TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 1/12/20
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews
Well, our dual meet season is officially over! THANK YOU to our swimmers, and parents, for supporting TOPS in the water and on the deck. You are wonderful, and we greatly appreciate your level of participation and support throughout this dual meet season.
SOUDERTON WINTER INVITE- Our swimmers did a great job at the Souderton Invite! Way to Go!! The results have been imported and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.
National, TOPS 5, TOPS 4 : 12 – 2 p.m.
TOPS 3 : 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
TOPS 1 & 2: 2- 3 p.m.
Since the dual meet season is officially over, SAL will be getting all the data together and SAL will be updating the TOP 50. We post the TOPS 50 on our website under the SAL Tab. Remember, focus only on the dual meet events for championships.
This Saturday, is the Upper Merion Last Chance Meet. An email will be forthcoming with specific information. Please know that we wait until we get an email from the meet director, with updated information (e.g. warm-up times, etc.) before sending you our email with all the specifics. As soon as we get this information, we will compose an email to those who will be attending.
This week, for those who are in the TOP 50, we will be asking the swimmers to rank their events in order of preference. This gives the coaches the needed information for the seed meeting, AND we feel that it is important for the swimmers to choose their events for they will be more invested in their swims.
AFTER the Last Chance meet, a new TOP 50 listing will be created for the Seed meeting on Jan. 19th.
After the meeting, we will share who is going to which champs.
‘B’ Championships will take place on Jan. 25th.
The Girls’ ‘B’ Champs will be at North Penn High School.
The Boys’ ‘B’ Champs will be at Pennridge High School.
If your swimmer does not have a SAL TOP 50 time, this will be his/her season ending SAL meet.
We have been notified that there has been another change with ‘A’ Champs. ‘A’ Champs will not take place on Feb. 2nd, but on Feb. 9th. Also, it will not be at University of PA, but back at LaSalle University.
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
February 8th – Last practice for our ‘A’ championship swimmers who are not doing TOPS USA.
February 9th- ‘A’ Champs at LaSalle University (GIRLS will swim in the morning and BOYS will swim in the afternoon)
Timely information was sent about our 2nd Annual Clay Shoot. If you commit to joining us for this fundraiser by Jan. 31st, you get $25.00 off per shooter. Please read the informative email and join us for this fun fundraiser.
NATIONAL TEAM FUNDRAISER – Puravida Bracelets
The National Team is selling Puravida bracelets for their trip to FL. The cost per bracelet is $8.00. Information will be forthcoming about purchasing a bracelet.
UDAC CLOSED INVITE- Deadline- Feb. 9th
For our TOPS HS Swimmers who swim for a PAC-10 HS- The PAC Championship meet (Feb. 15th) is USA Approved. Make sure your HS Coach has your USA number so that the swim can be imported into the SWIMS Database for USA.
For our other TOPS HS swimmers, in other leagues, please make sure you are aware of your championship meets and if they are USA Approved, and if so, give your USA number to your HS coach.
REMINDER: CHAMPIONSHIP USA SHIRTS- Anne Crew emailed everyone with information, accompanied with a picture, of the championship t-shirt. Please email her with your order. She will take that information and order, and Cheryl Loshnowsky will bill your account. We will not be accepting cash.
All orders — including family name, quantity of each size — can be directed to Anne Crew (email@example.com) and must be received no later than January 22, 2020.
We will accept NO orders after this date.
Cost of the shirts:
XS-XL – $16
2XL-3XL – $18
4XL – $20
We have imported the MA Season Ending Championship meets. The meet information, for each championship meet is on our website, under DOCUMENTS, sub-folder – USA Middle Atlantic Season Ending Meets.
Junior Olympics- We changed the deadline for JO commitment to Feb. 10th. This is to use any times from ‘A’ Championships.
The Silver Championship entry file has times different than the time standards in the meet information. We emailed Middle Atlantic about the discrepancy. We will notify everyone when the correction has been made.
Trish DeMarco, our webmaster, sent out an informative email about ascertaining if your swimmer has met a time standard. Please read.
This week, we will be putting swimmer’s best USA times in their folder for you. This should help with figuring out season ending meets.
Cheryl Loshnowsky sent an email about hotel rooms for Silver Champs and Senior Champs.