NWAA Weekly Update - 1/10/22

Mark Gole

NWAA WEEKLY UPDATE – 1/10/2022                                                




The only change this week is on Tuesday, January 11th. Due to a HS Dive Meet, there will be no practice for the Great Whites at the BCC. The following will be the practice schedule for remaining groups that day at the BCC:

Senior II – 4:00-5:40pm

Senior I – 5:40-7:00pm

Tiger Sharks – 7:00-8:00pm


Great Whites, Tiger Sharks, and Senior I should complete their SSDL at home on this day.


After tomorrow, there will only be four more dates this season that NWAA practices will be canceled or adjusted due to HS Swim and Dive meets. We will do our best to communicate those dates with you in a reasonable timeframe.




Please make sure that your swimmer has their membership card to scan in when they enter the BCC for practice. This is important for the BCC to know who is in the building on what days. If your swimmer does not have a card for themselves, please see the front desk and inform them that they are a member of the NWAA Sharks. They provide members of our program individual cards to each swimmer due to the fact that all of us enter in the back. Thank you very much for your cooperation with this!




Thank you to all of the parents for volunteering to make this year’s Winter Invitational a great success! We could not put on a meet and provide the opportunity for the swimmers to race and achieve best times and new qualifying times without your help! The visiting coaches had nothing but positive comments to us for putting on the meet. THANK YOU!!!


The swimmers did a great job racing this weekend when many were very tired from the quality training put in during winter break. Many best times as well as new ARSI Age Group Championship qualifying times were achieved. This makes the entire coaching staff very excited for what the end of the short course season will bring! Keep up the excellent work Sharks!!!


The results are attached as well as posted on the website. In addition to that, all entry times for upcoming meets have been updated to reflect the numerous best times achieved at our meet.




Friday Night at the Races – Springdale, AR – January 21 – Registration Deadline – January 11th – This meet will be for the majority of the swimmers that are not in HS. There is a HS meet this evening as well. Please check with your swimmer’s lead group coach to see if this meet is right for them.




Berzerker Heartbreaker Invitational – Webb City, MO – February 11&12 – Registration Deadline – January 25th – This meet will be for the majority of swimmers that are not in HS. The HS conference meet is that Saturday in Fayetteville. Please check with your swimmer’s lead group coach to see if this meet is right for them.


February Frenzy – Bentonville, AR – February 18th – We are currently working on the sanction for this meet. This meet will serve as a last chance meet for swimmers to qualify for the ARSI Age Group Championship meet. We will also run 25s of all strokes to provide the last opportunity for our 8&unders to participate in those events this short course season. It is our goal to have this meet information available for your viewing prior to the end of the month at the latest.


Freaky Fast Last Chance – Bentonville, AR – February 27th – We will be running a last chance meet for all swimmers that participated in the HS State Meet the day prior on Sunday, February 27th. We will run every non HS event so that swimmers can take advantage of the rest for that meet. The meet information for this meet will be available by the middle of February at the latest.




Meet the Swimmer will continue this week, rounding out our SSDL Leadership Group athlete spotlights. Next group spotlight will be Senior II’s. Look for more information in the coming week about sending info in for your swimmer!




Be on the lookout for a merchandise survey regarding custom team towels, if there’s enough interest we would like to sell them on a preorder basis; however, we need to make sure we are able to place the minimum order before we commit. 

Thank you to all of the Merchandise volunteers this weekend at the Winter Invitational, we could not have done it without you!

If you have any merchandise questions please contact Mitzi at [email protected]




Dr. Swiggart will be back at the BCC tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18th, from 5:00-7:00pm. We will get a sign-up link sent out later this week. We hope that as many swimmers as possible take advantage of this opportunity.




The NWAA Board of Directors will meet tomorrow, Tuesday 1/11, at 7:00pm via Zoom. If you are interested in this meeting, please email BriAnna Gogel at [email protected].







Thank you to Jenni Combs, NWAA Social/Communications Chair, and Megan Peters, NWAA Volunteer Coordinator, for running the New Parent Meeting. If you have recently joined the Sharks and need access to this video, please reach out to me and I will send it to you.




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.






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. 


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: