Our Rockford Riptide Partners

Riptide Fall 2020 Swim September Group 2 - Forest Hills Park Association

Sep 14, 2020 (03:15 PM) - Oct 2, 2020 (05:15 PM)
September, 7 2020
Level I, Level II, Level III, Northview USA- Level II, Northview USA- Level III



Fall 2020 Outdoor Riptide Swim -    Forest Hills Park Assocation   847 Greenbrier Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

September 14 - October 2

Your swimmer has been assigned to Riptide Group 2 (R2) for your group practice. Remember practices will look different this fall due to Covid. We are swimming in hybrid groups. The group number (R1-R3) is for club management purposes.

Practice is at Forest Hills Park Association (please see link above for address and directions). We will be relocateing here for the month, adjusting as indoor pools open and if we are approved to use them. 


Fall 2020 Outdoor Practice Schedule Group 1-3

September 14 - October 2









Group 2








Group 3









Forest Hills Park Association!

We are so grateful to be working with Forest Hills Park Association which will remain open after the traditional summer season to permit Riptide swimmers to train while indoor pools remain closed.

We are responsible for underwriting our portion of facility operations to make this occur.   


Fee Structure

The 2020 fall outdoor fee charged to your account will be not greater than:

Group 2 (R2) $184

Please register for this group by clicking online registration in the upper right corner.

Opt-out / Billing info

If at this time, you will be opting out of the fall outdoor season, please notify Coach Terri by email at

Following recommendation of our board we will transfer any unused portion of your fall outdoor swim registration to future registrations should the Governor open indoor pools and the district approve them for use.


Safe Return

We will be taking safety protocols prior to swim, during dryland, on deck, in the pool and upon exiting.

Prior to arrival it is vital you take a pre-screen survey that you print off or show on your phone upon arrival.

We also ask that you wear a mask from the car to the pool and from the pool to the car. You will practice social/physical distancing during dryland and may remove them at that time.

Steps include:

  • Take temp check before arrival (with parental assistance as needed)
  • Members take pre-screen survey
  • Bookmark (Spectrum Health/Sparrow) site screening tool
  • If RED do not come to practice. Please contact Coach Terri at  and our Safe Return Team Liaison, Sara Cook at
  • If your swimmer does not have GREEN check mark from survey, your swimmer cannot be on-deck. Please reach out to our Safe Return team with any questions.

Equipment & Restroom use

  • Members bring and label water bottle (preferably a refillable bottle that is at least a 16 oz. size) and bring own wipes and hand sanitizer for their equipment
  • For Dryland bring only necessary cloths and sneakers. Also bring a yoga mat if you have one.
  • Swimmers should come dressed to swim with dryland clothes over swim suit.
  • All equipment used onsite is to be sanitized by athletes following usage
  • Encourage athletes to use bathroom prior to leaving home to limit exposure in the locker room.
  • Swimmers will be permitted to use the restroom if they must. Only one swimmer may use the locker room at a time.

Other Key Points:

  • Please contact coaching staff at and Sara Cook at  if your athlete will not be attending practice for any reason. This is a must so that we know if your swimmer is ill.
  • Please watch your team feed for texts in case of inclement weather and schedule changes

Safe Return Check in

  • We need volunteers to help with on-deck Safe Return protocols.
  • Please contact our Safe Return Liaison Sara Cook  with any questions
  • Please click on the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up for a shift within the first two weeks.
  • We kindly ask each fami take one shift per month. You may also use the notes column when you register the session (next week) to indicate your availability.

We are so excited to see you back at the pool this week!

Your Riptide Coaching Staff