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Northwest Aquatic League

Houston's Northwest Aquatic LeagueNWAL, is the 2nd largest summer league program in the nation with almost 100 teams and over 15,000 swimmers. More About NWAL here

 

NWAL Officials and Team Reps 

Currently under construction. Will be up soon!
Go to the NWALcertified.org website to manage your account

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TEAM??
Click Here for the League MAP.  If you live in a neighborhood with a team, you must swim for them.  If not, you can pick a close by team.

 

 
League News
NWAL New Team Managment Software SwimTopia

Dear all,

As many of you have heard, SwimTopia has acquired key assets of Swim-Team.US. Rich Waldis, the owner of Swim-Team.US will be joining the SwimTopia team.

This news will obviously impact NWAL, and we wanted to let you know that we are on top of the situation and working with Swim-Team.US and SwimTopia to ensure the needs of NWAL are fully addressed and to create a smooth transition.

Swim-Team.US and SwimTopia have stated their objective with this acquisition is to "join forces" to combine their expertise and resources to better serve swim teams and leagues, and to accelerate the pace of innovation for swim-related technologies.

We at NWAL have already been working with SwimTopia to get more detail on the expected transition process and to make sure they work with us to minimize any impact on NWAL teams. They are providing an automated import tool to import data directly from Swim-Team.US to the SwimTopia platform.  Once the imports are complete for the entire League each team’s designated Team’s Computer person will receive a Welcome email with admin login instructions.  Your Team’s designated computer person will come from your setups in STUS. This is a great time to make sure those are correct.

They have also committed to provide individualized 1-on-1 orientation sessions, free of charge, to help teams get up and running quickly.  Instruction on how to schedule this Free orientation will be included in your Welcome email.

SwimTopia has a reputation for being a very easy-to-use swim team management system. SwimTopia have some features that will likely be very welcome additions for our teams. There will be some differences in the way things work, but we believe we'll end up with a system that is the "best of both worlds."

As in the previous years, the cost of the NWAL Team Management software expense will be added to the budget for approval by the Full Board in November.


Please take a few minutes to review the attachment for more details on the new and exciting Team Management Software from SwimTopia.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Karen Benefield

NWAL 2nd Vice President

Computers

Computers@nwal.org


Documents:
Welcome-to-SwimTopia-NWAL

posted by: Karen Benefield on 10/13/2017 7:43 AM
NWAL Board Meeting (ALL Division Reps)

Hello,

Our annual October Full Board Meeting will be held:

October 24th 6:30pm

Windrose Clubhouse
5740 Pinkelakes BLVD
Spring, TX 77379

​Each Division Rep must attend or send an alternate. 

Potential Rule Book Changes, 2018 Team Division Alignment,  purposed Budget, along with much more important information will be presented.

 

Karen Benefield​

NWAL 2nd Vice President & Computer

 


posted by: Karen Benefield on 10/02/2017 10:19 AM
NWAL Board Meeting (ALL Division Reps)

Hello,

November Full Board meeting is schedule for:

November 28th 6:30 pm

Windrose Clubhouse

5740 Pinelakes Blvd.

Spring, Texas 77379

Final votes on NWAL Rule Changes and NWAL 2018 Financial Budget and much much more.

Attendance is required by all Division Reps or an alternate.

 

Karen Benefield

NWAL 2nd Vice President & Computer

computers@nwal.org


posted by: Karen Benefield on 10/02/2017 12:44 PM
2017 NWAL Survey

 

Dear Teams,

 

 

 

We have all been impacted either directly or indirectly by the terrible devastation caused by hurricane Harvey.  As such, this year we have decided to delay the survey (until now) but also to add survey questions that try to gauge the likely impacts on our swimming community.  It is very likely that the 2018 swim season will be the year the league will need to come together to help each other out and the survey will go a long way to provide valuable input for this.  In this effort I have no doubt NWAL will be successful and the 2018 swim season will be the best yet!   

 

 

 

As Team Rep you are representing your entire team with your response, so please take the time to provide meaningful responses.  If you do not know how to answer a particular question, I'm sure someone on your team or board will be able to help.  

 

 

 

A 5% discount to your 2018 team dues will be applied when we receive your completed survey.  The survey is open now and will close October 25th.  Don't miss your chance!  

 

 

 

Team Presidents, if you do not have a current Team Rep or are unsure if the survey has been completed for your team, go ahead and complete it yourself.  Better to be sure it gets done.

 

 

 

Thank you for all your hard work. 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C766BQ3 

 

Best Regards, 

 

Matt Sale

 

President

 

Northwest Aquatic League

 


posted by: Karen Benefield on 09/26/2017 7:18 AM
2018 Updates and Changes

Dear NWAL Users,

I know the 2017 season has ended but we are already ramping things up for the 2018 season.

We will be doing some updates to NWAL Certified this year.  We will keep the functionality to the site but we will be doing some enhancements to make things easier for all of our users.  As many of you have sent emails regarding VOD’s that didn’t get uploaded, please hold those and we will let you know when you can get those uploaded. Many had issues and we are working to eliminate those issues with upload with the new improved site.

A new change for this year is that Swim Team US and Swimtopia have merged to take the
best of both products and make them One.  This will be happening soon and we will be getting more details to share with the league as very soon.

Rich will be working for Swimtopia and will be working with them on data migration, Meet Manager, and Meet vision.  This will be a win win for NWAL from support to upgraded enhancements to the NWAL sites.

As we get more information we will share with everyone on how this will impact all of the teams in NWAL.

Wanted you to hear of the upgrades and changes here first and please look for more information to come.

 

Mathew Waindel                   

NWAL 1st Vice President

T and C Member 

 

Karen Benefield

2nd Vice President

Computers


www.nwal.org
www.nwalcertified.org

 


posted by: Karen Benefield on 08/01/2017 9:14 AM
STUS Update

Good Afternoon,

 I want to catch each of you up on what occurred this weekend at the mock meet with regards to Computers.
There were a multitude of issues that all added up to an inconsistent Mock meet with STUS and Computers.

As for the mock meet this weekend the biggest issue...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/09/2017 10:06 AM


2017 Summer Heat

Quick note that the location of 2017 Summer Heat as been moved to Summercreek High School.  Please see the announcement on the Invitational page for full details.

Karen Benefield

 

http://nwal.swim-league.us/team/Document.asp?docid=111030&type=pdf

...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/08/2017 9:06 AM
2017 DIVISIONAL AWARDS

It is with immense pleasure to announce that once again, NWAL is paying for your divisional awards as detailed below.  Due to our volume purchase, we have been able to negotiate reduces pricing as well. 

Please review the 2017 NWAL Rulebook, page 49, Divisional Swim Meet, Things to think...   more


Documents:
2017 Divisional Awards

posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/04/2017 7:33 AM


NWAL Official Test

Hello,

Just a reminder that all Officials Test will close Sunday night, May 7th, 12pm.  Please make sure that you are able to Print all Badges for your officials and coaches.  If you cannot print their badges, this indicates there is a problem and you need to address quickly.


Matt...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/01/2017 10:22 AM


2017 NWAL Natatorium Usage

Hello, 
Attached is the 2017 NWAL Natatorium Usage for Divisonals.  This is also available on www.nwal.org under the links section.

The committee worked very hard to accommodate all divisons and create the best assignments possible.

Thank you,
Karen Benefield
NWAL 2nd VP Computers

...   more


Documents:
NWAL Natatorium Usage FINAL 2017

posted by: Karen Benefield on 03/29/2017 8:53 AM
NWAL January 2017 Update

Hello,

Welcome to 2017!!

The following has been added to WWW.NWAL.ORG

Minutes of Meeting for October and November 2016

NWAL 2017 Team Alignment

2017 Team Dues

If you have any questions, please contact your Team Rep who will then follow-up with Division Rep if needed.

REMINDER:

NWAL Full Board Meeting 

January 31, 2017 6:30pm

29327 S Plum Creek Dr, Spring, TX 77386​

Each Team Rep will need to attend or provide an alternative for their team. Your Team needs your Team Vote!

Team Dues are due at this meeting.  Please have your check ready prior to check in which should including your Team CODE  in the memo line.

2017 NWAL Rule books will be handed out at this time, along with League Officer election, Division voting for Season Schedule and many important season announcements.

Please keep your STUS Website up to date with your team Board members including team rep.  This is so very important to communication from the NWAL League.

 

Thank you,

Karen Benefield

NWAL 2nd Vice President

Computers

281-900-5584


posted by: Karen Benefield on 01/02/2017 10:45 AM
NWAL Board Meeting

Hello,

     This is a reminder about the upcoming NWAL Board meeting Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 7pm

​     Location:  ​Windrose Front Clubhouse

     5740 Pinelakes Blvd.

     Spring,...   more


Documents:
2016 NWAL October BOD Meeting Agenda

posted by: Karen Benefield on 10/20/2016 6:40 PM


2016 NWAL Meeting

Hello,

     It is that time again.  Our next NWAL Board meeting is October 25th at 7pm

​     Windrose Front Clubhouse

     5740 Pinelakes Blvd.

     Spring, Tx 77379

All Division Reps are required to attend or send an alternate for your division.

Many teams have made changes to boards and this is a good time to update your STUS website with your new board members.  Since this is NWAL's primary method for communication, It is very important to keep this updated at all times.  Simply get with your STUS administrator for your team and go to Site Console>Security Admin.  Remember to "Set Role" for each board member.


posted by: Karen Benefield on 10/14/2016 10:13 AM
2016 NWAL Survey

If your Team already completed the 2016 NWAL Survey, THANK YOU and congratulations to your swimmers for receiving the 5% discount on dues.

 

If your team has NOT completed your survey, don't miss out on the discount for your swimmer.  Please have your Team Rep complete the...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 09/23/2016 12:14 PM


2016 NWAL Survey

Dear Team Reps,

 

Please find a link below for the 2016 NWAL Survey.  This is an annual survey and your response provides a great deal of information that allows us to continually improve the summer league experience for our swimmers and volunteers.  As Team Rep you are representing...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 09/09/2016 10:30 AM


2016 RWB Invitational
From RWB Invititatiol: We would like to revise our announcement as follows: Due to the NWAL rule change, CFSC will be amending their announcement as follows: All times must be Official times that are the swimmer?s best times, for both individual and relay events, and have been made at a sanctioned NWAL meet or sanctioned Invitational during the 2016 NWAL season as stated in the NWAL rule book under Seeding. An Official Time is one that was swum without disqualification at a meet which was sanctioned by NWAL in the current season. No Time Trial times are allowed for individual or relay entries. As per Divisional rules, swimmers must have swum in at least one NWAL sanctioned meet during the current season to be eligible to swim at this Invitational. Entries submitted with NT (no time) will not be permitted and will be deleted from the meet. The seed time for relays must be established by adding the fastest official times of the individual swimmers entered in the relay for the stroke they are swimming. Do not convert the swimmer?s times by hand and enter them into the custom time box. Thank you. Carolyn deerjc@aol.com If you have any questions regarding RWB, please contact Carolyn directly. Thank You, Karen Benefield computers@nwal.org
posted by: Karen Benefield on 06/16/2016 7:47 AM
2016 STUS Divisional Meet Setup

I have attached a detailed "How to"document for Meet Setup in STUS for 2016 Divisonal Meets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Karen Benefield

NWAL 2nd Vice President

Computers@nwal.org

281-900-5584

 

 

 

 

 

...   more


Documents:
STUS Div Meet setup

posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/31/2016 11:55 AM
2016 NWAL Gives Back Initiative with Divisional Awards

Good Morning Division Reps, Team Reps and Team Presidents,

It is with great excitement that I announce the next phase of the NWAL Gives Back initiative, which was announced in January with a first ever reduction in team dues.  

Today, with the League Officers having spent a great deal of time and effort on prudent fiscal management over the last 12 months, I am very happy to inform you that this year NWAL will be able to pick up ALL the costs associated with your standard divisional trophies, medals and ribbons for every team in the League.  NWAL is very excited to be able to do this as we know these costs can be quite steep, especially for smaller teams. 

Please do not worry if you have already placed an order with Hasty as you will be credited back for that order.  If you have not yet done so, please go ahead and place your order as soon as practicable with Hasty at 800-448-7714

I wish to reiterate, that NWAL is only in a position to do this by managing our costs very actively.  All expenditures have been and will continue to be aggressively monitored.  This is our responsibility to the League and to our kids and it is one we take very seriously.  

Best Regards,

Matt Sale

President

Northwest Aquatic League

 


posted by: Karen Benefield on 05/31/2016 9:05 AM
STUS Phase V Training March 23rd 2016

Reminder that we have Phase V training Wednesday March 23rd 7pm-9pm online.

This training will cover Meet Management – from Thursday night exchange, reporting tools, check-in stickers, entering meet results, more reporting, Ribbon Stickers, Time Improvement Stickers and more. 

For time sake, this training is not an interactive training.  We will go straight thru the process.  

We will not cover those items prior to the Exchange Process.  If you have not reviewed current available training videos and document or you are not familiar with all process prior to this stage, please take the time to review those at www.nwal.org >FAQ/Info>Computer/web.

For full interactive training, we have scheduled COM and COC classes at www.nwalcertified.org and are working to schedule additional across the league.

Conference call details

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/847077805

2.  Join the conference call:

Dial +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 847-077-805

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 847-077-805

 

 

Additional Cool Feature:

Meet Vision  https://youtu.be/Nu1bCLYdg8w

               Meet Vision is a great feature that is included with STUS.  There is no additional Charge or additional setup.  It is just there to allow your parents to know what the meet progress is, what their swimmers are in and much more.  Please take a moment to view the YouTube video above.  Copy and paste the link in to your browser.  Because it is a feature in STUS, if follow all the Safe Login and security that NWAL requires.

If you are a past Swim Team Board member and receiving this, please contact your new Team Rep and ask them to update NWALCERTIFIED.ORG AND Team’s STUS site immediately or let manager@nwal.org know so that we can follow up with getting the teams information up to date.

 

If you have any concerns are questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Karen Benefield

 

2nd Vice President

NWAL Computers

computers@nwal.org

www.nwalcertified.org

www.nwal.org

 

281-900-5584


posted by: Karen Benefield on 03/22/2016 9:13 AM
STUS Computer Trainings

In the next several weeks we will be sending many emails regarding training both for Official and Computers, updated and added features to STUS and much much more!  I will be critical for you to keep your contact information up to date at WWW.NWALCERTIFIED.ORG and the new feature in STUS (see below).  Check the Calendar often as we begin adding training dates and details. 

If the details of this email do not pertain to you, please make sure those on your team that do need it get it.

Sit back and enjoy reading these important details

  • Our first Online Computers session will be February 24th 7pm-8pm.You will be required to view the Phase III, Volunteering, Calendar Events,  RSVP, EMAIL  prior to the conference call, which can be downloaded from www.nwal.org >FAQ/Info>Computer/Web  Matt Waindel and I will be online to answer any additional questions you may have.  Meeting details below.

  • Our second Online Computers session will be March 2nd 7pm-8pm.  You will be required to view the Phase IV, Entries, Relays, Reports, Exporting to MM and MM Template prior to the conference call, which can be downloaded from www.nwal.org >FAQ/Info>Computer/Web  Matt Waindel and I will be online to answer any additional questions you may have.  Meeting details below.  Please join my meeting.

  • Phase V Training for Meet Management-Enter Meet results will be online March 23rd 7pm-9pm.Yes our goal is to record, but you never know what happens.If you are interested, please attend as scheduled.If you are interested in moving to STUS for entering your meet results, you will need WIFI available to your computer.Please free to contact me with any questions.If you are interested in making the transition and DO NOT have WIFI available, please let me know ASAP.

  • Swim Meet Naming Convention Example:

    • 2016 WALD vs KNGR

    • YEAR (home team) vs (visiting team)

    • 2016 OAKS vs FOST

  • Clerk of Course COC training are being set and will be posted on the calendar soon.ALL COC is a NEW Certification, Class room training required followed by a test online. 90% to pass

  • Meet Template-DO NOT create new ones.STUS has both Dual Meets and Mock Meet templates ready with new additional events.

  • In an attempt to streamline data, we have added fields to your STUS Admin setups.For now you will need to keep both www.nwalcertified.org Team Profile and STUS update to date, but in the very near future we will be moving to one place.  It is so important that we do not miss anyone with all the important details.  Please take a few minutes to update the following:  

Conference call details

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/847077805

2.  Join the conference call:

Dial +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 847-077-805

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 847-077-805

 

Meet Vision  https://youtu.be/Nu1bCLYdg8w

              Meet Vision is a great feature that is included with STUS.  There is no additional Charge or additional setup.  It is just there to allow your parents to know what the meet progress is, what their swimmers are in and much more.  Please take a moment to view the YouTube video above.  Copy and paste the link in to your browser.  Because it is a feature in STUS, if follow all the Safe Login and security that NWAL requires.

Meet Management  https://youtu.be/Knws4UcJcq4

              There is a generic STUS Meet Management video that can help you with the decision process of whether your team wants to make that change to managing your meet entries in STUS.  This functionality was well test by one of our divisions last year.  I am so excited to use it this year and eliminate some of the challenges we had with HyTek.  All of our NWAL Rules are written directly into the software, so we as users do not have to worry.  The Exchange is so easy and the reporting is great too.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions after viewing the You Tube

Once you find Rich Waldis on You Tube, you will also find many more videos to answer your lingering questions.  Take the time to check them out.

One burning question for my team with new Board Members, HOW TO SEND EMAILS THRU STUS

Send an email from STUS - https://youtu.be/ere C2GNanboU7w

 

If you are a past Swim Team Board member and receiving this, please contact your new Team Rep and ask them to update NWALCERTIFIED.ORG immediately or let manager@nwal.org know so that we can follow up with getting the teams information up to date.

 

If you have any concerns are questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Karen Benefield

2nd Vice President

NWAL Computers

computers@nwal.org

www.nwalcertified.org

www.nwal.org


posted by: Rich Waldis on 02/11/2016 3:26 PM
2016 Swim Schedule

Trial Meet                                  May 7;

Season Begins                           May 12;

First Dual Meet                          May 14; 

Mid Season Invitationals       May 29 - June 13

Divisional Meets                        June 18; 

End of Season Invitationals   June 24-26 

post date: 02/11/2016
STUS Computer Trainings

We have several fantastic video to assist you in getting your season started.

System setup, starting a new year, Registration and much much more. 

We are currently working to schedule Meet Management portion of STUS. So check back often and look for an email coming soon.

We...   more


posted by: Karen Benefield on 02/08/2016 9:53 AM