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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.
 
 
Values
 
Integrity
Accountability
Excellence
Teamwork
 
Mission
 
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.  
 
Vision
 
The Rapid City Racers Swim Club is committed to inspire individual achievement through hard work, self-discipline and competitive excellence. 
 
RCR TEAM PHILOSOPHY
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 stroke technique.
 
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 self-esteem.