Practice Begins May 30 - Registration continues

posted May 22, 2017, 8:10 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Welcome to the 2017 swim season!

If you are receiving this email, it means you or your swimmer has signed up for the 2017 summer swim season, OR you swam for 2016 and may still want to register for 2017. If you think you've received this email in error, please let us know.

This is the first in a series of weekly emails that you will receive, and contains information about the week ahead, as well as events coming later in the month. All of this information will also posted to the team website:  

You can also sync the Neptunes google calendar with your own and have the swim meets and events added automatically. The calendar is on the front page of the website and will soon have the entire season schedule for all known events. A list of event is also on the website at Team Event Schedule.

Tuesday, May 30 - Monday, June 19 at North Creek Pool
ages 13+: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
ages 10 and under: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
ages 11-12: 6:15- 7:15
**The pool is open to the public, so you MUST bring a current MV activity card for entrance to the pool.

Preteam: Practice will begin June 12 (PM) or June 20 (AM). Please come at your assigned date/ time for evaluation. If you did not sign up for evaluation yet, please let us know.
 Once evaluations are completed, you will receive a separate email with pre-team practice times.

Registration Thursday, June 15:00-7:00
We will be having on-going registrations at North Creek pool starting May 30, during practice, with a more formal date set for June 1st5:00-7:00pm.  The Coach or Team Rep will be available to answer any questions.
Please fill out the attached registration form, or download from Please make out your check to "North Creek Swim Team"

- Bring your activity card so you can get into the pool;
- If you haven't registered, you must bring your signed form and payment to start practice

Looking Ahead
Saturday, June 10 - All Comers Meet @ North Creek
Details to come....

Friday, June 166:00-7:30pm - Pasta Dinner @ North Creek
Details to come....

Send any questions to or

See you at the pool!


Neptune Team Rep

Neptunes Spirit Night on Wednesday!

posted May 15, 2017, 6:43 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated May 15, 2017, 6:44 PM ]

The Neptunes are getting hyped for the 2017 swim season! Bring your friends and family to California Tortilla on Wednesday, May 17, between 5:00-9:00pm and 25% of all proceeds go to the team. Please print and bring the attached flyer with you. California Tortilla is located at 263 Spectrum Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.

Register for 2017

posted Apr 30, 2017, 6:06 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated May 3, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

Welcome to the 2017 summer swim season!

Come register for the North Creek Neptunes swim team at North Creek Community Center Saturday, May 13 from 3:00-5:00pm.

Download and bring your completed REGISTRATION form, or fill one out at North Creek. 

Please consider printing out some extra registration forms and inviting your neighbors or forwarding this email. 

We’re very happy to welcome Allison Boyle who is returning as our head coach, along with returning Senior Assistant Patrick Hedquist, and new Junior Assistants Naina Tsarni and Katarina (KK) Lechner.


Our website will be updated regularly with team announcements, meet and practice schedules and breaking news. REGISTRATION forms, information about the team and the annual newsletter will be available soon, so check it out! The site is even optimized for mobile devices.


Did you know that the North Creek Neptunes is an (almost) all volunteer run swim team? The only paid positions are for the coaches and lifeguards.

Every year the Neptunes swim team needs volunteers to help with lots of different things, from concessions, to home meet set-up/clean-up, to timers and stroke-turn judges, and much, much more!

Most positions require little to no training or prior swimming experience. So stop by the Volunteer Table at registration to learn more about where you can help! 

All parents are asked to volunteer 15 hrs, which accounts for helping at about 3 meets. You can also help out at our annual Pasta Dinner or the end of year banquet.

Team Apparel: This year we'll have Neptunes swim caps available (latex for $5 and silicone for $10), along with t-shirts. 

For more styles, including sweatshirts, tank tops, flannel pants, and even personalized towels visit

ALL purchases from this site will help earn $$ for the team. Just be sure to use the Neptunes personalized link for all your shopping!

As was the case last year, there is no designated team suit this year. However, all swimmers should wear a Neptunes swim cap during competitions.  

More information on suits and where to find them is available at the Neptunes website here:

Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday!


Neptunes Team Rep

All Parents Welcome - 2017 Planning Meeting

posted Apr 1, 2017, 5:29 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Hello Neptunes!

The daffodils are springing up, which means it's time to get ready for summer swim team.

As I stated last year, I will not be returning as team rep. Our family will have no swimmers on the team for the first time in 12 years. We've had a great time, and now it's time to move on.

There will be a team meeting at North Creek on Sunday, April  2nd, at 7:00 pm, for parents to come and find out about how they can fill key team leadership roles - Team Rep, B-Rep, and Pre-team Rep. We've had someone graciously step up to run concessions. 

This team has been such a dynamic source of fun and good sportsmanship for so many years because of the parents who have stepped up to lead the team. It's time now for new parent leaders to step up and continue the tradition.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on April 2nd.


Pre-Team Popsicle Meet and Awards Banquet

posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:30 AM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Attention all Neptune swimmers and families!  

Our end-of-year banquet is this TUESDAY, JULY 26! This is a fun night where we get together as a team to cheer on our preteamers, share a good meal, reward our swimmers for their hard work, and listen to the coaches share the season highlights as well as view the slideshow!

Come join us as we celebrate the close of another fabulous season! The North Creek community remains strong - we have a record number of pre-team swimmers (70!), welcomed many new families into the fold, celebrated many first meet swims, placed first in the divisional meet at home, and placed third in Division H after being seeded sixth. Congratulations to everyone involved in continuing this summer swim team tradition!



This is where our preteamers get to show off the skills they've learned over the season! Parents, please see the coaches when you arrive so they can enter your swimmers into the events that are best for them. All swimmers will receive ribbons. Stay for the awards ceremony and banquet to follow!

Older swimmers serve as our officials for this meet. To sign up, go here or send an email to Michelle DeCarlo, preteam rep. 


We need many helpers to make this event run smoothly:

 - People to help cut and slice veggies/salad foods TUES afternoon 
 - Shopper to pick up Subway subs (we will give you a check to take)
 - Shopper to pick up 4 sheet cakes and other items on TUES afternoon 

 - Help moving tables and chairs from upstairs to the pool deck
 - Two people to staff the check-in table and distribute tickets

 - Food servers, drink makers, and a clean-up crew

BANQUET REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH TUESDAY 1:00 pm – Cost per person is $5, paid at the gate. 

In order to get food, you must register through the website, check in at the gate to pay and get your food tickets. Menu will be Subway slices, pizza, and salad.


Banquet RSVP and helper registration is online at: Please include the number in your group attending with your name. 

For questions, please contact Liz Conklin or Mieke Clincy.

Especially if you did not help at the Neptunes Cafe this season, please sign up to help at the Awards Night.


Dave Lechner is collecting photos of all our swimmers - preteam included! - for the slideshow. Please send or share with him.


4:30 pm:  Start Warmups for Popsicle meet 
5:00 - 6:30 PM:  Popsicle Meet Event!! 
6:30 pm:  Gates Open to Food on the pool deck
7:15 pm: Awards
8:15 pm:  2016 Video Show  
8:30 - 9:55 pm: Swim Party in NC Pool


If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please let me know! 

Liz, team rep (outgoing)

Division H Championship Meet Saturday - LUNCH to follow

posted Jul 20, 2016, 11:08 AM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 11:09 AM ]

Dear Neptunes,

We are excited to host the Division H Divisional Championship Meet on Saturday as our final home meet of the season!

Swimmers are all confirmed, and the whole team is invited to come cheer for North Creek at the pool!! We will be having lunch together at the pool after the meet (details below), and this will be one of your last chances to stock up on Neptune spirit wear for the winter, too!

Español: Por favor dígame si usted necesita tener esta información traducida al español. 

 Theme: This week's theme is the Olympics! All Neptunes, including swimmers, siblings, and parents, are welcome to dress up and show your Neptune spirit! We are going to have a "Photo Booth" of sorts set up with Olympic podiums. If any artistic swimmers would like to make cardboard props, like medals, laurel crowns, etc., please let us know!

 Swimmers: This is an early meet, beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Our warm-up is at 6:45 a.m., so please take into consideration how long it takes you to get to the pool, get your things situated in the team area, and be ready to jump into the pool, and leave yourself enough time to do all these things. An arrival time of 6:40 a.m. or earlier is highly recommended.

Warm-Ups: We have the first warm-up, at 6:45 a.m. Please arrive by 6:40 a.m. so we can determine if we need to make any scratches based on no-shows. 

 Parking: Because parking will be limited and partly reserved, if you are able to walk to the pool or carpool, that would be very helpful. If you want to drop off your swimmers for warm-ups, then park across the street on Shadow Oak Dr. and walk back through the tunnel, that would help, too. Thanks!

 Tents NEEDED: If you have a pop-up tent you could throw in your car in case we need extras, please do!

  VOLUNTEERS still needed: Thank you for all you have already done this year to help and support the team—it takes a Village! We still need SEVERAL parents to help run the Concession Stand (The Neptune Café). If you have not yet fulfilled your commitment to the team to volunteer in Concessions, this is your LAST OPPORTUNITY for the season. We need everyone’s help! Thank you in advance for your help making Divisionals a successful meet on Saturday!

 Lunch: After the meet, we will have lunch at our own Neptune Café! The cost is $5/person and includes any entrée (burger, hot dog, quesadilla, nachos, etc.), any side item (salad, chips, candy, granola bar, yogurt, etc.), and any drink (soda, Gatorade, water bottle). Neptune Team Lunch Tickets will be available for sale in the Concession Stand during the meet. Please stop in and get your tickets during the meet!

 Swim Fast, Neptunes!

Final A Meet of the Season!

posted Jul 14, 2016, 8:17 AM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Dear Neptunes,

It may be hard to believe, but this Saturday’s meet AT Olney Mill will be our final Dual A Meet of the season!

Español: Por favor dígame si usted necesita tener esta información traducida al español. 

Theme: This week's theme is Super Heroes! We will meet outside the pool gate and walk in together as a team. All Neptunes, including swimmers, siblings, and parents, are welcome to dress up and show your Neptune spirit!

Caravan: We will be meeting in the North Creek parking lot at 7:30 a.m. to decorate cars, pass out directions, and caravan to the meet. If you prefer to meet at Olney Mill, please be at the pool no later than 8 a.m.! PLEASE email or text  Coach Allison if you will be meeting us at the pool.

 Pool Address: 3611 Briars Rd, Olney, MD 20830

 Parking: There seemed to be plenty of parking in the pool lot when we were at Olney Mill for A Relays. If they provide different or more specific parking information, I will let you know!

 Swimmers: Please check carefully for your child's name, and if your child is NOT available to swim on Saturday, please text or call Coach Allison at ASAP so that we can fill any empty lanes. 

Warm-Ups: Please arrive on time (by 8 a.m.) so we can determine if we need to make any scratches based on no-shows. 

 Team Area: TBD.

PARENTS, please note that the Team Area is for swimmers. Please reserve seating, especially shaded seating, for swimmers. Parents are needed as volunteers at every meet, and most pools have designated “spectator” seating for parents who aren’t volunteering at that particular meet. If you have not yet fulfilled your volunteer obligation to the team, please click the link below to see where you are needed!

 VOLUNTEERS still needed: Please click on the link below to see where you can help—it takes a Village! We still need SEVERAL timers (and while I’m at it, SEVERAL concessions helpers for Sunday’s Long Course meet!). Thank you in advance for helping make this a successful meet! New parents, if you have any questions about what these positions entail or aren’t sure what would be a good fit for you, please email or call Mieke.

 After the meet, we will have lunch out as a team. The Meet Announcer will announce the location during the meet as soon as it has been decided.

B Meet and B Relays!

posted Jul 10, 2016, 4:14 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Hi Neptunes!

Reminder regarding "B" meets for this coming week:



Swimmers who are legal in their strokes and who did not swim those same strokes at Saturday’s A meet are eligible to sign up (see Freestyle exception). The deadline to sign up is the end of EVENING practice MONDAY. Swimmers can sign up here:

Volunteers can sign up here: We still need a LOT of help! We need 5 timers, a clerk of course, another hospitality volunteer, and several to help in concessions, including someone who can grill. We can't move forward with the meet without enough volunteers. Just a friendly reminder: If your child is swimming, you should be volunteering.

Be at North Creek pool by 5:00 for warm-ups.




The B relay carnival will be on Thursday, July 14th at Quail Valley! 


This meet is similar to the A relay meet. All the B league teams participate and it's a ton of fun. Swimmers who did not swim in the A relay will take priority. Swimmers who swam in the A relay may be able to swim in the B relays only if there are open slots in the age group that need to be filled. Anyone who signed up but will not be in the final lineup will be notified.

Swimmer sign up: The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 13th, 8 a.m.

We will also need 2 parents/adults and 2 coaches to volunteer for the parents and coaches combined relay event. The kids really get a kick out of this, so let me know if you're available. Each leg is 25M.

Be on deck for warm-ups promptly at 5:30. Be prepared to park on the street. Our team area is to the left when you first walk in, right next to the covered area.  


Please let me know if you have any questions.



Fran (B meet Rep)

A meet at NC / Steak and Crab Feast

posted Jul 7, 2016, 6:04 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated Jul 7, 2016, 6:05 PM ]

Dear Neptunes,


We survived the most intense stretch of the season, and we’re gearing up to host this Saturday’s A Meet against Lakelands at North Creek!


Español: Por favor dígame si usted necesita tener esta información traducida al español. 


Theme: This week's theme is the U.S. Open (tennis tournament). All Neptunes, including swimmers, siblings, and parents, are welcome to dress up and show your Neptune spirit!


Swimmers: Please check the email carefully for your child's name, and if your child is NOT available to swim on Saturday, please text or call Allison at 703-955-2199 or Mieke at ‪513-532-1167 ASAP so that we can fill any empty lanes. 


Warm-Ups: Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. so we can determine if we need to make any scratches based on no-shows. 


VOLUNTEERS still needed: Please click on the link below to see where you can help—it takes a Village! We still need SEVERAL timers, two Clerks of Course, a Ribbon Writer, Hospitality help, Concessions help, and a Runner. Thank you in advance for helping make this a successful meet! New parents, if you have any questions about what these positions entail or aren’t sure what would be a good fit for you, please email or call Mieke, ‪513-532-1167 


After the meet, we will have lunch out as a team. Listen for the announcement during the second half.


Hello Neptune Families!

Once again the Neptune Parents (& Coaches) are invited to the team's annual Parent Crab Feast & BBQ !

When & Where!

THIS SATURDAY July 9th , 6  – 11pm
9909 Shrewsbury Court  (Fairridge development)

Hosts:  Trish Labosky & Michael Bright

RSVP online at   (PW 20886) by noon on Saturday if you want us to shop for you. 

If you haven't RSVPd in time but find you'd like to come, PLEASE DO, just bring your own entree to throw on the grill, or stop by to say hello!

COSTS: Prices help cover dinner for the coaches, paper products, soft-drinks, and a small host gift.  We will do bulk buys of steaks, chicken and crab legs for convenience, or you can bring your own steak or entree to grill. 

MENU & Pricing 
This year the main dish will consist of either:
1. 12 oz Steaks ($10 & grill your own) 
2. Chicken Breasts ($8, & grill-your-own), 
3. Broiled Snow Crabs ($5 /cluster - suggest 2 or 3+), 
4. Steak & Crabs ($15 & Up, add $5 for additional clusters), or
5. BYO entree ($5 contribution to cover costs above).

Please make checks payable to "North Creek Neptunes.” 

Potluck Sides:
All parent families should please also plan to bring a side-dish of their choosing - appetizer, salad, or dessert.

Sat. PM:  2 shoppers to pick up the steaks and crab legs, paper products, and drinks.
Sat. 3 pm: move and set-up tables and chairs, and set up lights.  
Sun. 7:30 AM:  Help clean up their yard and move chairs & tables back.

Kid-sitting - This year we are allowing responsible teenagers to do kid-sitting for families, if they choose to sign up to do so.  Parents should sign up their interested teen (and provide phone number) using the link above. Families that need a babysitter can choose their teen and then make arrangements to get that teen to their house and back home for the evening.  Suggested fee is $10 per hour. The team is not certifying the skills, but just facilitating the selection and schedule.  Another option is for families to combine groups of children and share the cost of a sitter.

Payment can be given to Liz anytime this week or brought on Saturday.

We hope to see you at this really fun event!

Liz Conklin

team rep


Hola familias de los Neptunes!


Una vez más los padres de los Neptunes (y entrenadores) se invita a anual festival de cangrejos y barbacoa para el equipo!


Cuándo y dónde!

Este sábado 9 de julio, 6- 11 pm

9909 Shrewsbury corte (Fairridge development)

Anfitriones: Trish Labosky y Michael Bright


Confirmar en línea en (Contrasena: 20886) al mediodía el sábado si quieres que compremos para usted..


Si usted no tiene tiempo para reservar y quieres venir, por favor, no, solo trae su propia entrada para tirar lo a la parrilla, o puede venir a decir hola!


COSTOS: Precios ayudan cubrir el costo de los entrenadores, productos de papel, bebidas y un regalo pequeño para anfitrion. Vamos a hacer a granel compra de carnes, pollo y piernas de cangrejo para su comodidad, o pueden traer su propia carne o plato para la parrilla.


MENÚ y precios

Este año el plato principal consistirá en cualquiera:

1. 12 onzas de filetes de carne ($10 y su propia carne la parrilla)

2. pechugas de pollo ($8 y su propia para la parrilla),

3. a la parrilla cangrejos de nieve ($5/cluster - sugerir 2 o 3 +),

4. carne y cangrejos ($15 y para arriba, agregar $5 para clústeres adicionales), o

5. “construye tu propio plato” entrada (contribución de $5 para cubrir los gastos de más).


Por favor haga los cheques pagaderos a "North Creek Neptunes."


Entradas para la cena:

Todas las familias deben por favor también planea de traer un entrada de su elección - aperitivo, ensalada o postre.



El sábados por la noche: 2 compradores para recoger la carne y patas de cangrejo, productos de papel y bebidas.

El sábado 3:00pm: instalación y mover mesas y sillas y establecer las luces.

El domingo 7:30 am: ayudar a limpiar el patio y volver a sillas y mesas.


Cuidado de ninos- este año estamos permitiendo adolescentes responsables hacer cuidado de ninos  para las familias, si desean inscribirse hacerlo. Los padres deben inscribirse su adolescente interesado (y proporcionar número de teléfono) utilizando el enlace de arriba. Las familias que necesitan una niñera pueden elegir sus hijos adolescentes y haga arreglos para conseguir ese hijo a su casa y de vuelta a casa por la noche. Costo sugerido es de $10 por hora. El equipo de no certificar las habilidades, pero sólo facilitar la selección y el horario. Otra opción es que las familias se combinan grupos de niños y compartir el costo de un modelo.


Pago puede ser dado a Liz en cualquier momento esta semana o trajo el sábado.


¡ Esperamos verte en este muy divertido evento!


Liz Conklin

representante de equipo


(special thanks to Coach Kiara Chavez for translating!)

Parade / B Meet

posted Jul 3, 2016, 3:12 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated Jul 3, 2016, 3:13 PM ]

July 4th Parade logistics
The parade is held on Monday July 4. Swimmers should report to the Church of Latter Day Saints parking lot starting at 7:30 am.  The team is also tasked with providing 5-6 older teen or adult volunteers to register parade participants and write ribbons for the winners. Helpers are asked to arrive by 8:45 am and are expected to stay until about 10:15
B meet is this Tuesday, July 5th at North Creek (vs. Plantations). Sign ups are due by 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Swimmers should arrive by 5:00 p.m. ready to warm up.

Since there is no practice Monday, you will need to sign up electronically here:  or let Fran know through e-mail or text/call by 8 p.m. Monday evening.

If signing up through the link above, you only need to sign up each swimmer once. You can check all the strokes at one time.

We still need MANY volunteers to help at the meet. Please sign up here:

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help signing up.

B Meet Rep

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