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Riptides headed to Atlanta for state meet

Six swimmers from the Rockdale Riptides will compete in this week’s Long Course State Championship at Georgia Tech. (Special photo).

Six swimmers from the Rockdale Riptides will compete in this week’s Long Course State Championship at Georgia Tech. (Special photo).

A half-dozen local swimmers are headed to Atlanta this week.

The Rockdale Riptides, a Conyers-based swim club, will send six athletes to the 14-Under Long Course State Championship starting today at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Corey Kidd, a 10-year old, and nine-year old Payton Morrison each qualified in all 11 events, including the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, 50-backstroke, 100-backstroke, 50-breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, 50-butterfly, 100-butterfly and 200-individual medley.

Delaney Willette (13-years old) qualified to swim in nine events: the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, 100-backstroke, 200-backstroke, 200-butterfly, 200-individual medley and 400-individual medley.

Three swimmers will compete in one event. Sean Jackson (14-years old) will swim in the 100-breaststroke; 10-year old Laura Goldgar qualified in the 200-freestyle and Ryan Curry (14-years old) will compete in the 50-freestyle.

The meet will run through July 19 at the school’s aquatic center, which is located at 750 Ferst Drive in Atlanta.

Anyone interested in joining the Rockdale Riptides swim team can visit www.swimriptides.com. Tryouts for next season will be August 26 at Johnson Park.