Weekly News - September 30, 2019

Riptide Swim Team

Weekly News – September 30, 2019

 

New Information

 

Riptide IntraSquad Results: The annual IntraSquad meet was great! Lot’s of loud cheering from the stands and the pool deck. Thank you to everyone for their support! Congratulations to the White Team on their victory! Meet results are posted.

Meet Deadlines: Please pay careful attention to these upcoming meet entry deadlines. If you have any questions regarding appropriate meets for your swimmer, please contact your lead coach.

Riptide Photo Information: Our Riptide photos with Brendon will be taken over the course of this week and the next depending upon your practice roster. Please pay special attention to the photo schedule! There are a few changes that may impact your group.

  • Senior Elite/Senior 2/Sprint          Wednesday, 10/2 @ 3:30.
  • Senior 1/HSTS                              Wednesday 10/2 @ 6:15
  • Silver                                             Friday 10/4 @ 4:45
  • Bronze/8 & Under                         Friday 10/4 @ 6:00
  • Gold*/Jr Select/MSTS                  Monday 10/7 @ 4:45

*Note that Gold swimmers will only have the large Team/Group photo taken on Monday 10/7.  Due to the size of this group we will take individual photos of Gold swimmers Tuesday (10/8) and Thursday (10/10) from 4:45 – 5:30

For any swimmers who may have missed their time and would like photos taken, the sessions on 10/8 and 10/10 are available to them as well.

  Please note that photo order forms are available at the reception desk at Bluewater.   Pre-orders can also be made           at:  https://www.chronicle-studio.com/prepay

Please direct questions to brendon@chronicle-studio.com

If your swimmer participated in the Intrasquad meet this past weekend please check out the gallery at: https://chronicle.pixieset.com/riptidefallintrasquadmeet/ 

Please contact Brendon via the mail above for a free download code if your swimmer is in the gallery!

Safe Sport for Athletes: As part of Riptide’s effort to become a Safe Sport Certified Team, we are asking that our athletes, ages 13 & over, take a few minutes of their time to take the Safe Sport online training for athletes. It’s an introduction to Safe Sport, healthy boundaries, and how to speak up about misconduct, abuse, and the behaviors that lead to abuse. You can find more information and take the training at www.usaswimming.org/learn. The course is called "SAFE SPORT FOR ATHLETES". If we can get 10+% of our 13 & over athletes to take this course, we earn vital points towards our team certification.

Safe Sport for Parents: As part of Riptide’s effort to become a Safe Sport Certified Team, we are asking that our parents take a few minutes of their time to take the Safe Sport online training for parents. It’s an introduction to Safe Sport, abuse and reporting information. You can find more information and take the training at www.usaswimming.org/learn. The course is called "SAFE SPORT FOR PARENTS". If we can get 10+% of our Parents to take this course, we earn vital points towards our team certification.

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Quote for the Week: 

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you need to develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." 

                                                                                                ~Charles R. Swindoll

 

 Ongoing Updates & Reminders

 

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

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

Fundraising: If you chose not to pay the $30/month facility fee and are, instead, participating in the fund raiser, please contact Cara in billing.

New Team Suit: Our new team suit for the 2019-20 season is now available to order online or to pick-up in-store at Elsmore. Be sure to get your new suit in time for the Sept 28th Intrasquad Meet.

Local Construction: Bluewater access will be impacted by ongoing road construction. Please see the following links ( 1 & 2)  for important details. Drive safely!

March Age Group State Championship Hotel Block: For our early planners – we have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rochester for Age Group Championships in March! You may book here.

MAAPP Certification: This is a reminder that ALL 17 year-old Riptide athletes MUST complete their MAAPP online training prior to their 18th birthday. This is a now requirement for USA Swimming membership.

Splash n Crash Nights: Splash n Crash Nights are an opportunity for swimmers to blow off steam, play in the pool, and then enjoy some Riptide team fun with movies and a snack! We as a team are emphasizing a strong team culture, and this is the perfect atmosphere to do this. These times are a perfect opportunity to get a little time off from your swimmer during a coach supervised activity.

  • Date & Time: Oct 13th @ 3pm
  • Movie shown: Turbo
  • Groups: 8 & Under, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Junior Select

Cost: $10

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