Weekly News - March 26, 2024

Amy Parratto


SPEEDO SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Congratulations to our Senior Elite swimmers who competed at the Spring Speedo Long Course Sectionals in Indianapolis, Indiana March 21-24. The following swimmers made the night-time finals at this high-level long course meet: Stella Bushard (200 Fly), Patrick Curran (200 Free,100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Fly), Tate Dihel (200 Back), and Quinlan Schroeder (100 Breast, 200 Breast). Quinlan’s time of 1:02.69 is just shy of the Olympic Trial qualifying time of 1:02.19. Way to go Quinlan!!!

RIPTIDE TEAM BANQUET: We will hold our 2nd Annual Riptide Banquet on April 20th. Registration is open on our team events page. We hope to see everyone there to celebrate our swimmers and Riptide!

MN SWIMMING WORKSHOP: MN Swimming is hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 13th at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Coaches, athletes (12 and older) and parent(s)/guardian(s) are invited to attend! The workshop takes place from 8:00am to 12:30pm. See the detailed description on our TU social feed. Space is limited so be sure to register by Sunday, April 7th. To register for the events, click here - https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/czmnlsc/page/events#/team-events/upcoming/1489756.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Make sure you are aware of the practice schedule for your swimmer’s group. Most lead coaches will have sent out “Welcome Letters” by the end of this week. Please be sure to get familiar with using the Team Unify practice calendars. On April 11th, there are no evening practices due to the Middle School Championships which will be held at BWAC. Additionally, all practices (except for Senior Elite) are cancelled on April 13th. We encourage Riptide swimmers and parents to attend the MN Swimming Workshop that morning!

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 😊



  • 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].