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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 11/4/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Nov 04 2019 at 12:22PM PST
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” —Julie Andrews

SAL DUAL MEETS

*We had some excellent swims and competition vs. Methacton. Congratulations, swimmers!!

*Thank you to all the parents who stepped forward to fulfill the many volunteer positions at both meets. It does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. We understand that you have a lot on your plate, and we do value the time and commitment you give to the swimmers.

Thank you, also, for getting all the swimmers there on time. Thanks to you, both meets went very smoothly.

We loved seeing the parent spirit wear, this past weekend. Thank you for purchasing the TOPS spirit wear and for supporting TOPS via this avenue. You looked awesome!

SPEAKING OF SPIRIT WEAR…Christmas is quickly approaching. Christmas commercials are already being aired, and as you all know; stores are already stocked for this upcoming holiday season.
With that said….please remember to look at all that Swim Outlet has to offer for your Christmas shopping. Shop Swim Outlet, via the link on our TOPS Website. Shopping, via this link, is an easy way to support TOPS.

After that squirrel moment; back to the dual meets……..

*We have imported the Methacton dual meet results into Active. Therefore, your swimmer’s time should be reflected in the Parent Portal.

This weekend we will be swimming Souderton Aquatic Club.
GIRLS (Home- at PAC) Arrival- 11:45 a.m. / Warm-up – 12:00 p.m. /Start- 12:45 p.m.
BOYS (Away – Souderton High School- 625 Lower Road in Souderton, PA)
Arrival- 12:15 a.m. / Warm-up- 12:30 p.m. / Start – 1:00 p.m.

*Yesterday, was the deadline for notifying us of a declared absence for this meet.

Our third dual meet vs. PVAC is November 16th.
Today, we sent this dual meet invitation to declare a swimmer absence. Please RSVP a swimmer absence by 11/10. You will only need to RSVP this dual meet if your swimmer is NOT attending.
We assume that all our swimmers will be attending the meet, unless otherwise noted.

SAL INVITATIONALS
*Yesterday, we had about thirty swimmers attend the HHAA High-Five Invitational. We hope you had a great time! The results have been imported and your swimmer’s times should be reflected in the Parent Portal.

*Our next SAL invitational is on the 24th – NORTH PENN TROPHY MEET

*Traditionally, Council Rock has a Hawaiian Invitational during Christmas break. They have not yet posted this invite (Dec. 28th).

COMMUNICATION
When we communicate for SAL Invitationals and USA meets, Active only sends an email to those who committed to said meets.
It uses the email for communication, which you identified during registration.
If you are not receiving emails, then we ask that you look at your account and make sure that the email information is correct.
If you have changed your email, or if the email is incorrect, then please email us with the error/change through topsswimming@gmail.com.

SWIMMERS BEING INFORMED
A RECOMMENDATION: Many of our swimmers; particularly 13 and older, have email addresses. We recommend that parents forward the weekly announcements, and meet information, to their swimmer so that they are equally/fully informed.

TOPS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
We know that this is an exciting and stressful year for you. We know that you get asked, repeatedly, as to what your plans are for next year. Sadly, we need to badger you, too. BUT, this is so that we can be ready to acknowledge you at your final home dual meet.

Girls: Senior Recognition will be Dec. 7th. – Deadline – Dec. 4th.
Boys – Since our last home meet is in the middle of Nov., we will acknowledge in Jan. at one of the dual meets. Deadline – Dec. 4th

Please fill out the information, below, and email to topsswimming@gmail.com.
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Please put in the subject line: Senior Bio. Just copy, paste, and personalize*+

Years swimming total:
Years swimming with TOPS:
High-school :
Colleges in play/or where you will be attending/or what path you will take
Intended Major:
Words of wisdom:

USA SWIMMING
UDAC Rocktoberfest results have been imported and the swimmer’s times should be reflected in the Parent Portal.

Forthcoming- UDAC Distance meet results.

North Penn Trophy Meet is a USA Approved meet and is our next USA meet.

UDAC CLOSED INVITATIONAL– This is the last meet of the 2019-2020 Short Course season before MA Championship season. An email was sent with the details of the meet. All should have received an invitation for entry. Please refer to the email to get counsel concerning this meet.

JUNIOR OLYMPIC SWIMMERS- Some of our 13/14 swimmers are also swimming HS.
HS Districts takes place during the first two days of Junior Olympics.
If you have a HS District cut, you are expected to support your HS team and attend HS Districts.
Swimmers can still swim the Sat. and Sun. of Junior Olympics. This is just a head’s up.

FYI…the HS district meet is a USA Approved meet.

MA SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS
MA Silver Championship- Central York Aquatics at Central York High School
MA Senior Championship- Franklin & Marshall College

*We will begin to secure hotel rooms for these meets, very shortly.

LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONSUMMER 2020
ISCA INTERNATIONAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP- Very shortly, the time standards, as well as, meet information, will be posted. When that information is made available, we will notify you.

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