Rockford Riptide turns out one of best seasons ever

Head Coach Mike Cutler and his assistant coaches headed into the championship meets with enthusiasm and optimism for some fast swims and personal bests from his kids. The Rockford Riptide team responded with just that, and turned out one of the best seasons the club has ever seen. The first stop for Coach Cutler and […]

Rockford Riptide concludes summer session with state meet

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by LINDSAY PATTON-CARSON Rockford Riptide celebrated the end of its summer session with a successful trip to the state meet, held at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti, Mich. The USA swim team sent 17 of its members to the meet, a result of hard work paid off during the summer. The swimmers include Jacob […]

Rockford Riptide gears up for championships

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by LINDSAY PATTON-CARSON For Rockford Riptide, this winter session has been a long one. Multiple snow days interrupted the winter session, but the swimmers have not let it affect their performances. Every swimmer showed an ability to adapt quickly to schedule changes, and as a result, 27 swimmers have qualified in 120 events at the […]

Rockford Riptide finishes strong at Winter Washout, Zeeland tri-meet

Kara Vandawater places in the top three in her event.

Riptide Coach Mike Cutler said there were a number of strong swims at both meets, but the overall effort of the team is what mattered most. “We had a number of great swims and personal best swims, but the team spirit is what sets this year’s Riptide team apart,” Cutler said. “Even tough swims are […]

Rockford Riptide to host Fall Fiesta

Eleven Riptide team members place first through third in their events at Boo Bash. They include Grace Badovinac, Christina Hanssen, Kennzie Hartmann, Benjamin Hoffmeister, Timmer Hoffmeister, Erin Hudson, Delayni Kornak-Kotarba, Marissa Marion, Jacob Newberger, Peyton Rayburn, Abigail Setterington, and Kara Vandawater. Riptide swimmers Laurel Blakie, Alec Cutler, Sara Fredericks, Hunter Ignasiak, Julian Kipke, Callahan Kornak-Kotarba, Abigail LaVancher, Sydney McDowell, Colin Mosier, Dakota Noble, Paige Nobel, Hannah Osenieks, Zoe Payne, and Hailey Powers also placed in their events.

  The Rockford Riptide competitive swim team will host its sixth annual Fall Fiesta Meet on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15, at Rockford High School’s pool. The Fall Fiesta meet is a USA Swimming sanctioned event. More than 400 West Michigan swimmers from Riptide and other USA Swimming teams and clubs will compete in the […]