Weekly News - May 20, 2024

Amy Parratto


RIPTIDE MAGGIE MEMORIAL INVITE: Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed this past Saturday (some for the first time)!  Thank you to our families and swimmers who volunteered their time to run our meet honoring Coach Maggie. You are truly amazing, and Maggie would have been thrilled to see so many of her former swimmers timing and helping to run the meet. You are the BEST!

STAR INVITE: The meet programs and timeline are now posted for the Star Invite this Friday and Saturday at Highland Park.

IMPORTANT MEET DEADLINES EXTENDED: The deadline for the Riptide Jump into June Invite has been extended to May 23rd. The deadline for the River Falls Last Chance Invite has been extended to May 22nd. These are both yard meets and an excellent choice for swimmers new to the sport and swimmers who do not have the time standards to attend the Regionals or State Championships. If you have any questions, please contact your swimmer’s lead coach as soon as possible.

MEMORIAL DAY PRACTICES: We will have a normal practice schedule for all groups, except for Senior Elite. They will practice from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. (no p.m. practice).

SUMMER SCHEDULE: Our summer practice schedule begins the week of June 10th.

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].