NewsWave December 13

Josh Saylor

WAC Winter Wipeout Recap – WTSC swimmers took full advantage of our final invitational of 2019, turning in numerous impressive performances at the WAC Winter Wipeout. The following WTSC swimmers grew their Divisional lists with new cut times: Charlotte Buening (50 Butterfly), David Buening (50 Backstroke), Jack Campbell (50 Breaststroke), Zander Moreno (100 Butterfly) and Lillian Tabor (100 & 200 Freestyle). WTSC swimmers also led the charge to the wall in a variety of races, led by Katie Countryman who won 6 events on her way to high point honors for the 11-12 girls. The following swimmers also got their hands on the wall first, winning their respective races: Maddie Bumps (200 Butterfly; 100 IM), Kiernan Fahey (400 IM), Liam Fahey (100 IM), Sarah McPherson (50 & 100 Breaststroke) and Elaina Spicer (25 Freestyle). Way to go WTSC on a fun and fast weekend of racing on the East Side!


Snowball Intrasquad Recap – The Snowball Intrasquad marked the final competition of 2019 for WTSC and if our results this season are any indication, 2020 will be an outstanding year for our team! Thank you to the parents who volunteered to help run the meet last night and congratulations to all WTSC swimmers on many noteworthy performances. First and foremost, the Intrasquad marked the competitive debut of the following Riptide swimmers, who raced for the first time as members of WTSC: Rose Boyles, Daniel Brown, Lucy Buffington, Ruth Chambers, Olivia Clark, Brandon Iniguez, Jackson Rogers, Delilah Sahm, Isabella Serban, Helen Treadwell and Brooklyn Woods. Making new Divisional cuts at the Intrasquad were Maddie Bumps (200 IM), Kiernan Fahey (200 Freestyle), Kayley Spicer (100 Butterfly) and Samantha Washburn (50 Freestyle). And the Intrasquad was a night of firsts, as many WTSC swimmers swam longer events for the first time. Congratulations to the following swimmers who completed their first career 500 Freestyle: Ruby Brown, Charlotte Buening, Jack Campbell, Sonia Dominguez, Rohan Fahey, Axel Garcia-Esquivel, Leah Kiefer, Estaban Roussel, Bryson Seal and Annie Wolfe. The following swimmers swam their first career 200 Butterfly: Katie Countryman and Cadel Easterday. The following swimmers swam their first career 200 Backstroke: Zachary Bumps, Kiernan Fahey and Alex Perez. The following swimmers swam their first career 200 Breaststroke: Alexis Greaser, Joelle Jousset and Elaina Spicer. And the following swimmers swam their first career 200 Freestyle: Hadasa Garcia-Esquivel, Samuel Hale and Elaina Spicer. An Honor Roll is posted online and at the pool with updates from both the WAC and Intrasquad meets. Check it out for these highlights and many more. Way to go WTSC!


FAST Mudsock Invite – Our initial round of entries for the FAST Mudsock Invitational (January 17-19 @ Fishers HS) have been submitted to the host club and we have been accepted into the meet. Draft entries are available for review online and at the pool. 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. Please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.


Parents Social – All WTSC parents are cordially invited to an adult social to celebrate the holidays together and as a token of our appreciation for your time, effort and energy that you put on display during the Holiday Champs meet. The social will be from 6-8pm on Thursday, December 19 at Taylors Pub (1546 E 86th Street; Indianapolis, 46240), located caddy corner from North Central HS. An appetizer buffet and drinks will be provided to all attendees. It’s been said many times and can’t be said enough, but we appreciate our awesome families and volunteers. We hope you will join us for the social and take advantage of this show of our appreciation.


Yard Signs – Word-of-mouth is our most effective marketing tool and WTSC has an easy way that you can help spread the word about our team and find new swimmers for the next session of swim lessons and Riptides. Yard signs are available at the pool (in the main lifeguard office on deck) that you can take home and display in your yard or your neighborhood. Help yourself but please return any signs you take after January 7, 2020. Thank you for your help and support.