Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Website for Swimming & Diving

I am switching over to a Weebly website that I am still in the process of creating for swimming & diving. 

I will keep this blogger active but will no longer be using it for communication for swimming & diving. 

I am still working on finishing up the new website but there is a lot of information on there already that will help you to get your season started off on the right foot.

Here is the new website

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

State Championship Links

Here are some helpful links for the state championship meet...

2018 Team Rules and Itinerary

2018 1A/2A State Meet Guidelines

2018 1A/2A State Meet Psych Sheet

2018 1A/2A State Diving Meet Schedule

2018 1A/2A State Swimming Meet Schedule

2017-2018 NISCA All-American Time Standards

State T-shirts for Parents

Parents, Swimmers & Divers-

We are taking sizes for PARENTS that want an LCS team specific t-shirt for states.  The shirt will have the kids and coaches name on the back.  If you are new this is something we do every year and offer to the parents as well.  This is the shirt the kids are getting that I have sizes for already.

It will be a navy t-shirt with white lettering this year.

If you are interested please send me the sizes you would like by 3:00 P.M. TODAY I have to get this order in ASAP in order to have it before we leave.

1A/2A State Championship volunteer signup...

Coaches and AD's,

My name is Bill Padgett.  I am the coach of the Durham School of the Arts Swimming and Diving team, and a co-host of the state championship meet along with Carrboro High School.

I look forward to seeing each of your teams competing this week in the 2018 1A/2A Swimming and Diving State Championship!  A lot of hard work has gone into getting the students prepared for the final meet.  Good Luck!!

Below is a link to the volunteer signup page for the championship meet.  Please distribute it to your parents.  As you know, there are two sessions for this meet, an AM preliminary session and a PM finals session. Any parent that volunteers will avoid paying the entrance fee for that session and will be able to enjoy the hospitality room!  Why not volunteer for both sessions!!

Sign-up Genius link for States Volunteers
If you have questions concerning the volunteer signup, my parent rep Lina Hight is copied on this email.

Also, please ask your parents to have smaller bills (1's and 5"s) for paying entrance fees($6/session or $9 for day pass) and for purchasing heat sheet ($4 per session)!  This will allow for the lines to move much smoother and get everyone in and ready to cheer.

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Bill Padgett
Durham School of the Arts
Head Coach - Swimming and Diving

1A/2A 2018 NCHSAA State Swimming Championship TEAM RULES / ITINERARY

1A/2A 2018 NCHSAA State Swimming Championship
  • Our Captains for this meet are for the men Grant Swicegood & Jackson Law and for our women Elizabeth Walter. Captains are an extension of the coaching staff. If they ask you to do something, listen. These individuals were picked because of maturity, common sense and dedication to the program. They will not lead you in the wrong way.  They are also experienced in swimming and competing in high school.  They know the rules!
  • We will follow the itinerary. We have set a schedule for us to keep. We are creatures of habit and structure will assure a smooth trip and meet.
  • Alternates will be expected to keep the same schedule as the rest of the automatic qualifiers. Your position is of utmost importance.  If something happens you are the go to people. Take that seriously.
  • Lights out means lights out! Thursday will be a LONG day physically and emotionally.
  • After lights out men and women swimmers are to stay in their assigned rooms.  No one is allowed in others rooms at this point or any other floors of the hotel. You will know the coaches room numbers and can call if you need us for anything.  It may be a good idea for some of you to stay in your parents rooms so you will stay out of trouble and get rest.    If this becomes a problem I will personally drive you back to LCS and drive back to the meet without you OR I will place you in your parents or a coaches room.
  • Remember this is not a vacation/party trip. We are here focused and with a goal in mind. Keep each other accountable.
  • Absolutely no flirting or hanging out with opposite sex from other teams.  They are here to compete as well and do not need added distractions.
  • Hydrate and fuel your body properly. No junk on this trip.
  • Stay positive and uplift all team members, alternate or automatic qualifier.
  • Follow all rules of the TAC while we are there. Remember cheer for your team and not against the other teams.
  • This meet is about LCS swimming. Let’s keep our focus on that.  While we are at states that is our primary focus and the most important thing at that time.
  • Stick to your warm up warm down schedule. If it is given to you by me, your club coach or what you are use to doing. Follow the meet so you know when to be ready. All the little things add up to big things!
  • Remember to do all shaving at hotel. No shaving is allowed at the TAC.
  • No deck change allowed
  • Room assignments, special accommodations will be made and approved by coaching staff

1A/2A 2018 NCHSAA State Swimming Championship
Thursday, February 8th
7:30-8:00 a.m. Come to Coach Williams office and go load up bus
8:00-8:15 a.m. Check in 1st Period
8:15 a.m. Dismissed from 1st Period
8:20 a.m. Load up and leave LCS for HFFA
8:45 a.m. Arrive at HFFA
8:45-9:00 a.m. Change into suits
9:00-10:00 a.m. Practice
10:00-10:30 a.m. Shower, Change, load up
10:30-10:45 a.m. Travel to Lunch
10:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Lunch at Jason’s Deli
11:30 p.m. Load up
11:30-2:30 p.m. Travel to Spring Hill Suites, Cary, NC
2:30-3:00 p.m. Unpack hang out in lobby
3:00-3:30 p.m. Check in Rooms, Unpack
3:30-3:40 p.m. Short meeting in Lobby.  Down Time (Shave, nap etc.)
3:40-6:00 p.m. Downtime (Shave, nap etc.)*ALL SHAVING NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AT THIS TIME
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner in hotel conference room
7:00-7:15 p.m. Team Meeting
7:15-9:15 p.m. Team Movie in one of the rooms
9:15-9:30 p.m. Get ready for bed
9:30 p.m. Lights out!

Friday, February 9th
6:00 a.m. Wake Up!
6:00-6:45 a.m. Breakfast in Lobby, Bring all items to rooms that were are keeping for late check out
that you will not need for prelims
6:45-7:00 a.m.  Load up
7:00-7:10 a.m. Travel to and park at TAC
7:30 a.m. Team check-in, change, settle into seating area, stretch
7:45-8:15 a.m. General Warm Up
8:15-8:30 a.m. Specific Warm-Up (sprint lanes and starts)
8:30 a.m. Clear Pool
8:30-9:00 a.m. Captains/Coaches Meeting
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Preliminaries
12:00-12:15 p.m. Change
12:15-12:25 p.m. Travel back to the hotel
12:30-1:00 p.m. Boxed lunches at hotel for lunch
12:40-3:15 p.m. Lunch, down time, Nap. Suite rooms reserved for late checkout will be the quite rooms for
napping. DO NOT DISTURB!
3:15-3:20 p.m. Load up
3:20-3:30 p.m. Travel Back to TAC
3:30-3:45 p.m. Arrive at TAC, change, settle in, stretch
3:45-4:30 p.m. Warm Up for Finals
4:40 p.m. National Anthem
4:45-*8:00 p.m. Finals
*8:00-8:30 p.m. Shower, change
*8:30 p.m. load up
*8:35 p.m. leave for home. We will stop on way home for food.
*12:00 a.m. Arrive back at LCS
*All approximate times. If times change (earlier or later) we will be in communication with parents.

Thursday 2/08
Lunch at Jason’s Deli, Huntersville -$10
Supper - Team meal provided - no cost

Friday 2/09
Breakfast at hotel - no cost
Lunch - boxed lunch provided - no cost
Dinner - Chick-fil-a on way home - $10

T-shirts from the state meet

These run around $25 and up depending if you get long sleeve or sweatshirt.  These are NOT our team specific shirts,

Monday, February 5, 2018


WEEK FIFTEEN - 2/05 - 2/09/2018
Detailed itinerary to follow
Monday 2/05
LCS Weight Room 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday 2/06
HFFA 5:30-7:00 a.m.
If you need a ride from LCS please at the concession/athletic entrance no later than 5:00 a.m.
Be at LCS by 5:00 a.m.
Leave LCS @ 5:00 a.m.
Leave HFFA @ 7:10 a.m.
Return to LCS @ 7:45 am
Wednesday 2/07
HFFA 8:00-9:30 p.m.
If you need a ride from LCS please at the concession/athletic entrance no later than 7:05 a.m.
Be at LCS by 7:05 p.m.
Leave LCS @ 7:10 p.m.
Leave HFFA @ 9:40 p.m.
Return to LCS @ 10:10 pm
Thursday 2/08

LEAVE FOR STATES - 8:30 a.m.
HFFA 9:00-10:00 a.m.
NCHSAA 1A/2A State Diving Championship
Pullen Aquatic Center, Raleigh, NC
Warm-up 2:00 p.m.
Meet Start 2:45 p.m.
Be at LCS by 7:30 a.m.
Load bus @ 8:00 a.m.
Leave LCS @ 8:30 a.m.
for HFFA
Friday 2/09
NCHSAA 1A/2A State Swimming Championship
Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, NC
Facility opens for Prelims 7:30 a.m.
Pool opens for general warm-up 7:45 a.m.
Clear pool for coaches/captains meeting 8:30 a.m.
Coaches/captains meeting 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Prelims 9:00 a.m.
Facility opens at 3:30 a.m.
General Warm-ups 3:45 a.m.
Clear pool 4:30 p.m.
Finals 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 NCHSAA 1A/2A West Regional Championship

2018 NCHSAA 1A/2A
West Regional Championship
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
800 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hosted by PLP
Swimmers are not required to ride with the team BUT please make sure that you are at MCAC with the team no later than 6:40 a.m.  
Arrive at LCS 5:50 a.m.
Leave for MCAC 6:00 a.m.
Arrive at MCAC and Park 6:25-6:30 a.m.
Facility opens for teams 7:00 a.m.
Facility opens for spectators/parents 7:30 a.m.
Pool open for general warm-ups 7:45-8:30 am
Clear the pool for coaches’ meeting 8:30 am
Coaches’ meeting 8:35 am (Competition begins following coaches meeting.)
Meet 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. with awards to follow

We plan to go eat after the meet.  Please join us if you can.  Parents are welcome as well!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Senior NIght 1/31

If you plan on participating in Senior night be at the gym by 6:30 p.m.  Also, please finish the senior night bio on this google form (Swimming Senior Night Bio) and send to

Team Pictures Tomorrow 1/31 - Updated 1/31 9:24 a.m.


Our team pictures are tomorrow Wed. Jan. 31st at 2:50 p.m.  Be ready and in the gym.  We are going first.  Wear your red pullover.  Jeans or khakis are fine.  NO HOLES IN PANTS PLEASE!

2018 1A/2A West Psych Sheet

You may go to the following link to see the 2018 1A/2A West Psych Sheet  for Saturday's Regional Championship meet.