Weekly Announcements for week 8/5-8/11
Dear SBSC families,

Practice Schedule
RHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Next Practice Tuesday September 4th

G1 Elite Next Practice Tuesday September 4th

Group 2 Next Practice Tuesday September 4th
Group 3 AM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 6:30-8:30

NPHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Next Practice Tuesday September 4th

Group 2&3 Next Practice Tuesday September 4th


Practice Notes: We will just be offering 2 hour morning practices this week.  Group 2 swimmers are welcome to attend at no charge.  We will spend the first 35 minutes in the weight room.  If a Group 2 swimmer is attending these workouts but has not started lifting weights with us yet, they are to be on the deck and ready to swim by 7:05

Fall Registration is Now OPEN

Our on-line registration platform is up and running.  All swimmers wanting to be part of the club this fall must register

I am not sure if everyone is aware, but the South Bend Swim Club is a partner program with the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts (formerly Parks and Rec).  Due to our partnership we are afforded a lot of opportunities we would not be able to have if we were on our own.  But this also requires us to follow their insurance guidelines.  One of the guidelines required was all swimmers to be 7 years old. But, starting this fall this is no longer the case.  I was informed we are now able to take swimmers as young as 6 years old. 

I will have more details to share next week with how this change in policy good end up being a really great thing for our club.

Age Group State

Congrats to our 4 swimmers who competed last weekend, Evan Lux, Sammy Sierra, Addy Szakaly, and Mason Young.  We had a total of 14 individual events and all 14 were best times.  We set 8 new team records in the 13-14 boys age group,  Mason set records in the 50 free (26.05) and the 100 free (59.10).  Sammy set records in the 100 fly (1:00.26), 200 fly (2:13.14), 100 breast (1:13.72), 200 breast (2:39.73), 200 IM (2:22.72), and the 400 IM(5:02.08).

Divisional Championships

I will update all the pertinent pages on our website as soon as I receive the results file.

Email Change

Starting this fall the weekly emails will be sent through the administrative dashboard of our website. Please make sure your email address is up to date on your swim club account page.

Advertising Credit 

A Group 2 or Group 3 annual membership plus all the other associated fees with our membership -- spirit wear, meet surcharges, technology fees, concession stand/hospitality fees, USA Swimming-- is just under $550 for an entire year. (A Group 1 annual membership is about $100 less.)  If you were able to sell two of the Premiere+ adds it could easily pay for a whole year of swimming including meet entry fees!

Selling a one year ad to one company could earn you anywhere from $50 to almost $500. Here is the link for more information. 

Another easy way to earn credit for your swim club account is to hang our recruiting posters out in the public. For every poster you hang you will receive a $5 credit up to $25. Once you hang the poster post a pic of it on your Facebook page (or other social site) and tag the club.

Spring and Summer Meet Schedule

Below is our spring/summer meet schedule.  Swimmers wanting to compete will need to commit to those meets. If you are only given the option of "yes" or "no" when committing please leave a message in the available notes section of what days you would like to attend.


CSC Spring Fling May 4th-6th/Carmel High School/RESULTS

NASA Off The Block Invite May 5th/Northridge High School/RESULTS
IA May Invite May 11th-13th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/RESULTS
CON BW3 Invite June 1st-3rd/Merrifield Park, Mishawaka/RESULTS
MSC Summer Splash June 22nd-24th/Munster High School/RESULTS
NASA Summer Invite/June 23rd/Northridge High School/RESULTS
IA Summer Spectacular/July 6th-8th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/RESULTS

MSC Last Chance/July 14th/Munster High School/RESULTS
Senior State Championships/July 19th-22nd/IU/RESULTS
Age Group State/July 27th-29th/IUPUI/RESULTS
Summer Divisionals/August 5th & 6th/Concord High School/RESULTS coming soon

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.