Provincials – Coach’s report

Kahlen and Carter

Over the past weekend we had three athletes compete in Long Course Provincial Championships in Calgary. Carter Beamish, Kahlen Anderson and Natalie Logan were the three Riptides athletes representing the club.

Carter coming home with a gold in the 100m BK, Silver in the 200m BK and 200m Fly, bronze in the 200m FR and 50m BK

Natalie Logan swam well and was able to beat 4 of her personal bests and placing top 10 in her 50m Breastroke while swimming faster in the final

Kahlen Anderson set good intentions going into all her races and was mentally ready! Gold in her 400m FR and 800m FR, and a bronze in her 100m Fr. Taking off some serious time in her 100 Fly and gaining another championship time as well. This was a great race to watch.

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Alberta Provincials Results

Natalie 50 breast

Natalie sprints to gold in 50m breaststroke

Natalie won gold in 50m breaststroke and silver in 100m breaststroke at Alberta Provincials in Calgary and advanced to the Alberta Championships for the first time. She had personal best times in all of her races.   Ksenia swam five PBs and dropped 10 seconds in the 200 free and 4 in the 100 free.

Next up is the Alberta Spring Championships, March  in Edmonton, March 14-17 in Edmonton.  Carter, Jaime, Natalie, Kai, Jeremy, Joanna, David and Kiana will be representing the Riptides and racing to qualify for the Canadian Western Championships in April.

Photos with Santa – Coach’s Report

We had a small but mighty team swim in Calgary this past weekend. 5 Novice 1’s were attending the meet where they were able to take a photo with Santa and ask for best swims and fast times for Christmas, among many other things of course!

We had a lot of new swims that they did over the day. 100 FR and 50 BR were the two new events they swam. All swimmers entered in these events did amazing! Flip turns off all their walls and pull outs in their Breastroke races!

Kimiko came 5th in her 100FR
Greta was 3rd in her 100FR
Charlie and Zach had some great improvements in their swims, some fast personal bests!
Joanna who joined the club just over a month ago came to her first meet and did so well in her freestyle and backstroke races. Keep up that great swimming!

Well done swimmers, what a meet to end the year off. I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings! – Coach Alex

Distance and IM Challenge – Coach’s Report

We had a weekend of distance events this past weekend 800 FR, 400 IM, 200 BR. Some swimmers came in for only the 800m FR event and did an incredible job at it. For some it was their first time swimming the 800 and the efforts that they put into their training showed in their distance swim.

Kahlen and Carter both came 3rd in their age group
Jaime blew everyone out of the water coming 1st in her age group
Ruby taking a cool 34 seconds off her 800
Sydney S. participating in her first 800 as well.

Great job for pushing through those distances! We also had White and Novice swim this weekend. Some outstanding swims coming from everyone! Here are a few of their races:

Ian taking over 30 seconds off his 400FR
Ryder swimming his first longer distance events such as the 200 FR and BK
Andrew taking near a minute off his 400 FR (51 seconds faster)
Ani shaving off 48 seconds in her 400 FR
Chloe showing stamina in her races making her 200 BK 11 seconds faster
Sydney M making more best times in all her races
Anjah was making waves in her distance events, 33 seconds off her 200 FR
Amyryn did a pre-practice 400 on her own time and it showed in her actual race
Cale made his backstroke look so smooth making a personal best
Neiva our youngest swimmer at the meet swimming her first 100 FR, BR and BK
Rune pushing deep in her longer distances taking 13 seconds off her 400 FR
Will saw some big personal bests through out the meet

KSC and Wacky T-Shirt Results

The Riptides won 15 medals and broke 6 club records at the Killarney SC Invitational in Calgary, a big three day meet featuring 600 swimmers from across Alberta.

Kai – 3 gold in 100/200 breast & 200 IM, silver in 200 free, 3rd in 100 fly & 200 back

Joanna – silver in 200 free and 200 IM, bronze in 100 fly

Jeremy – bronze in 200 breast

Jaime silver in 100 breast and bronze in 100 IM

Kiana – silver in 50 free and 200 back and bronze in 100 IM


Congrats to Kahlen and Kai, who achieved Alberta Championship time standards for the first time in the 200 back and 200 breast.

New records:

Girls 13 200 free – Joanna 2:13.68 – Kiana Worobey 2:15.41 (2018)

Boys 11 200 breast – Kai 3:00.05 – Ken Naito 3:08.93 (2004)

Boys 11 100 breast – Kai 1:23.35 – Kai Namba 1:27.22 (2018)

Girls Open 100 breast – Jaime 1:19.80 – Jaime Lakusta 1:23.47 (2018)

Full results and new club records on our website:


Coach Alex’s report for Wacky T-Shirt

Amazing weekend for both Novice group swimmers and White! Congratulations to everyone who competed and to our first time meet participants: Kimiko, Felyx, Zach, Greta, Ryder and Charlie. Outstanding swims and personal bests from everyone.

We had some outstanding swims and record breakers this meet.

New record holders:

Girls 8&U 50 back – Neiva 57.18 – Ani Gleason 57.86 (2017)

Girls 9 50 breast – Ani 53.59 – Lauren Hawker 54.57 (2006)

Girls 9 100 breast – Ani 1:58.59 – Madeline Harris 2:01.87 (2006)

Congratulations to Ani for achieving a Southern Alberta Festival time standard in both the 50 and 100 breaststroke.

We had a lot of fun this past weekend and I hope to see you competing more as the season goes on.