Welcome to Riptide Aquatics


Riptide Aquatics invites swimmers of all levels to participate. This swim program is competitive for youths ages 5 and older. The club, which is registered with Florida Swimming and USA Swimming, trains at the Gandy Pool at the Kelly Recreation Center and at Simpson Park in Lakeland.

Practices are year round at the Gandy Aquatic Complex Monday through Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Fridays 5:00-6:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 8:00-10:00 a.m. During the summer the club has dual practices for advanced swimmers-mornings at Simpson Aquatic Complex and evenings at Gandy.


To join the team, swimmers must be able to demonstrate that they can swim 25 yards freestyle with some degree of success. The club teaches competitive strokes.

Swimmers are divided by ages and development for training. The club competes in Florida swim meets in Central and West Central Florida. Summer swim team opportunities are offered in April through August for novice swimmers. 

Costs include an annual $75 fee to USA Swimming. In addition, there are monthly dues and a one-time registration fee of $20.00 per family.
Please contact Coach Lee via email at for additonal information.