NewsWave June 23

WTSC NewsWave June 23

1. By all accounts our Father's Day Challenge Invite was a huge success. First off, we want to offer up another Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, particular those that sacrificed more of their own time for the kids and team by being on deck in any one of the various meet positions. THANK YOU! Second, we want to thank our meet directors Jennifer Buddenbaum and Jennifer Stonebraker on organizing one fantastic weekend! Please see below for a special note from "the Jens".

2. As we have announced previously, our previous swim gear provider Circle City Swimwear is out of business. Making Waves is the new store (along with new ownership) in the exact same physical location, located just off 71st and Binford. We want to share a few unique details about Making Waves:

  • The Indy Making Waves store is one of 5 Making Waves stores in the Midwest and 10 overall in the USA. Translation--- great inventory and great prices. This is something Circle City could not match.
  • They are offering a year-round online store for your convenience. Order all your swim gear equipment and more and have it shipped right to your house, at our special team prices. The address to our online store is   while the password is gowtsc. Note you will still purchase your team caps at the pool.
  • The store manager just announced WTSC week this coming week, from June 25th to June 30th, where ALL in-store inventory is 25% off. Note every swim store has items on the shelf that you simply can't find on-line, from your discounted practice suit to your high end tech suit and everything in between.
  • We have negotiated in increase in the standard tech suit discount to 40% off. See below for current Speedo prices after discount, not including tax
Suit Female $ Male $
Speedo Laser Pro $126 $114
Speedo Laser Elite 2 $269 $180
Speedo Laser X $287 $210
Arena Power Skin $75  Info NA

3. Honor Roll

WTSC’s Fathers Day Challenge was once again a smashing success, in and out of the pool. Thank you, WTSC parents and families for your time and energy. The kids represented the club well with fast swimming and determination all weekend. An updated Honor Roll is posted on the website and at the pool but several of the many, many highlights are as follows. The Honor Roll saw a slew of new names join the ranks, with the following swimmers adding their names for the first time this season with new Divisional cuts: Ayden & Liam Fahey, Margherita Firenze, Parker Hershberger, Brooks Hillenbrand, Grayden Hogan, Olivia Langdon, Lizzie Maurer, Kate Peterson and Keira White. Leading the charge onto the Honor Roll was Robbie Sheffield, who made the first five Divisional cuts of his career! Lurilla Bereveskos (800 Free) and Brody Friend (50 & 100 Free) made their first Age Group State cuts of the season, with Brody also posting a Zone cut in the 50 Free. Adding to their State event lists were Katie Countryman (200 Free) and Jack Steadham (100 & 200 Free; 50 & 100 Fly) and making new Divisional cuts were Vivian Baker (100 Breast), Kiernan Fahey (200 Free), Michael Goetz (400 Free), Allison Smith (100 Breast), Andrew Troy (50 & 100 Fly) and Sammy Wolfe (50 Breast). Blue ribbons were in abundance as the following swimmers took home first place finishes: Avery Aiello (50 Fly; 200 IM), Emily Buening (200 Free; 200 Breast; 200 IM), Kiernan Fahey (100 Breast), Brody Friend (50 & 400 Free; 400 IM), Parker Hershberger (200 Breast), Delaney Isakson (200 & 800 Free), Toni Jazvic (200 & 400 Free), Sally Jones (200 Back; 200 Fly), Kaitlyn McPherson (50 Free; 200 Breast) and Kayley Spicer (200 Breast). Finally, WTSC swimmers were well represented in the individual high point rankings, with Brody Friend (13-14 Boys) and Sally Jones (Open Girls) taking top honors. Katie Countryman (10&Under Girls), Daren Glore (Open Boys) and Kaitlyn McPherson (Open Girls) were runner-up in their respective age groups, and Emily Buening (13-14 Girls), Delaney Isakson (Open Girls), Toni Jazvic (11-12 Girls) and Colin Parker (13-14 Boys) were third in high point honors. Once again, thank you parents and way to go swimmers on an outstanding weekend!

4. Open Water Zones

Emily Buening got her Fathers’ Day weekend started with racing of a different sort, joining Team Indiana in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin at the Open Water Zone Championships. Swimming in the open age group, Emily tackled the first 5K of her career, finishing 51st out of more than 60 swimmers. Congrats Emily!

5. Brownsburg Entries- the host team has indicated that they will take new entries into this meet through July 6th. If you are interested in being added to this meet, please contact your group coach before then.

6. July/August Calendar- calendar is posted for the remainder of the summer season, please note all the deviations from the standard practice times highlighted in various colors.


Thank you to ALL of the volunteers that made hosting the 2018 WTSC Father’s Day Challenge Invitational a HUGE success!  We could not have done this without the countless volunteer hours that went into planning and working this meet.

We’d like to recognize some people that really went above and beyond, and were willing to spearheaded the efforts in different areas of the meet,  Matt Papachronis (entry chair), Tracy and Kevin Miller (Concessions), Ann Papachronis (Volunteer Coordinator) and Myra Washum-Beye & Ethie Washum (Hospitality).  We thank you for all the hours you put in behind the scenes and over the course of the meet weekend!

We’d also like to thank Bridget Parker, Angie White and Brenda Fisher for all of their hard work in the computer tower!   Last but not least, Jane Jones, Meet Ref, for her help in keeping the activity in the pool moving smoothly and on time.

We’d also like to take this time to thank the Board and the WTSC community for their support over the past two years as we filled the role as Meet Directors for WTSC.  Although we have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to do our part for the club, it is time for us to pass the torch… rather binder.  So with that said, we’d like to thank Emily Wolf and Julie Spicer for their willingness to step up and assume this role.

So as the Jennifer’s bid farewell to the Meet Director role, but not the club, we, again, would like to thank you for volunteering and for your support of WTSC!