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Starting April 9, the team calendar will include all new group names. Former group names will be referenced to help with the transition.

Meet schedule & Practice Calendar:

This calendar will contain our weekly and monthly practice times. Use the "Pick a Calendar" menu above and select your group name. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your group calendar. If there are any last minute changes to practice, we will look to alert you via email that day or in our weekly newsletter. 

The landing page for the calendar contains meets for the season. Riptide competes in the West Michigan Swim League (WMSL) and WMSL Dual meets and Invitationals are open to all Riptide Swimmers. USA Swimming meets are for those swimmers who hold a USA Swimming member registration. Home intersqaud meets are also held for our Jr Riptide program. To see a grid of Summer meets, location, attendance recommendations and lodging details below or click here to print.

As always if you have questions about practice schedules or swim meets, please speak to your group coach or email us by clicking on the "Contact Us" button on the left side of the page. Your question will be sent to our coaching staff. 

USA Swim Season

Summer is a fun session that allows us to train as the Olympians do - Long Course (50 Meters). Long course meets are good for swimmers to work on endurance and coaches get to see more of the strokes that they don't see in short course races.  We have several Long Course meets this summer, and some short course meets too. The short course meets are good for a quick "check up" on yard swims for our experienced swimmers and great for our younger swimmers who are just learning the sport. When the meets are "live" you can click on the meet and be taken directly to the meet information.

We are looking forward to a great Spring and Summer 2018. 

Your Riptide Coaching Staff

2018 Summer Meet Schedule




Recommended Group

Team Hotel

June 8-10

Holland, MI – Holland Aquatic Center

Big Red Challenge (prelim/final)

All USA (Level I – Senior)


June 9

Jenison, MI – Jenison High School Natatorium

JAWS Wildcat Summer Invite

WMSL – Jr Riptide – Level II)


June 15-17

Jenison, MI – Jenison High School Natatorium

JAWS ABC, IMX – Long Course

All USA (Level I – Senior)


June 21

Rockford, MI – Rockford High School

WMSL Dual v. Calvin – Short Course Yards

WMSL** (Jr -Level I Senior)

Team Meet

June 23


Zeeland , MI – Zeeland West High School            

Zeeland Summer Classic – Short Course Yards

WMSL** (Jr Riptide - Level II)


June 26

East Grand Rapids – East Grand Rapids High School

WMSL Dual v. EGRA – Short Course Yards

WMSL (Jr -Level I Senior)


June 29 &    July 1

East Lansing, MI – MSU Outdoor Pool

MMA ABC Meet – Long Course

All USA (Level I – Senior)

Marriott at University Place

Friday, June 29-Sunday, July 1

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July 12

Rockford, MI – Rockford High School

WMSL Dual v Kentwood Aquatics

WMSL (Jr – Level - Senior)


July 14-15

Holland, MI – Holland Aquatic Center

MLA West Michigan Classic ABC Invitational

All USA (Level I – Level IV/Senior)


July 17

Hudsonville, MI - Hudsonville High School

12 & Under A Championships

WMSL 12 & Under A Qualifiers (WMSL Times)


July 18

Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College 

WMSL A 13 & Over A Championships

WMSL 13 & Over A Qualifiers (WMSL Time)


July 19

Grand Haven, MI – Grand Haven High School

WMSL B Championship

WMSL (Less than WMSL A Qualifiers)


July 20-22

Holland, MI –

Holland Aquatic Center

MI Swimming 2018 12 & Under Long Course State Championships

USA Q1 Qualifying only 


July 19-22

Cleveland, OH – University of Cleveland

Central Zone Speedo Section 3 Championships

USA Sectional Qualifying Times


July 26-29

Ypsilanti, MI –

Eastern Michigan University Michael Jones Natatorium

MI Swimming 2018 13 & Over Long Course State Championships

USA Q1 Qualifying only 


July 27-29

Jenison, MI – Jenison High School Natatorium

USA Swimming T/F Slower than Q1 Championships

USA (Less than USA Q1 times)***


July 31-August 4

Irvine, CA – Williams Woollett Aquatic Center

Speedo Junior Nationals

Jr National Qualifying only


August 2-5

Cary, NC – Triangle Aquatic Center

Futures Championships

USA Future Qualifying only


August 2-5

Geneva, OH – Spire Institute Aquatic Center

Central Zone Age Group Championships

USA 14 & Under Zone Qualifying only


*Denotes group(s) for whom attendance is recommended. This does not exclude other groups if they wish to attend and meet eligibility criteria.

**One WMSL dual meet or invite is required to swim WMSL championship meet. WMSL (Jr -Level I - Senior)

***There is a new meet format this season with a “JO” like championship for those who do not qualify for states. The exact time standards have not yet been released
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