January 21, 2018
FAST Invite Recap
WTSC got the new year started in earnest with an impressive showing at the FAST Mudsock Classic. An updated Honor Roll is posted on the club website and at the pool but there were several noteworthy performances that are highlighted below. Qualifying for the next level of championship meets is a huge moment in the career of any swimmer and three WTSC swimmers had such a moment in Fishers. Katie Countryman (50 Back) and Liam Fahey (100 Breast) both made the first Age Group State cuts of their respective careers. Way to go Katie and Liam! Brody Friend (50, 100 & 200 Free; 100 Breast) made his first AG State cuts of the season at FAST and Emily Buening added a new cut in the 50 Free. Not to be outdone, Lillian Tabor made the first Divisional cut of her career in the 50 Back. Way to go Lillian! Duygu Arseven (50 Back; 100 Breast), Kiernan Fahey (50 Free), Elle Kremer (100 Breast) and Lily Wolfe (100 Free; 200 IM) all added new Divisional cuts to their lists as well. Emily Buening (100 Breast) and Colin Parker (100 & 200 Free) picked up first place finishes on the weekend, a tall order against a fast field of competition. And Evie Papachronis (8&Under) and Colin Parker (11-12) both finished 5th in their respective high point races. Thanks to all parents for being understanding and flexible regarding the changes to the meet due to the winter weather, and congratulations to all WTSC swimmers on a great weekend of racing.
Prior to our full team effort in Fishers, two WTSC swimmers represented Team Indiana at the Mid-States All Star Championships. Emily Buening finished 2nd in the 1,650 Free, 11th in the 500 Free and 13th in the 200 Free, while Colin Parker finished 3rd (50 Free), 4th (100 Free) and 8th (200 Free) while swimming on the 4th place 200 Medley Relay and the runner-up 200 Free Relay. Colin and Emily contributed to a dominating performance by Team Indiana, who nearly doubled up runner-up Ohio and defended their Mid-States title. Way to go Colin and Emily and congrats to all Team Indiana swimmers.
WTSC Groundhog Invitational
Our final major hosted event of the season is right around the corner, the WTSC Groundhog Invitational (January 26-28 @ NC). This year’s meet is bigger than in past years and we will need our awesome parents out in force to host another quality WTSC event. There are still a handful of meet worker shifts available and swimmer entries are completed and available for review on the club website. Please contact your group coach if you have questions about this event and get ready for another great weekend of WTSC hosting and racing!
Northside Closed Invite
Our final invitational of the “regular season” is now open for signups. The Northside Closed Invite distance events will be held on Friday, February 16 at North Central HS while all remaining events will be held on Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18 at Hamilton Southeastern HS. This meet is appropriate and encouraged for all Whitecaps, Breakers, Crest and Tsunami swimmers and please note that Northside is the last chance to make Divisional and State cuts prior to the Championship Season. More information will be available on the respective meet pages as we get closer to the date but signup now for these events. Please contact your group coach if you have questions.