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Alex Pasemko

What a great weekend in Airdrie! We had 15 athletes participate in the meet, and for 3 it was their very first meet. Great work to Maya, Noa and Heidi who crushed their first meet. Lots of smiles for everyone. I wanted to also thank the few parents I saw volunteering as well. Brad and Erika thank you for your time! If there was anyone else that was volunteering, and I didn’t see thank you. Maya, Cary and Heidi taking in the top 3 spots in their 25 back. Max,...

Alex Pasemko

We had a great last home meet on MArch 16. We were fortunate to have the White group join us on the weekend of fast racing, as well as our older Red and Gold athletes volunteering. Thank you to everyone who made it such a great success! Some outstanding swims: Hope Taking 10 seconds off her 50FR, under 1 min now! Sage so close to achieving her 100BR Festival time Max going under 2 min in his 100IM Emma taking a whopping 11.5 seconds off her 100IM Everyone had their...

Tom Shackel

The Riptides took 4 athletes up to Edmonton’s Kinsmen Centre for Provincial Trials this past weekend, in what amounted to a super fun weekend with great vibes and swimming throughout! Congratulations to Sydney, Luna, Alison and Len on their qualification and results throughout the meet. Attitude and effort from athletes was great, Provincial Trials is always a great chance for athletes to test themselves in a really fun format. Since returning the “win and in” for finals, it has seen some great evening racing where athletes try to qualify for...

Alex Pasemko

What a weekend at Pugsley Plunge, to say the least I think we were all on our toes with the emergencies, and last-minute changes. Thank you to the swimmers and families for being understanding and flexible this weekend! We had a great weekend otherwise in the beautiful YMCA pool in Calgary, for some it was a new pool to compete in and some to visit. All athletes swam strong over the weekend, we had many PB’s, medal and qualifying times for Provincial Trials and Championships! Congratulations to Luna for grabbing...

Alex Pasemko

What a weekend filled with racing. We had our last home meet of the year for Novice while Gold swimmers were swimming in JP in Edmonton. For Riptides swimmers it was a jam-packed weekend of personal bests, great swims and Santa! First a huge thank to all those who volunteered, this meet would not have been such a great success without you, this also goes to all the white and red group swimmers who were also volunteering. Timing and marshaling. Thank you to Coach Kim as well for her superb...

Alex Pasemko

What a weekend in Calgary at the Sandy Ferris Cascade Meet. We had 15 athletes attend the meet, with some making finals each night. Whether it was the first meet with heats and finals or an experienced swimmer knowing what those long days entail, we pushed boundaries and made huge success in the mornings and evenings! We had some amazing personal bests, breaking some milestones. We were fearless In the pool this weekend. I told an athlete that it’s not the race suit that is swimming it is you that...

Tom Shackel

Fernie Fall Blast We were greeted with some beautiful weather, reminding me of home in Fernie last weekend. Remind us just how many blue-sky days we get in Alberta! I don’t think the weather dampened the spirits of the squad who set about some really confident and strong racing over the meet. Capped with a really fun “Bounty Freestyle” complete with some classic music choices for the walk outs! Friday saw, really positive 200BR and 400FR, working our way back into the swing of some middle distance after the sprints...

Tom Shackel

Great fun at the Mountain Madness meet, which thankfully did not turn out to be too mad! Congratulations to all of the swimmers, what a great way to get back into the swing of racing and enjoying the fruits of all our hard work over the first 5 weeks of training. A special mention to all of Alex’s athletes racing at a 2-day meet for the first time, competing really well over both days and having a fantastic attitude over the weekend. I thought the eliminator was a great success,...

Tom Shackel

The Riptides would like congratulate Greta Dove on her selection for the Discover Alberta Training Camp in Calgary, Oct 22nd. Congratulations Greta, i am sure you will represent the team amazingly! Training with the best young athletes in Southern Alberta, what a great way to show your skills! Go Riptides Go!

Tom Shackel