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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 4/17/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Apr 17 2019 at 06:49AM PDT
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 4/15/19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tessa and Gianna!!

WHAT’S ON DECK WITH TOPS?

Sunday, was our Season Ending Celebration. Thank you to Coach Amy for securing the gym for us, as well as, the tables and sound system.

Thank you to Cheryl Loshnowsky for getting everything ready, behind the scenes, as well as, all that she did the day of our celebration.

Lastly, the coaches would like to thank our families for the Coaches’ gifts. It was very kind and generous. We are most thankful to be given the opportunity to coach your children, and we feel blessed to be a part of this amazing swim family.

We began our celebration with a summary of our season.

TOPS 2018-2019 STATS
Our word of the year was Process. Process is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

1 TEAM
209 SWIMMERS
7 DIVERS
20 COACHES
7 DUAL MEETS
GIRLS- 6 WINS- 1 LOSS
BOYS- 5 WINS- 2 LOSSES
SAL ‘B’ CHAMIONSHIPS – 73 GIRLS/38 BOYS (111 SWIMMERS)
SAL ‘A’ CHAMPIONSHIPS – 21 GIRLS/ 21 BOYS (42 SWIMMERS)

USA SWIMMING
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIPS – 14 SWIMMERS
SILVER CHAMPIONSHIPS – 53 SWIMMERS
JUNIOR OLYMPICS – 8 SWIMMERS
MIDDLE ATLANTIC SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – 19 SWIMMERS

ISCA QUALIFIERS – 18 SWIMMERS
SECTIONALS QUALIFIERS – 7 SWIMMERS
FUTURES QUALIFIERS -5 SWIMMERS
WINTER JUNIOR NATIONALS QUALIFIERS – 1 SWIMMER
MIDDLE ATLANTIC TOP ‘TEN’ – 8 SWIMMERS

HIGH SCHOOL
EASTERNS QUALIFIERS – 3 SWIMMERS
PIAA DISTRICT QUALIFIERS – 25 SWIMMERS
PIAA STATE QUALIFIERS – 9 SWIMMERS
PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMICLILIA CREW AND MICHAEL MCNEILL
NISCA ALL- AMERICAN ACADEMICLILIA CREW AND ELLA GREENHOLT

GRADUATING TOPS SWIMMERS
Though our swimmers leave us when they graduate, we want to keep their spirit alive on our team.
Five years ago, we began the Legacy Award. It is awarded to a younger TOPS swimmer for whom he/she most aligns to the graduate in spirit, work ethic, and personality.

The following Legacy Awards were presented:
Lilia Crew Legacy Award – Elsa Lucas / College: Monmouth University
Ella Greenholt Legacy Award – Cierra Griffith / College: Lehigh University
Aaron Keifer Legacy Award – Asher Hand / College: York College
Grace McKee Legacy Award– Katelyn Simeone / College :Bloomsburg Univerity
Michael McNeill Legacy Award – Kevin Bleam / College : St. Joseph’s University
Anna Pealock Legacy Award –*Olivia Wilkes* / Decision forthcoming
Kyle Silbert Legacy Award*– Jonathan Escott / Decison forthcoming
Jennifer Zajac Legacy Award –* Julilanna Metry*/ Decision forthcoming

When Anna, Kyle, and Jennifer make their decision we will share in our weekly announcements. We will greatly miss all our graduates and wish them all the best!!

PARENTS
We are thankful to all our parents who volunteered this past season. Thank you for supporting TOPS and stepping forth to help.

We recognized three of our parents who accrued the most volunteer hours this season.
Bill Karaffa
Dena Cooper
Sandra Maiale

We also THANKED our AWESOME SAL REPS, who attended SAL meetings and helped with dual meets, etc. Thank you, Lori Griffith (Girls’ Rep), Cecelia Guiliano and John Brittain (Boys’ Reps). Many thanks, again, for all you did to support our swimmers!

END OF SEASON GIFTS
For those unable to attend the Celebration, Cheryl Loshnowsky will be emailing you to make arrangements for you to get your team gift and envelope. We are very appreciative of Cheryl’s time in ensuring that swimmers get their gifts, etc. Thank you, Cheryl!!

WEBSITE UPDATES
We are continually updating the website with relevant information for our families. What has been updated?

-Practice Button reflects our training locations and possible time frame for each location for next season.

SAL Schedule Button- The tentative dates for our upcoming 2019-2020 SAL Dual Meet Season to help you with planning.

USA Tab- The USA meet schedule reflects our upcoming LC season and below is our revised USA Meet Schedule for the 2019-2020 season. We will be adding a USA Button, much like the SAL button.

-Documents – We added the updated TEAM RECORDS, the swimmers’ TIME REPORT FOR THE SEASON, and a list of our PROCESS QUOTES.

MISCELLANEOUS
As requested previously, please visit our website and take the time to become acquainted with all the information we provide.

We are presently updating, streamlining, clarifying, etc. in order for it to be as user friendly as possible.
If you do not find an answer to a question you may have, then please email us at topsswimming@gmail.com with your question. We will do our best to respond within 24 hrs. AND your question may highlight what we need to add or clarify on the website. Thank you in advance.

SPRING CLINIC
We are still accepting swimmers, at both locations, but the Pottstown Facility is filling up quickly. Please register if you are intending on participating. Clinic begins next week!!

FUNDRAISER
Please support our TOPS fundraiser; The Clay Shoot, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.
TOPS Swimming will is partnering with Team Corey’s Crew and The National MS Society to host its first annual Sporting Clays Shoot Out.

Our event location is at The Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays located in Coplay, PA. We are expecting 150 participants and 50 additional volunteers to help facilitate such a worthy event benefitting both of these non-profit organizations.

Please support by choosing to participate in the shoot, or get a $100.00 sponsor. We will need approximately 50 volunteers the day of the event. Please put this on your calendar.
Many thanks in advance for your support and commitment to TOPS.

USA SWIMMING
Our entries have been accepted for the Keystone LC meet and the North Penn LC Stroke Distance meet. The swimmers chosen events are posted in the document section, under TOPS LC meets.

We submitted our entries for the* Boyertown LC Luau meet*, on Monday.

After the Season Ending Celebration, parents who were interested in the *ISCA FL LC meet met to discuss fundraising, housing, and other misc. items.

For our USA swimmers, who are choosing to swim LC this summer, and have a time cut for this meet, please email your desire to attend this meet to the topsswiming@gmail.com.

HAVE A BLESSED EASTER, EVERYONE!

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