Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on Jan 19 2020 at 10:55PM PST

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.” Sophie Swetchine

UPPER MERION LAST CHANCE MEET – The results have been imported and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.

We have the results of the Seed Meeting. The following swimmers will be representing TOPS at ‘A’ Champs on Feb. 9th at LaSalle University.

GIRLSOlivia Le, Abby Hawthorne, Tessa Grube, Chelsea Huggard, Paige Lindenmuth, Alex Parsia, Eliana Crew, Catie Guntz, Emery Horn, Mackenzie Gorman, Tamara Engler, Lana Brown, Gabrielle McKee, Angie Nelson, Hannah Shaner

BOYSWilliam Huggard, Justin Delp, Edward Cielecki, Mark Flewelling, Henry Phillips, Logan Richards, Nolan Benner, Andrew Cubbler, Dalton Fink, Christopher Guiliano, Dylan Naessig, Conner Stoudt, Quinton Tang, Nathan VanNatter, Noah Vivian, Nate Zimmerman

SAL will post, in the near future, the final psych sheet. When available, we will forward to you, as well as, post on our website.

For the swimmers listed above, and their parents, please print out and complete the *LaSalle Waiver and give to a coach, this week. SAL must have this waiver in order for the swimmer to be permitted to swim at ‘A’ Champs. Parents, you must be listed on the waiver, too. The form is self- explanatory. The waiver is on our website under DOCUMENTS and under the SAL tab (Championships), and has been sent to you via email.

The entries have been sent in an email for your FYI.

If you have chosen not to participate in ‘B’ Champs, and your name is not below/and or you are not swimming a season ending USA Championship meet, your season is concluded.

Unfortunately, we cannot have swimmers still participate in practice without a training goal (e.g. season ending SAL meet). You will continue to get our weekly announcements and information about our upcoming Season Ending Celebration in April. We hope to see you at our Spring Clinic in April/May.

An email will be sent, later today, with all the B Championship specifics for each meet. We will need parent volunteers!!

For our swimmers who will be concluding their swim season at ‘B’ Championships, your last practice will be this Friday, January 24th.

There is practice for our ‘A’ Champs and USA swimmers on Saturday, as usual.

This may be the last week we hold practice at Perk. With a reduced number of swimmers after B Champs, it will be best to consolidate.
*January 24th
– Last practice for swimmers who will swim at ‘B’ Champs and will not swim at ‘A’ Champs
January 25thSAL ‘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)

January 31st is the last day to get a $25.00 discount, per person, for the Clay Shoot Fundraiser in May! This is a super fun day, and we highly recommend. We are also looking for sponsors and raffle items. See the flyer on our website (DOCUMENTS). Thank you, Coach Corinne, for spearheading this TOPS fundraiser!!

PURAVIDA Bracelet Fundraiser for our National Team- Our National team is selling Puravida Bracelets for $8.00 each. If you are interested in purchasing a bracelet (TOPS Colors), please email us your intent to purchase, and we will put the bracelet in your family folder. You will be billed through your account.

We only have 50 bracelets, and we suspect they will go quickly, so place your order ASAP. Thank you, Coach Nikki, for spearheading this fundraising effort!!


We will be giving each swimmer their best times for USA meets in their folder. Our initial print outs omitted a meet, therefore, we had to re-do and reprint. Our goal is to have this print out in the family folders this week.

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP – Last practice will be March 6th
New this year: A swimmer cannot earn a Silver Champs time standard at Bronze Champs. This is probably due to the high number of swimmers at Silver Champs. Last year, many had to close their championship meets.

SILVER CHAMPIONSHIP- Last practice – March 19th
It is our understanding that any HS swimmer, swimming at Silvers, can attain a Senior cut at Silvers.

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – Last practice – March 25th

Cheryl Loshnowsky sent an email about hotel rooms for Silver Champs and Senior Champs.

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 ( 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


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