ASC This Week - June 13-19, 2021

Mark Noetzel

June 13, 2021

ASC Families,

This week - we have a swimming meet in Pahoa on 6/19/21 that twenty ASC swimmers have committed to compete in. Coach Kerry will join me for the first session and I will be working with all swimmers in sessions II and III. Thank you to our parent officials (Laura Robertson, Melissa Schad, and Ignacio Soler) for volunteering. 

Here’s the practice schedule for the week


Mon 6/14

Tues 6/15

Wed 6/16

Thu 6/17

Fri 6/18

Sat 6/19

June 14-19


4-445 MARK


4-445 MARK


Meet at Pahoa


Silver I

4-5 Kerry

4-5 - Aloha event for Coach Harry. Coaches on deck: Kerry & Harry

4-5 Harry

4-5 Harry


Coaches, Kerry and Mark at Session One.


Silver II


4/5 -Aloha event for Coach Harry.  Coach: on deck: Jacqueline

4/5 Jacqueline

4-5 Robyn


Coach Mark at Session Two and Three




5-6:30 HARRY & KERRY Aloha event for Coach Harry & Sequoia.

5-6:30 HARRY * seqoia last day

5-630 HARRY



730-930 AM Mark

730-930 AM Mark,

730-930 AM Mark

730-930 AM Mark

730-930 AM Mark



REMINDERS - Campus Updates: 

ACCESS TO HPA’s CAMPUS after Travel Off-Island for ASC Swimmers

  • Guests who are vaccinated* are eligible to enter campus immediately after travel, so long as they: 

  1. Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    1. Have no symptoms of illness

*HPA reserves the right to ask for a copy of your guest’s vaccination card. Without proof of vaccination, the guest may be subject to mandatory quarantine. 


  • Guests who are not vaccinated are eligible to enter campus following travel, so long as they:

  • Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    • Quarantine away from campus for five days upon arrival to Hawaiʻi Island. Please keep in mind, the day they arrive is day zero, not day one;

    • Provide proof of a negative nasopharyngeal COVID-19 PCR test (Vault, S&G, or Waimea Urgent Care) on or after day five by emailing test results to [email protected]

    • Have no symptoms of illness; OR

  • Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    • Quarantine away from campus for 10 days upon arrival to Hawaiʻi Island. Please keep in mind, the day they arrive is day zero, not day one;

    • Have no symptoms of illness


  • MASKS - Masks no longer need to be worn when outdoors on the HPA campus.

  • POOL ENTRY     - Swimmers should enter the pool through the big steel gate. We no longer will use the entry along the rock wall.

  • RESTROOM - Swimmers may use the restroom at the concession stand. Masks will need to be worn in the restroom and also in the hallway from the pool.

  • THERMAL CHECK/SYMPTOM CHECK - Please assess your swimmer prior to sending them to the pool for symptoms and if needed, thermal check. We will not do thermal checks at the pool any longer. When in doubt if a swimmer is sick, please keep them home.

Please reach out to me, Coach Mark, if you have any questions about the above.

What’s up in July? 

    Normal Days July 5-8, possible meet on July 10 (TBD).


July 11 - 30 (3 weeks)






All Groups with Coaches Barbara and Kerry. Swim skills focus.







When do we restart in August? See the flyer below, and … Always in an Olympic year, there will be a large number of new swimmers interested in joining. Especially this year, with the HPA Swim Academy at full capacity, there’s a lot of interest in joining the ASC program. Be sure to get your registration in once it opens up for returning members. The new season will be like pre-covid, whereas you sign up for a season (August - February). The state championships will be in November (Hawaiian Sr. Championship), with the Hawaiian AA and AAA in March 2022.


Parents - Please take this course and have your 12/over swimmer take theirs too. All coaches and officials are SafeSport certified.

Our website that hosts information for parents and swimmers regarding SAFE SPORT can be found HERE. PARENTS - YOUR COURSE IS REQUIRED. PLEASE LOG ON AND TAKE THE COURSE. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR CERTIFICATE TO PROVE YOUR COMPLETION. ATHLETES 12/OVER WILL HAVE IT REQUIRED TOO. There are new drop-down options for you to view on how we address and resolve issues surrounding swimmer safety.  Please look at the site and let me know if you have any questions. 

SWIMMING GEAR WITH TYR - USE OUR DISCOUNT CODE: “Academy25” The more this code is used, the more free gear ASC will earn in return.

  • 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