Weekly News - May 13, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
May 13, 2019

Weekly News – May 13, 2019

New Information

Des Moines Meet: Riptide rolled into Des Moines and made us all proud! Great racing by all! Our meet results are available here.

Minnetonka Invite (Rochester): Some of our swimmers are traveling again this weekend for the meet in Rochester. Keep your eyes on the meet info page for updates and details.

May All-Levels Meet: We are very much in need of an announcer for the All Levels Meet this weekend (Saturday) at Bluewater. No experience required as we can get you up to speed quickly! We also need two additional Stroke & Turn Officials! If you can help us, please contact Coach Amy ASAP!

Tyr Pro Bloomington: Regan Smith will be competing this weekend at the 4th stop on the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Bloomington, IN. The Olympic Channel will have live coverage of Finals on Fri/Sat/Sun evenings at 5pm central.

Long Course Summer Surcharge: On June 15th, the following practice rosters will be charged their annual summer long course surcharge. These fees partially off-set our 50-meter lane expenses in Northfield and Bloomington.

  • Sr Elite & Sprint - $75
  • Sr 2 - $70
  • Sr 1 - $60
  • Jr-Select - $60
  • Gold - $40

College Swimmer Ceremony: We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 29th at 3pm, to celebrate our college swimming-bound Seniors. We’ll gather in the Bluewater lobby for 15 minutes at the beginning of our Senior Elite & Senior 2 practices to acknowledge the hard work these athletes have done during their time at Riptide and to wish them well going forward. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Please join us!

2019 Zone Open Water Swimming Championships: We have a great opportunity for those interested in Open Water Swimming. Open Water Zones will take place in Pleasant Prairie, WI July 13/14, in their purpose-built facility. This is a safe and fun environment for our athletes. Anyone interested in more information, please contact Coach Amy for details.

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Quote for the Week 

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

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

HSTS Practice Calendar: We ask our HSTS families to please keep an eye on their team unify practice calendars during the spring season. Due to ISD pool space issues, the HSTS group will occasionally practice at Valley Middle School or at Rosemount Middle School.

Bluewater Dryland/Lobby Behavior: A reminder to our parents to please supervise your children in the Bluewater dryland areas. We are seeing an increasing number of siblings climbing/playing on equipment. Thank you for your consideration.

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

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