Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Nov 27 2019 at 05:25AM PST

Quote of the Week: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” W.T. Purkiser

*Tuesday, Wed, and Friday evening practices remain unchanged.


Saturday practice: Given that we do not have dual meet, this Saturday, we will have practice! The times have been adjusted due to many swimmers participating in a USA meet, this Saturday.

Saturday Practice Schedule:- ALL SWIMMERS GO TO PAC LOCATION
National, TOPS 5, TOPS 4 : 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
TOPS 3 : 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
TOPS 1 & 2 : 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Those training at Perk, received this information, earlier this week.
From Perk School:
“Gates will be locking the Tinnerholm Way gates that lead to the parking lot behind the gym from 6:00 PM Friday, November 22nd to 6:00 AM Tuesday, December 3rd . Enter through the parking lot in front of the football field on Seminary Street. Drive down to gym lot from there. Note: that there is a “Do not Enter” sign because it is a one way street, but there should not be a problem if they are careful. Our school is on break, so less to no traffic. The kids can also just walk down to the gym, whatever you think is best.
Building (gym) access: Coaches have ID cards to access the building from November 22 to December 3rd . We’re not able to set the unlock/lock schedule over the break, our system is not letting us override the programming. We understand you may have to prop the door open for students to get in.”

REMINDER – Please note your preference for our use of your swimmer’s image via the link sent by Friday. (e.g. post pictures on website and Facebook).

Click- Attending- Yes, you can use my swimmer’s image.
Click – Not Attending – No, you cannot use my swimmer’s image.
Thank you!

NORTH PENN DUAL MEET- There was excellent competition, from both teams, which yielded season best times/ best times and exciting races.

Thank you to all the parents who got the swimmers to the meets on time and who stepped forward to help. We know that sitting in the stands is preferable and that you wear many hats. We appreciate your support and sacrifice; especially those who step forward week after week. It does not go unnoticed.

*The NPAC Dual meet results will be imported, in the next day or two, and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.

Dual meet #5 vs. Pennridge- This is our last REGULAR season dual meet.

REMINDER: In order to participate in a season ending SAL Championship, swimmers must participate in at least TWO regular season dual meets.

Deadline to declare swimmer absence for the Pennridge Dual meet is Dec. 1st

*In January, the last two dual meets are for Conference standing and then League standings. Participation is expected.

SAL TOP TIMES and SAL CHAMPIONSHIPS- Within the next few weeks, SAL will begin to post the TOP times of each age group (boys, girls, relays) per event. This list will change over the course of the next two months, for we still have invites and dual meets yet to swim.
This list will give you a gauge as to what SAL Championship meet your swimmer will attend. Can they attend both? Yes, but they can’t swim the same event, and the number of entries must equate to the number of swims a swimmer swims in a dual meet (Max- four events: 3 individual events and 1 relay OR two individual events and two relays). ‘A’ Champs is determined at the Coaches’ Seed meeting in Jan. The top 18 times, per event, get to swim at ‘A’ Championships.

DO YOU HAVE TO SWIM AT CHAMPIONSHIPS? The answer is a resounding YES. For our SAL only swimmers, this championship meet is an excellent way to conclude their swim season. For our USA Swimmers, we expect you to participate in the SAL Championships, as well. ‘A’ Championships is a USA Approved meet. We have continuously requested SAL to USA Approve the ‘B’ Championships.

*The North Penn Trophy Meet results have been imported.
*If interested, please sign up for the Council Rock Hawaiian Invitational. This is a SAL Invitational. It is NOT USA Approved.

There is a Black Friday Sale in progress. If you want to shop using Swim Outlet, please enter the site through the link on our website. This is an easy way to support TOPS Swimming.

Congratulations to the following TOPS Senior swimmers who have decided upon their path, come the Fall.

*Years swimming total: 2
*Years swimming with TOPS: 2
*High-school : Boyertown Area Senior High School
*College in Fall 2020: Messiah College
*Intended Major: Biochemistry/ PharmD.

*Year swimming: 10 yrs.
*Years swimming for TOPS: 3 years for TOPS
*High School: Boyertown Area Senior High School
*College in Fall 2020: Norwich University in Vermont
*Intended Major: Criminal Justice.
*Hannah plans to swim for Norwich University.

*UDAC Distance results imported.
*NPAC Distance Meet deadline is this Friday, November 29th.
*GRA B+ Meet email will be forthcoming- Make sure you have your TOPS cap and your best swim suit for this mid-season meet at the ready!!


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