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RENO News - 5/21/2018

I hope everyone had a great weekend! A big congratulations to the RENO swimmers who competed at the State Championships on Saturday in Las Vegas. See below for their results and other important RENO news. 

State Recap

The annual Nevada High School State Championships took place last Saturday at UNLV. Over the last few years, the Las Vegas schools have really dominated the meet. This year, I felt the schools from the North closed the gap and were much more competitive in all the individual events and relays. The North has a large incoming class of freshman next year, so it will be exciting to see this area continue to get faster. As the old saying goes “a rising tide lifts all boats.”   

Six RENO swimmers represented their respective schools and did an outstanding job! 

  • Lydia Dyer (Reno High) – 200 Medley Relay (2nd place), 200 Free Relay (5th place) 
  • Nathan McAlister (Reno High) – 200 IM (8th place), 100 Fly (6th place), 400 Free Relay (6th place) 
  • David McLean (Bishop Manogue) – 200 Medley Relay (3rd place), 200 Free (8th place), 200 Free Relay (3rd place), 100 Back (4th place; new best time) 
  • Alexia Taylor-Arredondo (Spanish Springs) – 200 Medley Relay (4th place), 50 Free (3rd place), 100 Free (5th place), 200 Free Relay (2nd place) 
  • Claire Trevithick (Reno High) – 200 Medley Relay (2nd place), 200 Free (7th place), 100 Free (7th place), 400 Free Relay (6th place) 
  • Nicole Van Geel (Carson High) – 50 Free (8th place) and 400 Free Relay (7th place) 

Also, congratulations to Lydia and Claire for being a part of Reno High’s 3rd place finish in team scoring. 

Carson Swim Meet

Thank you to those who registered for this weekend’s Intermountain Classic Swim Meet in Carson City. I will be emailing more info about this meet later this week. 

Reno Gamble Swim Meet 

Our annual swim meet is quickly approaching. Currently, the registrations for Reno Aquatic Club are very low. Please be sure you register as soon as possible! 

Summer Schedule

Idlewild Pool is currently being retiled. There has been a delay in the project and the anticipated opening date for summer is now June 18. The summer schedule I sent out last week will now go into effect on June 18.  

I am still waiting to receive a schedule from the City of Reno for the week of June 11. I am unsure if we will keep our current schedule during this week or have something different. I will communicate this as soon as I get the information from the City. 

RENO Team Break

Our annual summer break will be from August 6 – August 19. There will be no practice for any groups during this time. 

Officials Clinic

Are you interested in becoming a swim official for USA Swimming? If so, there will be a clinic on Tuesday, May 22 at 5:30 PM in south Reno.  

As a member of USA Swimming, we are required to provide officials for swim meets. Many of our current officials have a child/children on the team who will be graduating in the next few years. It is very important we have the next generation of officials stepping in. You do NOT have to have prior swimming experience. In fact, many USA Swimming officials had no history in swimming before they started officiating.  

Thank you to all of our current officials. We greatly appreciate your work!  

Click here for more information on the clinic.    

RENO Summer Program

Registration for our summer program is now open. This is a great opportunity for children to become more water safe and for those who may be interested in participating in competitive swimmer. Click here to register.       

Upcoming Meets

Here are the next meets RENO will be attending:      

RENO Apparel Store

The RENO apparel store is now open for business! You can order RENO shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. Orders will be shipped directly to you. The team will receive a portion of each sale. Please note: the average turnaround, with standard shipping, is roughly two weeks.   

Click here to order your RENO gear

Thank you and have a great week!      

Ryan Evans

Head Coach