a.m.
Warm-up: 9:00 a.m.
Start: 9:45 a.m.

As usual, we are requesting advanced notice of absences by Tuesday evening, Dec. 4th. This will allow our coaches to plan the line-ups and submit them to Coach Bill for entry. Thank you.

*We will send a separate email with the practice changes for this week. The Hill School is not available this week, due to dealing with the air quality issues.

SAL INVITATIONALS
*The North Penn Trophy Meet results have been imported and uploaded onto our website. It is under the SAL Results category.

*We have uploaded the Council Rock Hawaiian Holiday Invite, which will be held on December 29th. This is a fun SAL meet. Note: this is NOT USA Approved meet.

Attached file: CRHawaiianHolidayInvite2018-2019.pdf

The deadline to enter this SAL invite is 12/17/18.

*See the attached meet information. Please email us, via the CONTACT TOPS button or at topsswimming@gmail.com if you did not receive an invite.

*Criteria: Swimmers are to choose only three events.

USA SWIMMING
This upcoming weekend is the _Jersey Storm*_ USA meet, of which we are participating on Dec. 9th due to the dual meet. An email will be forthcoming with specifics.

*_*The LAC Holiday Cup*_ is the following weekend. An email will be sent to those participating in this USA time standard meet.

Please commit to the _UDAC Closed invite*_ by the 12/19/18 deadline.

Tomorrow, 12/3/18, the _North Penn Distance mee*_t, which will be held on February 24th, will be open for entry. Please commit by December 9th.

**Please be aware that UDAC Closed meet and the North Penn Distance meet are held the same weekend. Both the North Penn Distance meet and the UDAC Closed invite offer the 500 free.

SEASON ENDING USA MEETS

*Please read about the Middle Atlantic USA Season ending championships and the changes that have been made.

*+*Reminder:*+ It is expected that our USA swimmers participate in a season ending Middle Atlantic USA meet.
https://www.teamunify.com/team/ezmaslsc/page/news/85070/2019-middle-atlantic-swimming-championships-series-time-standards

Junior Olympics- Graham Aquatic Center/ Central York HS- ( Feb. 28- March 3rd)
Bronze Champs- North Penn High School – (March 9th-10)
Silver Champs – We will go to Central York High School location (March 22-24)
Senior Champs – Franklin and Marshall (LAC) – March 28-31st)- Only swimmers in HS are to participate in this meet.

NEXT SUMMER
FYI…The dates have been set for the ISCA Senior Championship. Below is the link with the meet information, time standards, etc.

ISCA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET- JULY 30TH – AUG. 3RD- ST. PETERSBURG, FL
https://swimisca.org/summer-senior-champs/

*Brigid Lyman has offered to spearhead fundraising efforts for this meet. Please consider helping with this planning and implementing in order to reduce any potential financial hardship.

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