Urgent Announcement - Pause in Riptide Operations at Midnight Friday

Riptide Swim Team

Dear Riptide Families,

Following Governor Tim Walz’ Wednesday evening announcement, Riptide will, as of 11:59pm on Friday November 20th, temporarily pause all operations. The intent of the Governor’s Executive Order is clear, and, Riptide will do its part to support the safety and well-being of our community. We will make plans to re-open the team in accordance with the Governor’s guidelines on December 18th. We will share these plans with our families once they are clearly defined.

A credit for the remainder of November will be posted to all accounts in the coming weeks as we sort through the details. If you would prefer that your credit be donated directly to your coach(es), you will have an option to do so. We will provide information on this option shortly.

It has been a challenging eight months for everyone. While this is certainly a disappointing turn of events, we are immensely thankful for the sacrifices made throughout this pandemic by our swimmers, their families, and by our excellent coaching staff. All of us, together, strived to make the best of a very difficult situation.

I have confidence that we will soon return to the lanes at Bluewater to continue the pursuit of excellence that Riptide represents. In the meantime, enjoy your families and the wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your steadfast support and for your patience during this period. We will be in touch soon with additional details. Stay safe!


Jim Wise