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Practices start soon - Age Group, Age Group Plus and Performance begin 9/12/2016 and Intro and Development begin 10/10/2016 See Club Info -> Training Groups for more information

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.



TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES





PARENT MEETING - MONDAY, AUGUST 29th, 6:30pm - DCHS Media Center
Our annual parent meeting for the fall season and board elections will be held on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center of Dowling Catholic High School. Please enter the building through the west cafeteria doors.

RIPTIDE FALL/WINTER 2016 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for all returning swimmers. New swimmers will be required to attend one tryout on Thursday, August 25th from 7:00-8:00 pm OR Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 am to noon at the Dowling Catholic High School pool. Registration for new swimmers will open on Thursday, August 25th. The tryout flyer with dates and times can be found by clicking on the Club Info tab above then Riptide Tryout Flyer.

Training Group Start Dates
Intro and Development will begin practice 10/10/2016
Age Group, Age Group Plus, and Performance will begin 9/12/2016

Practice Schedule The Fall 2016 training groups and practice schedules are available under the Club Info tab then Training Groups. Please refer to training group descriptions for fees and workout times.

RIPTIDE IS HIRING ASSISTANT COACHES
Riptide is currently hiring Assistant Coaches with an August 2016 start date. Under the Coaches page is the job posting announcement and the link to apply directly to Dowling Catholic High School. Please contact the Riptide board President by emailing dchsriptide@gmail.com.

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 ~ DCHS 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 June & July our time from is 12-1pm.)



Questions: Contact dchsriptide@gmail.com