Weekly News - February 12, 2024

Amy Parratto


CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRTS: We will be handing out the championship t-shirts on the following dates: February 13th, 5-7 p.m.; February 14th, 5-7 p.m.; February 16th, 4:45-7:00 p.m. Every swimmer gets one regardless of their Championship meet participation. Please make sure your swimmer picks their shirt up. All accounts will be charged $16.00 on March 1st.

END OF SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS: All of our end of season championship meets are posted. Make sure to be aware of the meet deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact your lead coach. Boys swimming high school should reach out to their lead coaches sooner than later! GO RIPTIDE!

COACHES MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Check out the second article in the series highlighting some of the ways Coach Michelle Hopewell and Riptide Masters swimmer (and USA Swimming coach), Karin Clemon, are helping grow the sport of swimming in our community. This is part two in a 3-part series. Thank you for making a difference Michelle and Karin! 


QUESTIONS REGARDING BILLING AND REGISTRATION: If you have questions regarding billing and registration, please reach out to Cara Pavek. Our contact information is listed below. Thank you 😊


  • Last Day of the Short Course Season: The last day of the season for those swimmers not competing at any of the state championships is Thursday, February 29th.
  • First Day of the Long Course Season: The long course season (spring / summer) begins Wednesday, April 3rd.
  • 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].