NWAA Weekly Update - 1/24/22

Mark Gole

NWAA WEEKLY UPDATE – 1/24/2022                                                




Due to a few coaches and many swimmers being out of town at the AESC Winter Ice Breaker Meet, we will be combining practices at the BCC on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th. There will be no practices at the WLFC on that Friday or Saturday. All groups will practice at the BCC on


Friday, January 28th with the following schedule:


HH/GW – 4:00-4:45pm – Swim / 4:45-5:00pm – SSDL

Senior I & Senior II – 4:45-6:00pm – Swim / 6:00-6:45pm – SSDL

TS & Makos – 5:30-6:00pm – SSDL / 6:00-7:00pm – Swim


The following groups will practice at the BCC on Saturday, January 29th:


Senior I & Senior II – 7:30-9:30am – Swim

Makos – 9:00-11:00am – Swim

Tiger Sharks – 9:30-11:00am – Swim


Also, this is a head’s up that there will be no practice for the GW on Tuesday, February 1st due to a HS Dive Meet. All other groups will have the same adjusted schedule as on all other Dive meet dates.




Great job to all swimmers that competed at the Friday Night at the Races! Coach Eric said that we had a great meet with a lot of best times and lessons learned for the swimmers. He is really looking forward to the seeing the next time that they get to race!




As soon as we receive the specific details from the host club, we will send out an email to all of the swimmers participating in the meet.




Berzerker Heartbreaker Invitational – Webb City, MO – February 11&12 – Registration Deadline – January 31st  (We changed this due to the AESC Ice Breaker Meet) – 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.




Post those healthy recipes to our Facebook page! Search for ‘NWAA Sharks Swim Team’. Once there, you can post a photo and your recipe to share with our group! Also make sure to ‘Like’ the page so you don’t miss updates and good news!


ATTN: HAMMERHEADS! It’s time to meet the swimmers! Look for an email from our Social Chair with questions to have your swimmer answer. We will also need a favorite recent pic to feature in the spotlight!




Coming soon to the Shark’s Spirit Shop - baseball/trucker hats and visors (sometime this week!), team towels (date to be determined, but soon), ARSI Age Group 14&Under Championship Shirts (available to order beginning of February) and ARSI Senior Championship Shirts (available to order mid February). All items will be available for preorder.

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




Dr. Swiggart will be back at the BCC next week, Tuesday, February 1st  from 5:30-7:00pm. The sign-up genius will be sent out later this week. It will be adjusted slightly due to the dive meet schedule. Please be on the lookout for the email later this week.







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 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: