Indiana Swimming
Level 4

Intermediate News - Week 2

Ben Wachtel
Apr 15, 2019

Intermediate Group Newsletter

Week 2 - April 15 to April 21


This Week

Great first week back - we asked this group to perform at a high level our first week back and we were up to the challenge! Great job with our first round of practices.

This week we will continue to focus on kicking while mixing in additional work on all four strokes. Please come to practice with all required equipment, including a water bottle. 

As always, you can find our group calendar here.


Weekly Schedule (Week 2)

Day Time Focus Groups Offered
Monday 4/15 6 to 8 pm Fly Breakouts and Kicking All
Tuesday 4/16 6 to 8 pm Backstroke Body Position and Kicking All
Wednesday 4/17 4 to 6 pm Freestyle DPS Challenge Blue Only
Thursday 4/18 6 to 8 pm Breaststroke Body Position and Kicking All
Friday 4/19 5:30 to 6:45 am Underwater Kicking and Breakouts Blue Only
Saturday 4/20 No Practice No Practice No Practice
Sunday 4/21 No Practice No Practice No Practice


Meet Registration Deadlines

Available meet registration deadlines are below. 

Deadline Meets
Passed Carmel Spring Fling AND April Super Splash
May 1 SCSC 12&U Invite AND CSP Tideriders Invite (St. Louis)
May 15 Noblesville Enchanted Forest AND May Super Splash
June 15 June Super Splash

Deadlines for the Carmel meet (May 3-5) and April Super Splash (April 27) have passed. Please let me know TODAY if you missed these entry deadlines. There is a chance we can still add athletes to the Carmel meet, and we can definitely accommodate the Super Splash. 


Meet Entries

Just a few notes on meet entries:

  • Feel free to allow your child to select their own events. We want our athletes taking ownership of what they are swimming, though on some occasions the coaching staff may make changes.
  • ALWAYS make a note if there is a day your child is unavailable for a meet. If we are swimming a three-day meet, please plan on swimming three days if possible. We are noticing fewer athletes competing on Fridays - longer events are just as important in building a complete swimmer as 50's of stroke.
  • At this age, variety is important - your best events at age 11 may not be your best events at age 16. We plan to develop all strokes and distances. You can't become a complete swimmer if you are afraid to race the 100 fly and 400 free!

Other Important Dates

Most of these dates are finalized, but for now please consider the Super Splash and Last Chance Time Trial dates to be subject to change.

  • April 27: First Super Splash
  • May 3 - 5: Carmel Spring Fling
  • May 18: May Super Splash
  • May 31 - June 2: SSC Summer Sizzler
  • Tuesday, June 4: Sugar Creek 12&U Invite (Crawfordsville)
  • June 21 - 23: CSP Tideriders Invite (St. Louis, MO)
  • June 29: June Super Splash
  • July 12 - 14: Noblesville Enchanted Forest
  • Tuesday, July 16: Last Chance Time Trial
  • July 26 - 28: Age Group State (IUPUI)
  • August 2 - 4: Divisionals (Franklin Community High School)
  • August 1 - 4: Central Zone Championships

Contact Me

I can be reached at coachben@southeasternswim.org or 317-646-0016.