Indiana Swimming
Level 1

Weekly Announcements for Week of 11/28-12/04

John VanDriessche
Dear SBSC families,
Practice Schedule
Riley HS
Group 1  Monday and  Tuesday 6:00-7:30
G1 Elite  Wednesday 5:30-7:30
Group 2  MondayTuesday, and  Wednesday 5:30-7:30
New Prairie HS 
Group 1  Monday and  Tuesday 6:15-7:45 CST
Group 2  Monday and  Wednesday 6:15-7:45 CST
Practice Notes: 
No practice at Riley or New Prairie on  Thursday due to a high school meet.  No practice on  Friday due to ELK Rudolph Romp.
No Group 2 at NP on  Tuesday due to coach availability but all NP swimmers are welcome to attend their corresponding groups practice at Riley.
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.
Group 2 Swimmers Timing at Riley Vs. Clay Thursday 12/02
The last several years (not including last year due to Covid restrictions) we invite our Group 2 swimmers to help time at one of our high school meets.  Swimmers should wear the their red team T-shirt from this season.  They should arrive at Riley by 5:45.  The team will provide pizza for all those that help out.  There is a sign-up available on the our calendar page.  You can find it in the same spot you commit for meets or sign-up for jobs.
ELK Rudolph Romp/Elkhart Aquatic Center/Dec. 3rd-5th
The meet had smaller than anticipated numbers so they will be making some changes.   Friday's warm-up session will be pushed back and there will be only one session on  Saturday and  Sunday.
ELK has set up a web-page for this meet.  You can find volunteer information, parking info, link to the web-cast, and the meet letter. You can also see the psyche sheet and our entry. Our entry can be found by  clicking here. Once you are on the page scroll down to entry report.  Please check to see your athlete is entered in the correct age group.  If you notice any errors please inform me as soon as possible.  ELK is allowing teams to make corrections and updates through  Monday morning. 
Coach Kelli  (574-850-1336) will be the primary coach on deck on  Friday and  Saturday.  I will be the coach on deck on  Sunday.  If you are running late or will be unable to make it please text the appropriate coach. Pertinent times for this weekend's meet are as follows:
Friday (event #1-#4)
Warm-ups 5:00-5:50-our athletes need to be on deck by  4:45
Meet Starts 6:00
Est. end time 7:00
Saturday (events #5-#50)
Warm-ups 9:00-9:50-our athletes need to be on deck by  8:45
Meet Stats at 10:00
Est. end time 1:45
Sunday (events #51-#98)
Warm-ups 9:00-9:50-our athletes need to be on deck by  8:45
Meet Starts 10:00
Est. end time 1:45
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 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 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. 3-5/Elkhart Aquatic Center/Results coming soon
DUNE Rumble IN the Region/Dec. 18/Chesterton High School/Entry Sent
IA TW Invite/Jan. 7-9/Elkhart Aquatic Center/Entry Sent
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