The Riptides won 23 medals and broke 15 club records at the Killarney SC Invitational in Calgary, a big two day meet featuring 350 swimmers from southern Alberta.
Neo – gold in 100 fly and 200 free, silver in 100 and 200 back
Jaime – gold in 100 fly and 400 free, silver in 100 back and bronze in 200 breast
Jeremy – gold in 50 breast, bronze in 100 and 200 breast
Joanna – silver in 50 free and bronze in 200 back
David – silver 200 free
Shallis – silver in 100 fly
Kiana – bronze in 400 free
Chloe – silver in 50 breast
Sydney – bronze in 50 breast
Sam – bronze in 100 fly
Kai – bronze in 100 breast
Alberta Provincials qualifiers – Kahlen, Ian, Carter, Jaime, Natalie, Kai, Jeremy, Joanna, Shallis and Kiana
Notable new records:
Boys 17-18 100 breast – David 1:14.19 – Ben Bronsch 1:16.45 (2007)
Girls 14 200 breast – Emily 3:08.97 – Avery Spence 3:23.04 (2016)
Girls 13 400 free – Kiana 4:56.66 – Alison Donelon 4:56.70 (2004)
Girls 12 100 back – Jaime 1:15.57 – Kiana 1:15.69 (2017)
Girls 8&U 100 back – Ani 2:03.63 – Bryn Williams 2:14.13 (2016)
Boys Open 200 free relay – Neo, Sam, David, Riley 1:47.07
Boys Open 200 medley relay – Neo, David, Sam, Riley 2:02.80
Full results and new club records on our website: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/results
Coach’s Alex’s report for Wacky T-Shirt
What a fantastic weekend for the Novice swimmers! For some this was their very first competition, and for some it was their first out of town competition. I am so proud of everyone with their results and how they swam. Congratulations to you all.
Andrew: 1 PB and two 2nd place finishes!
Ani: Taking 26 seconds off her 50 fly! 1st in the 25 BR, and 1PB!
Finlay: 3 PB’s! Well Done
Heather: 2 PB’s and a second place in the 25 BR
Madeline: 2 PB’s! Awesome work!
Spencer: 2 PB’s, way to swim fast!
Amyryn: PB in the 100FR and a great 25 fly!
Ben: PB’s in all his events! Great first swim meet Ben
Sydney S: 1 PB, and 2 3rd place finishes!
Cale: All 4 races were PB’s! Great work
Rune: 2 PB’s! Awesome
Will: 1 PB, Great job!
I have seen so much improvement on our ‘little things’. Keep that up and bigger results will come! Keep coming to practice to enjoy swimming and to train hard, then compete to show how much faster you can go! Well done everyone.
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: https://riptides.ca/meets/canmore-pentathlon
Full results: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/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!
- 1 – FUN!
- 2 – Our ‘little things’ as we call, such as streamlines and breakouts.
- 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:
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!
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
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
Qualifiers for Alberta Southern Provincials and Summer Championships