Weekly News - March 4, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
Mar 4, 2019

Weekly News – March 4, 2019

New Information

MRC’s: Riptide swimmers had a fantastic weekend in Hudson! Riptide dominated the overall meet scoring as well as the individual high point awards! A boat-load of kids also secured their entry into this weekend’s State Championship meet. We’ll publish a full Championship meet summary by the end of March which will include MAC’s, MRC’s, State & Speedo Sectionals.

State Championships: We’re sending 73 swimmers to the Minnesota State Championship meet this weekend! We’re sure to see some stellar racing and we know that Riptide swimmers will make us proud! Keep your eyes on the meet info page this week for important details.

State T-Shirts: State T-Shirts will be distributed to swimmers at practice later this week. If, for any reason, your swimmer 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 was last Thursday, February 28th except for swimmers advancing to State Championships or Speedo Sectionals.

Boy’s HS State Results: Congratulations to our Riptide swimmers on their great performances at Boy’s High School State Championships this weekend.

  • Tim Rizzo - 2nd in the 500 Free and 9th in the 200 Free
  • Jackson Kehler – 6th in the 200 Free & 7th in the 500 Free
  • Zach Nelson – 8th in the 500 Free & 15th in the 200 Free
  • Keegan Henning - 14th in the 500 Free

State/Sectional Practice Schedules: Team Unify practice calendars are fully updated to reflect all practice changes through the end of the practice season on March 7. Please review this carefully.

State Meet Volunteers Needed: We have been asked by MSI to let our families know that volunteers are needed to help run the State Championship meet. All volunteers will receive a free State t-shirt along with snacks and drinks during their shift. There is a sign-up here if you are interested.

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QUOTE for the WEEK

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”   ~Tommy Lasorda

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

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

Spring Roster Announcements: Our staff has begun informing families of their Spring practice rosters. All swimmers will be notified by Wednesday March 6. 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. Please note a few minor changes from our initial posting. With the return of all swimmers from their high school seasons, several group practice times have been modified. Team Unify calendars are fully updated through the Spring season.

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

7-9:30

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

9:45-11:30

Gold

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:45

5-6:30

9:15-11

Silver

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

5:15-6:45

4:45-6:15

9:45-11:15

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

6:30-7:45

6:30-7:45

6:30-7:45

6:30-7:45

-

-

MSTS

6:30-8

6:30-8

6:30-8

6:30-8

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-

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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