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



Wacky T-Shirt – Coach’s Report

Coach AlexWe had 31 novice swimmers attend our first Jr. Circuit meet! What a turn out! We had many first time racers…Kiersten, Noam, Chase, Calvin, Cale, Rune, Gabriella, Cody and Andrian who all swam AMAZING! So impressed. Our experienced novice swimmers, all crushed multiple previous best times, and for some it was by 10 or more seconds. Unreal!

Summary of meet results:

Ella – Silver in 100 FR and silver in 50 Fly, 3 PB’s in 50 BR, 50 BK, and 50 Fly

Andrew – Silver in 100 FR, Silver in 50 BR and a PB, Gold in 50 BR and a PB and silver in 50 Fly with a PB!

Sydney S. – PB in 100 FR, PB in 50 BR, PB in 50 BK!

Natalie – Silver in 100 FR with a PB, PB in 50 BK and silver in 50 Fly with a PB!

Anjah – Bronze in 100 FR, Gold in 50 BR and Gold in 50 BK!

Chloe – PB in 100 FR, silver in 50 BR with a PB, PB in 50 BK, and bronze in 50 Fly and a PB.

Bryn – Silver in 50 BR and a PB, and Silver in 50 Fly with a PB.

Zephan – Bronze in 100 FR with a PB, Bronze in 50 BR, Bronze in 50 BK, and Silver in 50 Fly.

Keira – PB in all 4 events!

Jordan – PB in all 4 events!

Isabelle – PB in 100 FR, and 50 BK

Will – PB in 50 BR, and 50 BK!

Sydney M. – PB in 100 FR, 50 BR and 50 BK!

Ian – Gold in 100 FR, Bronze in 50 BR, Silver in 50 BK, and Gold in 50 Fly. With all PB’s!

Skye – Silver in 50 BR and Gold in 50 Fly.

Ani – Bronze in 25 FR, and all events were PB’s!

Amryn – First meet! With all PB’s

Lane – Silver in 25 BR, Gold in 25 BK, and Gold in 25 FR. All PB’s!

Rune – First meet! Gold in 25 BK, and Silver in 25 FR.

Gabriella – First meet! Awesome swims!

Alexis – Bronze in 25 BK, and Gold in 25 FR!

Keith – Gold in 25 BR, Gold in 25 BK, Silver in 25 FR and 3 PB’s!

Kiersten – Silver in 25 BK, Bronze in 25 FR!

Ruby – Silver in 25 BK, and 3 PB’s!

Calvin – 2 PB’s!

Andrian – Silver in 25 BR, Gold in 25 BK, Gold in 50 FR and gold in 25 FR. What a first meet!

Miles – Bronze in 25 FR and 2 PB’s!

Cale – Gold in 25 BK and Gold in 25 FR and 2 PB’s!

Cody – 2 PB’s!

Chase – 3 PB’s!

Noam – First meet!  Awesome swimming!


Pugsley’s Plunge Results

Anthony drops 22 seconds off 10&U boys 200 breast club record

Anthony drops 22 seconds off 10&U boys 200 breast club record

The Riptides started off 2016 with a bang at Pugsley’s Plunge in Calgary. After a grueling training camp over the Christmas break the team was ready to race at the first meet of the new year.

Anthony dominated the 10&U age group winning 5 gold and 1 bronze and breaking two of his own club records. He dropped 22 seconds off his 200 breast record and lowered his 100 IM record by two seconds.

Jaime led the girls with gold in 100 fly and bronze in 100 breast and 200 back. She also achieved 3 new B times in 100 IM and 50 and 100 breast.

Neo swam 57.06 in the 100 free to break Jason Evans’ 2010 club record and in the 50 back he broke Jason Donelon’s long standing 2007 record with a 30.25. He finished the meet with gold in 50 back and bronze in 100 free, 50 breast and 100 IM.

Kiana – silver in 100 fly & bronze in 200 IM, PBs in all races, and a new 200 IM B time

Shallis – gold in 400 free and new B times in 200 free, 400 free, 100 breast and 200 IM

Marin – bronze in 50 free and 5 new PBs

Avery – bronze in 100 IM and 4 new PBs

Alex – bronze in 50 fly in his first meet back from injury and 2 new PBs!

Riley – bronze in 100 breast and 4 new PBs. New B time in 400 free

Cassidy – 3 new PBs, a 68 second drop in 200 breast and a new B time in 100 IM

Jordan – 4 new PBs

Avi – 3 new PBs

Bryn – 3 new PBs

Zephan – 4 new PBs

Leighten – PBs in all 6 events and a huge 32 second drop in 200 IM

Pierre – 5 new PBs