Weekly News - October 5, 2020

Riptide Swim Team

Weekly News – October 5, 2020

 

New Information

  • Monitor the Meet Page for up-to-date information (timelines, heat sheets, warm-up information, etc.) on this weekend’s IntraSquad meet. Please remember to grab a volunteer position if you have a swimmer in the meet. We need your support.
  • Karl Kindseth will again be livestreaming a few sessions of the IntraSquad meet this weekend! Sessions 3&4 on Saturday late morning and afternoon will be live. If you have a YouTube account, simply follow this link and subscribe to the channel by clicking the little bell icon next to Subscribe. This will alert you when any new content is either uploaded or live streamed. If you do not have a YouTube account, you will need to create one first. We hope everyone enjoys this opportunity to watch Riptide racing from afar!
  • There will be NO PRACTICES on Friday or Saturday (9th/10th) this week (other than Masters & Friday Homeschool) due to the IntraSquad meet.
  • Please sign up for a volunteer position for the October 24 Dual Meet with SCSC if your child is participating in the meet.
  • Age-group swimmers are encouraged to check-out our upcoming swim clinics! We have a great list of clinics listed on the homepage under Upcoming Team Events.
  • Check out the upcoming Mask Tie Dye social event! We would love to have your swimmer join us!
    • Safe Sport Team Info - To maintain our team’s Safe Sport certification, Riptide must have a minimum percentage of its membership (both athletes and parents) complete the SafeSport training. Thank you for your support!
    • Athletes - We need our 12 and over athletes to take the course. To access the on-line course, go to https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/learn and enter the swimmer's name and birthdate to log in. You may need to select their name from a list, look for our club code - RIPT. Once on the Learn platform, look for the SafeSport for Athletes education module. You will need to "Add to Cart" and "Checkout" (the course is free) to continue. The course itself should take less than 10 minutes.
    • Parents - To access, go to https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/learn and enter the your name and birthdate to log in. You need to select their name from a list, look for our club code - RIPT. Once on the Learn platform, look for the SafeSport for Parents education module. You will need to "Add to Cart" and "Checkout" (the course is free) to continue. The course itself should take less than 10 minutes.
  • We are in the process of reviewing our upcoming cold weather entry/exit procedures. Families will be notified of processes once they are clearly defined.
  • Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should swimmers exhibiting symptoms associated with Covid-19 and/or with a fever of 100.4 or higher attend practices. Please work together to reduce the risk of infection. If your swimmer has had contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, you must keep them away from the pool and not return for 14 days or until you have a negative Covid test result.
  • Coach Michelle Hopewell is running Private Lessons for interested swimmers during weekday hours. If you are interested, please email her directly at [email protected].

 

Reminders

  • Covid Safety Processes –Please review the Standard Operating Procedures. Our SOP’s are subject to change and all changes will be communicated to families via email. Three critical points:
    • Masks required when not swimming. Place your masks on as soon as reasonably possible after completing your in-water practice.
    • 6-foot social distancing is required when not swimming.
    • Swimmers are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot following practices. When your practice is completed, please exit the facility and parking lot immediately. If you wish to “hang-out” please do so somewhere else.
  • Coach Contact Information
  • All high school swimmers will, during registration, be charged for HALF of their normal one-month’s roster fees. This charge will effectively be your fees for the second half of October when you return from high school swimming. If, due to an unforeseen extension to the high school season, you return later than mid-October, a prorated credit will be applied to your account.
  • Please direct all billing inquiries to Alison Pye. She may be reached at [email protected].

 

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