Weekly News 2/18

Owen Wilcox

Dear NPAC Parents,

Congrats to our swimmers who were at the UDAC closed invite.  LOTS of great swims and new cuts for our US champs meets.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and to the coaches for encouraging our swimmers to do their very best! If your child made a new cut for Junior Champs or Seniors, please see information below for hotels.  Junior Champs hotel block expires TONIGHT at midnight!


This week's news 02/18/24-02/24/24:

1.     Swim Practice

a.     Please note there is NO PRACTICE Monday this week. Practice are for swimmers who are swimming at a US champs meets ONLY. 

                                               i.     Navy

1.     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

2.     6:00-7:00pm

                                             ii.     White

1.     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

2.     6:00- 7:15pm

                                           iii.     Columbia

1.     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

2.     Dryland 6:45-7:15pm

3.     Swim 7:15-8:45pm

2.     Diving Practice

a.     Tuesday- 6-8pm

3.     Water Polo Practice

a.     NO practice on MONDAY this week

b.     Wednesday

                                               i.     6:00-7:30- High School

4.     US Meets:

a.     KA Penguin Plunge and Mini:

                                               i.     Preliminary Timeline and Psych Sheets can be found on the files under the meet in Team Unify/OnDeck. 

                                             ii.     KA has asked for volunteers for the meet. All positions are on the pool deck, so you can still see your child swim!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AEA923ABFE3-47693953-2024#/

                                           iii.     Friday Night Distance:

1.     Open warm-ups from 4:30-5:25pm.

2.     Meet starts 5:30pm. (provide your own timers and counters)

                                            iv.     Morning Sessions Saturday and Sunday for 13 and overs:

1.     Warm-Ups 8:25am.

2.     Meet starts at 9am. 

                                             v.     Mini Meet Saturday:

1.     12:25-12:55pm open warm-ups.

2.     Meet Starts at 1pm.

                                            vi.     Evening 12 and under sessions Saturday and Sunday:

1.     Warm-ups 3:25pm.

2.     Meet starts at 4 pm. 

                                          vii.     1650 session Sunday:

1.     12:00-12:25pm open warm-ups.

2.     Meet starts 12:30pm. (provide your own timers and counters)

5.     US Champs Meets

a.     Please email Julie Haas if you would like to add/change events or add swimmers for any of the championship meets after the UDAC meet this weekend. 

b.     All changes for the 10U Champs meet should be sent to Julie by Thursday, February 22nd, 2024.

                                               i.     The only exception is for those swimming in the KA meet this weekend. 

6.     US Meet Information

  1. Please read the email sent by Julie Haas on Friday, 1/26 for information on US champs meets in March.
  2. **If your swimmer/swimmers earn a 10U or Silvers Champs qualifying time this weekend at UDAC and would like to enter a new event, please email Julie Haas at [email protected] .
  3. Junior and Senior Champs hotel information is found on TU/OnDeck under each meet and below (in this email).
  4. 10U Champs Snack Stand
    1. Please sign up to help with our snack stand.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers for the team and full support is needed

                                               i.     https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084AA9A728A4F8C25-46341611-usmeet#

7. US Job Requirements

  1. US 10 and Under Champs Meet 

                                               i.     This meet is a required volunteering meet for everyone, including high school only families.  Families with swimmers attending the meet are required to volunteer for 2 positions.

1.     Requirements are listed here: North Penn Aquatic Club - SAL Volunteer Requirements (gomotionapp.com)

  1. If you do not see a volunteering slot available or have any questions regarding US volunteering, please contact Melissa Smithers at [email protected] .

8. Senior Champs

  1. Hotel Block Information
    1. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Carlisle (under Anne Lao). 
    2. Confirmation # 899583EE018876.
    3. Please reserve rooms by 3 weeks before event.
    4. Room rate $99 per night.
    5. Hotel address and phone number- 15 Westminster Dr. Carlisle, PA (717-885-2000)

9. EXTENDED- Junior Champs- can book through tonight at midnight!!

  1. We have added 2 more rooms to the block. 3/15-17 for $199/night + tax. Two queen beds. Includes breakfast. You pay individually when you book. Individual reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours in advance.
  2. Group is NPAC and group code is CHH92K in case you must call (717-299-1200)
  3. You can view your website using the following unique link:
    1. View your attendee website
  4. Link for ordering Junior Champs Jackets
    1. https://kampusklothes.chipply.com/MidAtlanticSwimmingJC/ 
  5. The shop has opened back up! The company explained they will run the store in 2-week time frames and will run through the end of March.  Deliveries will not be in for Juniors, but you will still be able to order.

10. Spring Warm-Up

  1. We are excited to say Spring Warm-Up will run April 15th-May 31st
  2. Registration is coming soon, be on the lookout!


**Joke of the week: Why was the mouse afraid of swimming?

Answer- Catfish

**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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