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RJ Greseth

Just a reminder that the High Tides Short Course season will start tomorrow!! Dryland sessions are scheduled from 5:30-7:00pm at the McCloed County Fairgrounds Agri building. Bring tennis shoes, water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. At the end of the week, we have pool sessions scheduled at the New Prague Aquatic Center. On Friday from 6:15 to 8:15pm, on Saturday, from 3:30 to 5:30pm, and on Sunday, from 4:45 to 6:45pm. I will have specific info for the weekend pool practices during the course of the...

RJ Greseth

HighTides families, In the email I sent out earlier, the practice calendar link was not working for some. Here is a good link to the weekly schedule for the fall As always, the current schedule can be found at the 'Practice Calendars' tab on our website. sorry for the confusion. Coach R.J.

RJ Greseth

High Tides members, Registration is now live for the fall portion of our short course season!!Our season will start next Monday, with drylands on Mondays Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds, and swim practices Fridays Saturdays and Sundays at the New Prague Aquatic Center. (schedule can be found here) There are new groups for our team going forward. I felt as if the groups did not represent our swimming ranges, and were not organized for the goals our swimmers should be striving for. I am also attaching a...

RJ Greseth

High Tides families, I am preparing for the start of our short course season one week from today, on September 20th!! The plan is that we will swim on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in New Prague going forward, until we are able to get into another pool closer to home and during the weeknights. Our pool practices will be supplemented by dry-land workouts a few days a week. I am working on transportation to New Prague to help facilitate as many swimmers as we can to participate right away during...

RJ Greseth

Swimming families, As you all know, going forward, Hutchinson Schools will not be allowing us to have practices at Carlson Pool. The High Tides Board of Directors is attempting to communicate our position with the Community Ed and the School District in an effort to get us back in Carlson Pool for our practices. In the meantime, I am working hard to find any pools in the area (60 mile radius) that would be willing to let us hold practices. Our Board encourages any of our members to voice your...

RJ Greseth

Parents and swimmers, I have recently found out from Community Ed and the School District that Carlson Pool will not be available to rent at the beginning of the school year, due to the Minnesota Health Departments guidelines for school district's 'Back to School' plans. The High Tides Board of Directors is aware of this situation, and we are working hard to find alternative sites and activities for our team going forward. We are committed to providing an engaging program that continues to develop the best athletes and swimmers possible....

RJ Greseth

Just a reminder that the new practice schedule for the last two weeks of the season (starting tomorrow) have been posted on our website. We will be practicing a little later (9:00-11:00am), due to the Tigersharks morning practices. Dryland will be held for each group as before, but before practice for the 13 and over group. Check the calendar for the updated schedule to be sure you know when practices are held going forward. See you at the pool! Coach R.J.

RJ Greseth

Mums --- deadline to turn in order forms for mums is tomorrow at practice. I have already received a bunch of them, make sure you don't miss the deadline or you won't get your mums! Dryland --- Recently there have been some issues surrounding participation in dry-land sessions. The expectation is that our athletes participate fully and with good effort, with the rest of the team, during this time. Also, tennis shoes must be worn during dry-land sessions. Although these may be considered minor issues, in terms of team culture...

RJ Greseth

Swimmers and Parents, We have had a great start to our season! All of our 45 registered swimmers have acclimated quickly to our new enhanced protocols, and are responding well to practice routines and the increasing workloads. Everyone's strokes are looking good, and we are starting build into some speed work, which is good to see. Minnesota Mask Mandate Starting next week, a statewide mask mandate goes into affect, concerning all indoor public places, and outdoor spaces where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. Beacause of this, I am...

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High Tiders, On Thursday morning I will be hosting our last weekly zoom meetings before we start up our summer season next Monday. Below you will find the times and direct links to the meetings. 13 and over meeting – 8:00am Meeting ID: 951 8809 8142 Password: 1qKa4U 12 and under (and pre-competitive) meeting -- 8:45 am Meeting ID: 949 1968 9421 Password: 3uMtiD This Thursdays zoom meeting is very important -- we will be discussing our entrance, practice, and exit protocols,... everything our swimmers will need to know in...