October 6, 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 PM: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:15-6:30 PM, and Friday 4:15-5:45 PM
Group 3 AM: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30 AM -7:00 AM
NPHS Practice Groups (all times for NP are CST)
Group 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:15
Group 2 & 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30-7:30
Practice Notes: NP families please make sure to use the main doors when entering the building at NPHS. A reminder to all Group 2 swimmers attending Friday's practice to bring dry-land clothes and running shoes.
Here are the pertinent times for this Saturday's meet:
As of this morning we are just about 35% of our way towards our goal. Only 29 swimmers have received donations so far. We currently have 123 swimmers active in our program. This is the only fundraising we do for the entire year and it is imperative for our operating budget. I realize every activity your child participates in does fundraising. I am also aware you can only call ask the grandparents only so many times. But it very easy to set up your swimmer's account, send out to your email, and put a link on your Facebook page.
This year will be using the funds for our Swim-A-Thon to not only keep your costs low but to purchase some updated dry-land equipment, power racks for the pool deck, and continuing coach education. We also are looking into hiring a full-time lifeguard and hope to use the funds raised for this as well.
CON Skypoint Transit Invitational November 8th-10th
I am sending out this entry early tomorrow morning. If you would still like to compete in this meet email sometime today.
Elkhart Invitational November November 23rd & 24th
We are extending the deadline. The new tentative deadline is one week from today Sunday October 13th. The meet information is not yet available so when committing to the meet list the days you would like to attend in the notes/memo section
I promise we are getting closer. The process is a lot longer then I could have ever anticipated.
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/
NCISC Fall Sprint Meet/October 5th/Riley High School/Our Results
Dual Vs. CON/October 12th/Concord High School/tonight Sunday October 6th
CON Great Lakes Meet/November 8th-10th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/email me tonight Sunday October 6th
ELK Invitational/November 23rd & 24th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/possibly Sunday October 13th
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.