Alberta Age Group Champs

Alex, Avi, Cassidy, Emiko, Marin, Neo, Riley and Sean represented the Riptides at the short course Alberta Age Group Championships in Calgary and came away with a third place finish among small clubs.

Emiko led the club with 3 podium finishes: silver in 200 free and bronze in 100 and 400 free. She narrowly missed getting two more medals with two fourth place finishes in 100 fly and the 800 free.  She achieved 3 national time standards at the meet which qualifies her for the Canadian Age Group Championships in Quebec City in July. She also broke club records in 6 of the 7 events in which she swam and combined with Marin, Cassidy and Avi to break the 200 free relay club record. The girls also narrowly missed the 200 medley relay club record by three tenths of a second.

At her first Provincials, Marin dropped time in every event despite swimming at Age Group Trials the previous weekend. In her first time swimming the 200 fly she finished 8th and was the 3rd fastest 11 year old. She finished the weekend with three new A times in all of the butterfly events.

Neo set new club records in the 200 fly, 200 back, 400 IM and 800 free and swam three new personal bests with 5 second drops in his 200 back and 200 IM and a huge 19 second drop in his 400 IM. He also got his first 16-17 year old A time in the 200 back which qualifies him for the Speedo Alberta Open series.

Alex made A finals in the 50 and 100 fly and 50 free. His performance along with Emiko’s helped them get selected for the North vs South camp to train with and compete against the top 11-13 year old swimmers in the province.