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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 6/4/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Jun 04 2019 at 01:20PM PDT
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6/4/19

WHAT’S ON DECK WITH TOPS?
Everyone is now dipping their toes in the water at their respective summer swim club team practices. Have fun and we look forward to seeing everyone at the dual meets, this summer.

FUNDRAISING
Our next big fundraiser is our golf outing scheduled for October 13th at Macoby Run Golf Course. Please put this on your calendar!

SUBURBAN AQUATIC LEAGUE

The Suburban Aquatic League has a new website. Same address but different platform. FYI.

Thinking ahead to next season, this summer season is a perfect opportunity to try out timing, stroke and turn, and scorer’s table.

STROKE AND TURN- If your son or daughter is participating in the Tri-County Swim League, why not think about Stroke and Turn? There will be a meeting for those interested in Stroke and Turn, this Wed. evening at 7:00 p.m. at North End Pool Club in Pottstown.

SCORER’S TABLE- For each team, I am sure that you can shadow at the scorer’s table and they will be happy to train.

TIMERS- In the Tri-County league, this summer, there will be no volunteer place judges. Therefore, timers’ roles are more crucial in order to provide the most honest finish for the swimmers.
Summer is a perfect time to try out timing. There will be three timers in per lane, with a back–up timer available if you missed hitting your watch. You have a lot of support.
We will need to provide timers at both the boys’ and girls’ SAL dual meets, as well as, some USA meets, next season.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Thank you to all who donated suits to Camp Courage during our Spring Clinic! It is a great beginning to the suit collection needed. We are confident that those receiving the suits will be very appreciative.

Throughout the summer, if you find that you have a spare suit, in good condition, which you are not using, please put it aside and you can bring to an invite, OR you can email about your donation through topsswimming@gmail.com. Also needed, goggles.

PARENT CORNER
This is a really neat article, written by Elizabeth Wickham from SwimSwam.
TEN MINUTES A DAY FOR HAPPIER PARENTS AND SWIMMERS.
https://swimswam.com/10-minutes-a-day-for-happier-parents-and-swimmers/

USA SWIMMING
MIDDLE ATLANTIC has approved many meets for the 2019-2020 swim season. Below is our USA schedule for the upcoming TOPS USA Season (2019-2020).

2019-2020 USA SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
(TOPS USA Swimmers are required to participate in a season ending USA Championship meet).

OCTOBER
18th-20th – BLUE EAGLE NT BUSTER MEET
PERK VALLEY FALL (SAL Invite and USA)

NOVEMBER
NORTH PENN TROPHY MEET (SAL)
23rd – DISTANCE STROKE MEETNORTH PENN
Nov 30th- Dec. 2nd – PRELIM/FINAL AT WCU (BB/C)

DECEMBER
11TH – 14TH – WINTER JUNIOR NATIONALS (Georgia Tech)
13th- 15th- PRELIM/FINAL AT F&M- LAC (A+)
(FYI- NO DISTANCE MEETS OFFERED IN DEC.)

JANUARY
4th- 5th – DISTANCE MEET (TBD)
17TH- 19TH – Tentative – GAAC INVITATIONAL
SAL INVITE -LAST CHANCE MEET-USA APPROVED

FEBRUARY
SAL “A” CHAMPSUSA APPROVED
22nd- 23rd – UDAC CLOSED INVITE
23RD – NORTH PENN DISTANCE (Only events that are different than UDAC)
​27th- March 1st – JUNIOR OLYMPICSTBD

MARCH
​7th – 8th – BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIPS- TBD
20th – 22nd – SILVER CHAMPIONSHIPS- TBD
26th – 29th – SENIOR CHAMPS- TBD

WANT TO SWIM TOPS USA?
If a swimmer, not presently swimming in USA, wishes to swim in USA meets, please visit the USA tab on the website to become aware of the criteria to swim USA with TOPS. You can email your interest to the coaches via topsswimming@gmail.com or meet with one of the TOPS coaches, this summer.

KEYSTONE AQUATIC MEMORIAL MEET
Our first dual meet is complete. The results were emailed in the weekly announcement.

NORTH PENN STROKE DISTANCE MEET
This Saturday is our second LC meet of the season. An email will be sent to those participating, tomorrow or Thursday. We are awaiting to see of the meet director will provide any additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
We would like for our 13 and older USA swimmers help with packaging food for shipment at Berean Bible Church on July 27th at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. We can meet for a buffet breakfast at Brookside Family Restaurant prior to the event. An email, will be forthcoming, concerning the specifics and RSVP.

LONG COURSE TRAINING
Long course training begins next Wednesday (6/12) at Marsh Creek. Please refer to the previous email with all the specifics. A reminder email will be sent to all USA swimmers. Those swimming in LC meets must swim ONE LC practice per week.

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