NewsWave October 29

Josh Saylor

PIKE Invitational – An informational email was sent earlier today to all WTSC families with swimmers participating in the PIKE Fall Invitational (October 29-31 @ Pike HS). There will be no practice for any WTSC training groups today or Saturday, due to the meet. Enjoy your weekend off if your swimmers are not racing and good luck to our swimmers in action at Pike. GO WTSC!


November Schedule – A November practice schedule has been posted to the “Practice Schedule” tab of our website. Times and dates are subject to change and the use of our facility is guided by information provided by the Marion County Health Department. Any changes to our published schedule will be communicated ASAP.


Full Team Friday Practices – Starting in November, we will use select Friday practices as opportunities for some focused work open to all members of the team. Our first Full Team Friday practice will be November 12. Swimmers in all WTSC training groups – Senior, Gold, Silver and Bronze – are welcome to attend practice from 6-7pm for some work on starts, turns, and finishes. Stay tuned for details about future Full Team Fridays and we hope to see a big crowd on November 12.


WTSC Holiday Champs – We are looking forward to hosting one of the premiere fall meets on the Indiana Swimming schedule, our own Holiday Champs Invitational (November 19-21 @ North Central HS). This meet offers a unique prelims/finals format for all ages featuring some of the best teams in the Midwest. A job signup for this event is now live on the meet page on our website. As a major, hosted event, this meet is subject to the worker requirements described in your registration information. Please visit the job signup to fill your shifts and help us uphold WTSC’s outstanding reputation as a meet host. Draft entries for this event have been posted at the pool and are available online for review. If you have questions about worker requirements or the job signup feature, please speak with WTSC Business Manager Julie Spicer. If you have questions about events, please speak with your group coach.


Barn Party – We are looking forward to our traditional fall barn party from 6-9pm on Friday, November 5 at Eagle Forge Farm in Westfield. This is a great time featuring hot dogs, bonfires and hayrides for the kids. A signup page is available on the team website, where you can commit your family to attend just as you would sign up for a meet. The cost is $5 per person; maximum of $20 per family. If you have multiple swimmers, please commit to attend the event using one swimmer only and in the comment box, please note the total number of people attending with your group. To give us adequate time to plan and shop, the signup deadline for this event is November 1. Additional details including pitch-in requests and directions to Eagle Forge Farm can be found on the event page on our website. Please save the date and join us for this lasting WTSC tradition.


Safe Sport Courses – Thank you to all WTSC families who have completed the new swimmer and parent Safe Sport courses. Each person that completes these courses gets us closer to achieving Safe Sport Recognized status. To complete the courses, visit the “Safe Sport” tab on our website and click the “Instructions for NEW Safe Sport Courses” link. The link will give you step-by-step directions. The athlete course is for swimmers 12&Older, FYI. Also, when prompted, make sure to tag Washington Township Swim Club as your club and Indiana Swimming as your LSC.