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Club Info

Welcome to the Rockford Riptide Swim Program. We are a USA Swimming sanctioned competitive swim club and part of the Rockford Aquatics program. For those interested in the Rockford Riptide Program, you will find plenty of information on our site. While browsing through the website you will find that our kids are the center of our program. With a superb coaching staff, our kids experience the benefits of wonderful instruction and guidance while they develop their swimming talents. Go to our "New Swimmers" page if you are new to the program and wish to learn more.

Mission Statement

"To introduce young people to the benefits of competitive swimming and to encourage to achieve their highest level of potential in and out of the water."

Riptide swim team is a United States Swimming competitive swim program and part of Rockford Aquatics which includes water polo, competitive diving, and competitive, recreation and instructional swimming programs. The Riptide Swim Team is designed for swimmers ages five to 18 who meet the minimum criteria for joining the club. Competitive swimming experience is not needed prior to joining. Coaches work with swimmers of all abilities to refine swimming skills, achieve a high level of physical, mental, and social competence and help swimmers to become confident, caring individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership and sportsmanship skills." 

Riptide is comprised of several swim sessions over the course of the year. These sessions vary in length and involve some meet availability in addition to practices. Fun events like beach parties, banquets, halloween party, pizza and pool game nights are also included throughout our year round program.

Riptide coaches are, or have been, competitive swimmers themselves. They are now passing along their knowledge along with the latest techniques to our swimmers. All our coaches are certified with USA Swimming and participate with on-going top level training.

Riptide swimmers are fantastic! Along with the support from their families and the instruction from the coaches, our swimmers learn a lot, build great relationships, and have fun while developing great swimming techniques and leadership that they display in every meet.

For a more detailed description of our club see "What is Rockford Riptide?" on the Links page of this site.