News and Announcements

Post Author Picture

High School Swim/Dive Parent Meeting

Posted by Dawn O'Sullivan at Oct 4, 2017 12:47PM PDT

FCHSSnD Parents,

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on October 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for parents who have swimmers/divers that are interested in joining the high school team. The meeting will consist of a lot of information about the season so you will not want to miss it!

Dawn O’Sullivan
Brandi Terrell


Parents / Athletes of FCHSSnD:

The Franklin Community High School Swimming and Diving athletes are selling tickets to X-Site Laser Tag and Amusements for our training trip! You can join your high school athletes in a memorable evening of fun!

All athletes should turn their money in by tomorrow after school to the pool area. Remember that each athlete should have $45. If extra passes were taken, athlete will need to return them!

The event is this upcoming Monday, September 25th at X-SITE Amusement Center in Castleton — 4PM TO 6:30PM. The ticket price is only $15.00. There are limited number of tickets available so get yours fast.


Monday, September 25th
4pm – 6:30pm

  • The tickets are $15 each (3 per athlete = $45)
  • Guests must have the ticket in hand in order to enter this exclusive
  • event at X-Site.
  • All are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Food will be available for purchase at the event. Water will be provided.
  • Proceeds will go towards Franklin Swimming and Diving high school training trip.

How do you buy a ticket?

It is easy! Just email me at or call/text 3173719221 and reserve your spot today! Grab a teammate and head to Excite Amusement Center and Laser Tag!


FCHSSnD Parents / Athletes,

An email was sent to all athletes with the following information about our call-out meeting during coach tomorrow, Wednesday 13th.

The information given at the call-out meeting will be posted on the website (presentation, details, etc.)

Clean Sweep

Posted by Franklin Community Swimming & Diving at Feb 5, 2017 8:41AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Clean Sweep

February 4, 2017

FRANKLIN – While a clean sweep of the events was never part of the goal, the Lady Grizzly Cubs paced the field Saturday, winning all 11 swimming events.

Led by double winners Ella Pheifer – 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle, Carla Gildersleeve – 100 Butterfly and 200 Freestyle, and Ali Terrell – 100 Breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley, the Grizzly Cubs claimed their 2nd consecutive sectional title Saturday at Franklin.

“Our goal was always to get as many ladies to state as possible, and this has certainly been our most successful attempt with that,“ said Coach Zach DeWitt, in his 5th year as Head Coach, “These ladies drew up a goal of what we thought we could do on a state level, and they took a step towards that goal today.”

Pheifer, Gildersleeve, and Terrell were far from alone in leading the team to a team total of 549, which bested Center Grove’s by a total of 93 points. Two other teammates took home titles as well.

Scarlet Friend , a sophomore, took home the 100 Backstroke title, marking her first victory on a Sectional level, while another sophomore, Jessie Fraley nabbed a title of her own in an exciting victory in the 500 Freestyle.

It was a team-effort with the trifecta of relay victories, where the quartet of Friend, Terrell, Anna McCahill, and Pheifer stood out in the 200 Medley Relay winning by over 4 seconds in a relay looks promising for state finalist contention.

Later on Friend, Terrell, Abi Gibson – a senior, and Gildersleeve dominated a the field by clocking a time of 1:37.86, which won again by a margin of 4 seconds.

In the final race of the day, Gildersleeve, Gibson, Fraley, and Pheifer won a decisive race over Center Grove, managing to post a 3:33.12 – a new school and pool record. Coach DeWitt believes the same quartet has some unfinished business next week at state.

“We managed to check quite a few boxes on our list of things to do, but I know the girls feel like that have a lot more left in the tank for next week. Our relays haven’t quite had the opportunity to get caught up in a racing moment, which often brings the best out of everyone. We’re excited for the week ahead, the work ahead, and the racing ahead.”

Franklin looks to do just that, with the 2017 IHSAA State Championships beginning this Friday at 6pm at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. The Grizzly Cubs boast quite the line-up for Friday’s preliminaries:

  • 200 Medley Relay – S. Friend, A. Terrell, A. McCahill, E. Pheifer – Sectional Champion
  • 200 Freestyle – Carla Gildersleeve – Sectional Champion
  • 200 IM – Ali Terrell – Sectional Champion
  • 50 Free – Ella Pheifer – Sectional Champion
  • 100 Butterfly – Carla Gildersleeve – Sectional Champion, Anna McCahill – State Cut
  • 100 Freestyle – Ella Pheifer – Sectional Champion
  • 500 Freestyle – Jessie Fraley – Sectional Champion, Sarah Hoffman – State Cut
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – S. Friend, A. Gibson, A. Terrell, C. Gildersleeve – Sectional Champion
  • 100 Backstroke – Scarlet Friend – Sectional Champion, Jessie Fraley – State Cut
  • 100 Breaststroke – Ali Terrell – Sectional Champion
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – C. Gildersleeve, J. Fraley, A. Gibson, E. Pheifer – Sectional Champion

Place School Points

  1. Franklin Community FRKL 549
  2. Center Grove CGRV 355
  3. Whiteland Community WLAN 278
  4. Indian Creek INCR 262
  5. Perry Meridian PMER 160
  6. Roncalli RONC 132
  7. Martinsville MART 131
  8. Greenwood Community GWOD 114
  9. Mooresville MOOR 102
  10. Southport SPOR 62
  11. Owen Valley OWEN 32
  12. Greenwood Christian GCA 23

For more information about Saturday’s Results, please visit the link below:

For more information on the IHSAA State Finals, please visit the following link:


Greetings FCHSSnD Family,

We’re quickly approaching the kick-off to the championship season with the Lawrence North JV Invite, which should not only be fun, but also fast. Teams from around the metro-Indy area will be competing, with North Central, Roncalli, Greenfield-Central, Lawrence North, and Franklin just to name a few! We had a phenomenal time last year, but we’re hoping to ramp the experience up a notch with a strong team presence (despite majority of the Boys team competing at Decatur Central).

There has been a bit of confusion from the host on the start of the meet due to a large influx of divers to the meet, so here are the details:


Lawrence North High School
7802 Hague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256 (Yes, the same Hague Rd of the Shane Company!)
Use the parking lot south of the high school


• Bus Departure from FCHS: 11am (Girls Sectional Team will still have practice beforehand as listed on the calendar, while JV Invite swimmers have the AM to sleep in – reporting at 10am to FCHS.)
• Estimated Bus arrival to LNHS: 11:45-11:50pm
• Meet Begins: 1:00pm
• Meet End Time: 3:30pm – likely


As fans, please wear your Franklin Blue to look united. We will be also asking that our athletes be always dressed in their warm-ups to look unified. Athletes will be making some posters (if they’re allowed) in order to get the best possible fan section around.


No promises, but if your son or daughter does NOT have a racing suit, encourage them to ask me to borrow one. I often have some in my office (some are used, however). It’s my goal to make this event as special as possible. Suits (though the effectiveness can be debated) do help build a special moment.

Thank you for all the support of this meet. On behalf of the kids, it means a lot to us.

Coach DeWitt