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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 3/2/2020

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving at Mar 2, 2020 12:12PM PST
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CONGRATULATIONS to ALL our swimmers who participated in HS Districts and Junior Olympics, this past week. Making a HS District cut and a JO cut is an accomplishment. Congratulations to those who earned a best time or near best time! We are proud of your efforts to support your team. You are TOPS!

We had MANY TOPS swimmers make the podium at their respective HS Districts.

Congratulations to our HS District Champions: Chris Guiliano and Henry Phillips.

Henry Phillips, also, podiumed at Junior Olympics for 200 free and the 1650. Busy weekend representing his HS and TOPS!

We have twelve TOPS HS Swimmers who will be advancing to HS States, to be held at Bucknell University, next week. Congrats, swimmers!

WHAT’S NEXT?

PRACTICE
Practice for our USA SWIMMERS remains unchanged. Refer to the Practice button on our website.
REMINDER: There is no a.m. practice for the remainder of the season.
This Friday is the last practice for our Bronze only swimmers.

TOPS SPRING CLINIC
Registration is open to everyone (open registration for all interested, not just TOPS families). Please consider joining us for our Spring Clinic. We will focus on: technique (all strokes), starts, turns, and some conditioning. This is a great way to continue to focus on the ‘little things’ and will get the summer swim juices flowing.

If our TOPS/USA swimmers are going to participate in LC meets, he/she must participate in the clinic in order to be conditioned for the meets. (First meet end of May).

SEASON ENDING BANQUET – Sunnybrook Ballroom
A Sign-up Genius link was sent, via email, to all our families for RSVP to this season ending celebration. We received feedback concerning our season ending celebrations, and we acted upon the suggestions. Please join us. What better way to bring our season to a close.

FUNDRAISING
Clay Shoot- Please consider joining this fun and highly successful fundraiser. Information is on our website under the DOCUMENTS section.

PURAVIDA BRACELETS
We still have bracelets for sale, which benefit the National Team and their trip to FL. Please consider supporting your son/daughter’s fellow swimmers. Your swimmer will most likely be in their position, in the future. The cost is $8.00 per bracelet.

USA SWIMMING

*We have imported the JO results and the HS District 1 results. We are trying to secure District 3 results and Eastern results for import.

*Keystone LC Memorial Day Meet entries have been sent.

*Email will be sent, this week, to those participating in Bronze Championships, this weekend.


SEASON ENDING CALENDAR
MARCH 6THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR BRONZE SWIMMERS
MARCH 7TH & 8TH – MA BRONZE CHAMPS
MARCH 11TH-MARCH 14TH – HS STATES
MARCH 19THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR SILVER CHAMPS SWIMMERS
MARCH 20TH – 22ND – MA SILVER CHAMPS
MARCH 25THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE
MARCH 26TH- MARCH 29THSENIOR CHAMPS

TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2/10/20

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving at Feb 10, 2020 12:15PM PST
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2/10/20

OFFICIAL END OF THE SAL SEASON
Yesterday, our swimmers represented TOPS at LaSalle University in the SAL ‘A’ Champs. The girls swam in the morning and our boys in the afternoon. Our swimmers did an outstanding job and stepped up to the block ready to race!!

Our girls 8/u relay started the day with an amazing 6.22 sec drop in the medley relay finishing 7th overall. Our 14 under girls finished 3rd in the medley with a 3.56 sec. drop. They were seated 8th. Our Open girls finished 5th with a 2.11 sec. drop and they were initially seated 7th overall. The momentum continued and our swimmers had great races; some earning best times, finishing their meet with best times in the free relays.

Our boys continued the momentum. Our Open boys won both of their relays, and they were nail biters! Very exciting to witness. Our 14/u boys dropped 3.34 seconds in their free relay, finishing 5th overall.

ALL of our swimmers had noteworthy swims. They discovered what they are doing right; ascertained where they need to improve, and yielded good information from this meet in order to help them with their season ending HS and USA meets.

We did have some individual swimmers who finished first.
Chris Guiliano – First in the 200 free with a league record, and first in the 200 IM.
Dalton Fink – First in the 100 back
Nolan Benner – First in the 100 free

Congratulations to Nolan Benner for being awarded the SAL Scholarship Award!

The girls finished 9th overall and the boys 7th overall. Congratulations, swimmers!!

THANK YOU TO MRS. FLEWELLING, MRS, TANG, MRS. DELP, MR. STOUDT, CATIE GUNTZ AND MACKENZIE GORMAN FOR HELPING AT ‘A’ CHAMPS,YESTERDAY!

*FYI…*The ‘A’ Champs results have been imported and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.

ALSO, we will be putting awards from champs in the swimmers family folders. Please check.

WHAT’S NEXT?
PRACTICE- Going forward, only those who are swimming TOPS/USA have swim practice at PAC. For those who swam in ‘A’s and are not doing USA you have a well-deserved break. We hope to see you at our Season Ending Celebration and our TOPS Spring Clinic.

TOPS SPRING CLINIC
Registration is now open to everyone (open registration for all interested, not just TOPS families). Please consider joining us for our Spring Clinic. We will focus on: technique (all strokes), starts, turns, and some conditioning. This is a great way to continue to focus on the ‘little things’ and will get the summer swim juices flowing.

FUNDRAISING
As shared in the last announcement, you can still get a discount on the Clay Shoot ($25.00 off per person) until Feb. 14th. Please consider joining this fun and highly successful fundraiser.

PURAVIDA BRACELETS
We still have some bracelets for sale, which benefit the National Team. Please consider supporting your son/daughter’s fellow swimmers. Your swimmer will most likely be in their position, in the future, and we are sure you would appreciate the support. The cost is $8.00 per bracelet. They are super cute!

USA SWIMMING

This Saturday, we will have amended practice times due to HS Championship meets.

Best of luck to all our swimmers who will be swimming for their respective HS, this weekend! We wish you the best.

SATURDAY- 2/15/20
NATIONAL, TOPS 5, TOPS 4 – 12- 2 p.m.
TOPS 3 – 12 – 1:30 P.M.
TOPS 2 – 12- 1:00 P.M.

SATURDAYFEBRUARY 22ND – NO SWIM PRACTICE- UDAC CLOSED INVITE

The ‘A’ Champs results have been sent to the Swims Database, and they can be used for JO entries, etc.

ENTRY TIMES- As has been shared, we will ensure that the entry times are accurate for submission. If you are having difficulty entering an event, because of a SAL time, let us know via topsswimming@gmail.com, and we will address it on our end for you.

UDAC CLOSED INVITE- We will get updated information, within the next week, about the Closed Invite. When we receive that information, from the meet director, we will send out a comprehensive email with all that you need to know.

HEADS UP...Parents, expect to be asked to volunteer.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRTS- Anne Crew is the contact person concerning getting your USA season ending shirt. Her email is annecrew@comcast.net.

SEASON ENDING CALENDAR
PAC Champs/HS Champs- USA Approved meets
FEB. 22-23RDUDAC Closed Invite
FEB. 24THDEADLINE TO COMMIT TO SILVERS, NEW ENTRIES FOR JO’S, AND SENIOR CHAMPS
FEB. 27TH- 28TH – Respective HS District Meets
FEB. 17TH- MARCH 1ST- JUNIOR OLYMPICS
MARCH 6THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR BRONZE SWIMMERS
MARCH 7TH & 8TH – MA BRONZE CHAMPS
MARCH 11TH – MARCH 14TH – HS STATES
MARCH 19THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR SILVER CHAMPS SWIMMERS
MARCH 20TH – 22ND – MA SILVER CHAMPS
MARCH 25THLAST DAY OF PRACTICE
MARCH 26TH- MARCH 29THSENIOR CHAMPS

TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2/5/20

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving at Feb 10, 2020 10:30AM PST
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Louis Pasteur

SAL ‘A’ CHAMPS
This weekend is the official conclusion of our SAL season. An email, with all the specific information, was sent on Tuesday evening.
Best of luck to our swimmers who will be swimming at A’s. We hope to ride the wave of our great swims at ‘B’ Champs. Good luck, swimmers! Have Fun!

*LAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR OUR ‘A’ CHAMP SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT DOING USA- 2/8/20

TOPS SPRING AND TECHNIQUE AND CONDITIONING CLINIC – April 20, 2020 to May 21, 2020
You have received an invite to our Spring Clinic via email.
It will begin on April 20th and will end on May 21st. The clinic will take place Mon.- Thurs. each week. Swimmers can attend every night, if they wish. There is no recommended training parameter like what was in place this past season. We will hold the clinic at PAC and Perk.
As per the direction on our website, we ask that you commit to the facility for which you trained, this past season, when registering for the clinic.
Focus: Technique of each stroke, starts, turns, and swim conditioning.
Click on the TOPS Swimming Clinic ICON, and that will take you to the registration. We hope to see you at the clinic!

FUNDRAISING
CLAY SHOOT- From Corinne Guntz, who is spearheading this awesome fundraiser: “We’re showing some February love…TOPS/ MS Shoot is extending the $25.00 discount per shooter Early Bird Special to Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th). At present, we have 16 teams secured!!"

Sneak Peak on Raffles:
*Special Gun
*Lottery Scratch Off Basket
*Custom Made Metal Art
*Movie Basket
Etc….

Hurry up and gather your team for this event! If you cannot participate in this event, please consider donating to the raffle or sponsoring a hole. The information and registration form for this fundraiser is under the DOCUMENTS section on our website.
If you have any questions, please email us via topsswimming@gmail.com

NATIONAL TEAM FUNDRAISER
The National Team is selling Puravida Bracelets for $8.00 each. You can see an image of the bracelet, in a previous weekly announcement, on the website. Please let us know if you wish to purchase one by emailing us via topsswimming@gmail.com.

USA SWIMMING
PRACTICE- Beginning February 10th, practice for USA Swimmers, only.
*HS Swimmers who are still training with their HS teams need to attend ONE practice per week.
*HS Swimmers who are no longer training with their HS, are to resume the recommended practices per week based on their training level.

See email about season ending Middle Atlantic USA meets/deadlines.

TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2/5/20

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving at Feb 10, 2020 10:30AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Louis Pasteur

SAL ‘A’ CHAMPS
This weekend is the official conclusion of our SAL season. An email, with all the specific information, was sent on Tuesday evening.
Best of luck to our swimmers who will be swimming at A’s. We hope to ride the wave of our great swims at ‘B’ Champs. Good luck, swimmers! Have Fun!

*LAST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR OUR ‘A’ CHAMP SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT DOING USA- 2/8/20

TOPS SPRING AND TECHNIQUE AND CONDITIONING CLINIC – April 20, 2020 to May 21, 2020
You have received an invite to our Spring Clinic via email.
It will begin on April 20th and will end on May 21st. The clinic will take place Mon.- Thurs. each week. Swimmers can attend every night, if they wish. There is no recommended training parameter like what was in place this past season. We will hold the clinic at PAC and Perk.
As per the direction on our website, we ask that you commit to the facility for which you trained, this past season, when registering for the clinic.
Focus: Technique of each stroke, starts, turns, and swim conditioning.
Click on the TOPS Swimming Clinic ICON, and that will take you to the registration. We hope to see you at the clinic!

FUNDRAISING
CLAY SHOOT- From Corinne Guntz, who is spearheading this awesome fundraiser: “We’re showing some February love…TOPS/ MS Shoot is extending the $25.00 discount per shooter Early Bird Special to Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th). At present, we have 16 teams secured!!"

Sneak Peak on Raffles:
*Special Gun
*Lottery Scratch Off Basket
*Custom Made Metal Art

  • Movie Basket
    *…so much more.

Hurry up and gather your team for this event! If you cannot participate in this event, please consider donating to the raffle or sponsoring a hole. The information and registration form for this fundraiser is under the DOCUMENTS section on our website.
If you have any questions, please email us via topsswimming@gmail.com

NATIONAL TEAM FUNDRAISER
The National Team is selling Puravida Bracelets for $8.00 each. You can see an image of the bracelet, in a previous weekly announcement, on the website. Please let us know if you wish to purchase one by emailing us via topsswimming@gmail.com.

USA SWIMMING
PRACTICE- Beginning February 10th, practice for USA Swimmers, only.
*HS Swimmers who are still training with their HS teams need to attend ONE practice per week.
*HS Swimmers who are no longer training with their HS, are to resume the recommended practices per week based on their training level.

See email about season ending Middle Atlantic USA meets/deadlines.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

‘B’ CHAMPS
Our boys and girls finished 2nd in both championships!! Way to go, swimmers!! You came ready to race and have fun. We thank you for your efforts and spirit. Congratulations!!! You are TOPS!!


*CHAMPS RESULTS

The Boys’ Champs results have been imported and should be reflected in your Parent Portal.
We are still awaiting the result file, from North Penn, for the Girls’ Champs.


WHAT’S NEXT FOR SOME OF OUR ‘B’ CHAMPS SWIMMERS?
For our swimmers, who are not swimming in ‘A’ Champs and USA, you now have a well-deserved swim break! You trained for 19 weeks! WOW!! We loved that you were part of our team, this season, and we will miss you!

THIS WEEK
Practice is as usual, this week at PAC, for our ‘A’ Champs swimmers and USA Swimmers.


SAL SEASON ENDING DATES
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)


EVENTS TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

SPRING TECHNIQUE AND CONDITIONING CLINIC
Forthcoming is information/registration about our Spring Technique/Conditioning Clinic.
​DATES: April 20th – May 28th (Monday –Thursday each week)


SEASON ENDING CELEBRATION
We are shooting for April 19th for our Season Ending Celebration.
Why so late? Our USA Swim season ends March 29th. The next two Sunday’s are Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Therefore, April 19th is our goal date. Please put this tentative date on your calendar.


REMINDERS:
The National Team is selling Puravida Bracelets for $8.00 each. You can see an image of the bracelet, in a previous weekly announcement, on the website. Please let us know if you wish to purchase one by emailing us via topsswimming@gmail.com.

CLAY SHOOT FUNDRAISER
January 31st is the last day to get a discount ($25.00 per person) for our TOPS Clay Shoot Fundraiser. This fundraiser is unique and A LOT of fun. Please consider participating and/or sponsoring this event. The flyer is on the website under DOCUMENTS.


USA SWIMMING

USA PARENT MEETING
This Saturday, February 1st we will hold a USA Parent Meeting.
Location: PAC
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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