NWAA Weekly Update - 11/22/2021

Mark Gole

NWAA WEEKLY UPDATE – 11/22/2021                                                                      




There are quite a few changes and the Thanksgiving Break practice schedule is also posted on our website under NWAA Sharks: Schedule / Standards. Please note that there are no changes today, tomorrow, and Saturday at either location. The changes are as follows:


Wednesday 11/24:

Hammerheads             PM – 4:00-5:00 – Swim/SSDL

Great Whites                 PM – 4:00-5:00 – Swim

Tiger Sharks                 AM – 8:00-10:00 – SSDL/Swim

Makos                            AM – 6:30-8:30 – SSDL/Swim

Senior I                          AM – 5:30-7:30 – Swim/SSDL

Senior II                         AM – 5:30-7:15 – Swim/SSDL

                                        PM – 3:30-5:00 – Swim


The BCC is closing this day at 5:00pm and the WLFC will not be available as well.


Thursday 11/25:

There will be no practices for any groups. If they would like to complete the SSDL workout for that day, they are more than welcome to do so. These workouts will be sent out.


We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels to all that will head out of town to visit family!


Friday 11/26:

There will be no practices at the WLFC. The following is the schedule for Friday:

Senior II                                               1:45-4:00pm – SSDL/Swim

Hammerheads and Great Whites         4:00-5:00pm – Swim/SSDL

Senior I                                                4:00-6:00pm – SSDL/Swim

Tiger Sharks and Makos                      5:30-7:00pm – SSDL/Swim


Saturday 11/27:

Practices will be normal at the BCC and the WLFC.     


This is also a head’s up that there will be no practice for the GW on Tuesday, November 30th due to a HS Diving Meet.




Our swimmers did a great job racing at the TYR Super Finals this weekend! It was a great start to the mid-season invites that the Sharks will be participating in!




Friday Night at the Races – Springdale, AR – Dec. 10 – Registration Deadline – November 30th  – The meet information has been posted to the event page. This will be the last chance for many swimmers in the HH, GW, and TS groups to qualify for the NWAA Winter Invitational.


2022 NWAA Winter Invitational – Fayetteville, AR – Jan. 7-9 – Registration Deadline – December 28th – There are qualifying standards for this meet. The meet information is close to being ready as well as the event file. As soon as we have it, we will post it. An eligibility list will be posted as well.




Please mark your calendars for the 2022 NWAA Winter Invitational. It will be on Friday, January 7-Sunday, January 9 at the University of Arkansas. We are excited to host this meet again this year and will need the help of every member of NWAA to put on the best meet possible for all of the swimmers. More information about this meet will be sent out soon. We just want everyone to be aware of it coming up.





2021 Team Shirts/Swim Caps

If your swimmer has not received their 2021 team shirts/caps:

BCC HH/GW – look for Beckey at practices 

WLFC HH/GW – see Coach Kayleigh

Seniors/Makos/Tiger Sharks – email Mitzi 


We would like to make sure that every new swimmer receives their shirts and caps as quickly as possible, so please make sure that you reach out if you have not received them yet.


Hoodies, Long Sleeve T-Shirts and Beanies

Thank you for all of your orders! We will keep you updated on the order status, they should arrive mid-December for pick up.


NWAA Sharks Classifieds (this is also the name of the group!), a Facebook group was created if you have swim items you would like to sell or if you are in search of an item to purchase.  Please add swim items that you no longer need that someone else may be able to use!   


You may have to login to Facebook first, but this should take you directly to the page:




Please contact Mitzi at [email protected] with any questions. 





BANQUET, BANQUET, BANQUET!: Parents of graduating Seniors: planning has started for the Annual Banquet and we want input from your upcoming graduates! Please ask your grads to send me their input by end of day December 3rd! I can’t promise all ideas will be executed but they will be reviewed! ***


SHARKS GIVE BACK!: NWAA is partnering with The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter to deliver essentials for the children in their care. Attached is a flyer with more information. Please note the provided list of needs in the flyer as this was specifically provided by the associate at NWACS. Items off limits include:

  • Items containing elements considered dangerous (spiral notebooks (wire), glass, metal, sharp objects)
  • Candy - they have had numerous candy donations
  • Gaming system gift cards (no PS4/XBox cards)


  1. Starting Monday, November 29th, there will be poster boards at your practice facility with paper ornaments attached. On the back of each ornament is an item to purchase.
  2. You may take more than one ornament to purchase! The boards will be re-filled as ornaments are taken to give everyone an opportunity to participate.
  3. Once your purchases have been made, items must be returned to your practice facility no later than Monday, December 13th; please leave tags on merchandise and note the amount of any gift cards purchased. Putting your name on the purchase is OPTIONAL.
  4. Items will be collected and delivered to NWACS by or before December 17th!


SHARKS! Let’s show up for those in our community this holiday season. While participation is optional, I do hope you will want to give back and help those in our own communities! I can’t wait to see the difference you will make for a child this year! ***




Dr. Parker Swiggart from Reform Chiropractic will be donating his services to NWAA every other Tuesday starting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23rd. He was a youth athlete and wished that he would have received better care in order to remain on the field. He wants to give back to the community and we would like to thank Tiffany Bolding for this connection. The sign-up genius is below:









Due to a few individuals entering the back door at the BCC that were not supposed to enter the facility from that entrance, the BCC will begin locking the back door as early as 4:45pm. We will be letting the groups in the back door prior to their practice. Please do your best to drop them off no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their start time as that is when a coach will open up the door. If there is an instance where you need to drop them off a little earlier than that, please communicate that with your swimmer’s lead group coach.


Also, please do your best to pick your swimmer up from practice as close to five minutes after practice as possible so that swimmers are not having to wait around. Again, we understand that things happen and if you will be running late, please either communicate with your swimmer or your swimmer’s lead group coach.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation!




Thank you to Jenni Combs, NWAA Social/Communications Chair, and Megan Peters, NWAA Volunteer Coordinator, for running the New Parent Meeting.  The link to the recording is below:




If after viewing this you are still having some difficulty, please do not hesitate to reach out.




Due to high volume of emails, we have an email address available for all your billing needs. If you have questions about your bill or you need to stop payments from being auto-drafted from your account, email [email protected]. Please remember: In order to stop payments from your account for the following month, you must inform the club no later than the 15th of the month at the new email address [email protected]. Moving forward, please email this account as opposed to the coaching staff regarding your billing questions.