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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2/11/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Feb 11 2019 at 01:47PM PST
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS- 2/10/19

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Love the process and the grind as much as the results.” Anonymous

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lila, Marie, Kinley, and Ciara!

OFF THE DECK
Congratulations to Isabella Moes for earning 5th place (Alto 1), and being chosen to represent OJR in the PMEA Region 6 Choir Festival! Great job, Isabella!!

WHAT’S ON DECK WITH TOPS?
Congratulations to Aaron Keifer for his decision to attend and swim for York College. He intends to study mechanical engineering.

*The ’ A’ Championship results have been imported, and should be reflected, in your Parent Portal. Please notify the coaches if your results are not available to you through the Portal.

This Thursday is Valentine’s Day!! Our swimmers can send a virtual Valentine card(s) to those who are presently undergoing treatment at St. Jude’s hospital. There are cards from which you can choose, and you can write your own Valentine’s Day message or select a pre-written message. In the spirit of a fellow and local swimmer, Nikolette Nolte, and her present treatment and struggles, here is the link:
https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/other-ways/valentines-day.html

Everyone should have received the *Clay Shoot Fundraising information via email. Please support this fundraising effort. It is unique, fun, and highly successful!

PRACTICE
*A lot of inclement weather is forecasted for this week. With that, many of our TOPS HS/USA swimmers may be joining us for practice, beyond their ONE practice per week requirement.

WITH THIS REALITY: If you are not swimming in any season ending USA meets with TOPS, and/or have not committed to swim for any USA season ending meets, our pool restraints, along with planned swimmer participation, constrains our ability to offer non-USA swimmers pool time. This decision making is implemented by other swim programs who are, now, solely in USA mode. Lastly, for our TOPS HS swimmers, our present level of training may not align to where you are in your HS training in getting ready for your season ending HS meets. We wish we had more pool time to offer additional training opportunities, but at present, we have to plan accordingly.

Good luck, to our TOPS HS Swimmers at the PAC Championships this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

PRACTICE CRITERIA PER TRAINING LEVEL
TOPS 2 – Three to four practices per week
TOPS 3 – Four to five practices per week
TOPS 4,5,6 – Five to six practices per week
*TOP/HS/USA Swimmers- must attend ONE TOPS practice, per week.

Attendance is taken, each night, at practice. We will contact swimmers if we see that there are glaring absences.

*Below is the practice schedule for this week. Please note that there is no morning practice on Tues. and Thurs. morning. Also, TOPS 3, please note the practice time for Friday.

Monday
TOPS 1,2 – (6:30-7:30)
TOPS 3 – (6:30-8:00)
TOPS 4,5,6 – (7-8:50)

Tuesday
AM : No Practice
TOPS 4,5,6 – (6:30-8:30)
TOPS 3 – (7:00-8:30)
TOPS 1,2 – (8-8:50)

Wednesday
TOPS 4,5,6 – (6:30-8:30)
TOPS 3 – (7:00-8:30)

Thursday
AM : No practice
TOPS 1,2 – (6:30-7:30)
TOPS 3 – (6:30-8)
TOPS 4,5,6 – (7-8:50)

Friday
TOPS 1,2 -(6:30-7:30)
TOPS 3 – (6:30-8)
TOPS 4,5,6 – (7-8:50)

Saturday
TOPS 1,2 – (12-1)
TOPS 3 – (1-2:30)
TOPS 4,5,6 – (1-3)

Sunday
NO SWIM PRACTICE

USA SWIMMING
*It is assumed that all is in place and understood for our season ending USA meets. Coach Catherine was available, last Wed. and Friday evening, to assist and answer questions.

All times should be updated in the *Parent portal for the season ending USA meet entry. Please be aware of deadlines.

*To prepare for the season ending USA meets, it is important to *continue to follow the training plan in place. *

Swimmers should be *eating healthy and getting ample sleep.

Swimmers should take a *screenshot of their USA card so that it is ready to show, if they are asked to produce evidence of their USA membership.

Get a *TOPS cap, if you are needing one ($7.00). We do have long hair caps. No other cap is to be worn at USA meets and at TOP practices.

Attire at USA meets- Though we love that our TOPS family covers a wide geography base, we do ask that our TOPS swimmers wear ONLY TOPS attire to USA meets…no HS attire, grade school attire, etc. We are at the USA meets as one swim family, and one example of that unity is wearing TOPS apparel.

Need TOPS apparel? Go to the Swim Outlet link, on our team website, and see all that is offered through our team store. Many items have been discounted. Again, this is another fundraising avenue for our team.

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