Weekly News - April 22, 2024

Amy Parratto


RIPTIDE TEAM BANQUET: Thank you to our dedicated banquet committee for running a fantastic and fun banquet! Please take a moment to personally thank the following banquet committee members: Erin Reichert, Heather Dahlen, Anne Knapp, Devyne Schmidt, Lindsey Deeb, Bobby Deeb, Laura Stuckey, Sarah Prill, Terrae Weatherman, Olga Grinberg, and our MC…Jeremy Bell. It truly was a team effort! If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Coach Olga Grinberg.

TOP 10 RELAY: At the 2023 Short Course Age Group State Championships, our 11-12 girls swam an outstanding 400 Free Relay. We just learned that their time ranked (3:48.84) 8th in the NATION in the 11-12 age group! Congratulations to: Marian Kalweit, Elaina Pontrelli, Ruby Kaul, and Alyssa Bower!!!

SPECIAL EVENT ON WEDNESDAY: We have a special event going on between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. A news crew is doing a story on local sports. This may impact some of our regular routine, but practices will go on as scheduled. More details will be revealed soon.

SWIM MEET DEADLINES: GREAT WOLF Invite – deadline is April 26th

RIPTIDE WATER POLO TOURNAMENT: We will hold our 2nd Annual Water Polo Tournament this Saturday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Teams can still be added for the tournament by registering on the TU events page and contacting Coach Olga.

GREAT ARTICLE FOR PARENTS:  Please take some time to read this excellent article - https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/junior-swimmer-advice-for-swim-parents-from-those-whove-been-there/?fbclid=IwAR37CSD-11uKpPLRHcvPDtce20WXk0_gry25q8NEHOAu7Cfz3tpD10l2Fto_aem_AfYllgk7RMdr5EqsFKyaD-UqbMEPXTIpeO7vRgsSGBtvq6jeTj3F_rGv4J9448x0P7I

QUESTIONS REGARDING PRACTICE AND MEETS: Reach out to your swimmer’s lead coach for all questions regarding swim practices and swim meets (see contact list below).

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.

LOST AND FOUND: Make sure to look over the lost and found in the lobby. It’s starting to grow!!!


  • 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].