NTC Aquatics Team Update

Practice Changes- Today- No Gold, Silver, Bronze practices. 

  We had some unexpected pool heater issues last night which caused the pool temperature to drop. The temp is recovering and is usable for Senior 1 & 2 practices but not yet ready for Age Groupers. Gold Group swimmers may attend Senior 1 practice but should be prepared for cool conditions. 

Area 2 Championships-
Location- Oviedo Aquatic Center, 148 Oviedo Blvd, Oviedo, FL
For Spectators- There will be two competition courses for this meet.

  • “Parking Lot”- Sat AM Boys, Sat PM Girls, Sun AM Girls, Sun PM Girls

  • “Scoreboard”- Sat AM Girls, Sat PM Girls, Sun AM Boys, Sun PM Girls

  Please plan to sit separately from your swimmers. We will have NTC team tents for the swimmers. This tent area is used for multiple reasons. Among those reasons; this is a gathering area where will handle check in for the morning, this is an area for teammates to interact and bond, this is the area where coaches will be able to find and prepare swimmers for events. At our last team meet the coaches spent a good deal of time walking the pool deck looking for swimmers prior to events as they were with their parents. This time is not available to the coaches at a meet with two competition pools so we need parental help on this seating arrangement. 

Team Shirts- Swimmers should wear their green NTC shirts on Saturday. At check in on Saturday the coaches will handout the new blue NTC shirts to be worn Sunday. (We had to estimate numbers for the new shirts and we have blue shirts for those swimmers who entered before the deadline without coach help/intervention. Those who entered after the deadline should wear other NTC gear on Sunday.)

Meet Timeline-

  • Saturday and Sunday Mornings- 11&Over swimmers​

    • Check In on deck with the coaches- 7:30am. Warm Up at coaches direction after 7:30am. Meet 9:00am. Sessions should around 12:45 Saturday and 1:15 Sunday.

  • Saturday Afternoon- 10&Under swimmers

    • Swimmer Check In 12:45pm, Warm Up 1:00pm, Meet 1:30pm. Session should end approximately 3:15/3:30pm.

  • Sunday Afternoon- 10&Under session

    • Swimmer Check In 1:15pm, Warm Up 1:30pm, Meet 2:00pm. Session should end before 4pm.

Florida Senior Champs and Florida Age Group Champs results-
Senior Champs- Congrats to the 15 NTC swimmers who attended the meet. We had nearly 75% best times at this meet and NTC finished 12th overall out of over 75 teams! On the boys’ side we finished inside the top 10 at 8th place, among some of the best swim teams in the country! On the girls side we had two new first time Sectionals qualifiers (Hailey W and Hailey G) and scored 22 points after not scoring last year! Congrats also to Mason W and Jake M on their new Futures qualifying times and to Alex Forbes on his 3 event wins!

FLAGS- Three NTC swimmers attended this year’s meet and attained 100% best times! Juan R and Henry C achieved cuts for the summer FLAGS meet to be here at the NTC and Leigha O finaled in 3 events and achieved her first Futures cut!

Social Media-
The NTC Lightning swim team is active on social media for those who are interested in other ways to get their news and team updates.
Instagram Team Page

Instagram Coach Alex

Facebook Team Page

Facebook NTC Lightning Parents Group

Go Bolts!
-NTC Coaches