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Tom Shackel

In September, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. As you may be aware, many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. BVRSC has experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand. We recently received confirmation that we are amongst 668 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are...

Alex Pasemko

December Meets in Review: Well done to all the swimmers who attended meets over December. It was a busy month for Novice all the way up to Gold attending their big meet of 2019; JP Fiset. We are looking very strong going into 2020 with the Winter Festival meet coming up January 25/26 for our qualifiers Len, Ryder and Ben in Novice 2! Below are some outstanding swims in the meet for December: Cascade Age Group Challenge- Andrew Gerrits- Incredible meet with some huge PB’s in his 200 FR taking...

BV Riptides

Kai, Joanna, Kiana and Jeremy were crowned Pentathlon champions and Jamie and Ani also won medals for second and third. The scoring format adds up swimmers’ times from 5 events, the 100 IM and 50s of each stroke. The top 3 swimmers in each age group with the fastest combined overall times were awarded medals. Full scoring here: 2019 Pentathlon Scoring Len achieved the Swim Alberta Festivals standard in 50 free, while Ani was under the standard in the 50 breast and 100 IM for the first time. Trillian broke...

Mike Gleason

Welcome back RIP parents and swimmers! We have a lot of things coming up over the next 2 weeks so please take the time to read thru everything! AGM/Information/Registration/Awards - Wednesday September 18th, 630-9pm 630-7pm – ALL returning/registered parents are to attend the club’s AGM in room 212 at Elevation Place. 630-7pm – information session, this is for NEW parents to the club and anyone looking for more information about what we do. This will be held in room 119 at Elevation Place. 7-8pm – ALL registered swimmers/parents, this will...

Mike Gleason

Good Afternoon Riptides Team, Welcome back, and welcome to all of our new atheltes joining our club for the 2019-2020 season! I hope everyone is doing well, and had a great break over the summer, here we go! Here is the big email, quite a lot of information so I apologise if it gets a bit long! Let’s get going! Start Up Dates Dryland Monday 9th 4-5pm, Swim Sessions 23rd (WRG Only), Gym 16th & 19th Pre swim dryland sessions with be starting up Monday 9th 4-5pm at Millennium Park...

Mike Gleason

Joanna competed against the best age group swimmers in Canada at the Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary at the end of July. She swam four personal best times and was 15th in 100 & 400 free, 16th in 200 free and 26th in 1500 free. Joanna set new club records in 100, 400 and 1500 free and was a tenth of a second shy of Coach Alex's 50 free club record.

Mike Gleason

The Riptides smashed 13 long course club records at Alberta Summer Champs in July. The group of 8 swimmers that qualified and attended were the largest group to represent the club at Champs in over a decade: Kahlen, Carter, Jaime, Kai, Jeremy, Joanna, David and Kiana. The highest finishes were: Kahlen 8th in 800 & 1500 free, 9th in 400 free & 200 back; Kai 8th in 200 breast; Jaime 10th in 400 IM; and Joanna 10th in 1500 free. Kahlen – club record in 1500 free and 200 back...

Mike Gleason

Over the past weekend we had three athletes compete in Long Course Provincial Championships in Calgary. Carter Beamish, Kahlen Anderson and Natalie Logan were the three Riptides athletes representing the club. Carter coming home with a gold in the 100m BK, Silver in the 200m BK and 200m Fly, bronze in the 200m FR and 50m BK Natalie Logan swam well and was able to beat 4 of her personal bests and placing top 10 in her 50m Breastroke while swimming faster in the final Kahlen Anderson set good intentions...

Mike Gleason

Fun in the sun!  

Mike Gleason

Riptides swam 124,900 metres!