Weekly Announcements for week 9/1-9/7
Welcome back SBSC families!

Practice Schedule
RHS Practice Groups
Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:00

G1 Elite Wednesday 5:30-7:00
Group 2 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-7:00, and Friday 5:00-6:30

Group 3 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 4:15-5:45

Group 3 AM Thursday 5:30AM -7:00AM


NPHS Practice Groups

All Groups-Next Practice-TBD


Practice Notes:  The NPHS pool will not be ready on the 3rd.  We have been told that it will be open no later then then the 16th.  Since practices will be missed, credit will applied to the NP family's swim club accounts equal to the amount of the training fees they paid.  The other option is any NP family is welcome to attend their swimmer's corresponding group's practice at Riley.


Easy Money

Thank you to those who shared our Facebook registration post.  As of this morning it has been shared 76 times! The winner of the $25 credit to their swim club account is the Eickelberry Family.


Finally we are offering an incentive to families who bring in new swimmers.  For every new Group 1 swimmer credited to your family you could earn a $10 credit, for Group 2 $15, and for Group 3 $20These credits will appear on your swim club account after the new swimmers have gone through their 2nd month billing cycle. For example, if a swimmer registers in September you will see the credit on your account November 2nd.


New USA Swimming Guidelines-MAAPP

USA Swimming issued a 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.


I encourage all parents and swimmers to read the full policy.  We are required to keep this policy on our website, here is the link

Fall and Winter Meet Schedule/Dates of Meet/Location/Deadline to commit

Below is our fall/winter meet schedule. The first date listed is the day(s) of the meet and second date is the deadline to commit. Swimmers wanting to compete will need to commit to those meets.  The deadlines are based on deadlines that were set last year (or best guess for new meets). They may change once the meet hosts posts the meet information.  When committing to multiple day meets please if the option to select the days you want is not available, please leave a message in the available notes section of the specific 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


Intra Squad Meet/October 1st/Riley High School/September 30th

NCISC Fall Sprint Meet/October 5th/Riley High School/September 30th

Dual Vs. CON/October 12th/Concord High School/October 8th

CON Great Lakes Meet/November 8th-10th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/September 29th

ELK Invitational/November 23rd & 24th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/October 6th

Maple City Classic/December 7th and 8th/Laporte High School/November 3rd

DUNE Rumble in the Region/December 14th/Chesterton High School/November 10th

IA TW Invite/January 3rd-5th/Rolfs Aquatic Center, Notre Dame/November 10th

CON IMXtreme Challenge/January 24th-26th/Concord High School/December 8th

NCISC Winter Championships/February 15th/Riley High School/February 9th

CON Last Chance/February 28th-March 1st/Concord High School/January 26th

*IN Divisonals/March 6th-8th/Lake Central High School/February 16th

*IN Age Senior State/March 13th-15th/IUPUI/March 1st

*IN Age Group State.March 20th-22nd/IUPUI/March 1st

*Speedo Sectionals/March 26th-29th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/March 1st

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