Indiana Swimming
Level 4

Intermediate Newsletter (Week 23)

Ben Wachtel
Feb 4, 2019

Intermediate Group Newsletter

Week 23 - February 4 to February 10

This Week

Thank you for your patience last week - when winter weather strikes, we have to adjust to the unexpected and this group did a fantastic job with that all week. We will still discuss the Grit Week topics we missed last week, and despite missing a few days of practice we will still be prepared to swim fast at our upcoming meets. 

This perhaps underscores the importance of having great practice attendance: the more often you attend practice, the more ready you will be, physically and mentally, to deal with a curveball. The end of the season is in sight, do everything you can to be ready to pursue the goals you have set for yourself!

Tuesday's practice will be morning only due to HSE hosting the IHSAA diving regional. Both Tuesday and Friday mornings this week are available to all athletes - we have had our best morning practice attendance of the season over the past few weeks, averaging over 50% of the group...everyone should try to make at least one of these AM practices this week.

Weekly Schedule (Week 23)

Day Time Focus Groups Offered
Monday 2/4 5 to 7 pm Royal Monday Blue and White
Tuesday 2/5 5:30 to 6:45 am Aerobic Swim & Breast Tech Work Blue and White
Wednesday 2/6 4 to 6 pm Threshold Blue
Thursday 2/7 6 to 8 pm IM Swim and Kicking Blue and White
Friday 2/8 5:30 to 6:45 am 50's Challenge Set Blue and White
Saturday 2/9 8:30 to 10:30 am Pace Work Blue and White
Sunday 2/10 No Practice No Practice No Practice

Online Calendar

The IM group calendar is available by clicking here. This link is also available by hovering over the 'Calendar' tab on the website's main navigation bar and selecting 'Intermediates.'

I will add our schedule through the rest of the season this week. These updates will be reflected live by clicking the link for those viewing it online, but if you have printed off this calendar please update your hard copy at the end of the week.

Practice Updates

In the event of inclement weather, the coaching staff will always do our best to communicate any changes in our practice schedule quickly and effectively. The best place to go for updates is our team's Twitter account, @swimSSCroyals. We will also communicate the practice change via email.

Championship Meets


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Additional Meet Deadlines

If you plan to compete at the Last Chance meet, Divisionals, and/or Age Group State, please register for these meets, even if you have not yet qualified. We will revisit event selections after Northside.

The Last Chance Super Splash is open to any athlete still working to achieve Divisionals cuts prior to the meet the following week. If you have a Divisionals cut and your goal is to earn the state standard, the best racing opportunity for that is at the Divisionals meet. Last Chance meet event selection will be done with the Divisionals meet as our focus. 

I will discuss entries with each athlete prior to finalizing them. Please let the coaching staff know as soon as possible if your child is unavailable for their championship meet(s).



Competition Date


Last Chance Super Splash

HSE February 23 February 15

Divisional Championships

Noblesville March 1-3 February 18

Age Group State Championships

IUPUI March 8-10 February 18

Contact Me

I can be reached at or 317-646-0016.