Indiana Swimming
Level 1

Weekly announcemens for week of 9/15-9/21

John VanDriessche

Dear SBSC families,

Practice Schedule

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 4:00-5:30 PM

Group 3 AM: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30-7:00 AM


NPHS Practice Groups (all times for NP our CST)

Group 1 Monday and Tuesday 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.


Elkhart Invitational November November 23rd & 24th

Our initial entry has been sent.  Parents please check your swimmer's entry.  There was a couple of errors in the initial entry file ELK created.  When I uploaded the updated file it deleted any selections you may have made for specific days you wanted your swimmer to swim.  If you notice an error let me know and I will make the corrections.  If you missed the deadline send me an email no later then 8:00 PM on Monday.


Go Swim TV/ Pass/OnDeck

Go Swim TV-the club purchased a membership from this site for our swimmers. The goal is to put up a video every day or so for swimmers to help with their technique.  To sign-up they'll need an email address.  Use this link:


College Swimming-A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a college coach who was interested in one of our swimmers.  He was asking for information about this athlete because they had not yet filled out their profile on the website.  I was really unaware of this service they offered.  The basic profile is free and could possibly be the first introduction your swimmer has to a college coach.  If your athlete has even the slightest interest in swimming beyond high school take advantage of this free service.  Any age swimmer can start a profile.  There will be limited recruiting features available until they are a sophomore.  I have uploaded all of our meet results from the previous two years and will continue to do so as we compete in the future.  I hope we can use this site to leverage more opportunities for SBSC athletes to continue their swimming careers beyond their time with us.


Deck Pass app-USA Swimming offers an app for it's members.  You should have received an email invitation to join.  Here is what USA Swimming highlights about the app.

  • Earning digital patches by achieving a best time or a qualifying standard 
  • Setting goals and utilizing visualization tools to follow their progress
  • Track their best times and meet participation
  • Lastly, swimmers can connect to their friends and follow along with each other's accomplishments, providing a fun, supportive environment.

When we change to our new website next month you will also be able to access the Deck Pass from our website.  Currently it is just a mobile app available with iOS operating systems.  Here is a link that explains the app in more detail.


OnDeck app-this is an app is a must for all of our families.  An invitation has been sent to all families.  This app ties directly to our website and is very user friendly.  You can declare for meets, volunteer for jobs, check your account status, and anything else you can do from the website.



Congratulations! We have met our fund raising goal for the 7th consecutive year.  We even had enough parents come and help count laps and enjoy some free coffee, bagels, and donuts!  We also had 22 swimmers raise enough money to earn an embroidered team suit.


CON Skypoint Transit Invitational November 8th-10th

The entry has been sent.  You can check your swimmers entries by logging on to our website or by using your OnDeck app.  I will post the pertinent times in the coming weeks.


Spirit Wear

I was told by our sales rep we should have the order form ready for distribution in next week's email.  I also wanted to give everyone a little forewarning.  First, the club is not making money on this.  We will, however, be rounding up to the next highest dollar amount on all the items being offered.  For example, if something costs $19.19 we will be charging $20.  We are obviously not doing this to be a fundraiser but to make it easier for billing purposes.  With that being said, I was given options of different levels of quality for each item that is available.  I choose the highest quality item every time.  Because of this some items may seem overpriced.  But, the hope is with the premium you will be paying it will pay off when the item you purchase lasts for seasons/years to come.


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-Results not available.

NCISC Fall Sprint Meet--Our Results

Dual Vs. CON--Our Results

CON Great Lakes Meet/November 8th-10th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/entry sent

ELK Invitational/November 23rd & 24th/Elkhart Aquatic Center/entry sent

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