NewsWave February 22

Northside Invite Recap – WTSC wrapped up its regular season over the weekend at the Northside Invite. Thank you to our parents who helped run the Friday night portion of the meet, and what a meet it was for our swimmers. Several swimmers cashed in on the last chance to make cuts for the Championship Season, headlined by Kayley Spicer, who punched her ticket to Age Group State with the first four cuts of her career in the 50 & 100 Freestyle and 50 & 100 Breaststroke. Liam Fahey (200 Freestyle) and Sarah McPherson (50 Backstroke) also added to their AG State event lists. Evelyn Tabor added her name to the Honor Roll with her first six Divisional cuts of the season, and additional new Divisional cuts were turned in by Cadel Easterday (200 Freestyle), Carlise Leppert (100 Backstroke), Lillian Tabor (50 & 100 Butterfly), Keira White (200 Backstroke) and Sammy Wolfe (50 Breaststroke). And winning races at the Northside Invite was no easy task but Lurilla Bereveskos (500 Freestyle) and Sarah McPherson (50 & 100 Breaststroke) took home blue ribbons for WTSC. An updated Honor Roll is posted at the pool and online. Check it out for these highlights and many more. Way to go WTSC and good luck in the Championship Season!


Championship Season Pizza Party – All team members are invited to celebrate a successful season and recognize our swimmers who will be competing in Divisionals and beyond. WTSC will have its pre-Championship Season pizza party on Thursday, February 28 in the pool classroom at 7pm. Practice will start at the regular time for all groups, and all swimmers will be out of the water in time for the party. A Signup Genius has been distributed with a call for donations to the party. Again, this event is for all WTSC swimmers and we hope to have a big crowd for all the fun.


Central Mid Divisionals – The Championship Season officially gets underway next weekend, as WTSC will host the Indiana Swimming Central Mid Divisionals at North Central (March 1-3). This is the final hosted meet of the season and subject to our meet worker policy. If you have not yet filled your shifts for the weekend, please visit the job signup on the club website to commit to your shifts. Championship meets have some different rules than other meets and a refresher on these rules is always valuable for even seasoned veterans.


·         There are qualifying times for this meet. All eligible swimmers will have a chance to review their entries with their group coach to determine the best set of events for the weekend.

·         Divisionals will have relay events, which can include relay only swimmers. Meaning, swimmers can swim on relays at Divisionals without having individual qualifying times for the meet. Tentative Divisional relay assignments will be posted at the pool on Friday night. Relay personnel are subject to change based on a variety of factors.

·         Divisionals will feature prelims/finals competition for all 11&Older swimmers on Saturday and Sunday. All Friday night events and all 10&Under events are timed finals. All 11&Older relays are timed finals and swum during the morning prelims. And the 1650 Freestyle is a timed final event with the top 8 fastest entrants swimming in finals. For all 11&Older events on Saturday and Sunday morning, the top 16 swimmers will qualify for evening finals. No scratching from finals is permitted without first consulting a member of the coaching staff.

·         There are stiff penalties in place for missing events at a championship meet. A swimmer who misses an event in prelims will be scratched from the rest of their events that day. A swimmer who misses an event in finals will be scratched from the rest of the meet. Bottom line: Get to the blocks on time for your events!

·         A warmup schedule and order of events is posted on the Divisionals page of our website.

·         Please contact a member of the coaching staff if you have questions about this event.


Showers – Finding showers left on after practice has become a regular occurrence in both the boys and girls locker rooms. Please help the coaches put an end to this practice by reminding your swimmers to turn off their showers when done using them. Your help in this matter is appreciated.


Lifeguarding Class –  In March, NC will host a class for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard and/or that needs their certifications renewed. The class will be held on Friday, March 8 (6-9pm) and Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10 from 10am-6pm. Please contact Lisa Ruxer (317-626-5393) for cost and additional information.