Weekly Announcements for week 2/17-2/23
Dear SBSC families,


Practice Schedule
RHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30

G1 Elite Monday 5:15-7:30

Group 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:15-7:30

Group 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:15-7:30


NPHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 CST

Group 2 -No scheduled practice until the spring

Group 3 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30-7:30 CST


Practice Notes:  No practice on Friday due to the CON Last Chance meet. Please, prior to leaving for practice check your email, our website, or any of our social sites for weather related cancellations.  Also, please remember if either NPUSC or SBCSC cancels school for the day we must also cancel our club practices.  New Prairie swimmers are welcome to attend their corresponding group's practice at Riley. New Prairie swimmers and parents are asked to enter NPHS through door S6.


Purdue Swim Camps

The information flyer is attached.  If we have 10 swimmers from the club attend the camp each swimmer will receive a $50 rebate when they check in on Sunday of the camp.  If we have 15 swimmers they will receive a $75 rebate.


Any other camp information I receive I will pass along in the weekly emails


CON Last Chance Meet Feb. 22nd-24th Concord High School

I have attached our entry with updated times from the NCISC meet.  Parents of our younger swimmers please make sure you are writing your swimmers event numbers and events on their arms/hands.  It really does make a difference for our coaches at the meet.  Here are the pertinent times for this weekend's meet.


Friday events #1-#12:

Doors open 3:30

Warm-ups 4:00-5:00 (our swimmers need to be on deck by 3:45)

Meet Starts 5:10


Saturday and Sunday AM Sessions: 9-12 year old swimmers

Doors open 7:00

Warm-ups 7:30-8:15 (our swimmers need to be on deck by 7:15)

Meet Starts 8:30


Saturday and Sunday PM sessions: 8 & under and 13 & over swimmers

Warm-ups 13 and over 12:30-1:15 (our swimmers need to be on deck by 12:15)

Warm-ups 8 and under 1:15-1:35 (our swimmers need to be on deck by 1:00)

All swimmers need to be signed in by 1:00

Meet starts 1:45


Coach Carol will be our coach running our team on Friday and Saturday.  If you have any issues (arriving late, sick swimmer) please contact her at 574-292-0553.  I will be at the meet on Sunday so if any issues for that day please contact me.


Divisional Championships Northridge High School March 1st-3rd

The deadline for committing to this meet is tonight, Sunday February 17th.  I realize this is a week prior to the CON Last Chance meet. But, if your swimmer qualifies for Divisionals at this meet we are still allowed to add them to our entry.  Please remember this is a meet that requires time standards.  If your swimmer is close to a cut and you know they will attend if they qualify please commit them to the meet.


Last Day of the Winter Season
The last scheduled practice for each of our Groups will be Thursday March 21st.  If we have athletes who are choosing to attend Speedo Sectionals we will of course offer practices for those swimmers.  After the 21st all swimmers will be moved to the long course season (spring/summer) for billing purposes.  If you are not planning on swimming the spring/summer season please let me know prior to March 15th
Our first practice for the spring/summer season will be the week of April 7th-13th, the week following spring break.

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 approximately $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.


Fall and Winter Meet Schedule/Dates of Meet/Location/Deadline to commit

Below is our fall/winter meet schedule.  Swimmers wanting to compete will need to commit to those meets.  The deadlines are based on deadlines that were set last year. They may change once the meet hosts posts the meet information.  When committing to multiple day meets please leave a message in the available notes section of what days you would like to attend. Meets marked with an * are meets that require swimmers to meet certain time standards.  All pool locations can be found on our website under the "Pools" tab


SBSC Intra-Squad/Tuesday October 2nd/Riley High School

NCISC Fall Sprint Meet/Saturday October 6th/Riley High School/OUR RESULTS

Dual Vs. CON/Saturday October 13th/Concord High School/OUR RESULTS

NASA Sprint Meet/Saturday & Sunday Nov. 3rd and 4th/Northridge High School/OUR RESULTS

SWAC Prelims-Finals/Friday-Sunday Nov. 16th-18th/HPB Natatorium, Ft. Wayne/OUR RESULTS

LCB Winter Blast/Friday-Sunday Nov.30th-Dec.2nd/Lake Central High School/OUR RESULTS

DUNE Rumble/Saturday December 15th/Chesterton High School/OUR RESULTS

IA TW Invite/Friday-Sunday January 4th-6th/Notre Dame/OUR RESULTS

CON IMxtreme/Friday-Sunday January 18th-20th/Concord High School/OUR RESULTS

NCISC Champs/Saturday February 9th/Riley High School/OUR RESULTS

CON Last Chance/Friday-Sunday February 22nd-24th/Concord High School/Entry Sent

*IN Divisional Champs/Friday-Sunday Mar. 1st-3rd/TBD/tonight Sunday 2-17

*IN Age Group State/Friday-Sunday Mar. 8th-10th/IUPUI/Sunday 2-24

*IN Senior State/Friday-Sunday Mar. 15th-17th/TBD/Sunday 3-3

*Speedo Sectionals/Thursday-Sunday Mar. 28th-31st/IUPUI/Sunday 3-10

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



John VanDriessche
Head Coach
South Bend Swim Club
South Bend Riley High School