ASC This Week, Sept 19-25, 2021

Mark Noetzel

September 19,  2021

Swim Families - 


  • REGULAR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK - Here’s the link to regular PRACTICE TIMES, with an exception to the GOLD Group (below).

  • Gold Group - Fridays will begin at 5 pm and end at 6 pm, until further notice (M, T, Th remains 5:15-6:30 pm).

  • Senior Group Bonus Morning Swims, M-W-F,, show up at 5:30 to help, swim 5:45 - 6:45 am.

No-Cell Phone Policy

  • Parents, thank you for your continued support of our swimmers, but in order to best create a team culture, the coaching staff is asking that swimmers do not use their cell phones on deck, important calls to/from parents are allowed. We would like swimmers to talk to each other, versus looking at their devices.

  •  It is asked that if a swimmer is expecting an important call right before the start of practice, that they alert their coach to the need to take a call. Calls can also be made or taken outside of the pool area. Per USA SWIMMING RULES, cell phones are not allowed in bathrooms or locker rooms.

  • Coaches continue to use their cell phones for work-related (attendance on the OnDeck app, looking up parent phone numbers, looking up swimmer’s best times…).

USA - Swimming/US Center For Safe Sport

  • Many families have continued to have their swimmers take the SafeSport course, as well as taking it themselves. The coaching staff thanks you for doing this. Here’s the link to the USA Swimming SafeSport/US Center for Safe Sport.  Keeping our athletes safe is the responsibility of all of us. 


  • We hope that you were able to make sure of your child’s shirt size… the T-Shirt order for the swimmers is in!

  • If you would like to order shirts for yourself or other family members, USE THIS LINK


  • The first order was placed for those families who got their orders in over the past two weeks. The order is expected to be here in 10-14 business days. Should any of you wish to order in the future, please contact me and I’ll open the link up again.

Big Island Swimming (BIS) News

  • Pentathlon meet at ASC/HPA (Sept 18, 2021) has to be postponed again. None of the other teams are practicing together. 



Please review ASC’s travel policy as it relates to leaving the island. ASC COVID TRAVEL POLICY 


If you are needing to report any COVID-19 testing results or pending results as it relates to affected ASC swimmers, please contact me or Coach Barbara right away. We will follow HPA policies and report them to our certified contact tracer.

All the best,

Coach Mark