Riptide Ramblings 4/8

Scott Thompson
Apr 8, 2019
  • LAST CALL FOR BANQUET!  This is the LAST CALL to RSVP for the Fall/Winter end of season banquet, as the deadline is TODAY!  The banquet will take place this Saturday, April 13th 12:00pm-4:00pm at Palms Plaza on Route 34 in Matawan.  To RSVP, 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!
  • Olympic-Sized Performances at JO's!  Our Riptide swimmers produced a number of "olympic-sized" performances at New Jersey Junior Olympics during the weekend of March 22nd-24th.  Many best times were achieved and a team record was set by Kaitlin Hall in the 11/12 1000 free!  Take a look at the meet report here.  Congrats to all on your best times, AND for achieving qualifying times to compete at this meet!
  • Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be in Carolina! Our National Team took North Carolina by storm during the weekend of Thursday, March 28th- Sunday, March 31st.  Our 45 swimmers achieved 227 best times.....yes 227 best times.....in one weekend!  Records were set, and yes, Riptide won the coveted team spirit award!  What an amazing weekend!  Check out the meet report here.  ALSO, check out a quick photo albumn here showing all of the fun and excitement.  Will you join us next year for an exciting, fun-fufilled, best-time extravaganza?  This is what it's all about.....SET THOSE GOALS NOW!
  • THE NEXT STEP IS NOW - Spring Fling or Spring/Summer Long Course!  Use the end of the winter season, March Madness and/or your National Team experience as a springboard to get yourself to the next level.  Taking time off now can set you back going into Summer season.  Get right back in the water starting next week!  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).  REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, APRIL 15TH!  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).