Weekly News - October 11, 2021

Amy Parratto

Weekly News – October 11, 2021 

Latest Information

  • Upcoming Meet Deadlines – Riptide All Levels Meet (November 13) – deadline has been extended to October 13. Rochester / Senior Showdown (November 19-21 / Senior Elite who qualify) – deadline is October 16.
  • Halloween Splash Night - What does it take to be a great team player? Wear your costume and get prepared for cooperation, logic thinking, problem solving, connecting with teammates and working together to win our ultimate prize in the GLOW in the dark scavenger hunt. Watch Hocus Pocus and eat popcorn, splash in the pool with friends at our SPOOKTACULAR evening of team bonding event on October 24.Registration deadline is October 16.
  • Clinic Registration Reminder – Clinic registration can only be done through our website. Do not register for clinics using the TU App.
  • Riptide Lost & Found – Our lost and found is growing by the day! If your child is missing any clothing, shoes, water bottles, masks, goggles or equipment, please stop in quickly to check the lost and found table in the lobby.

Regular Reminders

  • Questions – If you have a question regarding your swimmer, meets, clinics, practices etc. please contact your swimmer’s lead coach in order to get the quickest and most accurate response (see the list below). If you have a billing question, contact Cara Pavek - [email protected]
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Senior Prep and Senior Groups – Our lead coaches want to remind you that all swimmers must bring their tennis shoes Monday through Thursday for the dryland exercise portion of practice. Thank you!
  • Remember that we do have a parking lot routine that everyone must follow. Here is the link to see the details - https://www.teamunify.com/mnwss/UserFiles/File/BuildingMap-traffic%20flow.pdf
  • New Team Suit – Please be aware that ALL swimmers are required to purchase the new team suit if they are competing in swim meets. Here is the link to our Elsmore team apparel page - https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/minnesota/clubs/riptide.html.
  • Officiating – If you have any interest in becoming an official, please contact Coach Amy Parratto – [email protected]

Safety Protocols

  • 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.
  • Locker rooms are only available for swimmers to use the bathrooms. Exceptions have been made for selected groups and practices.
  • Swimmers should continue to arrive and leave practice in their swim suit.
  • Vaccinated swimmers are required to follow any CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and exposures. They do not have to follow the 10 day unvaccinated quarantine procedures. More information will be provided in the days to come.
  • 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.