Weekly News - February 18, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
Feb 18, 2019

Weekly News – February 18, 2019

New Information

MAC’s: Riptide is sending 119 athletes to the Minnesota Achievement Championship meet in Northfield this weekend! You’ve all worked incredibly hard and we wish you the best of luck! Meet results will be reported in the Weekly News on Monday. Please remember that any Riptide swimmer who achieves an MRC qualifying time while swimming at MAC’s will be automatically entered to swim in next week’s MRC meet in Hudson, WI. If you do NOT wish to participate in the MRC meet, please email Coach Amy (amy@riptideswimteam.org) by 10am Monday morning February 25th. Your email may be brief and simply say, “Do not enter ‘swimmer’s name’ in the MRC meet.”

Pizza Night: We’re hosting a pizza night at Bluewater for our swimmers on Tuesday evening from 5-8:30pm! Pizza, salad, dessert and drinks will be served! Most coaches are encouraging their swimmers to eat AFTER practice if possible. This is free of charge for all swimmers.

Boy’s HS Sectional Meet at Bluewater: Bluewater will host the Boy’s Section 3AA championship meet this week on Wednesday & Friday evenings. Practices have been moved to local ISD196 pools on both days. Team Unify practice calendars have been updated to reflect these changes. We appreciate your flexibility.

Megan Hutchins & Jackson Kehler: Congratulations to Megan & Jackson on their invitation to attend the USA Swimming Central Zone Select Camp! The top 28 male (13 & 14 years old) and 28 female (12 & 13 years old) athletes are selected from across the Central Zone. The camp takes place at the University of Cincinnati May 23-26. Good luck and have fun!

MAC T-Shirts: MAC Team T-Shirts will be distributed to MAC swimmers at practice later this week. If, for any reason, your child does not receive the t-shirt at practice, the shirts will be distributed on deck at the meet.

Final Practice Day of Season for Non-State Participants: The final day of practice for the season will be Thursday, February 28th UNLESS your swimmer is advancing to State Championships or Speedo Sectionals.

Spring Roster Announcements: Coaches will begin announcing Spring Rosters as early as Thursday of this week. You will be emailed by your CURRENT coach informing you of your Spring practice roster. Our coaching staff takes roster assignments very seriously and puts a great deal of time into the decisions. Should you have any issues or concerns with the decision, please contact your lead coach first to discuss the details. Thanks!

Spring Practice Schedules: Our Spring practice schedule is now finalized. With the return of all swimmers from their high school seasons, several group practice times have been modified. Team Unify calendars will be updated by the end of February.

Spring 2019 PM IN-WATER Practice Schedule

M

T

W

Th

F

S

Sr Elite

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:15

7-10

Sprint

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:15

7-9

Sr2

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5

7-9

Sr1

7-8:30

7-8:30

7-8:30

7-8:30

6:30-8

10:15-11:45

Jr Select

5:30-7

5:30-7

5:30-7

5:30-7

5:15-6:30

10-11:30

Gold

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:30

10-11:30

Silver

5:30-6:45

5:30-6:45

5:30-6:45

5:30-6:45

5-6:15

10-11:15

Bronze

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:15-7:15

-

8 & Under

-

5:15-6:15

-

5:15-6:15

6:15-7:15

-

HSTS

7-8:15

7-8:15

7-8:15

7-8:15

-

-

MSTS

6:45-8

6:45-8

6:45-8

6:45-8

-

-

Spring 2019 PM Practice Schedule (Includes Dryland)

M

T

W

Th

F

S

Sr Elite

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:15

7-10

Sprint

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:30

3-5:15

7-9

Sr2

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5:15

3-5

7-9:30

Sr1

6:45-8:30

6:45-8:30

6:45-8:30

6:45-8:30

6:15-8

10-11:45

Jr Select

5:15-7

5:15-7

5:15-7

5:15-7

5-6:30

10-11:30

Gold

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:30

10-11:30

Silver

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

4:45-6:15

10-11:15

Bronze

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:45-7:45

6:15-7:15

-

8 & Under

-

5-6:15

-

5-6:15

6:15-7:15

-

HSTS

7-8:15

7-8:15

7-8:15

7-8:15

-

-

MSTS

6:30-8

6:30-8

6:30-8

6:30-8

-

-

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QUOTE for the WEEK

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." 

                                                                                                                ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

Private Lessons: If you’re interested in private lessons for your swimmer, please speak to your coach or email Paul Smith.

End-of-Season Championship Meets: As a reminder to our families, our team policy is to automatically enter all swimmers in the championship meets (MAC, MRC, State) for which they qualify. This rule applies to all groups except HSTS and Bronze. If you do NOT wish to swim a meet for which you have qualified, you must decline the meet in team unify. If you have any questions about this, please contact your lead coach.

End-of-Season Championship T-Shirts: We will again have some great championship meet t-shirts this Spring. There will be a unique t-shirt for MAC, MRC, State and Speedo Sectionals. Any swimmer entered in the meet will automatically be issued the corresponding t-shirt and your team unify account will be charged. Last summer, we followed this process and were successful in keeping the t-shirt prices very low. With the exception of the Speedo Sectionals shirts, all t-shirts will be under $10

March Dues Reminder: As a reminder to our families, Riptide fees are based on an annual cost divided over 10.5 months. All swimmers will be charged for half of March even though the season ends for many swimmers on February 28th.  The $30 facility fee is not charged for March.

Brendon Stuckey Swim Meet Photos: Brendon has done some excellent photography work for us at our Riptide home meets. Here’s a link to his various photo libraries. Any Riptide parents who would like the images may contact Brendon to get a download pin number free of charge. Simply email Brendon at brendon@chronicle-studio.com.

Billing Contact Info: Questions or concerns? You may reach Cara at billing@riptideswimteam.org or at 952-683-1662.

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