"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
Swim Team is a United States Swimming competitive
swim program and part of Rockford Aquatics which
includes water polo, competitive diving, and competitive,
pre-competitive, recreation and Learn-to-Swim aquatic programs. The
Riptide Swim Team is designed for swimmers ages
four 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."
competition season is comprised of several swim
sessions over the course of the year (fall, winter, spring,
summer). These sessions vary in length and course. For our USA
program, swimmers compete in meets by season: 25 yard (SCY) in
the fall and winter, and 50 meters (LCM, or olympic) in the summer.
In addition to regular practices, fun events like beach parties,
banquets, halloween party, pizza and pool game nights are also
included throughout our year round program. Some meets are team
travel meets and these are highlights for swimmers and families who
attend. For our Jr Riptide swimmers, please go to our Jr
Riptide tab on this webpage.
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 details on our club visit our home page and click
on any of our team info tabs.