Provincials – Coach’s report

Kahlen and Carter

Over the past weekend we had three athletes compete in Long Course Provincial Championships in Calgary. Carter Beamish, Kahlen Anderson and Natalie Logan were the three Riptides athletes representing the club.

Carter coming home with a gold in the 100m BK, Silver in the 200m BK and 200m Fly, bronze in the 200m FR and 50m BK

Natalie Logan swam well and was able to beat 4 of her personal bests and placing top 10 in her 50m Breastroke while swimming faster in the final

Kahlen Anderson set good intentions going into all her races and was mentally ready! Gold in her 400m FR and 800m FR, and a bronze in her 100m Fr. Taking off some serious time in her 100 Fly and gaining another championship time as well. This was a great race to watch.

To view the full Outlook article go to: https://www.rmoutlook.com/article/bow-valley-riptides-take-home-medals-at-provincials-20190620

Spring Champs Results

Kai smashes the 200 breast club record finishing 8th at Spring Champs

Riptides swimmers smashed 20 club records at Alberta Spring Championships in Edmonton this weekend, while David and Joanna qualified for the Western Canadian Championships.

The highest finishes were: Carter 5th in 50 back; Jaime 6th in 200 IM; and Kai 8th in 200 breast and 10th in 200 fly.

 

Jaime – club records in 50, 100 & 200 breast and 200 IM

Joanna – club records in 100-200-400-800 free; Western Championships standards in 100-200-400 free and her first Canadian Junior Championships standard in 100 free.

David – club records in 50 & 200 breast & 200 free; a Western standard in 50 breast

Carter – club records in 50, 100 & 200 back

Jeremy – club records in 100 & 200 breast and 200 IM

Kai – club records in 50 & 200 breast

Natalie – PBs in all events at her first Alberta Champs

Kiana – top 20 in 50 & 100 fly

 

Jaime, Natalie, Kiana and Joanna combined for a new open 400 free relay club record breaking the previous record set in 2015 by Emiko, Kiana, Cassidy and Marin.

Full results and new records: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/results/

Alberta Provincials Results

Natalie 50 breast

Natalie sprints to gold in 50m breaststroke

Natalie won gold in 50m breaststroke and silver in 100m breaststroke at Alberta Provincials in Calgary and advanced to the Alberta Championships for the first time. She had personal best times in all of her races.   Ksenia swam five PBs and dropped 10 seconds in the 200 free and 4 in the 100 free.

Next up is the Alberta Spring Championships, March  in Edmonton, March 14-17 in Edmonton.  Carter, Jaime, Natalie, Kai, Jeremy, Joanna, David and Kiana will be representing the Riptides and racing to qualify for the Canadian Western Championships in April.

Pugsley’s Plunge Results

Kai qualified for the Alberta Championships for the first time and smashed two long standing breaststroke club records at Pugsley’s Plunge in Calgary. Natalie achieved her first Alberta Champs standard in the 50 breast finishing third. She was 3rd in 50 free and dropped 18 seconds to finish 4th in 200 free.

In the 100 breast, Kai finished first and took 5 seconds off Ken Naito’s 2006 club record. In the 50 breast, he was second, eclipsing the record set by Jason Evans at Pugsley’s Plunge in 2007. He was also 2nd in 50 fly and 3rd in 100 fly.

Len – five PBs
Ryder – massive 15 second drop in 100 breast to finish 5th in the final
Ian – 2nd in 200 IM, 3rd in 400 IM, 100 fly and 100 back, PBs in every race
Andrew – 1st in 200 breast and 200 IM, PBs in all races
Ani – a big 8 second improvement in 50 fly and PBs in every race
Neo – 1st in 200 back, 2nd in 100 IM and 100 back, 3rd in 50 free and 100 fly
Chloe – 4th in 400 IM in her first attempt at the distance
Sydney M – 4 PBs and a 9 second drop in 200 free
Ruby – 5th in 800 free after a 32 second improvement
Sydney S – 3rd in 200 back and 4 PBs
Cale – made finals in 3 out of 3 events, 4th in 50 breast, PBs in all races
Rune – 5 PBs
Will – two PBs
Jade – PBs in all six races

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

Photos with Santa – Coach’s Report

We had a small but mighty team swim in Calgary this past weekend. 5 Novice 1’s were attending the meet where they were able to take a photo with Santa and ask for best swims and fast times for Christmas, among many other things of course!

We had a lot of new swims that they did over the day. 100 FR and 50 BR were the two new events they swam. All swimmers entered in these events did amazing! Flip turns off all their walls and pull outs in their Breastroke races!

Kimiko came 5th in her 100FR
Greta was 3rd in her 100FR
Charlie and Zach had some great improvements in their swims, some fast personal bests!
Joanna who joined the club just over a month ago came to her first meet and did so well in her freestyle and backstroke races. Keep up that great swimming!

Well done swimmers, what a meet to end the year off. I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings! – Coach Alex