Congratulations to all Riptide swimmers on a great finish to the dual meet season! We won the Red division with an 6-0 undefeated record. Now we begin to transition to preparations for the JRAC Championship meet. This post will describe the schedule for the closing two weeks of the season.
- Practices this week will proceed as usual. We will have the usual morning and afternoon practices, as well as pre-team this week. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is fun day for pre-teamers!
- Payment for Championship heat sheet ads are due Friday morning at practice; see below for details. The rates for heat sheet ads are: $20 for a full sheet ad, $13 for a half-pace, and $7 for a quarter-page ad. You may also enter a $5 raffle for a champs parking pass; enter as many times as you like to receive one of these coveted parking passes!
- Entries for JRAC Championship are due Friday at noon, and we will post the Ridgetop Championship team here on this website at some point during the day.
- Saturday is the first day of Champs practice! All championship team members are very strongly urged to attend this practice. It will be held in two parts: mites and midgets will practice 8-9:15am, and all others will practice 8:45 – 10am. The entire team will meet for announcements a little before 9am.
- Next week practices for the champs team are Mon-Wed at 8:30-9:30am for mites and midgets, and 9:30-11am for everyone else.
- JRAC Championships are Thurs and Friday, and the team will meet Friday evening for dinner and then continue celebrations at the pool!
- The annual Awards Banquet will happen on Saturday, July 25, at 6pm at Ridgetop.
I would like to take a moment to reflect on the success of the season (so far!). It is unfortunate that JRAC rules limit the number of swimmers that we can take to champs, because the entire team has done a fabulous job.
In particular, I would like to congratulate the 109 Championship Qualifiers — representing almost 400 qualifying events! — who are listed below. What an achievement!
Champs Qualifiers in 2015
|Shane Allin||4||William Kurz||5|
|Maddie Andrews||6||Alka Link||2|
|Owen Andrews||2||Rowen Link||1|
|Ellery Ayers||1||Andy Logan||1|
|Campbell Baskin||4||Luke Logan||3|
|Mary Peyton Baskin||4||Frances Melvin||7|
|Alexis Biltz||5||Jackie Milley||3|
|Schuyler Biltz||7||Michael Nardi||1|
|Taylor Biltz||7||Vivian Norton||3|
|Kate Bowman||1||Ryley Ogden||6|
|Caroline Boykin||6||AnnHaden Payne||4|
|Cara Brickhouse||2||Carter Payne||3|
|May Brickhouse||3||Grace Phaup||5|
|Aidan Cassidy||4||Turner Phaup||5|
|Logan Cohn||5||Charlie Pilc||5|
|Ben Coker||4||Emily Pilc||7|
|Will Coker||7||Emma Poehler||6|
|Madeleine Cullop||4||Ella Post||1|
|Ella Davis||5||Molly Powers||4|
|Jack Davis||2||Charlie Prideaux||6|
|Leah Dillard||4||Miles Prusek||3|
|Campbell Doty||1||Owen Prusek||4|
|Ben Ellis||2||Sebastian Ramirez||5|
|Kate Farmer||7||Tommy Roberts||3|
|Tory Farmer||7||Kayla Robertson||2|
|Casey Fenster||3||Briggs Robinson||3|
|Colin Fenster||7||Ellie Grace Robinson||1|
|Tristan Frantz||2||Ashe Romans||2|
|Ian Fraser||5||Andrew Russell||2|
|James Fraser||5||Cameron Schwartz||4|
|Stella Fredrick||4||Hayden Schwartz||5|
|Alex Gilliam||3||Mason Shepherd||2|
|Anna Gilliam||7||Parker Shepherd||5|
|Christopher Gilliam||3||Christian Sleman||4|
|Charles Given||1||Molly Sleman||4|
|Jeffrey Green||5||Brandon Smith||4|
|Mitchell Green||4||Lucie Speck||5|
|Elise Gresham||3||Millie Speck||5|
|Isabella Grice||5||Ian Stevenson||6|
|Davis Guise||5||Morgan Stoudt||2|
|Matthew Guise||4||Natalie Stoudt||1|
|Peyton Guise||6||Joseph Strait||3|
|Carlin Hardy||1||Eliza Sundberg||2|
|Ella Hardy||2||Paul Sundberg||2|
|Anne Claire Hart||4||William Sutten||2|
|Roger Hart||5||Riley Torrence||2|
|Lilly Hettrick||6||Ian Townsend||2|
|Ellie Hinkle||1||Sarah Townsend||1|
|Abby Holland||7||Zoe Trenz||7|
|Hank Holland||7||Joshua Vandegrift||1|
|Charlotte Holloway||1||Kelsey Walsh||1|
|Nora Hugo||1||Nate Winters||2|
|Floyd Jones||1||Reid Winters||2|
|Reed Jones||1||Elena Zerkin||4|