Transitioning to Champs

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 Allin4William Kurz5
Maddie Andrews6Alka Link2
Owen Andrews2Rowen Link1
Ellery Ayers1Andy Logan1
Campbell Baskin4Luke Logan3
Mary Peyton Baskin4Frances Melvin7
Alexis Biltz5Jackie Milley3
Schuyler Biltz7Michael Nardi1
Taylor Biltz7Vivian Norton3
Kate Bowman1Ryley Ogden6
Caroline Boykin6AnnHaden Payne4
Cara Brickhouse2Carter Payne3
May Brickhouse3Grace Phaup5
Aidan Cassidy4Turner Phaup5
Logan Cohn5Charlie Pilc5
Ben Coker4Emily Pilc7
Will Coker7Emma Poehler6
Madeleine Cullop4Ella Post1
Ella Davis5Molly Powers4
Jack Davis2Charlie Prideaux6
Leah Dillard4Miles Prusek3
Campbell Doty1Owen Prusek4
Ben Ellis2Sebastian Ramirez5
Kate Farmer7Tommy Roberts3
Tory Farmer7Kayla Robertson2
Casey Fenster3Briggs Robinson3
Colin Fenster7Ellie Grace Robinson1
Tristan Frantz2Ashe Romans2
Ian Fraser5Andrew Russell2
James Fraser5Cameron Schwartz4
Stella Fredrick4Hayden Schwartz5
Alex Gilliam3Mason Shepherd2
Anna Gilliam7Parker Shepherd5
Christopher Gilliam3Christian Sleman4
Charles Given1Molly Sleman4
Jeffrey Green5Brandon Smith4
Mitchell Green4Lucie Speck5
Elise Gresham3Millie Speck5
Isabella Grice5Ian Stevenson6
Davis Guise5Morgan Stoudt2
Matthew Guise4Natalie Stoudt1
Peyton Guise6Joseph Strait3
Carlin Hardy1Eliza Sundberg2
Ella Hardy2Paul Sundberg2
Anne Claire Hart4William Sutten2
Roger Hart5Riley Torrence2
Lilly Hettrick6Ian Townsend2
Ellie Hinkle1Sarah Townsend1
Abby Holland7Zoe Trenz7
Hank Holland7Joshua Vandegrift1
Charlotte Holloway1Kelsey Walsh1
Nora Hugo1Nate Winters2
Floyd Jones1Reid Winters2
Reed Jones1Elena Zerkin4
Thomas Kreutzer1

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