Weekly News - Feb 12, 2018

Weekly News – February 12, 2018


New Information

IHeart Meet Results: The meet was a huge success thanks to our band of dedicated parents and enthusiastic swimmers. The iHeart meet is a very important part of our season and we couldn’t pull it off without the incredibly generous support from our families. Thank you to everyone! Full meet results will be posted to this link as soon as the file is made available.

Championship T-shirts: Today is the last day to place your order for the 2018 Championship t-shirt. Go to the Elsmore link on the Riptide home page to order your t-shirts today!

Practice Schedule Change: There are major changes to our practice schedules for Feb 21 & 23 due to the Boys high school Section Meet at BWAC. Please consult your team unify practice calendars for details. Groups will practice at one of three local pools; Dakota, Falcon Ridge or Valley.

Communicating Issues/Concerns: We’d like our families to know that we are always here to address any issues or concerns you may have about your experience with Riptide. We strongly encourage you to go to your swimmer’s lead coach as a first line of contact. However, if you need to escalate an issue, please email

Lost and Found: Please stop by the lost and found table this week to claim lost items. We typically have a lot of forgotten items after a big meet.

Parking lot reminder: Please enter our parking lot at the east (far) end when dropping off and picking up swimmers. Exit by the Elsmore store.

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"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."  ~ Jim Rohn


Ongoing Updates & Reminders

Private Lessons: If you’re interested in private lessons for your swimmer but do not see availability on the website, please speak to your coach or email Paul Smith. We are happy to accommodate you.

Group Moves: Practice group roster changes for the April season will be announced the week of February 19th. You will receive an email from your current coach.

April Schedule: There will be some significant practice schedule changes for the April season. The new schedule will be announced the week of February 19th. Keep your eyes peeled for this information.

End-of-Season Championship Meets: Please remember that Lead coaches will automatically register swimmers for end-of-season championship meets. If you prefer not to swim in one of these meets, you need to email your Lead coach.

Hotel Block for AG State: We’ve reserved a block of rooms for our families at the Fairfield Inn in Rochester for Age Group State this March. Please act now to secure your room. The block will be released 30 days prior to the event. Please act now if you need a room.

Billing Contact Info: Questions or concerns? You may reach Cara or Michele at or at 952-683-1662.

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