Weekly Announcements for week 3/10-3/16
Dear SBSC families,


Practice Schedule
RHS Practice Groups

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

G1 Elite Monday 5:15-7:15

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

Group 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:15-6:00


NPHS Practice Groups

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

Group 2 Next practice April 8th

Group 3 Next practice April 8th


Practice Notes: No practice on Friday at RHS. No practice on Thursday at NPHS due to a middle school 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.


Age Group State

Congratulations to Gabe Groves, our lone representative at State this weekend.  On Saturday he had 3 swims, two were the second fastest swims of his career and one was a lifetime best.  His best time came in the 50 free and he now has the 3rd fastest time in that event in club history.  Gabe has two more races today, the 100 back and 100 free.  You can follow Gabe all all the action on the Meet Mobile app.


Swim Backpacks

This season (after countless fund raisers) the Riley Boys Swim Team bought new warm-ups and team backpacks.  We now have several backpacks that are looking for a new home.  These are the older model bags and some are a little worse for wear but most have several seasons left in them.  Coincidentally enough, the Riley backpacks are the same team colors as SBSC backpacks.  If you have a Group 1 or Group 2 swimmer and would like a free backpack for them stop by after any practice and take a look.  I will only be handing these out to parents


Senior State--Pike High School--Indianapolis--March 15th-17th

Our entry is attached.  I sent an update on Friday and the updated report is the one attached. If you notice any error please notify me immediately.  All pertinent times for this weekend's meet are listed below.


Friday Saturday and Sunday Prelims

Warm-ups  8:00-9:15 our swimmers should be on deck by 8:00

Meet Starts 9:30


Friday and Saturday Finals

Warm-ups 3:30-4:45 our swimmers should be on deck by 3:45

Meet Starts 5:00


Sunday Finals

Warm-ups 3:00-4:15 our swimmers should be on deck by 3:15

Meet Starts 4:30


For all of our Senior State parents attending the meet: Indiana Swimming is hosting a swimming in college seminar at Pike High School during prelims on Saturday and Sunday Information flyer is attached.


Last Day of the Winter Season
The last scheduled practice for Riley Group 1 and Group 2 will be Thursday March 21st.  Riley Group 3 will offer practices the week of the 24th specifically for those athletes attending Speedo Sectionals, but they will also be open to all Group 3 and Group 2 swimmers that would like to attend. March 19th will be the last day of practice for our Groups at New Prairie.   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 South Bend Schools spring break.  I have posted a link to our on-line registration on the club's Facebook page.  If you could, please share to help promote the club for the upcoming season.

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/OUR RESULTS

*IN Divisional Champs/Friday-Sunday Mar. 1st-3rd/TBD/OUR RESULTS

*IN Age Group State/Friday-Sunday Mar. 8th-10th/IUPUI/OUR RESULTS coming soon

*IN Senior State/Friday-Sunday Mar. 15th-17th/Pike High School/Entry Sent

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