Are you interested in
becoming part of the Black Hills premier competitive swim
team? The Rapid City Racers are now accepting new
members. We offer a rolling tryout where you can come and be
evaluated by one of our professional coaches--this tryout is to
determine proper squad placement. We want to ensure
that we challenge every child but not put them in a situation they
are not ready for. Please follow the link below to set
up a time to come and try us out.
To achieve and maintain National recognition, by building upon the
Rapid City Racers’ tradition of excellence. RCR teaches
and trains all levels of swimmers in a safe competitive
environment. We stress the importance of character, team and
family through the sport of swimming.
The Rapid City Racers Swim Club is committed to inspire individual
achievement through hard work, self-discipline and competitive
The Rapid City Racers
Swim team is founded on the belief that age-group competitive
swimming offers an exciting and worthwhile experience in a young
person’s life. It can be learned and enjoyed by those
with very little natural ability, as well as those who are of
Olympic caliber. Its values go far beyond that of learning
efficiency in the water.
It is a basic assumption
that for an age-group competitive program to succeed, it must
encompass and challenge all who participate and it must follow
continuous developmental progression. Swimmers learn balance
and the feel of movement through water, much the same as they sense
movement and balance out of water. This water sense can only
come through continued and constant exposure to water, with each
succeeding step bringing about an increased sophistication in
It should be understood
that not every child will be a world-class swimmer.
Regardless of how deeply motivated or how hard they are driven,
most will never participate at a national or international level.
However, our program will help all participants reach personal
goals, build character, and improve