Weekly News 12/31

Owen Wilcox

Dear NPAC Parents,

            Happy New Year! We are wishing all our families a happy and healthy 2024! There is important information on upcoming meets so please read to the bottom.  If you have any questions, please reach out and a board member will be happy to help.  As always, thank you for all your generous volunteering and support. We look forward to an exciting month at the pool!

This week's news 12/31/23-01/06/23:

  1. Practice schedules this week. No practice Monday. Please remember to pick your child/children up promptly at the end of practice.
    1. No practice Monday
    2. No practice for Navy 2 on Friday. Navy 2 swimmers are welcome to come to the Navy 1 practice on Thursday.
    3. Navy 1- Tuesday & Thursday 6:05-6:45 pm
    4. Navy 2- M, W, Th 6:05-6:45
    5. White 1 & 2- Monday- Friday 6:35-7:45pm
    6. Columbia1- Tuesday- Friday 7:45-9.15 pm
    7. Columbia 2- Tuesday- Friday 7:15-9:15pm
  2. Diving Practice this week:
    1. Boys & Girls
      1. Tuesday & Wednesday - 6:00-8:00pm
  3. Diving Information:
    1. Meet vs. MAC at North Penn HS:
      1. You must have competed in at least two of the first 5 meets to be eligible to compete in this meet.  This is considered the team’s diving championship meet.
      2. Warm up- 6:30pm
      3. Start time- 7:00 pm
    2. League and individual champs:
      1. Saturday, January 20th & Sunday, January 21st
      2. Location is North Penn HS- time TBD
      3. The link to order a diving championship shirt is below. The deadline to order is 1/1/24. https://suburban-aquatic-league-diving-championship-2024.itemorder.com/
  4. US Meet Information:
    1. Sign-up genius for New Years Meet
      1. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084AA9A728A4F8C25-46341566-usmeet#/
    2. UDAC closed invite on February 16th-18th
      1. Changes, additions, and deletions are being accepted until January 25th.
    3. Valentine’s Mini Meet & Valentine’s Sprint Meet

5.     US Job Requirements:

a.     New Years Meet Volunteering: Please double check that you are signed up for the required amount of volunteering spots for the New Years meet.  Requirements are listed here: North Penn Aquatic Club - SAL Volunteer Requirements (gomotionapp.com)

b.     We really need some families to assist us with meet set up and clean up.  It's a great job for families who might not have a swimmer participating in the meet or for families who would like to sit in the stands and watch the meet.   

c.     Any questions regarding US Volunteering please contact Melissa Smithers at [email protected] 

  1. SAL: Meet on January 6th, 2023
    1. Boys and girls need to declare for the January 6th meets by December 31st (this is a change).
    2. Boys League Dual Meet vs UDAC
      1. Snack bar sign-ups- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084AA9A728A4F8C25-46085074-snack#/
      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. JOBS ARE LIVE!
      2. Arrival time- 11:15 am
      3. Warm-up time- 11:30 am
      4. Start time- 12:15 pm
      5. Location- Upper Moreland Middle School- 4000 Orangemans Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040

7.     SAL Job Requirements

a.     There are still many jobs to be claimed for the meets on January 6th.  This is the last chance to fulfill your 4 required jobs for SAL.  If you are unsure if you still need jobs, please check on OnDeck or with your SAL reps. 

1.     Girls’ rep- Catherine Shields- [email protected]

2.     Boys’ rep- Anne Lao- [email protected]

8.     SAL Division & League Champs

a.     Swimmers are allowed to swim a total of 3 individual events and two relays between both “A” and “B” champs. 

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

c.     “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, with 2 alternates, 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 will be considered). 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. Swimmers need to declare for “B” champs and choose what they would like to swim. Parents need to select what events their child is swimming.    
    2. Girls @ Souderton HS- we are waiting to hear from the host team about jobs.
    3. Boys @ PennRidge HS- Jobs are live, please sign up to volunteer.
    4. 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/2023/12/tmittevent.pdftopboystimes12-14-23.pdf
    2. Top 25 Boys Relays- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/tmrttevent.pdftopboysrelays12-14-23.pdf
    3. Girls- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/top-50-individual-times-121523.pdf
    4. Top 25 Girls Relays- https://suburbanaquatic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/top-25-relays-121523.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).


  1. NPAC Caps
    1. Plain blue NPAC caps have been ordered, if you need one, the cost is $12 per cap.
  2. 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.
  3. Please join our Facebook page for up-to-date information- North Penn Aquatic Club (NPAC) Parent Group.

**Joke of the week: What kind of horse is good at swimming? 

Answer- A seahorse

**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.


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