Riptide Ramblings 3/21

Scott Thompson
Mar 21, 2019
  • Say Aloha at the Riptide End-of-Season Banquet Luau!  Our end-of-season banquet will take place with a Luau-themed event on Saturday, April 13th 12:00pm-4:00pm at Palms Plaza on Route 34 in Matawan.  We are currently taking RSVPs on the web site until April 8th.  You must log on to the web site and indicate your swimmer's attendance as "yes" AND IN THE NOTES SECTION INDICATE HOW MANY ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS WILL ATTEND.  Checks for payment and banquet forms can then be mailed to Denise Babst.  See additional info and download the form here.  It will be a great day of catching up with teammates, dancing to awesome DJ music, great food & drink and a celebration of another great Riptide season!  We hope to see you there!
  • Reminder to Sign Up for Spring Fling or Spring/Summer Long Course Team!  We highly recommend that our swimmers participate in Spring Fling or the Summer Long Course Team, which both start in April.  Registration is ongoing, but will end soon.  Spring Fling (Apr-early Jun) will keep you in swim-shape and get you ready for your summer swim club season.  The long course team and season (Apr-Jul) is a great way to change up your training, increase endurance and add variety to your competitions by swimming in a long course olympic-sized pool (50 meters).   Spring and summer is a time to take the next step in your swimming journey, so consider continuing your training with Riptide!  Spring Fling & Summer Long Course Team info is available on the web site now (here).
  • Junior Olympic Swimmers Ready to Rock & Roll!  Good luck to our Junior Olympic swimmers who will be competing at Rutgers University this weekend!  Pre-meet info and psych sheets have been posted to the events page.  Also, don't forget to pre-register your car for parking at the pool according to Rutgers University policy.  We are looking forward to some great swims!  Congrats and best of luck to all of our swimmers (listed here).
  • Good Luck to Our Nationals Swimmers and Send Well Wishes!  In just one week our National Team will be competing at the Mecklenberg Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC.  Best of luck and safe travels to all of our swimmers participating (see National team bios here.....will you be joining them in 2020?).  While our swimmers are there, you can send well wishes and good luck to them during the meet (National Team members can share this email and instructions with family and friends!)  If you would like to email any of them for words or encouragement or support, you can do so by sending emails to the address listed below and following the instructions. Emails will be printed beginning Thursday morning and distributed before Thursday evening's events, then printed every afternoon, and evening and distributed before the next morning and evening sessions respectively. The LAST email printing will be 1pm on Sunday.  Our swimmers LOVE getting these messages before their swim sessions!  Email Address:   Very Important:  Please Put Swimmer Name In Subject Line and Please Do Not Send Any Pictures.
  • Farewell to Our Wonderful Senior Class!  Perhaps the most difficult part of any swim season is saying goodbye to our amazing seniors and wishing them well on their future endeavors.  We wish the best of luck and great success to them all, and please know that you will always be part of the Riptide family.  Check out our graduating senior bios here.
  • Where Did it Go?  You may have noticed that a few minor changes were made to the web site over the last week.  Some old links and pages were cleaned up, a new "Parents" section was created, and some parent-related pages were moved under this drop-down menu.  Also, the swimmer "Top Times" report was moved under "Meets" to be aligned with other meet & results related pages.  If you have any questions or might be looking for a specific page, please feel free to email