NewsWave December 1

Josh Saylor

Holiday Champs Recap – Now that the dust has settled on another outstanding Holiday Champs, we can see just how much we had to be thankful for over the course of the weekend. It cannot be said enough but first and foremost, thank you to our awesome parents, families and workers for hosting the event. Your time, energy and dedication to the club allow us to host a premiere meet for our own swimmers and our guests, and what a meet it was. An updated Honor Roll is posted online and at the pool but below are a few of the countless highlights from the weekend. First, special congratulations to Zander Moreno, who made the first Divisional cuts of his career in the 50 Free and 200 Fly. And congratulations to the following swimmers who added their names to the Honor Roll with their first championship meet cuts of the season: Vivian Baker, Dimitar Donovski, Cadel Easterday, Liam Fahey, Rohan Fahey, Brody Friend, Sebastian Granados, Trey Guntz, Olivia Langdon, Jack Steadham, Kate Weigand, Clara Wilhelm, Annie Wolfe and Sammy Wolfe. In addition to the names above, the following swimmers made new Divisional cuts on the weekend: Ruby Brown (50 Back), Chance Buckles (1650 Free; 100 Fly), Maddie Bumps (50 & 1650 Free; 200 Back; 400 IM), Jack Campbell (200 Free; 100 Breast), Carsyn Christoffel (500 Free; 100 Back), Kiernan Fahey (100 Free; 50 Fly), Yana Footman (100 & 500 Free; 100 Back; 100 Fly; 200 IM), Michael Goetz (500 Free), Dillon Horsley (100 Free), Matthew Kask (500 Free; 200 IM), Lillian Tabor (500 Free) and Samantha Washburn (200 IM). Our Age Group State team swelled considerably over the weekend, with new cuts turned in by Charlotte Buening (100 Free; 100 Breast), David Buening (50 Breast), Emily Buening (200 & 1650 Free; 200 Breast; 200 & 400 IM), Katie Countryman (50 & 100 Free; 50 Back; 50 Breast; 100 Fly), Liam Fahey (100 & 200 Breast), Sebastian Granados (50 & 100 Breast), Sarah McPherson (50 & 100 Breast), Colin Parker (200 Free; 100 Back; 100 Breast; 100 Fly) and Jack Steadham (100 Free). The Senior State roster also grew over the weekend headlined by Lauren Diercks, who made the first SR State cut of her career in the 100 Back. Also making new SR State cuts were Lurilla Bereveskos (100 & 200 Free; 200 Back), Claudia Buddenbaum (50 Free; 100 Fly), Emily Buening (200 & 1650 Free; 200 & 400 IM), Emma Horton (200 & 500 Free; 100 Breast), Sally Jones (100 & 200 Back; 100 & 200 Fly), Grace Lough (50 Free; 100 & 200 Breast), Meggie McPherson (50, 100 & 200 Free; 400 IM), Colin Parker (50 Free) and Aisha Tashpulatova (100 Breast). Congratulations to Emily Buening (200 & 500 Free; 200 & 400 IM) and Colin Parker (50, 100 & 200 Free; 100 Fly) on their first Zone cuts of the season and to Katie Countryman who made the first Zone cut of her career in the 50 Free. Colin Parker made the first Speedo Sectional cut of his career in the 50 Freestyle, while Lurilla Bereveskos (100, 200 & 500 Free), Emma Horton (200 Free), Sally Jones (100& 200 Back), Grace Lough (50 Free; 100 Breast) and Meggie McPherson (50, 100 & 200 Free) also picked up Sectional cuts on the weekend. And finally, Meggie McPherson made two new Futures cuts on the weekend in the 200 Back and 100 Fly. Check out the Honor Roll for these highlights and many more from what was another amazing weekend of hosting and racing. One last time, thank you WTSC parents and families for making it all possible.

 

December Schedule – The December practice schedule is now posted on the club website. With winter now arriving in full force, all practices are subject to change and/or cancellation. Please follow the posted schedule closely and speak with your group coach if you have questions.

 

WAC Winter Wipeout – WTSC will be back in action this coming weekend at the WAC Winter Wipeout (December 6-8 @ Warren Central HS). Entries for this event are now closed, and entries are available online and posted at the pool for review. If you have questions about this event, please speak with your group coach.

 

FAST Mudsock Invitational – Signups and event selection are available for the FAST Mudsock Invitational (January 17-19 @ Fishers HS). This meet is a great event for our swimmers to show-off the hard work they put in during Christmas break, and features a prelims/finals format and great competition like our own Holiday Championships. Our in-house registration deadline for this event is December 6. Please note: If you had previously committed to swim in this event, please sign-up your swimmers again due to an incorrect setup file we had initially received from the host club. This meet is appropriate and encouraged for all Whitecaps, Breakers, Crest and Tsunami swimmers. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.

 

Snowball Intrasquad – Our final competition of 2019 will be the Snowball Intrasquad (December 12 @ NC). Warmups will be at 5:30pm with the meet starting at 6:15pm. This meet will be the final practice – and first ever competition as part of WTSC – for our Riptide swimmers! As with all hosted meets, all WTSC swimmers in Riptides, Whitecaps, Breakers, Crest and Tsunami have been pre-entered. We will need some parent help to run the Snowball Intrasquad (timers, officials, etc.). A small job signup will be available closer to the event. If your swimmer(s) cannot participate, please decline their participation by December 10. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.