Indiana Swimming
Level 1

Weekly Announcements for Week of 8/1-8/7

John VanDriessche
Dear SBSC families,
Practice Schedule
Here is the practice schedule for this week .
Riley HS
Group 1 Next practice  Tuesday September 7
G1 Elite Next practice  Wednesday September 8
Group 2 Next practice  Tuesday September 7
Group 3  MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday, and  Friday 7:00-8:45 AM
New Prairie HS 
Next practice at NPHS will be  September 7
Practice Notes:
Group 3 practices are open to all Group 3 swimmers and any Group 2 swimmer that previously attended morning workouts.
Swimmers attending practice please continue to fill out the on-line daily screening before arriving to Riley.   You can find that link by clicking here.
Age Group State
Great few days of racing for our dynamic duo of Paddy and Addy.   Here is the link to their results and our new  all time top 10.
Divisionals and Futures
I will post our results in next week's email.
Fall/Winter Season Registration
The online registration will be live starting at noon  tomorrow.  Remeber  all swimmers need to register for the fall/winter season.   Here is the link to the registration page.
Fall/Winter Meet Schedule
You can find the initial offerings of our meet schedule  by clicking here.  We are in talks with ELK and CON about meets in October.  If those talks don't come to fruition we'll be searching out other options.
Swim A Thon
Our annual (minus 2020) Swim-A-Thon is scheduled for  Saturday  October 23rd.   This year we are requiring all families to raise at least $75.  This is a per family requirement, not per swimmer.  If a family does not meet that threshold they will be billed the diffference.   We will also be offering incentives for swimmers as well.  Our team goal is to raise $10,000.  More details on this event in the coming weeks.
GoSwim Team Education Plan
We are starting a new program this year.  Our hope is to access the power and the resources of the GoSwim library.  Literally, thousands of videos on stroke technique will be just a click away for our swimmers.  We will also plan to video and store our swimmers strokes so we can track their development season to season and year to year.  We also hope this helps our coaches identify areas of technique we need to improve upon.  This will be $10 charge for each swimmer and will be billed on October 1.  Here is a promotional flyer distributed by GoSwim for those looking for more information.
Spring and Summer Meet Schedule/Dates of Meet/Location/Deadline to commit
Below is our spring/summer 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 in previous years. They may change once the meet hosts posts the meet information.  When committing to multiple day meets if the option to select the days you want is not available, 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.

NASA Off The Blocks Invite/ May 8/Northridge High School/ results
CON Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Invite/ May 28-30/Merrifield Pool/ results
ELK Invitational/ June 11-13/Elkhart Aquatic Center/ results
MSC Summer Splash/  June 25-27/Munster High School/ results
IA Summer Spectacular/ July 9-11/Elkhart Aquatic Center/ results
*IN Swimming Senior State Championship/ July 16-18/IUPUI/ results
*IN Swimming Age Group State Championships/ July 23-25/IUPUI/ results
*USA Swimming Future's Championships/ July 28-31/Huntsville, Alabama/results coming soon
*IN Swimming Summer Divisional Championships/ July 30- August 1/Concord High School/results coming soon
*Central Zone 14 & Under Championships/ August 5-8/entry deadline has passed.
USA Swimming Guidelines-MAAPPUSA
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.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
John VanDriessche
Head Coach
South Bend Swim Club
South Bend Riley High School