Lethbridge Camp & Meet – May 3-6

Each year, the Riptides Swim Club goes on a road trip at the end of April or beginning of May. The main reason is to create a positive team building experience and it is a blast!!! On the training side, swimmers have been off swimming during spring break and are back in the water getting ready for the long course season. This mean that swim meets for the remainder of the season will be hosted in an Olympic size pool, 50m in length. The only exception is the Jr circuit meets.

The Lethbridge swim camp and meet is the perfect occasion to kick off the long course season. We will train at the University of Lethbridge 50m pool to get the swimmers familiar with the length before attacking the swim meet on the weekend.

The tentative schedule is to depart Canmore on Thursday, May 3 @ 3:30pm and return Sunday, May 6 after the swim meet has completed or until all Riptides have swum their events between 4:00 to 6 pm. Thursday night we plan to stay at the Days Inn Hotel and for the Friday & Saturday we will stay in the townhouses on the University of Lethbridge campus (only available starting May 4th as the students are still in residence until May 1st). We have stayed on campus previous years and have found the location to be very convenient. Each townhouse has 4 bedrooms/2 full bathrooms/full kitchen and living room. They are very clean, spacious and only a 5 minute walk to the pool.

The estimate cost is based on 12 swimmers 10 yrs & older, 2 coaches and 3 chaperones. The cost for each swimmer would be approximately $310, which includes accommodation, all meals/snacks, transportation and meet fees for 3 days.

We are looking for three Chaperones to help prepare all meals/snacks for the swimmers & coaches. There is no cost for the chaperones as they are volunteering their time to supervise the swimmers, prepare/cook all meals, and transport themselves to/from Lethbridge.

We will be travelling in a 15 person van for swimmers & coaches and we would need at least one support vehicle to transport luggage/supplies/chaperones. Any parents wishing to join the swimmers who are not chaperoning could join the team and contribute towards the cost. It is expected that they pay for their own hotel accommodation and food costs — rooms have been blocked at the Days Inn. Also if any swimmers 9 years old and younger wish to join the trip they must travel and stay at the hotel with the parent or guardian and pay their own cost.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Please let me know as soon as possible about registering swimmers or interest in chaperoning. The deadline to sign up and pay is April 14th.

Lethbridge Camp/Meet 2012 Schedule

Thursday May 3rd
3:30pm Departure from the Rec. Center
8:00 pm Diner
9:00 pm Bed Time
Friday May 4th
6:00 am Breakfast
6:30 am Departure to the pool
6:45 am Activation
7:00 am Pool training in 50m length
8:30 am Dry land
9:45 am Snack
10:00 am Class room
11:45 am Lunch
12:30 pm down time
1:30 pm Outside game
3:00 pm Departure to the pool
3:15 pm Activation
3:30 pm Pool
5:30 pm stretch
6:00 pm Diner
9:00 pm Bed time
Saturday May 5th
?:00 am Break fast
?:00 am Swim Meet
9:00 pm Bed time
Sunday May 6th
?:00 am Break fast
?:00 am Swim Meet
?:00 pm Departure to Canmore
4:00 to 6:00 pm Arrive at Canmore Rec. Center