Novice Riptides @ Spring Fling in Okotoks
The team had a busy weekend of racing. The novice swimmers raced in Okotoks and the older swimmers in Lethbridge. Over all the team performed very well.
Here’s the report from Coach Tom:
Okotoks Spring Fling
Congratulations to all swimmers on a great weekend in Okotoks! We had some really awesome times coming out of the final meet of the year! Really proud of all of the swimmers who went and showed how well they have trained. The effort that they have put in is really starting to show and as a small club competing against some much bigger clubs, I felt that we had a really good meet as a whole, competing in every race, against some much older swimmers, so well done guys and girls!!
Domenic – 1st in 50 and 200 free, 50 breast, 100 back and 100 IM. 2nd in 50 back.
Jeremy – 1st in100 and 200 breast and 100 free. 2nd in 50 breast and 3rd in 100 IM.
Corey – 2nd in 50 free, 4th in 100 free and 5th in 200 free.
Ian – 4th in 50 free and 5th in 100 breast.
Kiana – 1st in 200 back
Marin – 3rd in 100 back, 4th in 200 free and 50 back, and 5th in 50 fly.
Georgia – 3rd in 50 fly, 4th in 50 free
Here’s the report from Coach Don:
Lethbridge Spring Invitational LC
What a great weekend! The team had a blast bonding together, cheering loud and proud, and pushing each other to swim fast!
Congrats to Cassidy and Emily, our two new qualifiers for Alberta Age Group Trials! The other qualifiers are: Maja, Avi, Josh, Alex, Rachel, Emiko, Aidan, Sean, Avery & Riley.
Our new club record holders:
Girls 10&U – Emily in the 200 Breast with a time of 4:04.43, former record holder was Avi with 4:21.60 in 2013
Girls 11-12 – Emiko in the 200 Back with a time of 3:01.00, besting Emily Cuell’s 3:01.83 in 2009
Girls 11-12 – Rachel in the 200 Breast with a time of 3:21.76, beating Sarah Mackay’s 3:26.65 in 2005
Girls 11-12 – 200 Free Relay with a time of 2:19.09 by Rachel, Avi, Emiko and Cassidy. Previous record holders were Avery, Avi, Emiko & Maja in 2013
Boys 15&O – 200 Medley Relay with Josh, Nick, Alex & Aidan at 2:26.85. Previous record holders were Nick, Gunner Kowalski, Ben Bronsch & James Cunningham at 2:27.45.
On the podium we had: Nick 3rd in the 400 Free, Neo winning the 100-200-400 Free, 2nd in 50 back and 3rd in 50 Free, 50 Fly & 200 Back. Rachel 2nd in the 400 IM, Emiko winning the 50 Back, Sean 2nd in the 200 Fly, Emily winning the 200 Back and Riley winning the 50 back and 2nd in the 200 Back.
The biggest PB of the weekend goes to Emily improving 72 seconds in her 400 Free.
Well done Team, keep up the good work and we will have more fun racing fast!