Indiana Swimming
Level 4

Intermediate News (Week 14)

Ben Wachtel
Jul 8, 2019

Intermediate Group Newsletter

Week 14 - July 8 to 14


This Week

Busy travel week for a lot of us, so I know many of us will be away from the pool for parts of this week. If you have been working hard at practice and have been consistent with attendance all season, you should have nothing to worry about as far as pursuing your end-of-season goals. If you are missing practices this week, try your best to stay active. Go for a run, a long walk, and do what dryland exercises you can to stay in shape this week.

After this week, it's a short sprint to the finish - the Noblesville meet is next weekend and we are just over three weeks away from Age Group State. Stay focused and be determined to make improvements between now and the end of the season!

This week we'll take off Friday for the Fourth of July...we figured most families would be busier the evening of the Fourth, so the next morning will be the one we take off.


Weekly Schedule (Week 14)

Day Time Focus Groups Offered
Monday 7/8 9:30 to 11:30 am Aerobic & Kicking All
Tuesday 7/9 9:30 to 11:30 am

6 to 7:30 pm

Speed

Racing Finishes

All

All
Wednesday 7/10 9:30 to 11:30 am Aerobic & Race Prep Blue Only
Thursday 7/11

9:30 to 11:30 am

No Practice

Starts, Turns, Finishes

-

All

No Practice

Friday 7/12 Meet Info NOB Enchanted Forest Invite No Practice
Saturday 7/13

Meet Info

NOB Enchanted Forest Invite No Practice
Sunday 7/14 Meet Info NOB Enchanted Forest Invite No Practice

Noblesville Enchanted Forest Invite

This meet is a BIG highlight on our calendar and we're excited that it's finally here! This meet is your best opportunity to punch your ticket for the Age Group State or Divisionals meet - our coaching staff is very excited to see all the hard work pay off!

Be prepared for anything this weekend. Right now the forecast looks great, but we've had all sorts of surprises at this meet in the past. Below are some tips for success at Forest Park.

  • Bring LOTS of sunscreen
  • Hydrate or die!
  • Dark, tinted, or mirrored goggles are strongly recommended
  • You MAY wear a racing suit - though we would recommend using a USED suit until your CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
  • Fast turnaround between prelims and finals for 11-12 swimmers - have a plan for between sessions

We will go over a few other tips for racing a prelims-finals format this week at practice - be ready to compete at your very best!

MEET INFO

LOCATION: 1077 Cicero Road, Noblesville 46060


Evening Practices

Tuesday will be our final evening practice for the summer. Thanks to those who have attended these extra practices - they have been a lot of fun to coach and we hope you learned a lot!

  • Tuesday, July 9: Racing Finishes

Practice Calendar

The link to the full calendar is available by clicking below.

PRACTICE CALENDAR


Team Suit "Exception" Meets

As outlined in our team uniform policy, athletes should wear our team suit for all in-season competitions. We do offer a handful of exceptions to this rule, and as some of these meets are coming in the next few weeks, I wanted to call these dates to attention below:

  • CSP Invitational (June 21-23)
  • Noblesville Enchanted Forest (July 12-14)

I strongly recommend that you do not go purchase a tech suit specifically for these meets - ideally, athletes would be wearing a suit from a previous season and saving any potential purchase of a racing suit for their championship meet.

Of course, tech suits are also allowed for all end-of-season championship meets (Last Chance Time Trial, Age Group State, Divisionals, and Zones).


Last Chance Super Splash

The Last Chance Super Splash is being moved to the evening of Wednesday, July 17. The event has been added to the website but may reflect the original date of Tuesday the 16th.

In most cases, athletes should wait until after the Noblesville meet to select events for this meet. We should plan on achieving our goal times / cuts at Noblesville with this as a last resort. I will go over events with each athlete at practice the week of this meet.

Deadline Meets
July 14 Last Chance Super Splash


Other Important Dates

  • July 12 - 14: Noblesville Enchanted Forest
  • Wednesday, July 17: 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.