Weekly News - January 18, 2021

Riptide Swim Team

Weekly News – January 18, 2021


New Information

  • February Meet Information
    • February Intrasquad Meet - Registration will open on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
    • February Dual Meet - Registration will open on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Swimmers may only register for one of the two meets.
    • Possible meet on Sunday, February 28. Stay tuned!
  • Volunteers Needed
    • After many years of service to the team, Eric Hutchins needs to step away from his meet equipment set-up duties to focus his time elsewhere. We want to thank him for his incredible, selfless support. He made running meets much easier for all of us. THANK YOU, Eric!
    • We are looking for a few Riptide parents who have flexible work schedules and are at least a little bit tech savvy to help with our meet set up. Our goal is to have a crew of parents so that the burden is not just on one or two individuals. We will be running a training session on Saturday, February 6 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Amy Parratto ([email protected]). Thank you!
  • College Commitments



  • 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 close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, you must keep them away from the pool for 14 days. You may not test out of this quarantine.
  • Please keep in mind the following items:
    • Stay home if you are not feeling well. Please err on the side of caution as one bad decision can impact numerous other swimmers and families.
    • Remember that family members sharing the same household are considered “close contact” when it comes to Covid exposure. Therefore, if a member of your family tests positive for Covid, you must quarantine from practice for 14 days. You may not “test out of quarantine”. In the event you must miss practice due to Covid exposure, please notify Alison at [email protected] and a credit will be arranged.
    • Please remind your swimmers to always wear masks at BWAC while not swimming. Send your swimmer with a small plastic baggie in which they may place their mask at the end of their lane. The mask may be taken off just prior to entering the water and must then be placed back on immediately after exiting the water.
    • Please remember to send swimmers with a plastic bag in which to place wet boots/shoes upon entering BWAC.
  • Coach Michelle Hopewell is running Private Lessons for interested swimmers during weekday hours. If you are interested, please email her directly at [email protected].
  • Cold Weather Entry/Exit Policy
  • 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