Swim Team News


 

 

 

Schedule:

Tuesday     June 17th    WC vs. Meridian Woods (pizza night after the meet!)

Thursday    June 19th    WC @ Chapel Glen

Tuesday     June 24th    WC @ Carefree

Thursday    June 26th    WC vs. Plainfield

Tuesday     July 1st        WC @ Devon

Thursday    July 3rd        NO MEET - Happy 4th of July! 

Tuesday     July 8th        WC vs. Carefree (Team photos before meet/ Pizza after the meet)

Thursday    July 10th      WC @ Plainfield

Tuesday     July 15th      RAINDATE

Saturday    July 19th      CONFERENCE AT UNIV. OF INDIANAPOLIS

                                                    hosted by Meridian Woods

 

See our 2014 flyer attached below.  Share with ALL your friends!

  

Frequently Asked Questions about Swim Meets...

1.    When are the Westchester Swim Team Meets?

     Our dual meets begin at 6:00 in the evening every Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For home meets, swimmers should report to the Westchester Pool at 4:30 p.m.  For away meets, swimmers should report to the away meet pool at 5:00 p.m.

2.    What should my swimmer bring to a meet?

    Swimmers should bring the obvious essentials--swimsuit, towel, cap and goggles if desired.  Since the meets are in the evening, swimmers may also want to bring a sweatshirt/jacket and pants in case it gets cool.  Swimmers will be asked to sit in one area or “camp” and they may want to bring an old sleeping bag or extra towel to sit on.  Snacks and a water bottle or drink are a must.  Since there will be “down time” between events, swimmers should bring along cards or a book to occupy the time.

3.    What shouldn’t my swimmer bring to a meet?

    Leave behind the obvious--crabby attitudes and poor sportsmanship, along with anything that may be valuable, such as Game Boys, etc.  The camp area gets wet from all the traffic, so swimmers are advised not to bring anything they don’t want to lose or get damaged.

4.    Okay, while we’re on the subject of “stuff”, what should parents bring to a meet?

    Unless scheduled to work a meet, parents may want to bring a lawn chair and snacks.  Extra change will also be popular, because every pool (including ours!) has a concession stand!  Siblings of our swimmers are more than welcome as well as grandparents, friends and fans.

6.    What’s the schedule for a swim meet?

    During the warm-up period, swimmers will be told what events they will be swimming for that meet.  There are 76 events, broken down by age group, stroke and individual or relay activity. Our Kids’ Organizers will assist the coaches by getting the swimmers ready for each event.  It’s important for our swimmers to stay in the camp area and not wander off--they may miss their event!  Typically each swimmer will be entered into 3-4 events per meet.  Dual meets generally last between 2 1/2 - 3 hours.  


7.    What recognition do swimmers receive?

    Those swimmers who place as a top finisher will receive a ribbon.  Ribbons will be placed in a swimmer’s family mail box the next practice day after a meet.  Our coaches also track time improvement and will periodically recognize swimmers for their efforts.

8.    Where are the swim meets held?

Half of our meets are home meets at the Westchester pool and half are away. Driving directions for the away meets are detailed below..
 
Directions to Member Pools

CAREFREE:    From the west:  Take I-465 to Exit 4, SR 37/Harding Street.  Proceed south on SR 37 for 4.5 miles to County Line Road (stoplight).  Turn left, heading east on County Line Road.  Follow County Line Road for 1.9 miles.  Turn right, heading south onto Leisure Lane.  Carefree Pool is immediately on your right.

    From the east:  Take I-465 to I-65 South.  Follow I-65 to Exit 101, County Line Road. Turn right, heading west onto County Line Road.  Follow County Line Road for 4.6 miles (past Greenwood Park Mall and Community Hospital South).  Turn left, heading south on Leisure Lane.  Carefree Pool is immediately on your right.

CHAPEL GLEN   Take 465 west to the WEST 10th Street exit.  Follow 10th Street to Lansdowne Road, which is the first street after Country Club.  There is no stop light or stop sign at Lansdowne.  Turn left on Lansdowne, which is the entrance to Chapel Glen.  The pool is located on the right side behind the Chapel Glen Club House and across from Chapel Glen Elementary School.

DEVON:    From SR 37 (Binford Boulevard on the northeast side of Indianapolis), go east on 46th Street.  After passing over Fall Creek, turn left onto Millersville Road.  (Note:  you will pass Millersville Road/right turn first).  Devon is immediately on your left.

    From I-465, take the Shadeland/56th Street exit.  Go west on 56th Street to Emerson Avenue.  Turn left onto Emerson Avenue and proceed through one stop light and over Fall Creek.  Turn right onto Millersville Road.  Follow that, then turn right to Devon.

MERIDIAN WDS:    Follow County Line Road west to Peterman/Railroad Road.  Turn right, headed north on Railroad Road to Stop 11 Road.  Turn left, headed west on Stop 11 Road.  At the stoplight, turn right on Bluff Road, headed north.  Follow Bluff to Southport Road.  Turn right, headed east on Southport Road.  Follow Southport to Yellowstone Drive.  Turn left, headed north on Yellowstone and follow it to the end of the street.  The pool will be on your left.

PLAINFIELD:    Take I-465 to Washington Street (I-40) West.  Travel West past 267 to Vestal Road.  Turn Right or go North and Plainfield Aquatic Center will be on your right.

 

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