Announcement

TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 9/6/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Sep 06 2019 at 07:18PM PDT
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(Image- The Perkiomen School Pool)

The beginning of our 2019-2020 swim season is quickly approaching!

Thank you for being patient concerning the practice schedule.

First, our TOPS USA swimmers will begin practice at the Pottstown Athletic Center on September 16th. No practices will be held at The Perk School, that week. Please see the USA Schedule for the week,in the USA Swimming section of these announcements.

On September 23rd, we will begin our WHOLE team (SAL/USA) practice at both facilities. Below is the schedule. We will make any adjustments (individually and with the schedule) based on how our first week unfolds. Any adjustments will be minor.

TOPS PRACTICE FOR THE 2019- 2020
*Please do not exceed the recommended number of practices. Attendance will be taken each evening.

TOPS PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS
Pre-Team & TOPS 1: 2-3 practices per week
TOPS 2: 2-3 practices per week
TOPS 3: 3-4 practices per week
TOPS 4 : 4-5 practices per week
TOPS 5/HS/NATIONAL – 5-6 practices per week

*Please attend the facility for which you registered.

The Perk School – 526 3rd St., East Greenville, PA 18041
Monday -Thursday
Pre-Team & TOPS 1: 6-7 pm – (Mon/Wed/Thurs)
TOPS 2: 6-7pm – (Mon/Tues/Wed)
TOPS 3: 6-7:30pm – (Mon.–Thurs.)
TOPS 4: 6-8pm – (Mon.–Thurs.)
TOPS 5 & HS : 6-8pm – (Mon.–Thurs.)
National: 6-8pm – Tuesday and Thursday (at PAC-Mon/Wed/Fri)

*SATURDAY PRACTICE WILL BE HELD AT POTTSTOWN. PLEASE SEE THE SATURDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE, BELOW.

Pottstown Athletic Center- (PAC) -724 N. Adams St., Pottstown, PA 19464

  • Monday-Friday*
    National Team: 5-7pm (All National swimmers train together on Mon/Wed/Fri at Pottstown)
    TOPS 5 & HS: 5-7pm
    TOPS 4: 7-9pm – (Mon/Wed/Fri)
    5-7pm – (Tue/Thurs)
    TOPS 3: 7-8:30pm (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
    TOPS 2: 7-8pm – (Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri)
    Pre-Team & TOPS 1: 7-8 pm-(Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri)

Saturday Practice – Pottstown location, only
National, TOPS 5, TOPS 4: 12-2pm
TOPS 3: 2-3:30pm
TOPS 1 & TOPS 2: 3:30-4:30pm
*HS Swimmers will be placed in their training level during the first week.

SWIM EQUIPMENT
Andrew Cubbler has some equipment for donation. Thank you, Andrew!
- Sporti training fins – size Men 7-9/Women 9-11
- Speedo drag suit – size 26 (royal blue)
*Please email, Coach Catherine, at topsswimming@gmail.com to express your interest.

NEED PRACTICE SUITS?
Posted on our closed Facebook page, Mary Ann Leary has some practice suits, reasonably priced, for sale.

MANDATORY PARENT MEETINGS
On September 15th we will conduct mandatory parent meetings. At these meetings, parents will meet the board, the coaches, review the year, and its expectations, and provide information so that we can have a smooth start to the year. It is vital that we are all on the same page.

LOCATION- TBA
TIME – 1:00 p.m. – New Parent Meeting/ 2:00 p.m. – USA Parent Meeting/ 3:00 p.m. – Returning Parent Meeting

SWIMMER SOCIALS IN SEPTEMBER
Mini-Golf- Waltz’s Golf – (September 14th – All swimmers 12 and under)
ADDRESS: 303 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468
TIME: 4:00 P.M. (Usually is less crowded)
COST : $7.00 per round of Mini-Golf
RSVP by September 12th

Breakfast at Brookside Family Restaurant (September 21st – All 13 and older Swimmers)
ADDRESS: 1338 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
COST: Breakfast Buffet ($10.99) or choose an individual entrée (Prices vary)
RSVP by September 18th
PLEASE RSVP THE ABOVE SOCIAL TEAM OUTINGS Via topsswimming@gmail.com *

TOPS HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS
If you are a junior in HS and wanting to swim in college, then you should register with NCAA.
NCAA recommends that you register in the beginning of your junior year.

Click on NCAA (in email) and it will take you to the link and provide you with all the information you need, as well as, step by step instructions for registration. There is a $95.00 fee to join NCAA.

Your respective HS may, have a meeting in the evening, explaining the NCAA process. We recommend that you attend.

USA SWIMMING

TOPS USA PRACTICE FOR WEEK- September 16th – September 21st.
Monday – Friday
National Team- 5-7pm
TOPS 4 & 5 – 7-9pm
TOPS 3 – 7-8:30pm (No practice on Tuesday)
TOPS 2 – 7-8pm (No practice Monday & Thursday)

Saturday: PAC only
National Team, TOPS 5, TOPS 4 – 12-2 pm
TOPS 3 – 2-3:30pm
TOPS 2 – 2-3pm

TOPS CHOSEN USA MEETS
*We have finished going over all the entries for the Blue Eagle NT Meet, and they are ready for submission.

UDAC Rocktoberfest and UDAC Distance Meet are the next TOPS chosen USA meets that we will be getting ready for submission. Last day to commit to these USA meets – Sept. 14th.

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