Weekly News - October 7, 2019

Riptide Swim Team

Weekly News – October 7, 2019


New Information


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 Fall Splash: We need volunteers for this weekend’s meet. If your child is swimming (8&U, Bronze, Silver, Gold, MSTS, Senior 1), please look at the sign-up and consider helping. Thank you!

Golden Goggles: Congratulations to Mike & Regan for their USA Swimming Golden Goggles nominations. Regan is nominated in four categories including Breakout Performer of the Year, Female Race of the Year, Relay Performance of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. Mike is nominated for Coach of the Year. The Golden Goggles Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday evening, November 24th. Be sure to vote for your selections here.

Riptide Photo Information: Please pay special attention to the photo schedule!

  • 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

Chilly Dip Volunteers: Remember that all families with swimmers participating in the Chilly Dip are required to work THREE shifts (one must be a timing shift). The job sign-up is active so please check it out now.

Recommended Reading:

Quote for the Week: 

"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." ~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.

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

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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