The Riptides hosted 120 visiting swimmers for the Pajama Day Junior Circuit Meet, which was also the last event at the Rec Centre pool before its closure. Novice swimmers from Okotoks, Calgary, Cochrane and High River were in attendance.
Magnus swam to first place in the 25m breast breaking the 10&U boys club record and added a 3rd place finish in the 25m back. Domenic also swam to 1st and 3rd place finishes in the 25 back and 25m free respectively.
Katy and Tanzin were the top swimmer for the girls. Katy finished 1st in the 25m fly, 2nd in 25m free and 4th in the 25m back, while Tanzin was 1st in the 25m free and 3rd in the 25m fly.
This was the first swim meet for two of our rookies, Jeremy and Salma. Congrats to Jeremy for a 4th place finish in the 25m free and no DQs in any events. Salma, our youngest competitive swimmer, braved her first meet after only a few months of training and finished with 3 personal bests!
Coach Ben’s Report:
Lucas had a great swim meet, 3 new best times…including a very impressive six second drop in the 50 Free!
Corey had a great second swim meet, two more best times and a best finish of 5th in the 25 back!
Erin comes away with her best swim meet ever, beating all four of her best times and dropping an impressive 7 seconds off her 25 back!
Katy won the 25 fly and came second in the 25 free, in addition to three new best times. Great work!
Pierre-Andre swam hard and came out with two more best time and a best finish of 7th in the 25 back. Nice job!
Magnus impressed with a dominating 25 breast win and all 4 personal best times crushed.
Sigrid dropped a very nice 6 seconds off her 25 and 50m freestyle races, those were two of her 3 best times, resulting from some good practice!
Domenic swam a great weekend, the most impressive which was his backstroke, first place in the 25 and a very nice 50m race as well!
Salma swam her first swim meet for the Riptides and did very well! It’s never easy the first time. She swam four great swims!
Tanzin won a very exciting 25m free race and also crushed 3 of her previous best times, a great swim meet for her!
Jeremy swam his first swim meet and had 4 great races, his best finish of 4th came in the 25 free. He battled well all day!