KSC and Wacky T-Shirt Results

The Riptides won 23 medals and broke 15 club records at the Killarney SC Invitational in Calgary, a big two day meet featuring 350 swimmers from southern Alberta.

Neo  gold in 100 fly and 200 free, silver in 100 and 200 back

Jaime – gold in 100 fly and 400 free, silver in 100 back and bronze in 200 breast

Jeremy gold in 50 breast, bronze in 100 and 200 breast

Joanna silver in 50 free and bronze in 200 back

David silver 200 free

Shallis silver in 100 fly

Kiana – bronze in 400 free

Chloe – silver in 50 breast

Sydney – bronze in 50 breast

Sam – bronze in 100 fly

Kai – bronze in 100 breast


Alberta Provincials qualifiers – Kahlen, Ian, Carter, Jaime, Natalie, Kai, Jeremy, Joanna, Shallis and Kiana


Notable new records:

Boys 17-18 100 breast – David 1:14.19 – Ben Bronsch 1:16.45 (2007)

Girls 14 200 breast – Emily 3:08.97 – Avery Spence 3:23.04 (2016)

Girls 13 400 free – Kiana 4:56.66 – Alison Donelon 4:56.70 (2004)

Girls 12 100 back – Jaime 1:15.57 – Kiana 1:15.69 (2017)

Girls 8&U 100 back – Ani 2:03.63 – Bryn Williams 2:14.13 (2016)

Boys Open 200 free relay – Neo, Sam, David, Riley 1:47.07

Boys Open 200 medley relay – Neo, David, Sam, Riley 2:02.80

Full results and new club records on our website: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/results


Coach’s Alex’s report for Wacky T-Shirt


What a fantastic weekend for the Novice swimmers!   For some this was their very first competition, and for some it was their first out of town competition.  I am so proud of everyone with their results and how they swam. Congratulations to you all.


Andrew: 1 PB and two 2nd place finishes!

Ani: Taking 26 seconds off her 50 fly! 1st in the 25 BR, and 1PB!

Finlay: 3 PB’s! Well Done

Heather: 2 PB’s and a second place in the 25 BR

Madeline: 2 PB’s! Awesome work!

Spencer: 2 PB’s, way to swim fast!

Amyryn: PB in the 100FR and a great 25 fly!

Ben: PB’s in all his events! Great first swim meet Ben

Sydney S: 1 PB, and 2 3rd place finishes!

Cale: All 4 races were PB’s! Great work

Rune: 2 PB’s! Awesome

Will: 1 PB, Great job!


I have seen so much improvement on our ‘little things’. Keep that up and bigger results will come! Keep coming to practice to enjoy swimming and to train hard, then compete to show how much faster you can go! Well done everyone.

Canmore Pentathlon Results

Ani, Kai and Neo were crowned Pentathlon champions at the 2017 Canmore Pentathlon on the weekend. The scoring format adds up swimmers’ times from 5 events, the 100 IM and 50s of each stroke (25s for 10&U).  Swimmers with the fastest overall times win the Pentathlon for their age group.

Full scoring for the Pentathlon here: https://riptides.ca/meets/canmore-pentathlon

Full results: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/results/


Coach Tom’s report:

Great weekend for the Riptides both young and old, a big thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the meet, they do not run without you and a big thank you to our sponsors in Subway and Good Earth for the food and beverage donations. 

Well done to my squads who showed some great demonstrations of the techniques we have been working on at the start of the year. It takes focus and concentration to put them into practice in races and I was really pleased to see so many of the swimmers thinking about this. As well as some early speed and some great times across the board from all the swimmers.

15 Club records went down over the weekend, with 3 overall Pentathlon winners. Great start all, keep up the work in training and in the gym, it will pay off! We move on towards Cascade Speed Meet for qualifiers and then onto KSC Invitational for all. Thank you for all your support.

Coach Alex’s report:

What a fantastic weekend! I am so proud of everyone who swam this weekend. We all achieved personal best’s (PB’s) in at least 1 event if not all events. We also had some first-time winter competitors such as Maddie, Parker, Heather, Finlay and Spencer. You did amazing at your first meet! We had Ella who achieved her 50 FR and BK as well as her 100 FR  Provincials standard for girls 10 and under! Wow!

What I was looking for specifically in this meet was:
  1. 1 – FUN!
  2. 2 – Our ‘little things’ as we call, such as streamlines and breakouts.
  3. 3 – KICK!

We did very well on all points, but my novice groups know that more kick is on the way 😉 This month we will be working a lot on our flip turns and breakouts, more fine tuning to be done. Today they were looking very good!

Notable new records:

Girls 12 – 50 breast – Jaime 40.44 – Brea Peterson 41.37 (2010)
Boys Open – 100 IM – Neo 1:04.78 – Jason Evans 1:04.87 (2010)
Boys Open 200 free relay – David, Neo, Sam, Riley 1:49.12 – Riptides 1:52.17 (2017)
Boys Open 200 medley relay – Neo, David, Sam, Riley 2:05.31 – Riptides 2:10.63 (2009) Simon Cuell, Jason Evans, Nolan Hunter, Arash Hariri



South Provincials Results

Jeremy, Joanna and Kiana led the Riptides at Alberta South Provincials with double medal performances and Ian, Kahlen, Kai and Kiana broke six club records.

Kiana – ABC standards in 8 events, two club records, bronze in 200 free and 50 fly

Jeremy – four championship standards and 7 PBs, bronze in 100 and 200 breast

Joanna – a successful return from an injury with 7 PBs, bronze in 200 and 400 free

Kai – two top 5 finishes and two club records

Jaime – 3 ABC standards and 4 PBs

Ian – 4 PBs and a new club record

Kahlen – 6 PBs and a new club record

Natalie – PBs in all 8 events!

Emily – 5 PBs and 3 top 10 finishes

Shallis – 6 PBs

Ella – her first Provincials and PBs in every race!


New records:

Girls 11&12 50 fly – Kiana 32.13 – Marin 32.35 (2016)

Girls 11&12 200 back – Kiana 2:48.61 – Emiko 2:50.76 (2015)

Girls 10&U 100 back – Kahlen 1:29.97 – Avi 1:30.36 (2013)

Boys 10&U 50 breast – Kai 44.97 – Kai 45.62 (2017)

Boys 10&U 200 breast – Kai 3:31.00 – Kai 3:35.86 (2017)

Boys 10&U 200 back – Ian 3:19.39 – no previous record

LASC Spring Challenge Results

Chantal and Shallis qualified for Alberta Summer Championships and the team finished fifth, winning 33 medals and breaking seven club records at the LASC Spring Challenge in Lethbridge.

Sam – 5 gold, 1 bronze and 3 new club records

Jeremy – 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. New Champs standard in 50 & 100 breast

Kai – 2 silver, 1 bronze and 2 new club records

Ian – 3 gold and 1 bronze

Chantal – 1 gold, 2 bronze and 1 club record

Natalie – 5 PBs, 1 club record, and a few new Provincial standards

Riley – 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 PBs

Jaime – bronze in 100 fly, Provincial standards and PBs in all events

Kahlen – 4 Provincial standards and PBs in all events

Sydney – silver in 50 breast and PBs in all events

Kiana – 1 silver and 2 bronze

Shallis and Renee – PBs in all events

Emily – PBs in all events and a few new Provincial standards

Jordan, Ruby, Sydney and Skye – 4 PBs

Ksenia – bronze in 400 IM

Avi – silver in 400 IM and 2 PBs

Pierre – PBs in all events and a new Provincial standard in 50 fly

Avery – 2 PBs and fourth in the 400 IM

Full results and new records

Qualifiers for Alberta Southern Provincials and Summer Championships