Weekly News 12/17

Owen Wilcox

Dear NPAC Parents,

             We hope you all enjoyed your weekend! We have some important information about practice schedules, meet deadlines, champs, and the league dual meets on January 6th, 2023.  As always, if there are any questions, please ask a board member.  

This week's news 12/17/23-12/23/23:

  1. Regular practice schedule this week EXCEPT for Wednesday.
  2. Please remember to pick your child/children up promptly at the end of practice.
    1. Navy 1- Tuesday & Thursday 6:05-6:45 pm
    2. Navy 2- M, F 6:05-6:45
    3. White 1 & 2- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:35-7:45pm
    4. Columbia1- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:45-9.15 pm
    5. Columbia 2- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:15-9:15pm
  3. Christmas break Swim practice schedule
    1. Columbia 1 & 2-11:00am-1:00pm
    2. White 1 & 2- 12:30pm- 2:00pm
    3. Navy 1 & 2- 1:00pm- 2:00pm
  4. Regular diving practice this week.
    1. Boys & Girls
      1. Tuesday- 6:00-8:00pm
    2. Christmas break schedule
      1. Tuesday & Wednesday- 11:00am- 1:00pm
  5. SAL: Meets and Deadlines
    1. Upper Merion Aquatic Club- Last chance invitational meet
      1. Location- Upper Merion High School
      2. Meet date- Sunday, January 7th, 2024
      3. This is the last chance for swimmers to qualify for champs times for SAL
      4. Meet entries are due December 18th- no late entries will be accepted.
    2. Boys League Dual Meet vs UDAC
      1. January 6th, 2023
      2. Arrival time- 11:30 am
      3. Warm up time- 11:45 am
      4. Start time- 12:30 pm
      5. Jobs are live on Team Unify
      6. Location- North Penn High School
    3. Girls League Dual Meet vs DCAA & RAD (Yes, a tri meet!)
      1. Arrival time- 11:15 am
      2. Warm-up time- 11:30 am
      3. Start time- 12:15 pm
      4. Location- Upper Moreland Middle School- 4000 Orangemans Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040
  6. US Swim: Information, Meets, and Deadlines
    1. NPAC New Year’s Meet
      1. Last chance to change/drop events is Friday, December 22nd, 2023

7.     SAL Division & League Champs

a.     To qualify for champs, your swimmer needs to swim in 40% of the dual meets which is a minimum of 2 dual meets.

b.     “A” Champs at North Penn HS

1.     Sunday, January 28th, 2024- boys in the am, girls in the pm

2.     This champs is for the top 18 swimmers in the league in each age group event.

3.     All swimmers should check the SAL Top 50 List to see if they are close to qualifying for League Champs (top 24). If your swimmer is an alternate in Leagues (A’s), they can still swim those individual events in Divisions (B’s). The events swimmers are not eligible to swim in Leagues (A’s), they can swim at Divisions (B’s). Everyone qualifies for Division Champs (B’s).

  1. “B” Champs Saturday, January 20th, 2024
    1. Girls @ Souderton HS
    2. Boys @ PennRidge HS
    3. All swimmers are eligible to swim at “B” champs unless they qualified for certain events in “A” champs.
  2. Here are the links for the SAL Top 50 Times (times are not final until after January 7th, 2024):
    1. Boys- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/tmittevent.pdftoptimesind-11-26-23boys.pdf
    2. Top 25 Boys Relays- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/tmrttevent.pdfrelaysboys11-26-23.pdf
    3. Girls- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/top-50-individual-times-112423Girls.pdf
    4. Top 25 Girls Relays- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/top-25-relays-112423Girls.pdf
  3. All Swimmers need to declare for BOTH League (A) & Division Champs (B) no matter their status on the Top 50 List.
  4. Once this information is made available in Team Unify:
    1. Please declare as soon as you know if you will be attending Champs. Swimmers can select up to 3 individual events.
    2. Please make sure to note if your swimmer is willing to swim in a relay – coaches will determine the relays.
    3. For A’s, swimmers need to add in the NOTES their Top 3 Individual events they want to swim.
    4. Swimmers that may qualify for more than 3 events in League Champs need to communicate to Coach Lisa or Coach Maura which 3 they intend to swim or add in the NOTES section on TU.
  5. Some swimmers may qualify to swim events in both Champs. Please declare your events or add your notes accordingly in TU.
  6. Some swimmers may not qualify for League Champs (A’s), but their relay team might.  In this case, they would swim their individual events in Divisions (B’s) and Relay in Leagues (A’s).
  7. Coaches will be speaking individually with all swimmers that qualify for League Champs (A’s).
  8. Award Folders
    1. Parents, please have your swimmers check their folder for ribbons and medals. 
    2. These folders are in the pool lobby on a table by the bathrooms.  Each swimmer has a folder labeled with their last name.  This is where they can find time improvement ribbons and any awards earned from meets.
  9. Please join our Facebook page for up-to-date information- North Penn Aquatic Club (NPAC) Parent Group.

**Joke of the week:  Where do Santa’s reindeer practice swimming?

Answer- At the North Pool

**If your athlete would like to see their joke in the weekly newsletter, please contact Kristen Silverman at [email protected]

Thank you all for your support!  Please reach out with any questions or concerns you are having, and we will do our best to respond ASAP.


NPAC Board