Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Mar 04 2019 at 10:28AM PST


QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Every practice was a learning process.” Kanniks Kannikeswaran


*Just recently, some of our TOPS Swimmers participated in their season ending HS swim meet (Easterns), which was held at Franklin and Marshall. Forty-five private schools participated in this meet.

*Congratulations to Maddie Green and Maddie Lewis who earned points for The Hill School. Also, representing strongly, for the Hill School was Mallory Horner and Quinton Tang.
*Congratulations to Tommy Saeger and Kyle Silbert for strongly representing The Perkiomen School at Easterns.

*TOPS swimmers proudly represented their respective HS swim teams. A total of fifty-eight teams were solely in District 1, thirty-three in District 3. These district meets are fast and challenging. As with those participating in Easterns, our swimmers gave the best of themselves for their HS team.

*Some swimmers tapered/rested for their HS swim championships, which earned them a spot on their HS district team. Holding that rest/taper, is challenging, and it is with this understanding, that swimmers need to be aware of their time outcome at this latest meet.

*We hope all had fun and know that the TOPS family was cheering for you on deck, and in the stands, and we are super proud of you!!

The following swimmers represented their HS team at PIAA districts (alphabetical):
Nolan Benner, Lilia Crew, Andrew Cubbler, Alyssa DeFlavia, Dalton Fink, Ella Greenholt, Christopher Guiliano, Aaron Keifer, Sean Lyman, Darragh Martin, Gabrielle McKee, Grace McKee, Michael McNeill, Isabella Moes, Angela Nelson, Kendall Obara, Devin Romanowski, Hannah Shaner, Conner Stoudt, Anna Valerio, Nathan VanNatter, Noah Vivian, Benjamin Young, Kaily Zakarevicz, and Nathan Zimmerman.

*We have seven TOPS swimmers, heading to PIAA HS States in two weeks, at Bucknell University, for their respective HS team.

Gabrielle McKee – 200 IM , 500 free
Lilia Crew- 200 Medley and 200 Free Relay
Grace McKee – 200 Medley Relay (1st alternate)
Angie Nelson – 200 Medley Relay (1st alternate)
Christopher Guiliano
- 200 IM and 100 free
Nolan Benner – 100 free, 100 breast, relay
Aaron Keifer- 400 free relay
Dalton Fink- 100 back

Best of luck to these swimmers!!

We had nine swimmers represent TOPS at Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics at York, PA, this past weekend. ALL our TOPS swimmers did an excellent job, and we are super proud of them!

In alphabetical order, the following swimmers swam at finals:
Eliana Crew – 50 free, 100 IM, 100 free
Mason Green – 200 IM, 50 free, 100 breast, 100 free
Nicholas Green – 100 IM, 50 fly, 50 breast, 200 IM, 100 fly
Tamara Engler – 50 breast and 100 breast


REMINDER: Please secure a sponsor for our upcoming Clay Shoot fundraiser!

REMINDER: Next month, is our season ending celebration on April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at The Hill School. Please put it on your calendar. Information will be forthcoming.

For our TOPS USA Swimmers, who will be participating in the season ending USA meets, the practice schedule remains unchanged.

Swimmers should to be meeting the practice requirement.

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

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

TOPS 2 – 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
TOPS 3 – 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
TOPS 4,5,6 – 7:00 – 8:50 P.M.

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

TOPS 2 – 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
TOPS 3 – 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
TOPS 4,5,6 – 7:00 – 8:50 P.M.

SaturdayBronze Champs
TOPS 1,2 – (11-12)
TOPS 3 – (11-12:30)
TOPS 4,5,6 – (12-2)

SundayBronze Champs

An email will be forthcoming for those swimmers who will be participating in this championship meet. We are awaiting information from the meet director.

Check list for this week:
*Got a TOPS Cap?
*Got your champs shirt?
*Screenshot of your USA membership card?
*Get ample sleep and eat healthy.

*Entries have been submitted. We will email the final entries and relays, shortly.
*As with Bronze and JO’s, information will be forwarded when the meet director emails pertinent information.

*Given that PIAA Districts was pushed back a day, due to weather, we will accept entries for Senior Champs through this evening.

**The deadline for committing to this met is this evening. *
*+Max three events per day.+ Please plan accordingly, if you have the probability of finaling (A,B,C finals).
*Coach Bill will create relays. All relays take place at finals, in the evening.

*TOPS swimmers need just one Seniors time cut to participate.
*If you have one time cut, you get two bonus swims. You must have a USA time for those bonus swims.
*If you have two time cuts, you get one bonus swim. Again, that bonus swim must be a USA time. NT are not accepted.
*If you have three or more time cuts, then no bonus swims are permitted.

*As usual, please check the times to make sure the time in your portal is a USA time and not a SAL time. You can check the time by putting your cursor over the blackened i after the time. If you cannot choose an event, because of the time, then email us via with the events you want to swim.

*Remember, we will ensure that the times are updated.


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