NewsWave April 26

Membership Meeting –  We hope to see a big crowd tomorrow morning (Saturday, April 27) at a very important WTSC membership meeting. The meeting will start at 9am with activities happening in the pool classroom and guard office and is encouraged for all parents and swimmers. The membership meeting will feature required Safe Sport programming for parents and swimmers, additional information about our ongoing “Ask Me Why I Swim WTSC” marketing campaign, and a discussion of goals and incentives associated with our ongoing Snap Raise fundraising campaign. The club will provide coffee, donuts and juice for all in attendance and all swimmers present at the meeting will receive a WTSC goody bag and new “Ask Me Why I Swim WTSC” T shirt. Please speak with Coach Josh or Jennifer Buddenbaum if you have questions and we’ll see you tomorrow morning.

WTSC Group Outing – We invite our swimmers and parents to take advantage of a unique opportunity for a group outing this summer, as Indianapolis plays host to the FINA Championship Swim Series. This made-for-television event will bring the top 100 swimmers in the world – including American superstars Lilly King and Ryan Murphy – to Indianapolis for two nights of exciting competition. The event will be held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the IUPUI Natatorium, with competition starting at 7pm on both nights. Indiana Swimming member clubs are being given the opportunity to place group ticket orders at a discounted price and we want to take full advantage! A ticket order signup for this event is now live on the WTSC website. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $8 each for children (12&Under). When you signup for tickets, please commit one family member and use the comment section to indicate the details of your order. For example, “the Doe family would like 2 adult and 2 child tickets for Saturday only.” Our in-house order deadline is May 8, and we must order a minimum of 20 tickets to place an order through Indiana Swimming at the discounted rate. Ticket orders will be billed to your account after the ordering deadline. TThis is an exciting opportunity to watch the best swimmers in the world race in our backyard and to do it in the company of your WTSC friends and teammates. Please visit the signup page to place your orders now and speak with Coach Josh if you have questions about this event.

PIKE Meet – Entries are now open on our website for the PIKE Developmental Meet (May 22 @ Pike HS). This meet is appropriate and encouraged for all WTSC swimmers age 14&Under. An order of events and warmup schedule are posted on the club website. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.

WTSC Fathers’ Day Invite – It’s not too early to start thinking about our main event for the summer, the WTSC Father’s Day Invite (June 14-16 @ NC). The field is shaping up to be deep and competitive and we will want to put our best foot forward in every way. As with all hosted meets, all WTSC swimmers will be pre-entered (Whitecaps on Saturday & Sunday, Breakers through Seniors all three days) and parents will have a deadline to opt out of participation or alter days of participation if you have conflicts. This event is also subject to the worker requirements detailed in your registration packet. A job signup will go live closer to the event. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event and get ready for another great weekend of WTSC racing and hosting!

Carmel Meet –  Our swimmers are hard at work, getting ready to compete for the first time this season at the Carmel Spring Fling (May 3-5 @ Carmel HS). Our entries have been accepted into the meet and at this point, are considered final. Entries, session assignments and the warmup schedule are available on the meet page on our website, and Carmel has communicated one major change to the weekend schedule. Warmups for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon (12&Under) sessions will now start at 1:30pm, with the meet starting at 2:30pm. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.

BA Early Bird –  Our entries for the BA Early Bird (May 17-19 @ Purdue University) have been submitted to the host club and we are accepted into the meet. Draft entries are posted on the club website and at the pool. We do have the ability to add swimmers so if you missed our in-house deadline and would like to participate in this event, please contact Coach Josh or Coach Todd by Monday, April 29. Remember, this meet is limited to swimmers age 13&Older, and those swimmers must have 15-16 A times in their desired events.

Summer Programming –  Please help us spread the word about three upcoming programs: Our Summer League Prep package, our summer Riptides session and the new Ready, Set, Swim Team program. These programs are perfect to bring new swimmers to WTSC and word-of-mouth is our most effective recruiting tool. Information about all programs is on the WTSC website, and you can speak with Coach Josh or Jennifer Buddenbaum if you have questions about these programs.