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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 10/14/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Oct 14 2019 at 01:30PM PDT
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” Lou Holtz

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 – 2020 TOPS SWIM SEASON IS NOW CLOSED.

TOPS FIRST GOLF TOURNAMENT

A HUGE thank you to Brian Stoudt and our board for spearheading this inaugural golf event.

This fundraising efforts is a means to be ready to meet a need for more pools in our area.
As shared at the parent meeting, USA Swimming, Middle Atlantic, ASCA, ISCA, and other swimming bodies acknowledge the need for more pools; and we feel it, most acutely, in southeastern PA.

As Brian Stoudt shared in a previous email, we are VERY THANKFUL to all those who contributed to this fundraising effort. You are supporting not only TOPS, but the future of this sport, in this area.
Thank you! Thank you! You are TOPS!

It was a beautiful day. It was a lot of fun. There were great prizes, and it was wonderful spending time with our swim family, off the deck.

WEBSITE UPDATES
We have added a* COLLEGE* tab, and we will be posting relevant information, for our HS swimmers, who are contemplating swimming in college. We hope to have articles, and links posted, this week. We will also alert you of additions via our Weekly Announcements.

SAL DUAL MEETS
REMINDER: Please review the dual meet schedule and be aware of the time expectations. Each dual meet will last around 2 hrs. This is not factoring getting to and from the meet and warm-up.
As shared in the previous announcements, we ask that families communicate with us any planned absences so that we can plan accordingly.

METHACTON MEET – IF UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL THE COACHES (topsswimming@gmail.com) by OCTOBER 27TH.

SAL INVITATIONALS
An email was sent with the updated meet information for the Pennridge Time Trial Invitational. We know that for the 11 and older swimmers, you will see that you committed to Session #1. We have contacted the meet director to ask if a new meet file is needed. If not, we will work off the information you provided.

HHAA Pentathlon Deadline to commit – October 18th- (This meet is USA Approved)

SAL OFFICIALS CLINIC
This week, there is one SAL Officiating Clinic.
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, 62 SWAMP ROAD, NEWTOWN, PA 18940 – Rm. 124E
TIME: 7 P.M.

USA SWIMMING
REMINDER: TOPS USA SWIMMERS WHO ARE 17 AND OLDER- If you will be swimming in the upcoming Blue Eagle meet, you must take the online Athlete Protection Online Class. Not only will Blue Eagle be checking you USA membership, but they will be checking that you took this online class. This is especially pressing for our existing 18 yr. old. It will be very unfortunate if you came to the meet and were not permitted to swim because this requirement is not fulfilled. Sadly, there is nothing your coaches can do for you if you do not take the necessary steps to complete this task.

FYI…You must allow at least 24 hrs. for the results of your online class to appear on your Deck Pass.

Link for Athlete Protection Course
https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/apt

UPCOMING USA MEETS
An email will be forthcoming with specifics for the Blue Eagle meet, which is this weekend! Here we go!!

Upcoming Entry Deadlines:
*HHAA High Five Pentathlon – Oct. 18th
*North Penn New Year’s Meet – October 25th
*North Penn Distance Meet – Nov. 30th

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