NewsWave February 7

Josh Saylor

Brownsburg Recap – WTSC swimmers turned in their second outstanding performance in January at the BBSC Circle City Classic. An updated Honor Roll is posted on the club website, but the following swimmers deserve some special shoutouts for their efforts. First, congratulations to Kellen Ford who made the first Divisional cuts of his career in the 50 & 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke. Ruby Brown added her name to the Honor Roll for the first time this season with Divisional cuts in the 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke. And Kayley Spicer made her first Age Group State cut of the season in the 100 Breaststroke. The following swimmers grew their Championship Season lists with new Divisional cuts: Zachary Bumps (200 Freestyle), Jack Campbell (500 Freestyle & 50 Breaststroke), Rohan Fahey (50 & 200 Freestyle), Sebastian Granados (500 Freestyle), Carlise Leppert (50 Butterfly), Sarah McPherson (100 Butterfly), Lillian Tabor (100 Butterfly), Annie Wolfe (100 Breaststroke; 50 Butterfly) and Sammy Wolfe (200 Backstroke; 200 Breaststroke). And Sarah McPherson touched the wall first in six events at Brownsburg, as did Annie Wolfe in the 500 Freestyle. Check out the Honor Roll for these highlights and many more. Way to go WTSC!


Congratulations – Championship Season is here for high school swimmers in Indiana and several WTSC swimmers have cashed in months of hard work this winter with outstanding performances. Eleanor Reno made the first Senior State cut of her career in the 200 Freestyle and Lily Wolfe made her first Senior State cut of the season in the 500 Freestyle. Lauren Diercks (100 Backstroke) and Emma Horton (50 & 100 Freestyle) made their first Speedo Sectional cuts of the season and Deborah Danek (100 Backstroke; 100 Butterfly) made her first Divisional cuts of the season. Keep up the great work WTSC Seniors.


North Central Protocols – It is great to be back on familiar ground and swim in our home pool again. We will continue to follow our established safety protocols for all practices at North Central. A few points of emphasis are as follows:


  • All swimmers should come and go from NC via Door 24, which is the main athletics entrance.
  • No swimmer should be dropped off more than 10 minutes before the start of their practice or picked up any later than 10 minutes after their practice. Please be prompt in picking up your swimmers.
  • Only swimmers, coaches and lifeguards are allowed in the building at this time.
  • Swimmers must wear a mask at all times when not in the pool.
  • Swimmers should come and go from the pool in their swimsuits. Locker rooms are available for restroom purposes only.
  • All drinking fountains at NC are turned off. Swimmers should bring their own water bottles and not share water bottles with teammates.


The use of any facility is dictated by the current public health conditions and specifically for us, the Marion County Health Department. Any changes to the practice schedule for any reason will be communicated ASAP. The WTSC Board of Directors and coaching staff offers our sincere gratitude and appreciation for sticking with us through these many months of alternative practice arrangements. Thank you for your support of our team.


LST Day of Power – Right around the corner from the Championship Season, the LST Day of Power (February 21 @ Lawrence North HS) will serve as the final meet of the season for all non-championship qualifiers and will be used as a last chance meet for swimmers looking to make Divisional and State cuts. This meet is appropriate for all eligible Senior, Red and Black swimmers. Swimmers who have already achieved Divisional and/or State cuts should check with their group coach before committing. Yes/no signups for this event are now open on the meet page on our website. More information about this event will be available closer to the date.


Kroger Rewards Program – Thank you to our WTSC families who have participated in the Kroger Community Rewards program and if you have yet to sign up, please consider doing so. It is as simple as can be: Buy groceries and help support our team. To use the program, visit and login into your Kroger account or setup a new one. Once logged in, search for WT SWIM CLUB or the code CN087 and click “Enroll.” New users will need to create an account which includes some basic personal information, a valid email address and a rewards card. Customers must have a valid rewards card to link to the program, which can be picked up at the customer service counter at any Kroger. A valid rewards card must be swiped, or phone number associated with the Kroger account must be used for purchases to count towards the Kroger Community Rewards Program.