Rockford Riptide

Rockford Riptide turns out one of best seasons ever

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 his team was East Lansing for the Junior Olympic meet. [...]

Rockford Riptide concludes summer session with state meet

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 Fase, 13, Sara Fredricks, 12, Rachel Gamm, 8, Andrew [...]

Rockford Riptide gears up for championships

March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 Junior Olympics, which was to be held in [...]

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

December 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kara Vandawater places in the top three in her event. Photo by ANNE HARRINGTON 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 [...]

Rockford Riptide to host Fall Fiesta

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

  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 [...]