Indiana Swimming
Level 1

Weekly Announcements for Week of 11/21-11/27

John VanDriessche
Dear SBSC families,
Practice Schedule
Riley HS
Group 1 Monday and Wednesday 6:00-7:30
G1 Elite Friday 9:30-11:30 AM
Group 2 Monday, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30, and Friday 9:30-11:30 AM
New Prairie HS 
Group 1 Monday 6:15-7:45 CST and Wednesday 11:00-12:30 CST
Group 2 Monday 6:15-7:45 CST and Wednesday 11:00-12:30 CST
Practice Notes: 
No practice at Riley or New Prairie on Tuesday due to a high school meet.  No practice on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
NP Swimmers and parents should use door N18.  Parents are welcome to stay to watch practice and masks are optional.
Riley families please use door #22.  This is the door on the north west corner of the building and faces Fellows Street. If you are planning on staying to watch practice there is a stairwell that is adjacent to this door and this will lead you to the seating area.  Everyone choosing to stay to watch practice must be wearing a mask and social distance while in the seating gallery.  New Prairie swimmers are welcome to attend their corresponding group's practice at Riley
Upcoming Meet Deadlines
We have received information for the IA meet in January.  I anticipate this will be a meet with a lot of interest.  They are accepting entries starting on Monday so we need to move our deadline for this meet to tonight.  In year's past we have had a large number of our Group 3 swimmers attend this meet.  Unless there is an athlete who truly wants to be in this meet I am recommending against participation.  It seemed to me it took a lot out of our athletes especially those who have regular morning practices with their high school teams.  It is my opinion it would be better for the vast majority of our Group 3 swimmers to sit this meet out.  If your Group 3 athlete would like to attend please reach out to me so we can discuss it.
Tonight is also the deadline for committing to the Dune Rumble in the Region meet being held at Chesterton Middle School.
Lifeguarding/Assisting with Group 1 and Group 2
The last several years we have had a 4 hour volunteer requirement for our Group 3 swimmers.  We also still have several of the swimmers who took our lifeguarding class last fall not finish their 10 hours of volunteering.  It helps the club considerably more to have those swimmers fulfill their commitment as opposed to billing those families for the class.   The November lifeguarding and volunteer positions are now available for sign-up.
USA Swimming Guidelines-MAAPP/Safe Sport
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.
The USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has been hosting Zoom training for parents, minor athletes and coaches to assist clubs in completing the Training and Education requirement of the Safe Sport Club Recognition program.  All participants will need to register to attend training. 


Wed., December 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER


Thur., December 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Fall and Winter 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.
Intra-Squad/Oct. 5/Riley High School/ Oct 4
WAR Monster Splash/Oct. 30/ Warsaw High School/ Results
NASA Sprint Meet/Nov. 6 & 7/Northridge High School/ Results
CON Skypoint/Nov. 12-14/Elkhart Aquatic Center/ Results
ELK Rudolph Romp/ Dec. 10-12/Elkhart Aquatic Center/Entry Sent
DUNE Rumble IN the Region/Dec. 18/Chesterton High School/ Tonight Sunday Nov. 21
IA TW Invite/Jan. 7-9/Elkhart Aquatic Center/ Tonight Sunday Nov. 21
CON IMX/Jan. 21-23/Concord High School/ Sunday Dec. 19
CON Last Chance/Feb. 25-27/Concord High School/ Sunday Jan. 9
*IN Swim Divisionals/Mar. 4-6/TBD/ Sunday Feb. 19
*IN Swim Age Group State/Mar. 11-13/ Sunday Feb. 26
*IN Swim Senior State/Mar. 18-20/ Sunday Mar. 5
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