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Riptide is a year round competitive swim team offering quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability. Riptide is a member of USA Swimming and Iowa Swimming.

Riptide practices are held at Dowling Catholic High School, 1400 Buffalo Road in West Des Moines. Questions: Contact dchsriptide@gmail.com

TRYOUTS FOR FALL/WINTER SEASON
Tryouts will be held Thursday, August 30th at the Dowling Catholic High School pool from 6:30-8:00 pm. All new swimmers to Riptide must tryout for the coach.

Practices for the fall/winter season will begin Monday, September 10, 2018.

Twitter Riptide Members: Follow the Riptide team on Twitter @DCHSRiptide for timely alerts and notifications from the coaching staff.

Facebook Riptide Members: Follow the Riptide team closed group on Facebook ~ Dowling Catholic Riptide Swim Club to share pictures, events, and happenings from the parents and swimmers.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN
When we are on "weather watch" and IF we cancel practice we will notify everyone using our team's social media accounts. We will first Tweet it, second Facebook it, third place it on our website and lastly send an email notice to the team. Our goal time typically for making such decisions is within the 3-4pm time frame at the latest during the school year AND in June & July our time frame is 12-1pm. In the summer, if we cancel the evening Birdland Pool practices, we typically will follow the Wednesday DCHS practice schedule with Intro swimming at the Development group time.