Weekly News - February 19, 2024

Amy Parratto


RIPTIDE BRONZE CLASSIC: This coming weekend, we are hosting our 2nd Annual Bronze Classic with 79 Riptide swimmers and six visiting teams! We are still in need of volunteers to run the swim meet, especially on Sunday. More details (meet programs, the timeline, athlete event lists) will be posted on our meet page by this Wednesday.

8U RECOGNITION: The Parent Volunteer Committee recognizes all the hard work and resilience in our 8U group! On Friday, February 23 at 7-8pm, the 8U group will have an ice cream social and tie dye shirts project. Thank you to the parents who are organizing this event!

SPEEDO TECH SUIT COUPON: Checkout the Speedo tech suit coupon for Elsmore Swim Shop in our weekly email blast on February 19th. Also, the old Speedo 1.0  Intent and Valors are on sale in store and online for 30% off.

COACHES MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Check out the third 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 three in a 3-part series. Thank you for making a difference Michelle and Karin!


QUESTIONS REGARDING PRACTICES AND MEETS: If you have questions regarding your swimmer’s practices or meets, please contact their group’s lead coach (see below for contact information).

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].