TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 12/9/19
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier
We concluded our regular season dual meet with a great meet with Pennridge. They provided some excellent races and they are a great team to swim each year.
The dual meet results, for Pennridge, have been imported and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.
We do not have any more dual meets for the remainder of this month. We have two post-season dual meets, in January (1/4, 1/7), which are important and we request your participation.
These meets allow our swimmers additional chances to improve their times and change their ranking in the TOPS 50 for SAL.
Information will be emailed when a determination is made, by SAL, as to who we will swim in January, but what we can tell you is that we will swim teams from other divisions.
There is a chance that they will update the SAL TOP 50 when all results have been sent to the SAL webmaster. If they are updated, we will forward to you.
Since we do not have dual meets the next three weeks, we will have TOPS practice at PAC. These practices are for ALL our TOPS swimmers. (12/14, 12/21, 12/28).
: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Good luck, TOPS HS Swimmers, in your respective HS dual meets, which begin this week. Have fun!
Remember, you need to attend ONE TOPS practice per week!
If your swimmer wishes to swim in the Council Rock Hawaiian Invite, please commit by Dec. 15th.
When: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Where: Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
*This is a SAL invitational and is NOT USA Approved.
The following SAL Invitationals are for all our swimmers, therefore, everyone will receive the invite to participate. BUT, we have criteria for each of these invites.
At the end of the Jan. 4th dual meet, you should have a good idea if your swimmer is in the TOP 50.
Yes, they have a chance to get into the TOP 50 on Jan. 11th, but given the number of our swimmers, we thought it best to pursue this avenue.
Swimmers can acquire a TOP 50 time at this SAL Invitational. A time is a time. This meet is Jan. 12th.
For swimmers who have a TOP 50 time, and wish to swim in a January SAL Invite, we ask that you swim at the Upper Merion Last Chance meet.
FEE: $4.00 PER EVENT
SWIMS: MAX THREE EVENTS
DEADLINE – JANUARY 4 – 9:00 p.m
This SAL Invitational is available to our TOPS swimmers who have a TOP 50 time as of Jan 4th.
If the swimmer has a just one TOP 50 time, he/she can choose two other events. This invite is also USA Approved for our USA swimmers.
FEES: $5.00 PER EVENT
SWIMS: MAX THREE EVENTS
DEADLINE: JANUARY 8TH
December 28th – SAL Council Rock Hawaiian Invite
January 4th – Conference Dual meet
January 11th – League Dual meet (last SAL dual meet)
January 12th – Souderton Winter Festival (TOPS swimmers who do not have a SAL TOP 50 time)
January 18th – Upper Merion Last Chance Meet (TOPS swimmers must have a SAL TOP 50 time)
January 19th – SAL Coaches/ Reps Seed Meeting (At this meeting it will be determined who attends ‘A’ Champs and who attends ‘B’ Champs.
Swimmers can attend both champs, based on the end picture, but cannot swim more than four total events between the two championships.
*January 24th – Last practice for swimmers who will swim at ‘B’ Champs and will not swim at ‘A’ Champs/
January 25th – SAL ‘B’ Championships
January 31st- Last practice for our ‘A’ championship swimmers who are not doing TOPS USA.
February 2nd – SAL ‘A’ Champs at LaSalle University
Please support the Winter Clothing Drive at PAC. They are in need of hats, gloves, and scarves. They will be collecting till Dec. 15th.
The TOPS/USA National team is hosting a SCRIPS fundraiser. If you need gift cards, and wish to support our TOPS swimmers, please see a coach. The coaches have the names of our swimmers who are raising funds for their meet which is held in FL next summer.
- Best of luck to Chris Guiliano at Jr. Nationals at GA Tech, this Wed. through Saturday!!!
– An email will be forthcoming concerning all pertinent information, in the next two days. Good luck, swimmers!
We submitted these entries in the beginning of Oct. and not heard from the meet director. We have contacted him, a few times, to ascertain our status. Just fyi.