Weekly News - July 19, 2021

Riptide Swim Team

Weekly News – July 19, 2021


New Information

  • Riptide swimmers stole the show in Rochester this weekend at the Last Chance Qualifier winning the meet with a total of 13,849 points! We had a very high percentage of personal best times and numerous new Champ cuts! You may see the meet results here. Congratulations to all swimmers on this fantastic performance.
  • Riptide will send 49 swimmers to Age-Group State Championships this weekend! This is by far our largest contingent ever. Congratulations to all of you and best of luck against the rest of the state! Keep your eyes on the meet page for all updates and details.
  • Meet-Related Practice Changes
    • There will be no Jr-Select or Sr1 practices on Saturday
  • We are looking for hosts from each roster group to host watch parties as we cheer on Regan. You can host at home, at a place of your choice, wherever works best for you. Two roster groups are taken care of, but many remain. Riptide post the hosting, will contribute a set nominal amount to show gratitude to host teammates. Thank you for considering, please reach out if you have any questions to Mikaela by emailing [email protected]
    • Bronze- DONE
    • Silve
    • 9&U - DONE
    • Gold- DONE
    • Junior Select - DONE
    • MSTS
    • Senior 1
    • Senior 2 
    • Sr Elite
  • As we continue to grow and to improve our program, we want to highlight our families who have grown with us beginning at the Wise Swim School. We want to know more about you and share your story. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Your story matters.


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  • Remember, if interested, to sign-up for our August FlexSwim option which runs the weeks of August 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd. Practices will be M/W/F from 6:30-7:30p with an additional dryland session following the in-water practices. Dryland will conclude at 7:50. Be sure to sign up soon if you are interested! The price is $150. Please note your desire to do dryland in the comment section of the sign-up.
  • Fall registration will open on Monday, August 23rd.
  • Team USA moved into the Olympic Village today! They have had a great three weeks of training camp and are ready to compete at their best beginning this weekend. Regan’s competition schedule (US Central Time) is:
    • 100 Back Semi’s – Sunday evening at 9:53p
    • 100 Back Finals – Monday evening at 8:51p
    • 200 Fly Semi’s – Tuesday evening at 8:57p
    • 200 Fly Finals – Wednesday evening at 9:28p
    • Mixed 4x100 Medley Relay Final – Friday evening at 9:43p (tentative…may swim prelim)
    • Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay Finals – Saturday evening at 9:15p




  • We still require masks while at BWAC. Fully vaccinated coaches may now remove masks while swimmers are in the water but will wear them during any interactions with the swimmers before or after practices. Thank you for your continued attention to these procedures.
  • 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 10 days. You may not test out of this quarantine. Please review the Standard Operating Procedures.
    • 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 10 days. You may not “test out of quarantine”. In the event you must miss practice due to Covid exposure, please notify [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.
  • Long course season practices will end Saturday, July 24th for all swimmers not advancing to Sr State Championships, Central Zone Championships or Sr National Championships.
  • Roster changes for September will be announced by August 6th.
  • The Fall practice schedule will be announced by August 13th.
  • All Riptide swimmers will be issued our end-of-season championship t-shirt. Your team unify accounts will be billed for the shirt.
  • An important administrative reminder for all families – our annual Team Unify registration system purge occurs in August. We clear the system and begin with a clean slate for the 2021-22 season. All swimmers must re-register in August for the new season which begins on September 7th.
  • We will offer a new Riptide Swim Camp in early August for our interested age group swimmers. The dates are August 2-6 and the camp will run from 9a-2p each day. You will learn some great skills, have fun with your friends and stay away from the dreaded “couch trap!” The price for the week is $325. You may find more details and sign up here. Capacity is limited to 30 swimmers so act quickly!
  • Coach Contact Information
  • Please direct all billing inquiries to Cara Pavek at [email protected].