Canmore Pentathlon Results

Ani, Kai and Neo were crowned Pentathlon champions at the 2017 Canmore Pentathlon on the weekend. The scoring format adds up swimmers’ times from 5 events, the 100 IM and 50s of each stroke (25s for 10&U).  Swimmers with the fastest overall times win the Pentathlon for their age group.

Full scoring for the Pentathlon here:

Full results:


Coach Tom’s report:

Great weekend for the Riptides both young and old, a big thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the meet, they do not run without you and a big thank you to our sponsors in Subway and Good Earth for the food and beverage donations. 

Well done to my squads who showed some great demonstrations of the techniques we have been working on at the start of the year. It takes focus and concentration to put them into practice in races and I was really pleased to see so many of the swimmers thinking about this. As well as some early speed and some great times across the board from all the swimmers.

15 Club records went down over the weekend, with 3 overall Pentathlon winners. Great start all, keep up the work in training and in the gym, it will pay off! We move on towards Cascade Speed Meet for qualifiers and then onto KSC Invitational for all. Thank you for all your support.

Coach Alex’s report:

What a fantastic weekend! I am so proud of everyone who swam this weekend. We all achieved personal best’s (PB’s) in at least 1 event if not all events. We also had some first-time winter competitors such as Maddie, Parker, Heather, Finlay and Spencer. You did amazing at your first meet! We had Ella who achieved her 50 FR and BK as well as her 100 FR  Provincials standard for girls 10 and under! Wow!

What I was looking for specifically in this meet was:
  1. 1 – FUN!
  2. 2 – Our ‘little things’ as we call, such as streamlines and breakouts.
  3. 3 – KICK!

We did very well on all points, but my novice groups know that more kick is on the way 😉 This month we will be working a lot on our flip turns and breakouts, more fine tuning to be done. Today they were looking very good!

Notable new records:

Girls 12 – 50 breast – Jaime 40.44 – Brea Peterson 41.37 (2010)
Boys Open – 100 IM – Neo 1:04.78 – Jason Evans 1:04.87 (2010)
Boys Open 200 free relay – David, Neo, Sam, Riley 1:49.12 – Riptides 1:52.17 (2017)
Boys Open 200 medley relay – Neo, David, Sam, Riley 2:05.31 – Riptides 2:10.63 (2009) Simon Cuell, Jason Evans, Nolan Hunter, Arash Hariri



South Provincials Results

Jeremy, Joanna and Kiana led the Riptides at Alberta South Provincials with double medal performances and Ian, Kahlen, Kai and Kiana broke six club records.

Kiana – ABC standards in 8 events, two club records, bronze in 200 free and 50 fly

Jeremy – four championship standards and 7 PBs, bronze in 100 and 200 breast

Joanna – a successful return from an injury with 7 PBs, bronze in 200 and 400 free

Kai – two top 5 finishes and two club records

Jaime – 3 ABC standards and 4 PBs

Ian – 4 PBs and a new club record

Kahlen – 6 PBs and a new club record

Natalie – PBs in all 8 events!

Emily – 5 PBs and 3 top 10 finishes

Shallis – 6 PBs

Ella – her first Provincials and PBs in every race!


New records:

Girls 11&12 50 fly – Kiana 32.13 – Marin 32.35 (2016)

Girls 11&12 200 back – Kiana 2:48.61 – Emiko 2:50.76 (2015)

Girls 10&U 100 back – Kahlen 1:29.97 – Avi 1:30.36 (2013)

Boys 10&U 50 breast – Kai 44.97 – Kai 45.62 (2017)

Boys 10&U 200 breast – Kai 3:31.00 – Kai 3:35.86 (2017)

Boys 10&U 200 back – Ian 3:19.39 – no previous record

LASC Spring Challenge Results

Chantal and Shallis qualified for Alberta Summer Championships and the team finished fifth, winning 33 medals and breaking seven club records at the LASC Spring Challenge in Lethbridge.

Sam – 5 gold, 1 bronze and 3 new club records

Jeremy – 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. New Champs standard in 50 & 100 breast

Kai – 2 silver, 1 bronze and 2 new club records

Ian – 3 gold and 1 bronze

Chantal – 1 gold, 2 bronze and 1 club record

Natalie – 5 PBs, 1 club record, and a few new Provincial standards

Riley – 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 PBs

Jaime – bronze in 100 fly, Provincial standards and PBs in all events

Kahlen – 4 Provincial standards and PBs in all events

Sydney – silver in 50 breast and PBs in all events

Kiana – 1 silver and 2 bronze

Shallis and Renee – PBs in all events

Emily – PBs in all events and a few new Provincial standards

Jordan, Ruby, Sydney and Skye – 4 PBs

Ksenia – bronze in 400 IM

Avi – silver in 400 IM and 2 PBs

Pierre – PBs in all events and a new Provincial standard in 50 fly

Avery – 2 PBs and fourth in the 400 IM

Full results and new records

Qualifiers for Alberta Southern Provincials and Summer Championships

Dino Cup Results

Natalie won gold in 25 breast and broke the 10&U girls club record

A small group of nine Riptides attended the Dino Cup and put up some big results. Kahlen qualified for Alberta Southern Provincials LC in June by achieving the time standard in the 200 IM and the 200 free. Natalie broke the 10&U club record in the 25 breast and Kai broke the 25 back record.

Natalie – gold in 25 breast, bronze in 25 and 50 free, 2 Provincial standards in 50 and 100 free and 7 PBs

Kai – silver in 25 back, bronze in 100 fly and 4 PBs

Kahlen – silver in 25 back, 5th in 25 fly and 4 PBs

Zephan – 3 PBs

Andrew – 5 PBs and 7th in 200 free

Madeline – 5th in 25 breast and 3 PBs

Chloe – 6 PBs and 5th in 25 free

Kiera – 4th in 25 back and 4 PBs

Will – 5 PBs

New records:

Girls 10&U 25 breast – Natalie 22.20 – Joanna 22.76 (2015)

Boys 10&U 25 back – Kai 19.96 – Anthony 20.74 (2016)