Alberta Spring Champs & Chinook Invitational Results

Sam qualified for Westerns in 100 and 200 fly.

Sam, Neo, Kiana, and Joanna had a strong showing at the first Alberta Spring Championships under the new long course format.

Sam led the Riptides with 4th in 100 fly, 5th in 200 fly and 7th in 50 fly. He set new club records in all three events. His times in the 100 and 200 fly qualified him for the Western Canadian Championships, which will be in Calgary in April.

Kiana swam PBs in all 6 events and was 8th in 50 fly and 50 free, and 10th in 100 back.

Neo broke two club records in 50 and 200 back, swam 4 PBs, and  was 9th in 400 free

Joanna swam PBs in all 3 of her events.

On the following weekend, the Chinook Invitational was the first full long course meet of the season for most of our swimmers.

Jaime qualified for Alberta Summer Championships by dropping 15 seconds in 200 breast and finishing 4th. She also won bronze in the 200 fly in her first time swimming the event.

Natalie qualified for Alberta Southern Provincials LC by reaching the standard in 50 breast. She also won gold in that event and silver in 100 breast.

Avery – silver and a new club record in the 200 fly.

Kai – 2 silver, 3 bronze, 6 PBs and a new club record in 50 breast

Sam – 2 gold, 2 silver and a massive 98 second drop in 200 breast!

Chantal – 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze and PBs in all 7 events.

Neo – 1 gold, 4 silver

Anthony – 7 PBs, 1 silver and 1 bronze

Pierre – PBs in all events

Avi and Emily – 4 PBs

Ksenia – 5 PBs

Joanna – 6 PBs

Riley – 2  bronze in 50 and 200 back and 6 PBs

Kiana – bronze in 50 fly and 3 PBs

 

New records:

Girls 15&O 200 fly – Avery 3:07.44 – Avery 3:11.19 (2016)

Boys 10&U 50 breast – Kai 47.45 – Kai 47.99 (2016)

Boys 15&O 50 back – Neo 30.23 – Neo 30.46 (2016)

Boys 15&O 200 back – Neo 2:25.49 – Neo 2:27.60 (2016)

Boys 15&O 50 fly – Sam 28.02 – Neo 28.41 (2016)

Boys 15&O 100 fly – Sam 1:01.92 – Sam 1:03.45 (2017)

Boys 15&O 200 fly – Sam 2:20.92 – Neo 2:25.06 (2016)

Wild Hair – Coach’s report

Kai smashed the 100 IM boys 10&U club record at the Wild Hair Jr Circuit meet in Canmore.

Congratulations to all the swimmers who swam this weekend! The results were amazing. Every swimmer had at least 1 PB. A shout out to Kai, Ian, Keith and Ella!

I am proud to say a week of just kicking has paid off! We saw a lot more kick in this meet and I am seeing it more in practice! Very happy!

Kai has the boys 10&U 100IM record of 1:30.23

Ian with the boys 10&U 25 fly record of 18.40

Keith with a record of 1:02.32 for the boys 8&U 50 BR

Ella got her Provincial time in the 50 back and a new record for the girls 10&U 25 fly

 

Ian – 4 PBs, 1st in 50 fly, 50 free and 100 IM, 2nd in 25 fly

Zephan – 3 PBs, 2nd in 50 fly, 3rd in 50 free and 100 back

Isabelle – 1st in 50 breast

Andrew – 1st in 100 back, 2nd in 50 fly and 100 IM

Ani – 1st in 25 breast and 25 back, 4 PBs

Andrian – 4 PBs, 3rd in 50 free and 50 fly

Madeline – 4 PBs and 1st in 25 breast

Chloe – 2 PBs and 3rd in 100 IM

Jordan – 2 PBs

Natalie – 1st in 100 IM, 2nd in 100 free and 50 back, 4 PBs

Keira – 2nd in 25 fly and 2 PBs

Anjah – 3 PBs and 3rd in 50 breast

Kai – 4 PBs and 1st in all events

Skye – 3 PBs, dropped 12s in 100 free

Ella – 1st in 50 back and 25 fly and 2 PBs

Calvin – 3 PBs and 1st in 25 free

Keith – 3rd in 50 breast and 3 PBs

Sydney – 1st in 25 fly, 2nd in 50 free and 50 breast, 4 PBs

Cale – 4 PBs

Rune – 2 PBs

 

Girls 10&U 25 fly – Ella 18.39 – Shallis 18.99 (2015)

Boys 10&U 25 fly – Ian 18.40 – Anthony 18.45 (2015)

Boys 10&U 100 IM – Kai 1:30.23 – Anthony 1:32.90 (2016)

Boys 8&U 25 breast – Keith 1:02.32 – Liam 1:15.43 (2008)

Ella is our newest qualifier for Alberta Southern Provincials with a new Provincial time standard in 50 back. The youngest member of the team!

 https://riptides.ca/swimmers/qualifiers/

Southern Alberta Provincials – Coach’s Report

The Riptides had 9 swimmers attending the Southern Alberta Provincials under the new format of all Finals swims with no prelims.

Congratulations to all the swimmers attending for their professionalism in representing the club and their effort throughout all 4 sessions. For many of the JO swimmers this was their “Big” Meet for the Spring and to see some big time drops is fantastic and a testament to their hard work.

Special congratulations to:

Joanna for achieving the ABC standard in the 400 free with a 19 second time drop from 3 weeks ago and to Kai and Kiana for setting 3 new club records.

Joanna – silver in 400 free and bronze in 200 free, and PBs in all 8 events!

Kiana – bronze in 200 free, 6 PBs and ABC times in all events!

Kai – 2 new club records and 5 PBs

Emily, Jaime, Natalie and Ruby – 6 PBs each!

Anthony – 4th in 100 fly, 6th in 100 free and 200 IM

Jeremy – 5 PBs, 4th in 100 breast, 5th in 200 IM, 6th in 400 free

 

New records:

Girls 11-12 100 back – Kiana 1:15.59 – Emiko 1:16.87 (2015)

Boys 10&U 100 breast – Kai 1:38.66 – Kai 1:41.89 (2016)

Boys 10&U 200 breast – Kai 3:38.55 – Anthony 3:38.55 (2016)

 

We now roll onto Spring Championships in Edmonton where Kiana, Joanna, Sam and Neo will represent the club against the best in Alberta.

 

Distance Challenge Results

3 club records were broken in relays at the Distance Challenge:

10&U girls 200 free relay – Natalie, Jordan, Isabelle, Ella – 2:46.50

15&O boys 200 free relay – Pierre, Riley, Sam, Neo – 1:52.57

15&O boys 200 medley relay – Riley, Neo, Sam, Pierre – 2:11.27

 

Anthony – the swim of the day with a massive 90 second drop in the 800 free.

Kai – dropped 28 seconds in the 400 free

Riley – swam 1500 free for the first time

Jordan, Renee, Sydney and Isabelle – all swam the 200 IM for the first time

Natalie – swam 400 free for the first time

Pierre – sub-30 in 50 free to lead off the record breaking 200 free relay

Ian – 13 second drop in 200 free

Zephan – dropped 7 seconds in 200 IM

Isabelle – 8 seconds off her 200 free for a new PB

Jordan – dropped 17 seconds in 200 free

Renee – took 15 seconds off her 400 free

Ruby – two new PBs in 200 IM and 400 free

Ella – dropped 13 seconds in 200 free

Joanna – took 11 seconds off in 800 free

 

NCSA Invitational Results

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Riptides coaches and swimmers at NCSA Invitational in Airdrie

Jaime and Neo medalled in all six events, while Kiana won 4 gold to lead the Riptides at the NCSA Invitational in Airdrie, the final meet before Southern Alberta Provincials.

Kiana – gold in 50/100/200 free and 50 fly and a PB in 400 IM dropping 25 seconds

Jaime – 2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze and 5 PBs

Neo – gold in 200 back, 4 silver and a bronze. 5th in the freestyle eliminator

Chantal – gold in 50 and 200 fly and silver in 50 free.

Jeremy – gold in 50 breast, silver in 400 IM and bronze in 400 free dropping 70 seconds!

Riley – silver in 200 back and 400 free and bronze in 50 back. 3 PBs

Pierre – bronze in 200 fly and 400 IM and 2 PBs

Joanna – silver in 400 free and bronze in 100 back

Avery – silver in 200 fly

Emily – a new Provincial standard and silver in 50 breast and 2 PBs

Ruby – bronze in 200 breast

Avi – bronze in 400 free

Sam – bronze in 200 free

Kahlen and Renee – the only two Riptides to get PBs in all 6 events!

Sydney and Kai – 5 PBs

Natalie – 4 PBs and a new Provincial standard in 50 breast

Up next is the Southern Alberta Provincials in Calgary. Riptides qualifiers are Jaime, Natalie, Ruby, Joanna, Emily, Kiana, Anthony, Kai, and Jeremy.