Weekly News - June 24, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
Jun 24, 2019

Weekly News – June 24, 2019

New Information

Hurricane Invite Results: 62 Riptide swimmers enjoyed some long course racing at the University of Minnesota this weekend. We had another boat-load of best times and quite a few new state championship qualifying swims! Congratulations to everyone. Please take a look at your meet results here.

Senior Elites in Florida: We have 32 Senior Elite swimmers in Fort Myers, FL training hard and enjoying the Florida sun! They’ll return to Minnesota on Wednesday and will compete in the NSAC meet at the U of M this weekend.

Cascade Bay: This Sunday, June 30th, our Riptide families are invited to enjoy the Cascade Bay Waterpark. Coach Mikaela is coordinating the disbursement of the wristbands for our attendees. Please contact Mikaela after signing-up to get your bands!

  • Who: All Staff and Customers of WSS including satellite locations, Riptide Staff and Members
  • When: June 30th 6:45-8:45pm
  • Where: Cascade Bay in Eagan
  • Why: Make the kids smile

Summer FlexSwim: We’re offering FlexSwim during the upcoming off-season in late July through August! It will run five weeks - July 29th through August 29th – 13 & O 4-5:15pm and 12 & U 5:15-6:15pm. The five-week session is only $120. Use the event sign-up to register!

Recommended Reading:

Quote for the Week: 

"The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit." ~Ken Doheerty

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

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

Elsmore Tech Suit Discount: Please take advantage of Elsmore’s latest tech suit coupon good through August 4th. Use code 001SPEEDO-FY for 20% off your Speedo tech suit purchase at Elsmore! The coupon is for 20% off RETAIL price. This code is good in-store or online.

Swimmer Pick-Ups: A reminder to parents to please make every effort to be on-time to get your kids from practices. We ask that you arrive no later than 15 minutes after the completion of practice. If this continues to be a problem, we will need to charge the specific families to cover the costs of coaches remaining past the end of normal shifts.

Summer Weather Policy: In the case of inclement weather, any roster group scheduled for a long course practice will receive a cancellation email from the lead coach. This email will include information on your alternate practice location and time.

  • Northfield early morning practices - Sent no later than 4:20am
  • Bloomington early morning practices – Sent no later than 5am.
  • Bloomington 10am practices – Sent no later than 9am.

Auto Championship Meet Sign-Up: A reminder to our families that all swimmers in groups Silver or higher (excluding HSTS) will be automatically entered for all end-of-season Championship Meets for which they qualify UNLESS you contact your lead coach and request they NOT be entered. You may also “decline” the meet in Team Unify.

Holiday Inn Rooms for MRC: We were able to find 15 additional 2-Qn rooms at the Holiday Inn in Austin. See this link for booking details.

Cascade Bay: On Sunday, June 30th, our Riptide families are invited to enjoy the Cascade Bay Waterpark. More details will follow soon but, for now, here are your relevant details.

  • Who: All Staff and Customers of WSS including satellite locations, Riptide Staff and Members
  • When: June 30th 6:45-8:45pm
  • Where: Cascade Bay in Eagan
  • Why: To make the kids smile

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

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