Eighteen Riptides travelled to Airdrie for a meet that was the last chance to qualify for Age Group Trials in Calgary. Emiko, who has only been with the club for a month, surprised everyone except Coach Don, by qualifying in the 100 IM. Maja qualified in the 400 free and got her first B time, falling just short of an A time in the distance event. The club will now be sending 9 swimmers to Trials, with enough for a boys and a girls relay team; a great accomplishment considering the small size of our club.
Avi was the top swimmer at the meet for the girls with two 2nd, four 3rd, and two 4th place finishes, including a silver and bronze in the relays, with teammates Aydan, Emily, and Kassandra. Neo was tops for the boys, with one 2nd, two 3rd, one 4th and three top eight finishes.
Other notable performances included Alex with two 3rd and one 4th place finish and 3 swims for B times and Avery with 4 new B times in 50 back, 50 and 100 breast, and 200 free.
More details to come in the coach’s report.