Weekly Announcements for week 5/5-5/11

Dear SBSC families,
Practice Schedule

RHS Practice Groups
Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:15
G1 Elite Monday 5:30-7:15
Group 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30-7:15
Group 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:15-6:30
NPHS Practice Groups
Group 1 Tuesday 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: No practice Friday due to the IA invite. 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.

Billing Issues
In April we switched from a 3rd party vendor processing our payments to using our website host services (we were not given a choice).  All teams were promised a seamless transition.  Well, it was not as seamless as they had hoped.  If you noticed any irregularities in you account please let me know immediately.

IA May Invite Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame
Here are the pertinent times for this weekend's meet.
Doors open 3:30
Warm-ups for 12 and under 3:45-4:15 our swimmers should be at the doors when they open at 3:30
Warm-ups 13 and over 4:15-4:45 our swimmers should be on deck by 4:00
Meet Starts 5:00

Saturday and Sunday AM (12 and under swimmers)
Doors Open at 6:45
Warm-ups 7:00-7:45-our swimmers should be at door when it opens
Meet Starts 8:00 AM

Saturday and Sunday PM (13 and over swimmers)
Warm-ups 12:00-12:45-our swimmers should be on deck by 11:45
Meet Starts at 1:00

Distance Sessions Saturday and Sunday
The 1500 Free (Sat.) will not start before 5:00 PM
The 400 IM (Sun.) will not start before 4:45 PM

I will be the coach on deck Friday evening and Saturday morning.  Coach Carol will be on deck Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.  If you are  running late or unable to make it please send the appropriate coach a text.  574-276-6057 to reach me and 574-292-0553 to reach Coach Carol.

Here is some information from IA head coach Matt.

We are just over a week away from this year's May Invitational! We are getting set for a great meet. Please see below for some important updates for the weekend:
PM warm up for Saturday and Sunday will start at at 12:00 PM and the meet will start at 1:00 PM
There will be a minimum of 20 minutes for warm up between the PM session and the distance session. On Saturday, the 1500 Free will not start before 5:00 PM and on Sunday, the 400 IM will not start before 4:45 PM.
On Friday, the South Bend and Elkhart campuses of Ivy Tech Community College will hold their commencement exercises in Purcel Pavillion (the basetball arena), which is just a few steps away from the pool in the same building. There will be parking attendants around campus directing traffic. I have reached out to parking services for an update on traffic patterns, but as of right now, I can say that there will be a lot of traffic on campus. We are asking that everyone use the Bulla Lot for swim meet parking on Friday. I do not yet know if swimmers will be able to be dropped off at the pool, but I will send an update when I hear back from parking services.
Due to the graduation ceremony on Friday, there will be no concessions available. There will be University concessions available on Saturday and Sunday.
Psych sheets have been uploaded to Meet Mobile. Heat sheets will be provided for free through Meet Mobile all weekend. We will print paper heat sheets for coaches, but not for parents/spectators.
The 400 Free on Friday evening will be swim slow to fast, alternating 1 heat of girls with 1 heat of boys. This was not listed in the meet letter, but we wish to get more of the 11-12 year olds out earlier since they swim in the AM session on Saturday.
It is the policy of Notre Dame that if there is lightning detected within 10 miles of Rolfs Aquatic Center, we must clear the pool and must stop the meet until there have been no strikes in the radius for 30 minutes. The way-too-eary forecast shows the chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms. Hope for good weather, but should there be any delays, we will make announcements at the meet as to what the course of action will be.
All meet information can be found on our website ( There is a command button on the main page titled "Team Hosted Meets." There was an error on the page previously that only allowed it to be viewed by logged in accounts, but that has been fixed and the page is now public.
We are looking forward to hosting all of you next weekend!

Matt Dorsch
Head Coach
Irish Aquatics

High School Physicals
Riley High School is offering physicals to all high school athletes on Wednesday May 22nd beginning at 4:00 PM.  Athletes must have a completed IHSAA physical form signed by their parents and $20.  Checks are to be made payable to Memorial Hospital.

Summer Work Opportunity
The Venues Parks & Arts is hiring summer employees for their facilities and grounds department.  The pay is $10.10 per hour and is 40 hours a week.

Open Water State Meet
We are now adding this meet to our schedule.  The meet is being held Tuesday June 25th at Eagle Creek State Park in Indianapolis.  I have attached the time standards sheet.  We have several swimmers that qualify.  Please consider attending if your swimmer is under the qualifying time.  I will post more information when it becomes available.

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.

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/Our results coming soon
NASA Off the Blocks/May 4th/Northridge High School/ Our Results
IA May Invitational/May 10th-12th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/Entry Sent
CON BW3 Blazin' Invite/May 31st-June 2nd/Merrifield Pool, Mishawaka/Entry Sent

*MSC Summer Splash/June 21st-23rd/Munster High School/June 2nd
*Open Water State/June 25th/Eagle Creek Resevoir, Indianapolis/commit by May 30th (possibly earlier)
NASA Summer Invite/June 29th/Northridge High School/Monday May 13th
IA Summer Spectacular/July 12th-14th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/commit by May 27th
*IN Senior State Championships/July 18th-21st/IUPUI/commit by July 7th
*IN Age Group State/July 26th-28th/IUPUI/commit by July 14th
*IN Summer Divisionals/August 3rd & 4th/commit by 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