NewsWave February 20

Josh Saylor

Divisionals – The WTSC Board of Directors and Coaching Staff are pleased to announce that we have been given permission by the Washington Township Schools administration to run the upcoming Divisional meet (March 4-6) at North Central HS. This is a tremendous opportunity for our club to host this exciting event in our home pool and get back to the business of running events, something that we do exceptionally well. Divisionals will look a little different this year in a variety of ways, most notably:


·      As mandated by Indiana Swimming, there will be no spectators at Divisionals

·      Divisionals will have a timed finals format this year, with the traditional Friday slate of events and a three session format on Saturday & Sunday (13&Older, 10&Under, 11-12)


Much more information will be available soon as will a job signup for this event. Please note that all families will have required shifts for Divisionals as described in your fee agreement packet. Thank you for your support and understanding through these many months of uncertainty and sacrifice and get ready to host another outstanding WTSC event.


LST Day of Power – Good luck to our swimmers in action this weekend at the LST Day of Power (Sunday, February 21 @ Lawrence North HS). Entries for this event are now closed and available for review on our website. The meet schedule is as follows:


·      13&Older – 7:30am warmups; Meet start @ 8:30am

·      12&Under – 12:30pm warmups; Meet start @ 1:30pm


Spectators will be allowed at this event, limited to the first 150 per session. The cost of admission is $5, cash only and exact change preferred. For parents wishing to the view the action from home the meet will be live streamed via the Lawrence Swim Team Facebook page (click HERE). There will also be a concession stand available at this event with a variety of pre-wrapped snacks and drinks. All swimmers and spectators should enter LN through Door 11. The safety protocols that the swimmers have followed all season will be in place again for this event and spectators are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the LN natatorium. WTSC swimmers should wear their team suits or a plain black suit and red caps. Caps are available from the coaches ($5 latex; $10 silicone). All cap charges will be billed to your family account. Good luck swimmers and please speak with your group coach if you have questions about this event.


Congratulations – Girls high school season is now over with the completion of the IHSAA State Finals last weekend and our WTSC high school girls ended the season with a bang. At the State meet, Lauren Diercks (100 Backstroke) and Emma Horton (50 Freestyle) made the first USA Swimming Futures cuts of their careers and Emily Buening picked up her first Speedo Sectional cut of the season in the 500 Freestyle. Congratulations to these girls and all WTSC high school girls on a great season and good luck to the boys who are in action this weekend at Sectionals.


Speedo Promotion – As an official Speedo team, we have an opportunity to participate in an upcoming promotion and fundraising opportunity as part of Speedo’s “Pool Together” initiative. In the month of March, you will receive a 25% discount when ordering from In addition to your discount, you can choose to give a 10% bonus (based on your total purchase) back to WTSC and an additional 10% back to our swim shop partner Elsmore Swim Shop. Or you can designate a 20% return to a local Boys and Girls Club chapter. The choice is yours at the time of your purchase. The enclosed PDF (click HERE) describes the “Pool Together” promotion. Act now to get your new suits, caps, goggles, and other items as we head into the Championship Season.


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.