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The 2020 Summer Swim Season has been canceled due to COVID-19

Dear Riptide Families:

It is with deep regret that I inform our team and community that our summer swim season has been cancelled by the NVSL due to Covid-19. The NVSL spent many months considering all options and consulting with public health officials, government officials and league division coordinators before making this decision. While the Governor's plan for re-opening offers a glimmer of hope that pools could potentially open by late June, the guidelines still in place throughout the summer in phase 1 and 2 will not be broad enough to allow for us to run practices or meets in a safe way.

A couple of Riptide Team specific items to note:

- Our 2020 eligible Riptide Seniors will receive their Riptide Scholarship award this summer. Fundraising for these scholarships was accomplished through our 2019-2020 Winter Swim Developmental Program run by Russell Ramey. Thank you to all that participated in this program (swimmers, volunteer coaches and Coach Ramey).

- Riptide Senior Ceremony: When we know more about gathering together in small groups and use of the community pool and/or clubhouse we can start planning a ?2020 Senior Ceremony?. It will look different than past years, but we will recognize our senior swimmers and keep as many traditions as possible in place when we celebrate their dedication as swimmers and Riptide team members.

- The Riptide Board will meet virtually later this month to discuss ways we can still commemorate our 30th Anniversary while following state guidelines. We will try to be creative and if you have ideas, please let us know!

The safety of our swimmers, coaches, volunteers, and spectators is everyone's top priority. Please continue to use caution and follow all recommended safety measures as Phase 1 of reopening begins in the coming weeks.

We will miss our Riptide Family this summer! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Robin Osterhout, VR Riptide, robinosterhout@variptide.com

Standard Summer Practice Schedule. We practice every day M-F.
Once school is out for the summer practices are only in the morning.

Afternoon Practice Schedule (Memorial Day-Mid June)
13 & Up 4p-5p
8 & Under 5p-5:45p
9-10 & 11-12 5:45p-6:45p

Morning Practice Schedule (Mid June-End of July)
13 & Up 8a-9:15a
8 & Under 9:15a-10a
9-10 & 11-12 10a - 11a

Swimmers with qualifying times will continue to practice for Divisionals and All Stars on the two following Saturdays.

VR Riptide is a closed pool, open only to VR Residents. New Families interested in the team should email robinosterhout@variptide.com for information. You can also visit the FAQ tab of this site for useful information about our swim team. New swimmers usually start around the age of 6 and swim until 18. We are not a "learn to swim" program. New swimmers must be able to swim a 25M (one length of pool) freestyle, unassisted to be eligible for the team. This ensures they are water safe and ready to learn the other strokes which we will introduce over the course of the summer.

Parent Volunteering is a part of Swim Team. All families are required to volunteer for 5 jobs per season 1 must be at Time Trials and only 1 could be at a social event. All others must be at swim meets
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Events
Time Trials
Jun 13, 2020 (08:00 AM) - Jun 13, 2020 (12:00 PM)
Make-Up Time Trials
Jun 15, 2020 (05:00 PM) - Jun 15, 2020 (08:00 PM)
A Meet - VA Run @ High Point Pool
Jun 20, 2020 (09:00 AM) - Jun 20, 2020 (12:00 PM)
B Meet - Brookfield @ VR
Jun 22, 2020 (06:00 PM) - Jun 22, 2020 (10:00 PM)
A Meet - VA Run @ Hunt Valley
Jun 27, 2020 (09:00 AM) - Jun 27, 2020 (12:00 PM)
B Meet - Pleasant Valley @ VR
Jun 29, 2020 (06:00 PM) - Jun 29, 2020 (10:00 PM)
A Meet - Little Rocky Run @ VR (Ho...
Jul 4, 2020 (08:30 AM) - Jul 4, 2020 (11:30 AM)
B Meet - VR @ Greenbriar
Jul 6, 2020 (06:00 PM) - Jul 6, 2020 (10:00 PM)
Relay Carnival @ Virginia Run
Jul 8, 2020 (07:00 PM) - Jul 8, 2020 (09:00 PM)
A Meet - VA Run @ Vienna Woods
Jul 11, 2020 (09:00 AM) - Jul 11, 2020 (12:00 PM)
B Meet - VR @ Little Rocky Run
Jul 13, 2020 (06:00 PM) - Jul 13, 2020 (10:00 PM)
A Meet - Fair Oaks @ VR (Sr. Cermo...
Jul 18, 2020 (09:00 AM) - Jul 18, 2020 (12:00 PM)
B Meet - Sully Station @ VR
Jul 20, 2020 (06:00 PM) - Jul 20, 2020 (10:00 PM)