Weekly News - May 13, 2024

Amy Parratto


SFST LONG COURSE INVITE: Congratulations to our swimmers who competed at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota long course meet. Riptide swimmers had a ton of best times, champ times and all-round great swims! The results are loaded into SWIMS and TU. Great job everyone!

MAGGIE MEMORIAL INVITE:  Our meet page will be updated with just about all the information you will need for Saturday’s meet honoring our beloved Coach Maggie.

CENTRAL ZONES OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Registration is now open for the Central Zones Open Water Championships. This is a Team Minnesota event. Please check with your swimmer’s lead coach before registering! Registration can be found here. Entry deadline is June 7th at 11:59PM. LAST DAY TO GET BAG EMBROIDERED IS MAY 22nd!! **Cost per athlete is $100 for this event. The amount is due at time of online registration through the TEAM MN site. Package includes: event entry fees and the following items (maybe received after the meet): Team MN bag, Team MN t-shirt and Team MN cap. Event details…

  • 10&U will swim a 1.25k and need a 10&U "A" time in the 200 free OR 400/500 free
  • 11-12's will swim a 2.5k and need an 11-12 "A" time in the 200 free, 400/500 free, 800/1000 free OR 1500/1650 free
  • 13-14's will swim a 2.5k and need an 13-14 "A" time in the 400/500 free, 800/1000 free OR 1500/1650 free
  • Open 5k requires a 15-16 "A" time in the 400/500 free, 800/1000 free OR 1500/1650 free

Meet Page Website

The 2024 Central Zone Open Water Championships will be held at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex. A camp will be held on Thursday, June 13th with competition scheduled for Friday, June 14th.

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.


  • 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].