KSC and Wacky T-Shirt Results

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.

Distance Challenge Results

The annual December time trial challenged the Riptides to swim the longer distance events. For the older swimmers, the 800 free and 400 IM were the big events, while the younger ones swam the 200 and 400 free. 17 of the 30 swimmers competing swam a distance race for the first time.

Jeremy – dropped 108 seconds and a new Alberta Provincial standard in the 400 IM

Joanna – a huge 117 second drop and a new AB Provincial standard in the 800 free

Jamie – new AB Provincial standard in the 800 free in her first time swimming the event!

Anthony – 12&U AB Provincial standard in the 400 IM

Renee – a massive 474 second drop in the 400 free!

Kahlen – dropped 18 seconds in the 200 free

Sydney M – dropped 31 seconds in the 200 free

Ella – took 10 seconds off her 200 free

Emily – new PB in 400 free with a 5 second drop

Ruby – first time swimming the 400 free!

Congrats to first time 400 IM swimmers – Riley & Pierre

First time 200 free swimmers – Ani, Andrian, Anjah, Cale, Chloe, Ian, Isabelle, Kiera, Rune

Next Distance Challenge will include the 1500 free and run on Feb 11 at Elevation Place.

CSI, T-Rex and Radium Results

Radium 2016The Riptides were split up between 3 different meets over the weekend – CSI and T-Rex long course meets in Calgary and a short course meet at the outdoor pool in Radium.

The weather was hot and sunny in Radium, perfect conditions for some fast swims:

Ella – 1st in all events – 25 free, 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly and 50 back

Kiera – 1st in 25 back and 25 free, 2nd in 100 free and 4th in 50 free

Ani – PBs in all 4 events and 3rd in 25 back

Ian – 2nd in 25 and 100 free and 3rd in 50 free, 50 back and 50 breast.

Will – 1st in 25 free and 2nd in 25 back and 50 free

Neo – 1st in 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 free and 50 fly, and 3 PBs


Kiana, Marin, and Neo competed at CSI against the top age group swimmers in Alberta that was broadcast live on the internet:

Kiana – 4 PBs and 10th in 400 free

Marin – 3 PBs, 8th in 100 fly, 9th in 50 fly, 2 PBs and a new club record in 50 fly

Neo – PBs in all 4 events and 3 new club records


The largest contingent of Riptides were at UCSC’s T-Rex meet:

Zephan – first long course meet – 5 PBs

Anthony – 6 PBs, gold in 400 free and 100 back, and one club record

Pierre – Bronze in 400 free and PBs in all of this events

Neo – gold in 800 free

Domenic – 4 PBs, 4 top 8 finishes and swam first long course 1500 m free

Kai – new club record and 5 PBs

Jeremy – Bronze in 50 breast and PBs in all 6 events

Riley – 3 bronze in 400 free, 100 back and 100 fly

Bryn, Isabelle, Emma, Sydney and Madeline – first long course meet, all PBs!

Avi and Shallis – PBs in all 6 events

Avery – gold in 200 fly and a new club record and bronze in 1500 free

Kiana – gold in 100 back and a new club record and silver in 1500 free


New records:

Boys 15&O 100 fly – Neo 1:03.97 – Neo 1:05.57 (2015)

Boys 15&O 200 IM – Neo 2:28.74 – Neo 2:33.34 (2015)

Boys 15&O 200 back – Neo 2:27.60 – Neo 2:29.41 (2015)

Girls 11&12 50 fly – Marin 32.59 – Emiko 33.64 (2015)

Boys 10&U 800 free – Anthony 11:48.89 – Domenic 13:53.60 (2014)

Boys 10&U 50 breast – Kai 48.21 – Peter Brothers (2006)

Girls 15&O 200 fly – Avery 3:12.61

Girls 11&12 1500 free – Kiana 22:30.82


Alberta Age Group Trials LC – Coach’s Report

Avi 200 back at Alberta Age Group Trials

Avi wins silver in 200 back

It was an exciting weekend in Calgary at the 2015 Alberta Age Group Trials Long Course. We had 13 swimmers competing and they brought back 11 medals with 3 new qualifiers for Provincials and 3 new club records.

Congrats to Cassidy, Domenic and Kiana who qualified for Provincials in July.

On the Podium:

Cassidy winning the 200 IM and bronze in 200 Free

Domenic winning the 50 Breast and bronze in the 200 Free

Kiana winning the 200 Free and silver in the 400 Free

Avi dropped 10 seconds to take silver in the 200 Back

Josh dropped 28 seconds in the 800 Free for bronze

Alex got bronze in 50 & 100 Fly

Avery dropped 9 seconds to get bronze in 200 Fly

Club records:

Kiana broke two of Emiko’s records in the 10&U 200 & 400 Free.

Boys 15 & over 200 Medley Relay: Riley, Josh, Alex and Pierre

Seven swimmers have qualified to represent the Bow Valley at Provincials in Edmonton in July: Emiko, Neo, Cassidy, Domenic, Kiana, Marin and Nick.

For some action shots of the swimmers by Ian Mellors go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/114150348@N03/sets/72157652229044934

Alberta Age Group Champs

Alex, Avi, Cassidy, Emiko, Marin, Neo, Riley and Sean represented the Riptides at the short course Alberta Age Group Championships in Calgary and came away with a third place finish among small clubs.

Emiko led the club with 3 podium finishes: silver in 200 free and bronze in 100 and 400 free. She narrowly missed getting two more medals with two fourth place finishes in 100 fly and the 800 free.  She achieved 3 national time standards at the meet which qualifies her for the Canadian Age Group Championships in Quebec City in July. She also broke club records in 6 of the 7 events in which she swam and combined with Marin, Cassidy and Avi to break the 200 free relay club record. The girls also narrowly missed the 200 medley relay club record by three tenths of a second.

At her first Provincials, Marin dropped time in every event despite swimming at Age Group Trials the previous weekend. In her first time swimming the 200 fly she finished 8th and was the 3rd fastest 11 year old. She finished the weekend with three new A times in all of the butterfly events.

Neo set new club records in the 200 fly, 200 back, 400 IM and 800 free and swam three new personal bests with 5 second drops in his 200 back and 200 IM and a huge 19 second drop in his 400 IM. He also got his first 16-17 year old A time in the 200 back which qualifies him for the Speedo Alberta Open series.

Alex made A finals in the 50 and 100 fly and 50 free. His performance along with Emiko’s helped them get selected for the North vs South camp to train with and compete against the top 11-13 year old swimmers in the province.

Coach’s report

The 2015 Team Aquatic Supplies Alberta Age Group Trials were held in Calgary Feb 27 to March 1 and it was pretty exciting to watch our swimmers compete. Congrats to Marin on getting her “A” time in the 100 Fly and moving on to the Alberta Age Group Championships!

Aydan, Cassidy, Domenic, Josh, Alex, Jeremy, Marin, and Kiana all swam 100% personal best times. Ten swimmers made it to finals, won six medals and broke two club records:

Cassidy in 200 IM and 200 Free

Domenic in 100 Free and 50 Breast

Avi in 200 IM and 200 Back

Alex in 50 & 100 Free, 50 & 100 Breast, 50 Back and 100 Fly.

Sean in 100 & 200 Free, 100 Breast and 50 & 100 Fly

Avery in 200 IM, 200 Fly and 400 IM

Riley in 50 Back

Marin in 100 Fly

Kiana 200 Free

On the podium:

Alex won gold in the 100 Fly and 50 Breast

Jeremy took silver in 100 Breast

Sean won silver in 200 Free and bronze in 100 Free

Domenic grabbed bronze in 100 Free

Kiana broke two 10 and under club records in the 200 Free and 400 Free. The previous record holder in the 200 Free was Avi in 2013 at AGT and the previous 400 Free record holder was Brea Peterson at the Dino Cup in 2008.

The biggest drop of the weekend goes to Josh dropping 49 seconds in his 200 Back and a close 2nd was Cassidy with a 40 second drop in her 100 IM.

This weekend the team is heading back to Calgary for the 2015 Speedo Alberta Age Group Championships with 8 swimmers: Emiko, Neo, Alex, Sean, Marin and relay swimmers: Riley, Cassidy and Avi.