Weekly News - July 8, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
Jul 8, 2019

Weekly News – July 8, 2019

New Information

AquaJet Invite: We had a fantastic weekend at the U of M swimming at the Aquajet Invite! This meet features exceptional competition and our swimmers fared very well. Riptide swimmers achieved new Champ times, Zone times and Speedo Sectional times! We’d like to specifically congratulate our event winners – Frances Anderson (50/100 Breast), Rachel Hutchins (400 Free) and Elizabeth Oakland (50 Fly)  Full results are available here.

FINA World Swimming Championships: Regan Smith departed yesterday for Team USA Training Camp in Singapore. Following the 11-day camp in Singapore, the team heads to Gwangju, South Korea for FINA World Championships which run from July 21-28. Good luck, Regan!

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.

End of Season Practice: Practice ends on July 18th for all swimmers not advancing to MRC’s or beyond. For our MRC swimmers not advancing to State Championships, your season will end following MRC’s. All Riptide swimmers wishing to swim through August are welcome to sign-up for FlexSwim (see below) which begins on July 29th.

Summer FlexSwim: We’re offering FlexSwim during the upcoming off-season in late July through August! It will run M-Th for 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!

Registration for Fall Season: As a reminder to our families, all Riptide accounts will be “suspended” following the conclusion of the long course season. All Riptide swimmers are required to re-register for the new season. The registration system will open in August at a date to be named NEXT WEEK in the Weekly News. Keep your eyes peeled!

Two Extra Rooms in Austin for MRC’s: Rich Booth has two rooms available in Austin for MRC’s! They’ve been hard to come by so please email him ASAP at Rich_Booth@irco.com and he’ll hand them to the first people he hears from. Thanks, Rich!

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Quote for the Week: 

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get." 

                                                                                                          ~Michael Phelps

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.

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.

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

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