Several GCY Swimmers Receive Honors from USA and NC Swimming
Where to start? How about our 3 ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS: Congratulations Robert Tars, Ethan Womble, and Dax Harris for making perhaps the most prestigious list in USA Swimming! NC Swimming once agian LED the country in swimmers!
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Here are the statewide and Age Group recognitions:
NC ALL STARS - Reina Liu and Dax Harris
NC TOP 5 SWIMMERS - Grant Duggins, Jonathan Hensley, Roman Simmons, Catelyn Henderson, Reina Liu, Ryan Masneri, Dax Harris, Shelby Kistler, Madisyn Upton
NC "A" TEAM CAMP SELECTIONS - Roman Simmons, Jaylin Palmer, Naomi Wehe, Madisyn Upton
IMX CAMP SELECTIONS (previously announced) - Shelby Kistler (Ranked 4th in NC), Reina Liu (Ranked 1st in NC, 1st in the USA), Madison Upton (Ranked 19th in NC), Roman Simmons (Ranked 10th in NC), Jonathan Hensley (Ranked 12th in NC), Avery Mitchum (Ranked 18th in NC), Elijah Austria (Ranked 20th in NC), Catelyn Henderson (Ranked 6th in NC)
See below for criteria, associated information, announcements, and complete lists of these awards, congratulations swimmers!
Below is the list of North Carolina Swimming athletes who achieved NCS All Star status during the period beginning on Sept 1, 2020 and ending on Aug 31, 2021 (athletes are listed by club code). The colored bars next to each swimmer’s name indicate how the athlete achieved All Star status and whether All Star status was achieved in multiple ways.
Those achieving All Star status will receive an All Star towel. Towels will be sent to the swimmers’ clubs for distribution
The NCS All Star list includes swimmers who achieved All Star Status in at least one of five ways.
- NCS Top Five short course times in at least two strokes (must be AAAA or better) as of Aug 31, 2021
- NCS Top Five long course times in at least two strokes (must be AAAA or better) as of Aug 31, 2021
- National Top Ten achievement in short course by individual age group as of Aug 31, 2021
- National Top Ten achievements in long course by individual age group as of Aug 31, 2021
- Open Water All Star recognition
2021 NCS All Star List
- Each NCS swimmer who achieved NC Top-5 “AAAA” times in two or more of the following categories: distance freestyle, sprint freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, or individual medley in Short Course Yards is a NCS All Star upon verification by the NCS All Star Committee. The recognition period began September 1, 2020 and ended August 31, 2021.
- Distance Freestyle and Sprint Freestyle are considered distinct ‘strokes’ along with Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Individual Medley. Distance Freestyle include freestyle events 400 and longer for 17-18, 15-16, and 13-14; 200 and longer for 11-12 and 10&Under. Sprint Freestyle include freestyle events 200 and shorter for 17-18, 15-16, and 13-14; 100 and shorter for 11-12 and 10&Under.
- Each NCS swimmer who individually achieved at least one USA National Age Group Recognition Top 10 Time in either short course or long course is an All Star. Season-ending USA Swimming National Top Ten rankings by individual age as of August 31, 2021 determine achievement. USA Swimming rankings by age include ages 11,12,13,14,15,16,17, and 18,
- Swimmers are recognized as an NCS Open Water All-Star based on the Open Water All Star selection policy.
The NCS “A-TEAM” Swim Camp, targeting swimmers ages 11-14 whose long course times in 2021 ranked them highest among swimmers achieving “A” time standards, will be held at the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough, NC on November 7, 2021. Check-in time for the camp is 8:45 am. The camp will run from 9:15 am – 4:30 pm.
Athletes selected were those who ranked highest during the long course season in the 100m Fly, 100m Back, or 100m Breast and who had not achieved a long course time faster than the National “A” time standard.
Swimmers on the list below are invited to the first-ever “A-TEAM” Swim Camp. Coaches will focus the water sessions on butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke and each will feature older athletes who have demonstrated excellence in the particular stroke highlighted. Athletes on the list should register on the NCS website no later than October 1, 2021. The “A TEAM” camp fee is $60 for the one-day camp and the PayPal link can be found on the application form.
Complete camp details will be sent out about 14 days prior to the camp.
NCS “A-Team” Camp Selections
If your name is on the A-Team Camp Selections list above and you would like to attend, please complete and submit the form below by October 1, 2021.
NCS “A-Team” Camp Application Form
2021 NCS AWARDS CEREMONY
The North Carolina Swimming Awards Ceremony will not be held at the McKimmon Center as originally planned but instead will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary Saturday, October 2, 2021, following the NCS All Star Clinic. The ceremony will recognize NCS All Stars in attendance at the clinic. The NCS All Star Clinic is exclusively for those on the NCS All Star list and will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Pre-registration is required to attend the All Star clinic.
A registration form for the NCS All Star Clinic, along with additional information will be emailed to those on the All Star list in the next few days.
2021 NCS FALL HOUSE OF DELEGATES
The 2021 North Carolina Swimming Fall House of Delegates (HOD) meetings will be held at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021.
The Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Saturday afternoon from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The Technical Planning meeting is planned for Sunday morning from 10:00 am – 11:30 am with HOD registration at 12:30 pm and the HOD meeting at 1:00 pm. Click the following link for the complete HOD weekend meeting schedule.
2021 FALL HOD SCHEDULE
For those choosing not to attend in person, virtual viewing options will be made available with links sent out prior to the meetings.
The North Carolina Swimming Awards Ceremony will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary Saturday, October 2, 2021, following the NCS All Star Clinic. The ceremony will recognize NCS All Stars in attendance at the clinic. The NCS All Star Clinic is exclusively for those on the NCS All Star list and will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Pre-registration is required to attend the All Star clinic.
A registration form for the NCS All Star Clinic, along with additional information was emailed to those on the All Star list. If you are on the All Star list and did not receive the information, please contact Bill Martin at [email protected].
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More Information on the Academic All-American Criteria:
SWIM SWAM ARTICLE ON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
IMX CAMP (previously announced) - CLICK HERE FOR THE GCY STORY