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Apr 1, 2021 - 2021 New Member Assessments
All potential NEW team members (swimmers and divers) must be assessed for skills and safety in the water. Assessments for the 2021 season will be Saturday, May 8th from 12 pm-2 pm at Kirkwood High S...
Mar 8, 2021 - 2021 Season Update
KSDT will be back this summer! Look for information about registration and new member assessments to be posted in early April.
Mar 26, 2020 - 2020 Season - "On Hold" For Now
KSDT Friends, As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and change, we are currently putting everything for the 2020 Season currently "on hold". We will not be holding new member assessments...
Jan 23, 2020 - 2020 New Member Assessments - POSTPONED
New Member Assessments are postponed. Once the situation with COVID-19 becomes clearer, we will send out new information. All potential NEW team members (swimmers and divers) must complete an assessm...
Jun 29, 2019 - Conference T-Shirts
Swimmers participating in the conference finals will have the opportunity to purchase event t-shirts at the meet.
Jun 5, 2019 - Team Picture Order Form
Team Picture Day is Tuesday, June 11th. Wear your team suit! Swim Team Schedule: 11 & Up will be from 8:30-9:30 am 10 & Under will be from 9:30-10:15 am (including Jr. Riptides) Dive Team Photo wil...
May 2, 2019 - New Parent Meeting Presentation
The presentation from the New Family Parent Meeting can be found HERE . The handout from the meeting can be found HERE .
May 1, 2019 - Spirit Wear 2019
Our online spirit wear store is now open. You can see all the styles available and order HERE . All orders must be submitted by May 22nd so we can have everything for our first meet!
Apr 29, 2019 - Dive Team, All 12 & Under Swim Groups Full!
The dive team and all 12 & Under swim groups, including Jr. Riptides are full as of 4/29/2019. Thank you!
Mar 28, 2019 - Team Suit 2019
Please note - Our team suit this year is the same as last year! Our team suit is the Dolfin Denali in Red & Black. B&B Aquatics on Manchester Road has our team suit in stock and is ready to fit your...
Feb 11, 2019 - 2019 Meet Schedule
2019 SWIM Meet Schedule: Monday, June 10 (6:00 PM) - Sunset Hills @ Kirkwood (HOME MEET) Monday, June 17 (6:00 PM) - Kirkwood @ Ellisville Monday, June 24 (6:00 PM) - Webster @ Kirkwood (HOME MEET...
May 15, 2018 - 2018 Spirit Wear Info!
Riptides spirit wear is now available for purchase! We are excited to have TWO vendors this year - one providing personalized embroidery and another providing a large variety of screen-printed items. ...
May 14, 2018 - New Member Assessments May 19th
Interested in joining swim or dive team this summer? It's not too late! We have one last set of assessments on Saturday, May 19th at 2pm . All potential KSDT swimmers and divers must complete an a...
May 2, 2018 - New Parent Meeting Presentation
The presentation from the New Family Parent Meeting can be found HERE .
Feb 6, 2018 - New KSDT Developmental Team
Do you have a 5-8-year-old who wants to join the swim team but is not quite ready (see the age-appropriate requirements HERE )? Then the Jr. Riptides program is perfect for your budding swimmer! Th...
Jan 31, 2018 - KSDT Open to Non-Residents!
New for the 2018 season!
Jan 25, 2018 - 2018 Season Info
We are busy getting ready for SUMMER! Registration for Returning Members opens March 26th New Member Assessments are Saturday April 21st & 28th New Member Registration opens May 3rd First Day of Prac...
May 4, 2017 - May 30th - First Day of Practice
Tuesday, May 30th is the first day of practice! The regular practice schedule can be found HERE .
Mar 26, 2017 - Returning Member Registration!
Registration for returning KSDT families runs March 27th - April 11th. Retruning members will be emailed registration information. Please remember that you must sign up for volunteer positions in o...
Jan 27, 2017 - 2017 New Member Assessments
Assessments for new team members will be held April 15th & 22nd from 8:30am-9:30am at the STLCC Meramec pool. Pre-registration is required. Please call 822-5855 or email [email protected] to re...
Nov 16, 2016 - Basic Info for Summer 2017!
Basic Info for Summer 2017 The Kirkwood Riptides will be back in Summer 2017! For information on joining the team, please check out our How to Join FAQ. Returning member registration will begin in...
Sep 20, 2016 - Meramec Fall Swim and Dive
This is a friendly reminder that the fall swim session at Meramec pool coached by Di Diven (swim) and Thomas Adams (dive) will start this Saturday the 24th of September and go through December 3 with ...
Jul 21, 2016 - Practice cancelled for Thu 7/21
There was a problem in the pump room and the pool has 1ft of water in it at this time on Thursday, 7/21. Because of this, we cannot have practice this morning. We will see everyone at Webster tonigh...
Jul 19, 2016 - Conference Finals Info
Check out the Conference Prelims results! Great job today! If you placed top 16, you will be competing in finals. If you finished 17th or 18th place, you are an alternate for finals competition. ...
Jul 19, 2016 - A note from our swimming photographer
A Note from our Swim Team Photographer, Carla Scuzzo: Hi Riptides and Parents! It was so fun for our family to swim with you for our first Riptide season! My volunteer job was to capture the Riptide ...
Jul 13, 2016 - Swim prelims are at Kirkwood
Swim prelims are at Kirkwood this year. There is some confusion because the meet sign up page incorrectly states the location at Crestwood. This is a computer error that happened when we shared file...
Jul 13, 2016 - No practice tonight 7/13
No practice tonight Wednesday, July 13. Pool is closed for the rest of the day due to inclement weather.
Jul 13, 2016 - Swim Prelims and Finals Specific Info
Prelims and Finals Specific Info: 1. Deadline to sign up for prelims is tonight. Please have your swimmer choose three individual events to compete in. There are no entry restrictions for events so ...
Jul 8, 2016 - New Records and Swimmers of the Week!
Not only did we win against Ellisville (384-292) but we also have some new record holders as well! Brodyn Murphy: 6&Under free and back Keegan Brown: 8&Under butterfly Matthew Wedlock: 10&Under brea...
Jul 7, 2016 - 9:30a practice cancelled today
The 9:30a swim and dive practice is cancelled for today, July 7 due to inclement weather.
Jul 6, 2016 - Ellisville meet and Prelims Info
Meet Info Our away meet at Ellisville is tomorrow. The lineup has been posted. Ellisville has asked that we not use sharpie on our swimmers' backs and legs. We are allowed to write last name, e...
Jul 4, 2016 - Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is having a great day today despite the cool, wet weather. Everyone received an email reminding parents and swimmers to sign up for swim conference prelims an...
Jul 1, 2016 - New record! and silicone caps and more!
We had a record breaking relay at our Webster meet! Jane Upmeyer, Peyton Meyer, Emily Watterson, and Molly Wedlock set a new team record for the 11-12 girls freestyle relay going 1:58.70. Grats! ...
Jun 30, 2016 - 9:30a Swim and dive practice cancelled
9:30a practice on June 30 is cancelled due to inclement weather.
Jun 29, 2016 - Pre-Independence Day News and Notes
We had a great meet against Sunset Hills for both the swim and dive teams. The swim team won with a score of 418-243 and the dive team won with a score of 42-34 . Great job, swimmers and divers! ...
Jun 25, 2016 - Swimmers of the Week
Congrats to our swimmers of the week! Great job, Lizzie McLaughlin, Nora Lee Brown, and Kaitlyn Loeffelman!
Jun 23, 2016 - June 23 News and Notes
On Monday night, the swim team was ultimately defeated by Webster in a close matchup, 354 to 312 . It was one of the closest outcomes that our team has had against Webster in years. We also had a r...
Jun 23, 2016 - Added dive meet on June 28
Dive Families, Due to an oversight on my part, I failed to list an upcoming dive meet on June 28 at Ballwin. I apologize for this error. It is now listed and ready for athlete signups and parent jo...
Jun 17, 2016 - Swimmers of the Week!
Congrats to our swimmers of the week! Great job, Emily Rudolph, Hannah McPherson, and Brodyn Murphy!
Jun 15, 2016 - Mid-Week Update
Congrats to the dive team for defeating Fenton on Monday afternoon by a score of 47-11. Results of diving have been posted on the website. The swimmers had less to talk about (or more depending o...
Jun 13, 2016 - First Meet Info
First Meet Information and more: 1. Please make sure your swimmer is wearing the Kirkwood Riptides swim cap during competition today. This is part of our 'uniform' and it looks really cool when all o...
Jun 11, 2016 - How to see what events your swimmer is swimming
How to see what events your swimmer is swimming at the meet? 1. Log on to the website and look at the same page you used to sign up for the meet. It should show the approved individual events and als...
Jun 8, 2016 - Home v Fenton and Pictures
Hello Dive Parents! Next week on Monday the 13 th we will be having our first meet against Fenton. The meet officially starts at 3:30 pm at Kirkwood. Make sure to arrive early, especially if you a...
Jun 8, 2016 - Reminder: Last day to sign up for Manchester meet
This is your final reminder that tonight (June 8 at 11:59p) is the cutoff for swimmers and divers to register for Monday's meet (June 13)! The coaches will be finalizing the lineup tomorrow afterno...
Jun 7, 2016 - Swim and Dive Meet Sign up
Sign ups are posted for the first meet of the season for both swimmers and divers. Swimmers will compete against Manchester and divers will compete against Fenton on Monday, June 13 at home. Sign up...
Jun 7, 2016 - Dive Team Meet Signup
The dive meet signup has been fixed and should be ready to go. If you are still having problems with it, please let me know so I can make corrections. Apologies for the errors/confusion.
Jun 6, 2016 - Swim Time Trials on Tues and Wed
This is just a late night reminder that our time trials will be Tuesday and Wednesday morning this week during regular practice sessions. It is informal as there are no assigned heats/lanes. Please ...
Jun 4, 2016 - New to the team and have questions? Contact Melissa Ewen
If you are new to the swim team this year and have questions, feel free to contact our New Member Rep, Melissa Ewen. She is available to answer any question for new members. Melissa knows first han...
Jun 3, 2016 - Spirit Wear and Team Suits/Caps
Spirit Wear Information Spirit Wear order forms are in! This year, we will have t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops and flannel pants available to order. Click here to see a copy of the design on the...
Jun 3, 2016 - Pool Party still on!
The Back to Summer Pool Party is still scheduled for tonight, Friday, June 3. Home Meets are available for Swimmer Sign Up. Please, declare swimmer's attendance. Then, request events by clickin...
Jun 2, 2016 - Dive Clinic and Introductions!
Hello, Welcome dive parents to the Kirkwood Riptides. My name is Shawn Cole and I am the new head dive coach this summer. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me and I will try to ans...
Jun 2, 2016 - Meet signup update
Swim Meet Signup Update: Home Meets are available for Swimmer Sign Up. Please, declare swimmer's attendance. Then, request events by clicking. Many people (about 70) need to re-sign up for their sw...
May 30, 2016 - Welcome to the 2016 summer season!
Welcome everyone to the 2016 summer swim and dive season! We are looking forward to seeing our returning members and getting to know our new members. Pratice begins tomorrow morning, Tuesday, May 31....
May 12, 2016 - Registration ends May 19
Registration ends May 19 Registration is now open until May 19 for any returning members as well as new members who have passed assessments. If you have any questions, just let us know!
May 5, 2016 - How to sign up for Volunteer Jobs
We have fielded a number of questions about signing up for volunteer jobs. We have an FAQ that answers these questions. If you are still having trouble, please let us know. How do I sign up for v...
May 4, 2016 - Ellisville swim meet date change
Attention: The swim meet at Ellisville was originally posted as July 5 but has been changed to July 7. For families that volunteered for this meet, please double-check your availability on July 7. I...
Apr 18, 2016 - Final Days of Returning Member Registration
Last Chance! Returning member registration ends on April 19th! Reserve a spot on the team for your swimmer and/or diver for the 2016 summer season before we open registration for New Members.
Apr 4, 2016 - Returning Member Job Sign Up
Hello Everyone, I am sorry for the error earlier. Job sign ups should now be open. Thank you Trisha
Apr 4, 2016 - Returning Member Registration
Hi Everyone! It's that time again! Are you ready for the Riptides 2016 season? We are! Time to register your kiddos for the summer season. Returning member registration is open now through 4/19. ...
Feb 23, 2016 - 2016 Meet Schedule
2016 Summer Meet Schedule The Kirkwood Riptdides are actively updating the website and preparing for the 2016 summer! The summer meet schedule has been posted. We have also updated the team calen...
Feb 17, 2016 - Update on Saturday Dive Lessons
Due to the difficulty in securing a dive coach Kirkwood Parks and Rec agreed in advance that Cecilia, the dive coach on Saturday Mornings, would let us know when she would not be available to coach...
Jan 22, 2016 - Diving for Spring 2016
Dive Coach secured! Anyone interested in signing up for dive instruction on Saturday mornings from 8a-9a can do so. We have secured a coach for all the Saturday’s between January 30-April 9 . ...
Jan 5, 2016 - Assessments for 2016 Season
Assessments for the 2016 Summer Swim and Dive Season How to join the Kirkwood Riptides? The Kirkwood Riptides will be hosting assessments at the STLCC- Meramec pool from 8:30a-9:30a on April 23 and Ap...
Dec 8, 2015 - Meramec Spring Swim Program
Meramec Spring Swim Program Don’t miss your last chance to maximize your performance for the 2016 swim team season that is fast approaching. At this time we are unable to provide dive instruction. P...
Sep 21, 2015 - Meramec Fall Swim Program Needs You!
Meramec Fall Swim Program The Kirkwood Swim Program at the Meramec Community College pool needs more participants for the fall session. Contact the Kirkwood Community Center at 822-5855 to sign up. ...
Sep 8, 2015 - Meramec Fall Swim Program
Meramec Fall Swim Program Saturdays – September 26th – December 5th at the Meramec Community College Pool Swimming sessions at both 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. time slots. Instructional sessions led by Diane D...
Jul 23, 2015 - Kirkwood Finals entries
Kirkwood Finals Entries We posted the finals entries on the website so you can see what events your swimmer will be competing in tonight. Please be mindful of the relays and relay alternates. Reme...
Jul 22, 2015 - Conference Finals Schedule and Info
Conference Finals Schedule and Information Conference Finals will be held at the Webster Pool starting at 6pm on Thursday, July 23. Warm-ups will begin for Kirkwood from 5-5:20pm in lanes 5-8. Pleas...
Jul 22, 2015 - Awards Banquet Reminders
Awards Banquet Reminder The awards banquet will be held on Friday, July 24 at 6pm in the Kirkwood Community Center gymnasium. After dinner and awards, the pool will be open from 7:45-9pm for all t...
Jul 21, 2015 - 10&Under Prelim Results
The 10&Under prelim results are posted. Athletes that scored in the top 16 will compete at finals on Thursday evening at Webster. Places 17 and 18 are alternates in case one of the top 16 swimmers...
Jul 20, 2015 - 11&Over Prelim results
Results have been posted for the 11&Over age-groups. Remember that the top 16 swimmers will go on to finals Thursday at Webster. Places 17 and 18 are alternates in case any of the top 16 do not sho...
Jul 17, 2015 - Conference Reminders / Banquet Info
Congrats to our 11-12 Girls Medley Relay for their record breaking time against Shrewsbury! Ella Pearl, Jane Upmeyer, Grace Denckhoff, and Aliya Swearngin set the new record with a time of 2:16.13! ...
Jul 14, 2015 - Swim Conference Job Signups and Info
Swim Conference Prelims @ Manchester 11&Over on July 20 Warmups: 7-7:15am (lanes 1-5) Meet Start: 7:30am Parent Job Signups 10&Under on July 21 Warmups: 6:45-7am (lanes 6-10) Meet Start: 7:30am Parent...
Jul 13, 2015 - Last day to sign up for Conference
Just a reminder that you have until 12 midnight tonight, July 13 to sign up for Dive and Swim Conferences. In the notes box on the swim meet signup, remember to list three individual events your swim...
Jul 9, 2015 - Conference Information
2015 Conference Information Conference Prelims meet signups will be open until July 13 . After that date, we will no longer be able to add/change meet entries. If you do not sign up online for sw...
Jul 9, 2015 - Shrewsbury Meet lineup posted
The home meet vs Shrewsbury lineup has been posted. Please email Coach Luc if you have any questions or concerns.
Jul 8, 2015 - All practices canceled for this morning, July 8
Practices have been canceled for this morning, July 8 because of inclement weather. It seems we just can't have a week without rain and cold temps! Just a friendly reminder that today is the last d...
Jul 8, 2015 - Evening practice has been canceled for fonight, July 8
Evening practices for swim and dive have been canceled for tonight, July 8.
Jul 7, 2015 - Great meet / reminders
Great meet tonight! I know it was tough because of the rain and cool weather but we hung in there and finished strong. I will post results tomorrow. Reminder that swim practice for 11&over begins ...
Jul 2, 2015 - 9:30 practice canceled for today, June 2
The 9:30 practice is canceled for today, June 2. We will still have the 8:30 practice as scheduled.
Jul 1, 2015 - 7/1 - evening practice canceled
Due to weather the pool has closed for the evening. There will be no evening practice 7/1.
Jun 29, 2015 - Meet Canceled tonight / Practice Tomorrow
The meet was canceled tonight because of inclement weather. Even though the storm was temporary, the thunder and lightning would've kept us from getting into the pool until 7:45 or so (safety rules i...
Jun 27, 2015 - Lineup vs Sunset Hills posted
Swim meet lineup vs Sunset Hills has been posted. Contact Coach Luc for any questions or concerns. Good luck, Monday!
Jun 26, 2015 - All Practices Cancelled for Friday, June 26
Due to inclement weather, all practices are cancelled for Friday June 26.
Jun 25, 2015 - Meet Recap / Reminders
The Riptides came on strong Monday night against Crestwood, winning the meet with a score of 411 - 253. While we are all excited about our win, we cannot lose sight of our goal to swim our best at co...
Jun 19, 2015 - Meet review / Crestwood meet lineup
First, congrats to Adam Bauer for breaking the 9-10 boys Individual Medley record with a time of 1:20.37 last night at the Webster meet! Great effort! Last night's meet showed us some of our strength...
Jun 19, 2015 - 6/19 All Practices Cancelled
It looks like rain all morning so we are canceling all practices. Great meet last night Riptides!!!
Jun 18, 2015 - Diving meet vs Webster has been canceled
The dive meet vs Webster has been canceled for tonight, June 18. Dive reps are working on a suitable date to reschedule the event. Meanwhile, no decision has been made yet about the swim meet vs Web...
Jun 17, 2015 - Lineup Posted / SpiritWear / Crestwood Meet
June 17 Updates and Info The Webster swim meet lineup has been posted . Aside from one specific swimmer, all swimmers who signed up on the website before the deadline for the Webster meet should hav...
Jun 17, 2015 - 6/17 Evening Practice
The Kirkwood Pool has closed for the day and evening practive is canceled.
Jun 15, 2015 - Update: Splash Out for Cancer June 18
Update: Splash Out Cancer The Webster Waves and Kirkwood Riptides are partnering to raise awareness for breast cancer at the Webster vs Kirkwood Swim and Dive Meet on June 18. Splash Out Cancer t-shir...
Jun 12, 2015 - Meet vs Webster June 18
Meet vs Webster June 18 Our first meet is against Webster on June 18. The last day to sign up for this meet is Monday, June 15. If you need help on how to sign up for the meet for swimmers and diver...
Jun 8, 2015 - Time Trials Info
Today, we finished our first day of time trials during our practice time. It all went smoothly due to the efforts of our parent volunteers. Thank you to all those who helped out this morning (and th...
Jun 4, 2015 - Practice Canceled 8 & under - June 4
Hi All, Due incliment weather the 9-10 age group practice has been cut short and looking at the radar it seems the 8 & under practice will be affected as well so we have decided to cancel that pract...
Jun 4, 2015 - Dive Judges Clinic June 7
2015 Dive Judges Clinic Sunday, June 7 at the Center of Clayton from 4-5pm. The Dive Team needs dive parents or older siblings (age 18 and older) to attend the dive judges clinic for our league which ...
Jun 4, 2015 - Parkway Swim Clinic
Parkway Swim Club is offering a swim clinic for summer league swimmers. Click on the flyer to learn more if you are insterested.
Jun 1, 2015 - Evening Practice Cancelled Tonight, June 1
Due to inclement weather, the evening practice will be cancelled tonight (June 1) for 11&Older swimmers and 13&Older divers. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you. -Coach...
May 29, 2015 - Practice begins June 1!
Get ready, Riptides! The season begins on June 1st! See you at the pool on Monday!
May 20, 2015 - Caps for all in 2015!
New this year: every swimmer who participates in a meet will get one latex Kirkwood Riptides swim cap! This coincides with a new team policy that all our swimmers who wear caps during competition wil...
May 14, 2015 - League rules posted
In an effort to be more transparent, we have made our league rules available online. Please read through the rules if you have questions about how the league manages it's teams and meets. To acce...
May 13, 2015 - New Member Parent Meeting
The Kirkwood Riptides new member parent meeting is scheduled for May 14 from 6:30p-8p at the Kirkwood Community Center. The meeting is open to members who passed our assessments in April. This inf...
May 6, 2015 - Splash Out Cancer June 18
Splash Out Cancer The Webster Waves and Kirkwood Riptides are partnering to raise awareness for breast cancer at the Webster vs Kirkwood Swim and Dive Meet on June 18. Webster will be accepting pre-or...
Apr 22, 2015 - Round 2 of assessments begins Saturday April 25!
Round 2 of assessments begins on April 25 from 8:30-9:30am at the Meramec Community College pool. The first assessments were completed on April 18th.
Apr 14, 2015 - Don't forget to follow us on Twitter!
Follow the Kirkwood Riptides on Twitter for the most up-to-date information about practices, meets, weather cancellations, etc.
Apr 13, 2015 - Questions? Check the FAQ
Questions? Check out our FAQ tab for questions regarding a number of different things pertaining to the Kirkwood Riptides. If you have a question not answered by our website, feel free to contact a...
Apr 10, 2015 - Assessment Information
Assessment Information This is just a reminder that assessments are scheduled for April 18 and 25 from 8:30am-9:30am at the Meramec Community College pool. Interested families should contact the K...
Apr 9, 2015 - First day of practice: June 1st
Remember to bring all your gear! Be ready to work hard and have fun!
Apr 8, 2015 - One week left for returning member registration!
One week left for returning member registration.
Apr 4, 2015 - 2015 Member Registration Info
Mar 24, 2015 - 2015 Registration Dates to be posted soon!
We will be posting specific registration dates by the end of this week. Expect returning member registration to begin in early April and new member registration after assessments. Check out the cale...
Jan 26, 2015 - Reminder: Area year-round competitive choices
Reminder: Here is a list of area year-round choices for swimmers and divers looking to compete year-round (in alphabetical order): Clayton Diving Alliance Clayton Shaw Park Tideriders Flyers Aquative ...
Jan 23, 2015 - Winter Meramec Program for Swimming and Diving
Winter Meramec Program Saturdays ~ January 24 to April 11 Diving offered at the 8 a.m. class only. Swimming offered at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes. Instructional sessions lead by Diane Diven. A hea...
Dec 6, 2014 - Happy Holidays!
The Kirkwood Riptides would like to wish all our families happy holidays. May your friends and family find happiness and peace this holiday season! See you at the pool in just a few months!
Aug 6, 2014 - Have a great school year, Riptides!
I wish all our athletes and our families a happy, healthy and safe school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or any of our Parent Board members. Remember to stay active an...