Weekly Update 4

September 24, 2014

 Note:  Our practice schedule for next week remains the same.   


Please refer to our website at www.almadenriptides.com for our SWIM MEET SCHEDULE for the year.  It's time to sign up for the October and November Meets.  Be sure to sign up your swimmer before the meets close their registration.  Here are the next couple of months of meets, at a glance:


  • October 4-5 Morgan Hill C/B/A – Mako Spooktacular

  • October 17-19 Walnut Creek SR-2

  • November 1-2 GGST C/B/A – Morgan Hill

  • November 22-23 Santa Cruz/QSS Race to JO’s (Gunderson)

  • November 22-23 Cranberry Classic (Team Travel)

  • December 5-7 Winter JO's (Qualifiers)

  • January 17-18 Zone 1 South Championships


Remember ... If your swimmer transferred to our team from another team, be sure to complete and mail in a TRANSFER FORM.  Our team code is TIDE.  You can find the form at the following link:  www.pacswim.org/userfiles/cms/documents/437/transfer.pdf.  


***The Pacific Swimming Officials Clinic is on Saturday, October 11th.  This is important because we need to get at least two more parents certified as officials or else we could potentially be fined at meets for not having enough officials. If you are interested, please sign up for the clinic at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacific-swimming-officials-clinic-tickets-12863042707


****Parking Lot Safety:  Always follow the arrows through the parking lot, only entering from Shadow Brook Drive.  When dropping off or picking up your swimmer(s),  do NOT stop in the driveway.  We ask that you pull into a parking spot and allow your swimmer to enter/exit the car safely from there.  If a car stops in the driveway, it not only creates congestion in the parking lot, it creates a safety issue.


*****Hotel Info for Canyons Cranberry Classic Travel Meet (Nov 21-23)

Hotel rooms are now available to reserve for the upcoming travel meet. Marie Keith has blocked 25 rooms for our team at the Marriott Courtyard Santa Clarita/Valencia. Our room block begins on Thursday, Nov. 21.  Please use the link below to book your room. After Oct 30, the Marriott will release any rooms not reserved with a credit card. 


At this point, we will be driving ourselves to the meet. If there is enough interest in renting a bus,  Marie will look into it. If you have a swimmer that wants to swim at this meet and you are comfortable sending them with another family, please send Marie a separate email  and she will try and find a Riptide family that can chaperone your swimmer. 


Start date: 11/20/14

End date: 11/23/14

Last day to book by: 10/30/14

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Courtyard Santa Clarita Valencia  for 109 USD  per night. 

The rate of $109 includes a buffet breakfast for up to 4 in room (no omelet station). 

Group Corporate Travel Booking Page


Meet info:


The meet sheet for the Cranberry Classic has not been posted for this meet.  However, this is the link for last year's events.  Kyle believes that it will be the same format with 12 and under swimming in the mornings and 13 and over in the afternoons. There are events starting Friday afternoon.    http://www.sbswim.org/scssb/__eventform__/371060_2013%20Canyons%20Cranberry%20Classic%20Meet%20Sheet.pdf


Fun at Magic Mountain:


Since this meet is held near Magic Mountain, many of the swimmers are planning on going to Magic Mountain on Sunday, Nov 23.  Magic Mountain in open from 10:30 am to 6 pmthat day.  Younger swimmers can still swim in the morning, but the older swimmers need to decide what they want to do.  Marie can get a group rate for the team at $35.99 per person if we have 15 or more people  (pay at the gate) or $31.99 (pay two weeks in advance).  We'll figure this out after Nov 1.  Parking is $20.


Cranberry Classic Travel Meet Questions?  Please contact Marie Keith at mariefranceskeith@yahoo.com or 408 476-0203



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