On October 26 the Riptides hosted the 3rd annual Subway Rockies Invitational, the first for the club in Canmore’s new 8 lane pool at Elevation Place. Thirty Riptides raced against 140 swimmers from the Cochrane Comets, Cranbrook Tritons, Columbia Valley Otters, Glencoe Gators and Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club.
Although it was only the first meet of the season, many swimmers still achieved personal bests and broke club records. The team of Avery, Maja, Emiko and newcomer Rachel Olsen smashed the club record in the Girls 11&12 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:15.65, sixteen seconds faster than the old record just set last spring.
Emily set a new record in the Girls 10&U 25 butterfly, swimming 19.53 and earning first place in the event. She also finished first in the 25 free.
Domenic took a second off the club record in the Boys 10&U 25 back, winning first place in the event. He also finished first in the 25 free and came within a tenth of a second of the record. Domenic added a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes at the meet.
Alex won the top Age Group Aggregate medal for the 12 year old boys with two 1st and one each of 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes.
New Riptide, Riley Toohey, came over from the Coho summer club and had a great first meet with two 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd place finish. He also went sub 30 in the anchor leg of the boys 200 free relay helping the team of Neo, Nick and Sean to a 2nd place finish.
Other top swimmers were Avi and Neo with two 1st and three 2nd place finishes each.
Thanks for the support from Subway Canmore and the tasty sandwiches and cookies that were provided for the officials and coaches!