Hello New and Returning Families for the 2021 Fall Season, read the section below that applies to you!
Returning Swimmers joining in the fall...
Click the Online Registration button from the homepage to guarantee your group placement from the previous season (generally, this is done on or before or on August 1st in preparation for the fall season that begins in September)
Attend our free swim clinics in the summer and/or our free trial week at the end of August; walk-ins accepted. Ask any coach for an evaluation as to which training group to join once the season gets started. If joining anytime out side of the fall, use the "Contact Us" button and schedule a "walk-in" time with the coaches. The coaches will recommend which group to join. We always encourage swimmers to practice with the team for a week before deciding to join. Once a decison has been made, select the "Online Registration" link on this team website and complete all steps. In the event your assigned training group has filled to maximum capacity, you can contact our coaches by selecting the "Contact Us" and they will attempt to find a spot before your swimmer is placed on a waiting list. There is a Parent Meeting and Equipment Day in mid September to help your child transition to the team. During all other times throughout the year, each training group has a designated volunteer parent, called a "Group Contact" that will become your go-to contact for information and answering questions.
Once you are ready to register online, here are step-by-step instructions:
Instructions on how to register online (2-page PDF step-by-step with screenshots)
Not ready for Swim Team, check out the Dayton Raiders Swim Academy
The Dayton Raiders Swim Academy is a learn-to-swim program for children who are just starting out. Whether your child is ready to put his/her face under water for the first time, or looking to join a swim team in the future, our Swim Academy teaches the basic skills and a super-low student/teacher environment. For more information, visit the Dayton Raiders Swim Academy
Read the "Top 10" Reasons Why Raiders Are Your #1 Choice (PDF)
The Dayton Raiders, one of the most successful swim programs in the Midwest since 1958, has openings year-round for swimmers wanting to increase their skills and knowledge in swimming. We offer the best coach/swimmer ratio as well as the best lane space per swimmer in the Miami Valley. We offer numerous training groups for children of all ages, abilities, and desires -- many of our training groups have no practice or swim meet requirements. of our younger swimmers are involved in multiple activities throughout the season; and we encourage that our swimmers become well-rounded student-athletes. The program is staffed by highly educated and skilled coaches. Most We are certain you’ll be impressed with our award-winning instruction, providing you with the some of the finest aquatics instruction found anywhere! If you have any questions, contact us by selecting the "Contact Us" link and one of our staff will contact you. We are usually at or near maximum capacity in all of our training groups, so please be patient while our coaches work with you to evaluate your swimmer’s current ability and find placement in the proper group to ensure the optimal skillset that your child needs.
What Makes the Raider Program Your #1 Choice:
- Average 3-6 swimmers per lane; more space = efficient use of time
- Athlete/Coach ratio: Age Group 10:1, Senior 15:1 (or better)
- Highly motivating instruction: every day, every practice!
- No practice requirements for younger aged swimmers!
- No meet requirements for younger aged swimmers!
- On-line stats, times tracking, communication, e-mail updates, and more
- Log in to the website and enter swim meets or check your account 24 hours a day
Recent Team Accomplishments:
- USA Junior National Champions
- Multiple Ohio Senior and Ohio Age Group Large Team Championship Titles
- USA "Top 100" Club Ranking out of 3,000 clubs nationwide every year
- Five athletes qualified for 2016 Olympic Time Trials
Registration Forms and Fees
When you are ready to join, click on the "cost" link below to view fees and then have our coaches evaluate what training group you should be assigned to. We also invite you to visit the various links below to pages on our website that may assist you in your planning. The following links can be found underneath the menus across the top of the website: