Six new club records were set as many Riptides swimmers attempted longer distance events such as the 400, 800 and 1500 for the first time at the Spring Distance Challenge Time Trial.
In the 200 medley relay, both 10&U club records were broken. The boys team of Andrew, Kai, Anthony, and Leighten broke their second record of the year, while Shallis, Joanna, Kiana and Jaime smashed the old girls record by 12 seconds, set in 2013 by Emily, Avi, Kassandra and Aydan.
Avery, Avi, Domenic, Emiko and Jeremy all braved the 1500 free for the first time. Avi and Emiko both swam under Camryn’s old 11-12 club record, but Emiko set the new mark with a 19:54, just 8 seconds off the Nat time. Neo swam 18:13 and smashed Simon Cuell’s 2010 15&O club record by 19 seconds.
Anthony, Joanna and Kiana swam the 800 for the first time, a big distance for 10&U swimmers. Anthony set a new Riptides club record with a 13:26, while Kiana’s 12:40 broke Camryn’s 2011 record by 48 seconds.
Andrew, Kai, and Shallis were successful in swimming the 400 for the first time. In their second attempts at the distance, Leighten dropped 50 seconds and Jaime took 2 minutes of her personal best.
In the 200 free, Natalie and Patrick took 1 minute off their previous best times while the youngest team members, Anjah and Bryn excelled at swimming the distance for the first time.