Weekly News - August 5, 2019

Riptide Swim Team
Aug 5, 2019

Weekly News – August 5, 2019


New Information



Sr State Championship Results: Our Riptide Seniors crushed the Minnesota Sr State meet taking the overall team title with 1327 points! We’ll publish a full recap later in August. Our Sr State Champions are:

  • Katia Soudakova – 200/400 Free
  • Winter Craig – 200 Fly
  • Megan Hutchins – 200 Back
  • Katherine Randall – 1500 Free
  • Tim Rizzo – 400 Free
  • Katia Soudakova, Claudia Dougan, Megan Hutchins & Katherine Randall – 800 Free Relay

Central Zone Championship Results: Riptide swimmers had a great meet at the USA Swimming Central Zone Championships in Fargo, ND. Team Minnesota took 1st place overall! We’ll publish a full recap later in August. Riptide’s Zone swimmers were Frances Anderson, Katherine Bonneville, Hannah Dubbe, Taylor Hintz, Rachel Hutchins, Matthew Mortenson, Caroline Mulrooney, Elizabeth Oakland, Addison Pavek and MacKenzie Roach.

Great Underwater Race Video: Take a few minutes to watch this exceptional and unique underwater video of Team USA’s World Record breaking Women’s 400 Medley Relay performance at World Championships. Regan swims the lead-off backstroke leg in a World Record time of 57.57!

200 Back Video: Here’s a link to Regan’s World Record swim in the 200-meter backstroke.

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!

Upcoming Clinics: We have a lot of great clinics scheduled for August. We encourage you to check out the schedule on our home page under Upcoming Team Events.

Recommended Reading:

Quote for the Week: 

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”                ~ Anonymous


Ongoing Updates & Reminders


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

Fall Registration: Registration for the Fall season opens on Monday, August 20th. ALL Riptide swimmers planning to swim in September must register prior to the start of the season. Our girls high school swimmers may wait to register until closer to when they plan to return.

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

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