April 19, 2019
WTSC Group Outing – We invite our swimmers and parents to take advantage of a unique opportunity for a group outing this summer, as Indianapolis plays host to the FINA Championship Swim Series. This made-for-television event will bring the top 100 swimmers in the world – including American superstars Lilly King and Ryan Murphy – to Indianapolis for two nights of exciting competition. The event will be held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the IUPUI Natatorium, with competition starting at 7pm on both nights. Indiana Swimming member clubs are being given the opportunity to place group ticket orders at a discounted price and we want to take full advantage! A ticket order signup for this event is now live on the WTSC website. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $8 each for children (12&Under). When you signup for tickets, please commit one family member and use the comment section to indicate the details of your order. For example, “the Doe family would like 2 adult and 2 child tickets for Saturday only.” Our in-house order deadline is May 8, and we must order a minimum of 20 tickets to place an order through Indiana Swimming at the discounted rate. Ticket orders will be billed to your account after the ordering deadline. This group outing will replace the SSC Summer Sizzler on our team calendar. This is an exciting opportunity to watch the best swimmers in the world race in our backyard and to do it in the company of your WTSC friends and teammates. Please visit the signup page to place your orders now and speak with Coach Josh if you have questions about this event.
Parent Meetings – As was emailed out earlier this week, the coaching staff has scheduled seasonal parent meetings for all age group parents next week. The meeting schedule is as follows: Tsunami – Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30pm; Crest – Wednesday, April 24 @ 5:30pm; Breakers – Tuesday, April 23 @ 6pm; Whitecaps – Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30pm. All meetings will be held in the pool classroom. These meetings are valuable opportunities to not only get information about upcoming events and the season in general, but also to build relationships and communicate with the coaches. Please make every effort to attend these meetings and contact your group coach if you have questions.
Membership Meeting – We hope to see a big crowd next Saturday (April 27) at a very important WTSC membership meeting. The meeting will start at 9am with activities happening in the pool classroom and guard office and is encouraged for all parents and swimmers. The membership meeting will feature required Safe Sport programming for parents and swimmers, additional information about our ongoing “Ask Me Why I Swim WTSC” marketing campaign, and a discussion of goals and incentives associated with our ongoing Snap Raise fundraising campaign. The club will provide coffee, donuts and juice for all in attendance and all swimmers present at the meeting will receive a WTSC goody bag and new “Ask Me Why I Swim WTSC” T shirt. Please speak with Coach Josh or Jennifer Buddenbaum if you have questions about this event and we will see you next weekend.
Summer Programming – Please help us spread the word about three upcoming programs: Our Summer League Prep package, our summer Riptides session and the new Ready, Set, Swim Team program. These programs are perfect to bring new swimmers to WTSC and word-of-mouth is our most effective recruiting tool. Information about all programs is on the WTSC website, and you can speak with Coach Josh or Jennifer Buddenbaum if you have questions about these programs.
Carmel Meet – Our entries for the Carmel Spring Fling (May 3-5 @ Carmel HS) have been submitted to the host club and are awaiting approval. Draft entries are posted on the club website and at the pool. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.
BA Meet Deadline – Our entries for the BA Early Bird (May 17-19 @ Purdue University) have been submitted to the host club and we are accepted into the meet. Draft entries are posted on the club website and at the pool. We do have the ability to add swimmers so if you missed our in-house deadline and would like to participate in this event, please contact Coach Josh or Coach Todd by Monday, April 29. Remember, this meet is limited to swimmers age 13&Older, and those swimmers must have 15-16 A times in their desired events.
Officials Clinic – WTSC will host an officials tomorrow (Saturday, April 20) from 8-11am at the NC Natatorium. This clinic is for all current officials and anyone interested in becoming an official. Please contact Heather Baker Smith for more information.