ASC This Week - February 28 - March 6, 2021

Mark Noetzel


Practice Times this week

  • Bronze Group - Monday, Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm. Coaches Barb, Jane, and Robyn.
  • Interim Group (NEW) Tuesday, Wednesday, 5:30-6:15 pm. Coach Barb
  • Silver Group Monday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm,  Coaches Barbara, Kerry, Harry, and Carrie. Saturday 8:30-9:30 with Coach Harry.
  • Gold Group, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Coaches Harry and Kerry. Saturday 8:30-9:30 am with Coach Harry
  • Senior Group, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:45 - 5:15 pm. Saturday - 8:30-9:30 am unless you're in the high school invite meet (see below, March 6)

High School Competition 

This past Saturday, HPA, Kamehameha, and two additional ASC swimmers (Ari, Tavner) gathered to compete in the "open" competition at Kamehameha, Kea'au. Though the weather challenged us coming and going, it was well worth the trip to see the swimmers experience competition and race. Several personal records (PR's) were performed. For many of our swimmers, it was the first time competing in a different pool in over a year.

LAST HS Meet at HPA, Saturday, March 6, 2021.

HPA will compete this coming Saturday, 11:30 start time, against Kamehameha with ASC Senior Group swimmers (HS age) invited. We will send out the YouTube link. You'll be able to watch our ASC swimmers who compete for HPA in their final meet of the year. High school seniors, Johana, Tadeas, Kaden, Liu, Lingqi, Lee, Shang-Chun, and Musashi Wahl compete in their FINAL high school meet for HPA.

ASC - BIS Swimming Meet - March 13, 2021

ASC has gained approval from Hawaiian Swimming to host a  Big Island Swimming/USA Swimming sanctioned swimming meet, March 13, 2021. The request to host the meet at the HPA pool was also approved by the school's safety committee. The competition will have a few sessions so that the pool deck has a limited number of competitors on deck (50-60), which similar in number to our ASC intrasquad meets and the meet this past weekend with HPA/Kamehameha and ASC senior group members.

Coach Barbara sent out a request for the Senior, Gold, Silver swimmers to declare on our team events page, yes or no. Bronze coaches will reach out to those families whose swimmer is ready for competition to declare. More details will come forth. What we do know is:

  • A limit on the number of competitors on the pool deck during a session (50).
  • Parents will drop off swimmers and exit the campus.
  • Coaches will be waiting in the grass areas near the drop-off area for athletes to gather, symptom & thermal check, before entering their assigned seating area as a group.
  • Swimmer pickup will be at assigned spots. Swimmers will be waiting in their assigned area with their coach on the grass.
  • Each session could take as little as two hours (for planning purposes for drop off/pick up).
  • No spectators/parents may be on campus to watch.
  • Video link provided for families to watch from off-campus.
  • Limited officials, Auto and semi-auto timing only.
  • No concession or hospitality.
  • Opportunities for a few ASC guardians/parents who can assist with traffic flow, safety...
  • Account balances are asked to be current.

Academy Swim Club Travel Policy 

  • Click HERE to view our policy for athletes traveling off-island or households with members who have traveled from off-island.

Team Equipment with TYR

  • ASC has entered an agreement with TYR whereas all new purchases of suits and equipment are through TYR. In exchange, ASC has this 25% discount code Academy25 to be used on TYR will be able to track ASC purchases and when we hit benchmarks in sales, will result in additional bonuses for the team. Independent of purchases, ASC will receive some coaching attire, new banners and for those swimmers who make Senior Sectionals, Futures, Jr' Nationals, or USA Senior Nationals, they will be outfitted by TYR.
  • Girl's Suit: Please purchase the PHOENIX WOMEN'S SPLICE DIAMOND FIT in navy/white or GIRLS smaller sizes in navy/white.
  • Boy's Suit: Please purchase the MEN'S PHOENIX JAMMER TYR BOYS PHOENIX JAMMER or the TYR BOYS PHOENIX RACER in navy/white.
  • Goggles - Your choices but recommended are three different styles for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of competition and training. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS. All TYR Goggles are available to view here. 
  • Note:  12/under swimmers are not permitted to wear technical suits (taped seems) I do not want 13 and over swimmers racing in them (tech suits) until there are championship or off-island meets available. These suits will be great for team pride and performance in practice and non-championship meets. We are going with the Navy/White colors for our suits and we will be offering a group order at the beginning of each month. If your swimmer is not in need of one now, we ask that when they do need one, you buy our team suit on the TYR site, if possible.

All for now,

Stay safe!

Coach Mark