The annual Time Trial challenged the Riptides to swim the longer distance events. For the older swimmers, the 800 free and 400 IM were the big events, while the younger ones swam the 200 and 400 free. Swimmers can qualify for the Regional Age Group Trials by achieving time standards in these events.
Two club records were broken in an interesting fashion. In her first time swimming the 400 IM, Rachel’s 6:26.07 broke Avery’s club record of 6:28.14, which was just set 4 days earlier in Calgary. Later in the 800 free, Avery’s time of 11:12.69 smashed Rachel’s new club record of 11:51.19!
Josh had the biggest drop of the day taking 3 minutes off his 800 free time, well under the Trials MQT (meet qualifying time). Avi and Sean also got MQTs in the 800, while Emily easily got her time in the 400 free and Emiko and Aidan got their MQTs in the 400 IM.