Indiana Swimming
Level 1
Excellence 300

October Newsletter

Chris Oleksiak
Oct 23, 2018

Thank you all for representing FRST at the parade! The whole community had the privilege of seeing what a great group of young athletes and parents we have.

Training Updates

Senior Group:

Our Senior group is beginning a difficult week of training in preparation for the Carmel Swim Club Fall Frenzy, a meet we've prepared for all fall. We look for this weekend (FRST Meet of Fall) to be a "practice or trial run," where we aim to execute great kicks and implement strokes we've been working on during practice. The coaches expect our athletes to be loud, fun, and a cheerful bunch this AM. Next week, swimmers competing at Carmel will be receiving Thursday AM off, and we'll begin to go a bit lighter in anticipation of some fast swims.  While many missed practice during Fall Break, making this an inexact science, we plan on suiting for CSC in order to make it a highlight meet.

Senior Swimmer(s) of the Month:  

Nicholas Klenner - The newcomer has been incredible at practice, posting times close to personal bests.  He's been a positive person in and out of the pool, always looking to get better and learn.  Nick has immediately become part of the team and "one of the boys."  We're really excited to see him have a breakout year.

Sarah Hoffman - No girl has had a better beginning to the season in terms of work ethic, mindset, and also performance.  Sarah has been redefining what "fast" is during practice, which comes as a welcomed narrative.  Sarah is becoming a better leader each day, and we know we'll lean on her greatly in the coming year!

  • Coach Z. Dewitt

Challenger and Eclipse:
We completed our first 8-week technique macrocycle of the season. We move back to our streamlined body microcycle this week.

As opposed to our normal Mental Skills Training, we will go over Race Build-Up and Post-Race Routines in order to better prepare for the upcoming swim meets.

During this week and next week, we are shifting our training focus to concentrate on the specific events that your athletes are competing in at the FRST Meet of Fall and the CSC Fall Frenzy. If your athlete is not competing at these meets, they will follow the standard plan.

Our dryland program has moved into the “Basic Strength” phase. In this phase we will build on what we developed in the “Foundation” phase and introduce some more complex resistance training.

Challenger and Eclipse Swimmer of the Month:

Swimmer of the Month for Challenger/Eclipse goes to Franco Chirinos. Franco has consistently improved his paces at practice, rarely misses practice, shows great leadership potential, and always performs to the best of his ability.

  • Coach Chris


Lots of kick sets – we are building strength in their legs. Discovery is concentrating this week on getting ready for the upcoming meets: Starts and turns especially.

Additionally, Discovery is focusing on strokes more throughout sets.

Test set on Sat:  4x100:  everyone has been getting better by consistently repeating times at a faster pace.

Discovery Swimmer of the Month:

Mallory Fields – keep up the hard work!

  • Coach Tony


We will be practicing more stroke work, streamlines, speed and power off the walls. Also, we are preparing many kids for their first meets, since many have never swam before.

Launch Swimmer of the Month:

Rose Mahin – She performed very well over Fall Break.

  • Coach A. Dewitt

Upcoming Meets:

FRST Meet of Fall

Please report 30 minutes prior to your warm up start time. We will conduct an athlete-led Warm-Up to Swim at that time.

Saturday: Blue Shirts
Sunday: Black Shirts



Start Time:

Projected End time:

Saturday AM (Open, 13-14)




Saturday PM (11-12,9-10,8&u)

Not before 10:30am



Sunday AM (Open, 13-14)




Sunday PM (11-12,9-10,8&u)




Interesting Articles

Always Make the Champion’s Choice (a theme this season on FRST and the High School teams)

“Whether you realize it or not, every single day you get to make roughly 100 choices that impact your success - and ultimately your team’s success. Don’t believe it?

Let’s take a look at some of the important choices you get to make every day and do the math. Your 100 or so choices available to you daily as a student-athlete include such seemingly simple yet significant things as:” (read the choices in the linked article)

The Myth of Greatness
“The best of the best go through the same doldrums, lack of motivation, fear of failure, the anxiety of racing, and inner demons of self-doubt that you go through. They feel and experience it all. They are human. Release yourself from unrealistic expectations and you free yourself up to perform to your own capabilities.”

We also have three meets in November:

CSC Fall Frenzy (Nov 2 – Nov 4)

MEET SCHEDULE:           


1650 Free Warm-Up @ 12:45 PM

Meet starts @ 1:45 PM             

All other Friday events:

Warm-Up @ 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Meet Starts @ 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday AM Sessions:

Warm-Up @ 6:30AM – 7:45 AM

Meet starts: 8:00 AM

Saturday & Sunday PM Sessions:

Warm-Up @ not before 1:15 PM

Meet Starts @ not before 2:15 PM

CGAC Jingle Bell Classic (Nov 16 – Nov 18)


Friday 11/16 Warm Ups: 4:45pm-5:30pm Friday Meet Start: 5:45pm 

Sat. 11/17 AM Warm Ups: 7:00am-8:00 am Sat AM Meet Start: 8:15am 

Sat 11/17 PM Warm Ups: 11:45am-12:45pm Sat PM Meet Start: 1:00pm

Sun 11/18 AM Warm Ups: 7:00am-8:00am Sun AM Meet Start: 8:15am

Sun 11/18 PM Warm Ups: 11:45am-12:45pm Sun PM Meet Start: 1:00pm

FAST Santa Clause Classic (Nov 20 – Dec 2)

Friday, November 30, 2018

The pool will not open before 3:15 PM on Friday afternoon.

10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14 & Open Age Groups

Warm-Ups Start Not Before 4:00 PM

Meet Starts Start Not Before 5:00 PM      

Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018

11-12, 13-14 & Open Age Group Prelim / Finals

Prelim Warm-Ups Start Not Before 6:30 AM

Prelims Start Not Before 8:00 AM

Finals Warm-Ups Start Not Before 4:30PM (Sunday Not Before 4:00 PM)

Finals Start Not Before 5:30PM (Sunday Not Before 5:00 PM)

8-Under & 10-Under Age Group Timed Finals

Warm-Up Start Not Before 12:00 Noon

Meet Starts Not Before 1:00 PM

We will see you at the pool!

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