Weekly Announcements for week 4/28-5/4
Dear SBSC families,


Practice Schedule

RHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Tuesday 6:00-7:00 and Thursday 6:00-7:15

G1 Elite Monday 5:30-7:15

Group 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-7:15, and Friday 5:00-6:30

Group 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:15-6:30, and Friday 4:15-5:45


NPHS Practice Groups

Group 1 Tuesday 6:00-7:00 CST and Thursday 6:00-7:15 CST

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

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


Practice Notes:  The May Group 1 practices will last until 7:15.  Swimmers attending Group 2's Friday practice are reminded to bring dry-land clothes including running shoes. 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.



CON BW3 Invite May 31st-June 2nd

The deadline is for the CON meet is tonight Sunday April 28th.


CSC Spring Fling, Carmel High School, May 3rd-5th

Here are the pertinent times for this weekend's meet.


Warm-ups 4:00-4:45--our swimmers should be on deck by 3:45

Positive check in closes 4:00

Meet Starts 5:00


Saturday and Sunday

Warm-ups 6:30-7:45--our swimmers should be on deck by 6:30

Positive check in closes 7:10

Meet Starts 8:00


Coach Carol will be the coach on deck all weekend.  If you are running late or if there are any other issues please call her at 574-292-0553.


NASA Off The Blocks Invite, Northridge High School, May 4th

This is a one session meet.  I will be on the deck at this meet.  If you are running late or if there are any other issues please call me at 574-276-6057.  Here are the pertinent times for this Saturday's meet.


Warm-ups for 11 and over 7:30-8:20--our swimmers should be on deck by 7:15

Warm-ups 10 and under 8:20-8:50-our swimmers should be on deck by 8:00

Meet starts 9:00


June Meets

The MSC meet the weekend of June 21st-23rd requires time standards to be able to compete.  Swimmers must meet the B time in each event to be eligible to swim in those events.  Here is a link to the page with the time standards.  The 15 and over events will use the 15-16 time standard. The deadline to commit to this meet is June 2nd.


The NASA Summer invite has been moved to the weekend of the June 29th.  This is a week later then what was originally scheduled.  We will only be attending Saturday of this meet. The deadline to commit to this meet is May 13th.


T-shirt's for This Season

Please double check the T-shirt size you listed for your swimmer on your account page.  We will be placing the order at the end of this month.  This season's shirts will be the dry-fit material.  Parents if you would like to purchase one please send me an email with T-shirt in the subject line and let me know the number and the sizes you'd like.  The shirts will be navy blue.


Registered Dietitian

We have hired a registered dietitian to give a talk to our Group 3 swimmers and to all of our parents.  Topics will include meal planning, appropriate snacking, and eating to train effectively.


Erica Weinandy from Beacon Health will be at Riley this Tuesday April 30th.  She will meet with parents from 6:15-7:15.  We will have the meeting in one of the classrooms across the hall from the pool locker rooms.


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.


Spring and Summer Meet Schedule/Dates of Meet/Location/Deadline to commit

Below is our spring/summer 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


CSC Spring Fling/May 3rd-5th/Carmel High School/Entry Sent

NASA Off the Blocks/May 4th/Northridge High School/Entry Sent

IA May Invitational/May 10th-12th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/Entry Sent

CON BW3 Blazin' Invite/May 31st-June 2nd/Merrifield Pool, Mishawaka/tonight Sunday April 28th

*MSC Summer Splash/June 21st-23rd/Munster High School/June 2nd

NASA Summer Invite/June 29th/Northridge High School/May 13th

IA Summer Spectacular/July 12th-14th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/May 27th

*IN Senior State Championships/July 18th-21st/IUPUI/July 7th

*IN Age Group State/July 26th-28th/IUPUI/July 14th

*IN Summer Divisionals/August 3rd & 4th/ July 21st



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