Greetings Riptide,

Coach Vladi and the rest of the coaching staff would first of all like to say thank you to all the families that participated in the Winter Age Group Champs this weekend. It is a large endeavor to travel out of town for a three day swim meet and it speaks to our dedication that so many of our qualifying swimmers and their families made the trip. We would also like to say a special thank you to the families who participated in the meet for relays only. Our place in the team standings would not have been nearly as high without the relays scoring points. We hope you all had fun and enjoyed the time we were able to spend together as a team on the road. The social experiences of being involved with OC Riptide are important so we thank everyone who supported our team ideals by gathering together on deck, cheering for teammates, sharing meals together and helping with the less fun aspects such as timing assignments, set up and breakdown.

This meet was one of the main meets in our schedule and it was important to have a good showing there but it was also an important practice meet for Spring JOs. Junior Olympics is another multi-day championship meet that will be even larger in scope than the WAG Champs. Please mark it on your calendars and if you have not achieved any qualifying times yet talk it over with your coach to see what you can do in the coming months to get your times down.

Thank you once again and congratulations to all the swimmers for a job well done,

The Coaching Staff Go Riptide!