Distance Challenge Results

3 club records were broken in relays at the Distance Challenge:

10&U girls 200 free relay – Natalie, Jordan, Isabelle, Ella – 2:46.50

15&O boys 200 free relay – Pierre, Riley, Sam, Neo – 1:52.57

15&O boys 200 medley relay – Riley, Neo, Sam, Pierre – 2:11.27

 

Anthony – the swim of the day with a massive 90 second drop in the 800 free.

Kai – dropped 28 seconds in the 400 free

Riley – swam 1500 free for the first time

Jordan, Renee, Sydney and Isabelle – all swam the 200 IM for the first time

Natalie – swam 400 free for the first time

Pierre – sub-30 in 50 free to lead off the record breaking 200 free relay

Ian – 13 second drop in 200 free

Zephan – dropped 7 seconds in 200 IM

Isabelle – 8 seconds off her 200 free for a new PB

Jordan – dropped 17 seconds in 200 free

Renee – took 15 seconds off her 400 free

Ruby – two new PBs in 200 IM and 400 free

Ella – dropped 13 seconds in 200 free

Joanna – took 11 seconds off in 800 free

 

NCSA Invitational Results

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Riptides coaches and swimmers at NCSA Invitational in Airdrie

Jaime and Neo medalled in all six events, while Kiana won 4 gold to lead the Riptides at the NCSA Invitational in Airdrie, the final meet before Southern Alberta Provincials.

Kiana – gold in 50/100/200 free and 50 fly and a PB in 400 IM dropping 25 seconds

Jaime – 2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze and 5 PBs

Neo – gold in 200 back, 4 silver and a bronze. 5th in the freestyle eliminator

Chantal – gold in 50 and 200 fly and silver in 50 free.

Jeremy – gold in 50 breast, silver in 400 IM and bronze in 400 free dropping 70 seconds!

Riley – silver in 200 back and 400 free and bronze in 50 back. 3 PBs

Pierre – bronze in 200 fly and 400 IM and 2 PBs

Joanna – silver in 400 free and bronze in 100 back

Avery – silver in 200 fly

Emily – a new Provincial standard and silver in 50 breast and 2 PBs

Ruby – bronze in 200 breast

Avi – bronze in 400 free

Sam – bronze in 200 free

Kahlen and Renee – the only two Riptides to get PBs in all 6 events!

Sydney and Kai – 5 PBs

Natalie – 4 PBs and a new Provincial standard in 50 breast

Up next is the Southern Alberta Provincials in Calgary. Riptides qualifiers are Jaime, Natalie, Ruby, Joanna, Emily, Kiana, Anthony, Kai, and Jeremy.

Grand Prix Results

Riptides 14&U Girls Relay Team

Riptides 14&U Girls Relay Team at UCSC Grand Prix

Anthony led the Riptides at the UCSC Grand Prix with a podium finish in all seven events, while Natalie and Ruby qualified for Southern Alberta Provincials in February.  Sam broke a club record in 100 fly while Chantal broke the 200 breast club record.

Ian – bronze in 50 fly and 2 PBs

Anthony – 4 gold, 2 silver, a bronze and PBs in all events

Pierre – 5 PBs

Andrew – 4 PBs

Neo – gold in 400 IM and 2 PBs

Sam – gold in 100 fly, silver in 200 fly, bronze in 200 free and 2 PBs

Riley – 2 PBs

Isabelle – one PB

Jamie and Emily – 4 PBs

Jordan – 5 PBs

Avi – 5th in 200 back and 5 PBs

Chantal and Skye – 2 PBs

Natalie – 5 PBs and a new Provincials standard in 100 breast

Ksenia – 3 PBs

Ruby – 3 PBs and a new Provincials standard in 200 breast

Sydney – PBs in all 6 events

Kiana – silver in 50 free, bronze in 50 back, and 2 PBs

 

Girls 15&O 200 Breast SC – Chantal 3:11.78 – Avery 3:12.79 (2016)

Boys 15&O 100 Fly LC – Sam 1:03.45 – Neo 1:03.97 (2016)

Distance Challenge Results

The annual December time trial challenged the Riptides to swim the longer distance events. For the older swimmers, the 800 free and 400 IM were the big events, while the younger ones swam the 200 and 400 free. 17 of the 30 swimmers competing swam a distance race for the first time.

Jeremy – dropped 108 seconds and a new Alberta Provincial standard in the 400 IM

Joanna – a huge 117 second drop and a new AB Provincial standard in the 800 free

Jamie – new AB Provincial standard in the 800 free in her first time swimming the event!

Anthony – 12&U AB Provincial standard in the 400 IM

Renee – a massive 474 second drop in the 400 free!

Kahlen – dropped 18 seconds in the 200 free

Sydney M – dropped 31 seconds in the 200 free

Ella – took 10 seconds off her 200 free

Emily – new PB in 400 free with a 5 second drop

Ruby – first time swimming the 400 free!

Congrats to first time 400 IM swimmers – Riley & Pierre

First time 200 free swimmers – Ani, Andrian, Anjah, Cale, Chloe, Ian, Isabelle, Kiera, Rune

Next Distance Challenge will include the 1500 free and run on Feb 11 at Elevation Place.

Team Photos with Santa – Coach’s Report

team-photo-with-santa-2We had an awesome meet this last Sunday hosted by NCSA. I had 10 novice swimmers compete and all crushing PB’s!

Kahlen – ALL PB’s! Dropping a whopping 8 seconds in her 100 BR.
Andrew –  3 PB’s and 2 gold!
Ani – 2 PB’s and a bronze in 50 fly!
Andrian –  2 silver and 1 gold!
Chloe –  3 PB’s and 2 gold!
Natalie – 3 gold and just tenths off the Provincial standard times for 50/100 breast!
Keira –  2 PB’s and a gold!
Keith – 1 PB and a silver!
Sydney S –  3 PB’s, 2 bronze and took 22 seconds off her 100 BR!
Will – Had some great swims this weekend!

Congratulations to you all!! I want to mention those that swam any freestyle events especially the 50 FR, the “little things” were all done perfectly!! All I had written down in my notes was AWESOME!

Keep up the hard work Novice! Very proud of you all!

Killarney Invitational Results

Anthony won 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Anthony won 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

The Riptides won 24 medals at the Killarney Short Course Invitational in Calgary, the first multi-day meet with heats and finals of the new season.

Anthony led the medal haul with 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and 3 PBs

Jeremy – 2 gold with ABC standards in 50 and 100 breast. Bronze in 200 free and 6 PBs

Kiana – gold in 50 fly with a new ABC standard and 2 silver, 1 bronze and 4 PBs

Neo – gold in 200 free, 2 silver, 1 bronze and 4 new club records

Sam – 3 silver, 1 bronze and 4 PBs

Kai – bronze in 100 IM, new club records in 50 & 100 breast, and 4 PBs

Isabelle – 5 PBs and bronze in 50 breast in her first A final!

Chantal – bronze in 50 free, 3 PBs and a new club record in 50 breast.

Riley – 3 PBs and bronze in 50 back

Jaime – PBs in all 6 swims!

Ruby and Shallis – 5 PBs

Pierre and Emily – 4 PBs

Renee and Ksenia – 2 PBs

New records:

Boys 15&O 200 IM – Neo 2:21.44 – Jason Evans 2:24.09 (2009)

Boys 15&O 100 free – Neo 55.06 – Neo 57.06 (2015)

Boys 15&O 200 free – Neo 2:04.43 – Neo 2:05.21 (2015)

Boys 15&O 100 fly – Neo 1:01.98 – Neo 1:02.12 (2015)

Boys 10&U 50 breast – Kai 46.58 – Peter Brothers 47.96 (2006)

Boys 10&U 100 breast – Kai 1:41.89 – Anthony Brito 1:43.16 (2016)

Girls 15&O 50 breast – Chantal 38.00 – Chantal Leporin 38.92 (2016)

Videos from finals on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZInW3FijoXYsKI8fRpibpRPQL3PzXMj

Kiana won gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

Kiana won gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.