Riptide Ramblings Newsletter 3/6

Scott Thompson
  • Riptide Brings Strong Performances to Silvers & States!  Riptide had a strong showing at YMCA Silver Championships with many best times and new State cuts.  See the Silvers meet report here.  The Riptide State Team kept the best times and had some amazing top finishes!  Check out the States meet report here!  Also, check out our news article on the State meet here.  Congrats to all who participated in both meets!
  • Nationals BLACK WEEK Begins!  National Team practices enter the first of two "Black Weeks" this week, which are the longest and most intense practices of the season..  Now is the time to step up and put the time & effort in, in order to meet your goals in Charlotte.  Do not skip a practice....do not just "do the laps" without intense effort AT ALL TIMES, do not sit out during a set.  This is when it counts, this will determine your 2020 Sunkissed destiny.  Make sure you do not look back with regret!  Just do it!
  • USA Swimming Update on Coronavirus: USA Swimming President & CEO has issued a general update on Coronavirus, reminding everyone of common practices for avoiding the spread of Coronavirus, as well as for more common illnesses like the flu.  Remember to wash your hands often; cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; stay home when you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.  Check out the USA Swimming update here.
  • Do You Want to Take Your Swimming to the Next Level?  Do you want to continue your progress and take your swimming to the next level?  You cannot wait until next season to begin working toward your new swimming goals.  Start reaching for them NOW!  After Nationals, Junior Olympics and then March Madness come to a close, there are many options available for all of our swimmers to take it to the next level.  Spring Fling (April-June) registration is open and includes training and options to participate in Riptide Long Course meets.  Check out the registration info here.  Summer Splash early morning training in the summer (June-July) is another way to improve your performance and continue to compete in long course meets throughout the summer.  Info for Summer Splash will be available soon.
  • Double-Down on Summer Swimming With Short Course Summer League:  Riptide swimmers can participate in intense spring/summer training AND ALSO participate in a summer swim club short course team (or swim only summer league if not interested in early morning intense training with Riptide).  There are many area local summer teams to join that provide a fun summer swimming experience!  If you would like more information on summer league swim teams in the area, let us know.
  • Looking for an Early Summer Swim Camp?  Summer swim camps are a great way to fine tune your technique, get in some quality workouts, and make new swimming friends.  If you are interested in a local swim camp for this summer, here is some info for a great one that takes place at The College of New Jersey in Ewing ( click here).  You can also check out camps at Princeton and Arete Swim Camp at FDU.  Make sure you register early for any swim camp so that you do not get closed out.