NewsWave March 26

Josh Saylor

Speedo Sectionals – Good luck to our WTSC swimmers in action this weekend at Speedo Sectionals. A larger informational email was sent to all participating families earlier this week but if you would like to follow along with the action, check out the meet page (click HERE) for results, webcast information and more.


Age Group State Recap – WTSC turned in an outstanding performance over the weekend at Age Group State. The meet looked different than in years past, but it is always an exciting experience and our swimmers rose the occasion. WTSC finished 38th overall with several noteworthy individual performances led by Sarah McPherson who finished seventh overall in the 50 Breaststroke in a new Zones qualifying time, and 10th in the 50 Freestyle. Lillian Tabor scored twice in the 50 Backstroke (11th) and Breaststroke (12th) and Kayley Spicer finished 16th in the 50 Breaststroke. Countryman, Spicer, and Tabor capped off a strong showing by our 11-12 girls with a pair of scoring relays. The trio teamed with Ruby Brown to finish 10th in the 200 Medley Relay and teamed with Carlise Leppert to finish 10th in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The 10&Under girls quartet of Hadasa Garcia-Esquivel, Elaina Spicer, Sofia Trujillo-Magdaleno and Annie Wolfe finished 13th overall in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Katie Countryman finished 15th overall in the 50 Freestyle and 200 Butterfly and Sammy Wolfe finished 19th in the 50 Freestyle and 27th in the 100 Freestyle. Way to go WTSC!


Long Course Start – We hope everyone is looking forward to some hard-earned time off after a long, challenging but successful short course season. This week marks our final week of practice, but we will resume training on April 12 for another outstanding season of WTSC swimming. An April & May practice schedule will be posted on the club website closer to April 12 which will take us up to the final week of school in Washington Township. One date to make note of: WTSC will host a small, long course meet on May 8 & 9, which will serve as our first meet of the spring/summer season. Stay tuned to the WTSC website for more information and enjoy your spring break.


Riptides – The start of a new season will also see the return of one of our familiar programs, the Riptides. Riptides serves as a “pre-team” training group designed to teach swimmers just beginning in the sport the necessary skills to become a full-time member of WTSC. Any swimmers with previous Riptides experience are encouraged to return in the spring and please spread the word to families with prospective new Riptides to schedule an evaluation. Swimmers must be able to complete a 25 of Freestyle and Backstroke and be at least 7 years old.


Fitter & Faster Camps – The popular Fitter & Faster swim camps will be returning to Indianapolis this spring and summer with a series of events at IUPUI. Dates and camp themes are as follows:


  • April 24 & 25 – Race Strategy: 200s & 500 Freestyle
  • August 21 & 22 – Explosive Performance: Starts & Turns
  • September 18 & 19 – Race Strategy: 50s & 100s
  • December 27 & 28 – Comprehensive Freestyle Racing Camp


All camps are led by elite swimmers with international and national team experience and are limited to 24 participants. Please visit the Fitter & Faster website (click HERE) for pricing, registration details, and more information.


New Officials – WTSC needs some new officials. Officiating is a great way to get involved with the sport and can lead to a rewarding experience as you progress through the levels of expertise from stroke & turn to referee. And it is also easy to maintain your certification as an official as you can work most of the needed meet sessions at our own events. WTSC is planning to host an educational clinic for new officials in April. More details will be available after they are finalized but for now, if you are interested in becoming an official, please contact Eric Hillenbrand for more information ([email protected]).