Weekly News - November 20, 2023

Amy Parratto


FMC SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGE: Congratulations to the following swimmers who traveled to Westmont, Illinois to compete at the Speedo Grand Challenge: Patrick Curran, Tate Dihel, Molly Johnson, Gwen Moore, Caroline Mulrooney, Elizabeth Oakland, Will Redetzke, Hunter Rytting, and Quinlan Schroeder. Everyone had fantastic swims – Way to Go!!! Results should be available soon.

HAST IMX FALL INVITE: Riptide had a great weekend of swimming! Congratulations to all of our swimmers and our High Point Winners: 10 Year Old Boys – William Jiang, 11 Year Old Girls – Alyce Gaffke, 11 Year Old Boys – Jase Hansen, 12 Year Old Girls – Marian Kalweit, 12 Year Old Boys – Micah Debeltz. The results are loaded in SWIMS and TU.

FOXJET BRONZE INVITE: Riptide had a small but mighty group of Bronze, Silver, and Senor Prep swimmers attend this meet in Eden Prairie. Everyone did a great job, and the coaches could not be prouder of their swims and team spirit! The results are loaded into SWIMS and TU.

HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Congratulations to our Riptide swimmers who competed at the High School State Championships this past weekend!!!!

THANKSGIVING PIZZA NIGHT: We will give thanks for our teammates and team with a pizza feast after practice this Tuesday and Wednesday!!! Senior Elite swimmers will enjoy their pizza feast on Tuesday after practice. All other groups will have their pizza feast on Wednesday night after their respective practices. Thank you to our parent volunteers who will coordinate both evenings of fun!

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: There is no practice for all groups, with the exceptions of Masters and Senior Elite, this Thursday and Friday. The regular practice schedule resumes on Saturday. Please be sure to check out the TU practice calendars.

RIPTIDE MASTERS CHARITY EVENT: Our Masters group is hosting a charity event on Thanksgiving morning (100 x 100’s) to benefit 360 Community Charities. If you are able to leave a paper bag full of non-perishable food or personal care items, we would be very grateful. Donations can be left on the table set up under our “Maggie” team banner in the lobby. Thank you!

RIPTIDE HOLIDAY STORE: See the links below for fantastic holiday items for your swimmer: 

Limited Edition Riptide Apparel - https://elsmoreswim.com/collections/riptide-swim-team-mnRiptide Stocking Gifts are available at the holiday shop on Etsy - https://mamasmood.etsy.com/.

PROFESSIONAL ACTION SHOTS: December 2nd – Action Photos are available during the Riptide Jingle Bell meet for participating swimmers that sign up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548ABAF23A5FD0-46032896-riptide.

On December 3rd there will be Action Photos for those that did not swim on Saturday, or who could not get a slot.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548ABAF23A5FD0-46033332-riptide 



  • Adult Swim Training & Private LessonsGroup Training for Triathletes & Masters; Beginner Adult Swim Classes; Individual and Small Group Lessons going on now! For more information –contact [email protected].
  • Private LessonsRiptide Coaches offer 30 and 60 minute private lessons. If your swimmer is interested, contact your lead coach directly and they can help you out or recommend another coach on our staff.
  • Stroke and Turn Officials - Anyone interested in learning to become a USA Swimming Stroke and Turn Official - please contact Wendy Peterson at [email protected].