ASC this week, July 4-10. 2021

Mark Noetzel


June 27, 2021


Swim Families - 


We concluded our final regular season week this past Thursday. Coming up, Coach Barbara and Coach Kerry  will lead all swimmers, 4-5pm, M-Th in sessions that will promote stroke skill development and racing. So far, 36 swimmers are joining in. If you have not signed up yet, please do so here


Also, I like all the TYR Phoenix navy/white swimsuits that I see swimmers wearing. Great team colors!  Also, the new parkas and backpacks came in for those who ordered. Swimmers who have attended practices were able to pick theirs up. If you need to pick up one, they are at the pool office. Have your swimmer ask a coach for theirs.


These past 16 months have taken all swimming programs out of their normal routine. We appreciate you working with us on all of the deviations we’ve made at the pool, in order to keep the kids swimming. 


This coming August, we will resume our normal pattern of practices and on-island, off-island competitions and prepare for the A/AA Jr. Championships, the AAA Championships and the Hawaiian Swimming Senior Championships. We also hope the October Bill Smith Invitational (AA/A times needed) is on so we can attend that. 


For any mix ups I have caused on billing by not adjusting the proper dues for July, coach Barbara will be working on that, so your account is accurate. She can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions.



Practice and Competition this week.

JULY 6 through July 29 4-5PM, 

Coach Barbara & Coach Kerry



Tue 7/6

Wed 7/7

Thu 7/8

Fri 7/9

Sat 7/10

July 6-29









Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sr.






AA -Session1






ABC Session 2


I will be taking a break from being on deck, July 5-10, to ready the team’s registration site for August enrollment. Following that, I will be on vacation in Michigan, until July 25. 


Next Competition, July 10, 2021, Pahoa. Coach Barbara will be the lead coach.

  • Session One, AA Q time in at least one event entered. Four events max. 8:15am -11:30am, approx)

  • Session Two, A, B, C or it’s your first time swimming the event. Four event maximum (11:30am-2pm, approx).


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 (Yes, you’ll have to re-register for the new season) 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.

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.


Parents - THANK YOU! To all of you who have taken the course already.


If you have not taken it, please take this course and have your 12/over swimmer take theirs too. All coaches and officials are SafeSport certified. It will be required if you want to be a timer or on deck at meets.


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