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How to Join

How do I join the Kirkwood Riptides Swim and Dive Team?

The dive team and all 12 & Under swim team groups, including Jr. Riptides are full as of 4/29/2019.

All potential KSDT members attend a swim and/or dive evaluation in April.  Assessments for the 2019 season will be held Saturday, April 20th & Saturday, April 27th  from 8:30am-9:30am at the STLCC Meramec pool.  You only need to attend one assessment.

Assessments are free but we do ask that you pre-register by calling the Kirkwood Community Center (314.822.5855) before attending.  

If your child successfully meets the requirements at the April assessment, he or she will be able to register for the team.  However, if an age division is full, those swimmers and/or divers meeting the requirements of their age group are placed on a waitlist for the following year and will not need to be re-assessed should a spot open up.

Online registration is typically scheduled for early April for returning members and late April/early May for new members.

2019 KSDT Fees:

$135 ($150 NR) for Swim or Dive only; $160 ($175 NR) for both

*A $5 discount will be given for each additional child from the same family*

 

Swimming Requirements by age:

6&Under must be able to:

    -Swim one length of the pool without stopping

    -Demonstrate appropriate freestyle arm movement, body position, and kicking

    -Demonstrate rhythmic breathing with face in the water

 

7-8 must be able to:

    -Swim one length of freestyle without stopping and one length backstroke without stopping

    -Demonstrate freestyle with appropriate arm movement, body position, kicking, and make effort with rotary breathing

    -Demonstrate backstroke with appropriate arm movement, body position and kicking

 

9-10 must be able to:

    -Complete one length of freestyle and one length of backstroke

    -Demonstrate appropriate stroke arm movement, breathing, body position and kicking

    -Demonstrate basic skill in breast stroke or butterfly

 

11-12 must be able to:

    -Complete 50 yards of freestyle and 50 yards of backstroke without resting at the turn

    -Demonstrate basic skill in breast stroke and butterfly

    -Or complete a 100 yard individual medley

 

13-14 must be able to:

    -Complete 50 yards of each stroke.

    -Make effort to complete flip turns for the freestyle and backstroke

 

15&Older must be able to:

    -Complete 50 yards of each stroke

    -Demonstrate flip turns for the freestyle and backstroke

    -Complete a 100 yard individual medley

 

Diving Requirements by age:

8 & Under must be able to
        -Complete a front line up
 
9-10 must be able to:
        -Complete a forward dive and/or back line up
 
11-12 must be able to:
        -Complete a forward dive, back dive and one other (inward, forward somersault, etc.)
 
13-14 must be able to:
       -Complete a forward dive, back dive and one other (inward, forward somersault, etc.)
 
15-18 must be able to:
       -At minimum, complete a forward dive, back dive and one other (inward, forward somersault, etc.)