May 12, 2019
RHS Practice Groups
Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:15
G1 Elite Monday 5:30-7:30
Group 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-7:30, 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 and Thursday 6:00-7:15 CST
Group 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30-7:30 CST
Group 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:15-7:30 CST
Practice Notes: 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.
New USA Swimming Guidelines
USA Swimming issued a new directive with regards to electronic communication and social media contact between coaches and athletes. Most of what is being implemented is common sense and falls in line with our club's policies. One new requirement we will need to adhere to is how your minor child communicates with me. For several years I have asked swimmers in Group 2 and Group 3 to text/email me if they would be missing practice. Moving forward, swimmers will be instructed to include a parent on all communication with me.
If you are the parent of a Group 2 or Group 3 swimmer, and have never sent me a text before, please text me so I have your contact info in my phone. This way if I need to contact your swimmer about missing practice I can be sure to include you. My cell phone number is 574-276-6057.
Here is a link to the article on Swim Swam that gives more detail and where you can find the full statement issued by USA Swimming.
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.
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.
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 tomorrow May 13th.
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
3rd-5th/Carmel High School/Our Results
NASA Off the Blocks/May 4th/Northridge High School/Our Results
IA May Invitational/May 10th-12th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/Our Results coming soon
CON BW3 Blazin' Invite/May 31st-June 2nd/Merrifield Pool, Mishawaka/Entry Sent
21st-23rd/Munster High School/June
*Open Water State/June 25th/Eagle Creek Resevoir, Indianapolis/commit by May 30th (possibly earlier)
NASA Summer Invite/June 29th/Northridge High School/Tomorrow, 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.