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RENO News - 5/19/19

This week’s email is coming a day earlier. My family and I are heading out of town for a few days. I will be back on Thursday. 

Yesterday, RENO swimmers had an outstanding high school State Championships! The recap is below. Please read through the entire email for important Reno Aquatic Club information.

Intermountain Classic – May 24 – May 26

The Intermountain Classic in Carson City is Friday – Sunday. I will send out the meet information on Thursday. Thank you to all who registered.

Practice Schedule

All practices for the next three weeks will be at Idlewild starting tomorrow

Just like most year’s, the return of bad weather near Memorial Day is going to happen. If it is raining, we will still have practice as long as there is no lightning. The City of Reno said the water temperature last week was 80 degrees. In the water, the swimmers should be warm – it’ll just be a cold dash to and from the locker room. 

With high school season officially over, our practice times shift 15-minutes earlier for weekday afternoon practices. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings will stay the same. Here is the schedule for the next three weeks:

Mini RENO with Coach Erin

  • Monday – 6:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday – Off
  • Wednesday – 6:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday – Off
  • Friday – 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Blue with Coach Erin

  • Monday – Off
  • Tuesday – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Friday – 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Orange with Coach Melanie

  • Monday – 4:00 – 5:30 PM (swim for an hour then dryland for 30 minutes)
  • Tuesday – 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:30 PM (swim for an hour then dryland for 30 minutes)
  • Thursday – 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Friday -- Off
  • Saturday – 8:00 – 9:45 AM (swim for 75 minutes then dryland for 30 minutes)

Pre-Senior with Coach Susan

  • Monday – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 5:00 – 6:45 PM (dryland with Coach Ryan for first 30 minutes then swim for an hour)
  • Wednesday – 5:30 - 7:30 PM* (dryland with Coach Melanie for first 30 minutes then swim for an hour)
  • Thursday – 5:00 – 6:45 PM (dryland with Coach Ryan for first 30 minutes then swim for an hour)
  • Friday – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday – 7:30 – 9:30 AM
    • Please note: For those swimmers who were in the Pre-Senior group in the summer of 2018, they will have the option to swim with the Senior group on Wednesday evening. 

Senior with Coach Melanie

  • Monday – 5:30 – 7:30 PM (dryland for first 30 minutes then swim for 90 minutes)
  • Tuesday AM – 5:30 – 6:45 AM
  • Tuesday PM – 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday – 5:30 – 7:30 PM (dryland for first 30 minutes then swim for 60 minutes)
  • Thursday – 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Friday – 4:00 – 5:30 PM 
  • Saturday – 7:30 – 9:45 AM (swim for the first hour and 45 minutes then dryland for 30 minutes)

National with Coach Ryan

National parents – We will have a modified schedule for the next three weeks. I will email you the schedule.

On June 10, all groups will change to our summer schedule.   Click here to view the summer practice schedule (the summer schedule is at the bottom of the page).

Officials Clinic

On the evening of May 21, there will be a clinic for those interested in becoming a swim official. The clinic will take place in Reno. You do not need any prior swim experience to become an official.

Thank you very much to the parents who are currently officials. We greatly appreciate it!

Click here for more information on the clinic

Save the Date – Monday, June 10 – Aces Game

Our annual Reno Aquatic Club night at Greater Nevada Field is set for Monday, June 10 at 7:05 PM. It’s always a fun event and it is a fundraiser for the team. Packets and more information will be distributed during the week of May 20.

RENO Gamble

Registration for the RENO Gamble is now open! We would like all of our swimmers to participate in this meet. It takes place Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 at Idlewild Pool. We only have 6 RENO swimmers registered. Please register sooner than later.

To register, please visit You will need to create an account to sign-up for the meet. 

Summer Program

RENO’s annual summer swim program is now open for registration. Click here to register. Please feel free to share the link with anyone who may be interested. Thank you!

High School State

RENO swimmers wrapped up a very successful high school season with the State Championships on Saturday. It was an exciting meet full of fast swimming. State can be mentally challenging because the Regional meet the week prior is very emotional. It can be hard for athletes to rebound and perform well at State. Overall, I was really happy with how are swimmers stepped up and raced on Saturday. 

As a whole, I felt all the schools from the North did an outstanding job. The Las Vegas schools have dominated the State meet for the last decade or so. The swimmers from Northern Nevada continue to close the competitive gap. On the girls side, three schools from the North finished in the top-5: Galena (2nd), Spanish Springs (4th), and Reno (t-5th). Congratulations to all of the Northern Nevada swimmers for a great meet!

There were many great swims from RENO swimmers including Emma Karam’s 100 backstroke victory. Also, Emma and Julie Abrigonde were members of Galena’s winning 200 medley relay. Way to go!

I’d like to highlight a special performance from Galena’s senior Julie Abrigonde. At last year’s Regional meet, Julie finished 4th in all 4 events (2 individuals and 2 relays). The top-3 make State. In her last event in 2018, she missed qualifying for State in the 100 backstroke by .02. It was a devastating meet for her.

Fast forward to this year… Julie qualified for State in all four of her events and finished her high school career with an amazing State meet. Julie set a great example for her teammates. She showed that through hard work and persistence, you can bounce back from a bad meet. Way to go, Julie! 

Here’s a brief recap of the meet:

Bishop Manogue

Elena Aramini – 7th in the 100 freestyle, 7th in the 200 freestyle, and 8th in the 400 freestyle relay

David McLean – 6th in the 100 butterfly and 7th in the 100 backstroke


Julie Abrigonde – State Champion in the 200 medley relay, 3rd place in the 400 freestyle relay, 5th place in the 100 breaststroke, 6th place in the 50 freestyle 

Emma Karam – State Champion in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay, 2nd place in the 200 freestyle, 3rd place in the 400 freestyle relay


Jack Armbrecht – 8th place in the 500 freestyle

Sam Lindley – Sam qualified for State in the 200 freestyle, but, unfortunately, he was unable to compete.

Reno High

Lydia Dyer – 5th place in the 200 medley relay

Reese Hollinger – 3rd place in the 200 freestyle relay, 5th place in the 200 medley relay, 8th place in the 50 free 

Julia Kennedy – 3rd place in the 200 freestyle relay, 5th place in the 200 medley relay

Nathan McAlister – 5th place in the 200 IM, 6th place in the 400 freestyle relay, 8th place in the 100 freestyle

Claire Trevithick – 3rd place in the 200 freestyle relay, 4th place in the 400 freestyle relay, 8th place in the 200 freestyle

Spanish Springs

Katelyn Buono – 3rd place in the 100 backstroke, 4th place in the 200 IM, 4th place in the 200 medley relay, 4th place in the 200 freestyle relay

Alexia Taylor-Arredondo – 2nd place in the 100 freestyle, 3rd place in the 50 freestyle, 4th place in the 200 medley relay, 4th place in the 200 freestyle relay. She also moved up to #5 ALL-TIME in RENO history in the 50 freestyle. 

Click here for the results.

Nice job, RENO!

Parent Education

I will resume the Parent Education section next week.

Each week, I will post the “Parent Education” section on the website.  Click here to read the archived articles.

Meet Schedule

Here are the upcoming meets for Reno Aquatic Club:

- May 24 – 26 – Intermountain Classic (long course) / Carson City (all)

- June 6 – 9 – Summer Sanders Invitational / Roseville, CA (senior-level swimmers with qualifying times)

- June 21 – 23 – RENO Gamble / Reno, NV (all)

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you for your support.


Ryan Evans

Head Coach