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The Dowling Catholic Riptide Swim Club is open to all who want to join, however, we limit the number of participants due to pool time, space and number of coaches available.  Each swimmer must have a basic understanding of the competitive swimming strokes, starts and turns as this is not a learn-to-swim program.  Each participant must have a willingness to work hard, be coachable and try to be the best they can be.  

Riptide Head Coach assigns each Riptide swimmer to a training group.

In addition to the fees listed below, there is a mandatory $72.00 USA Swimming membership fee that will be assessed. This is a mandatory, non-refundable fee.

INTRO

Swimmers in this group will generally be 12 years old and younger and new to a swim team. They must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke. This group is stroke technique based and will be introduced to meet racing components. Local swim meets are encouraged.

Session Fee: $350 or paid in five monthly payments - $70 at registration, $70 on 10/1, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Swimmers in this group will generally be 9 to 12 years old. Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally. This group will focus on stroke technique and will be aerobic based training. They will be introduced to reading a pace clock and beginning race strategy. Swimmers are required to attend local meets.

Session Fee: $400.00 or paid in five monthly payments - $80 at registration, $80 on 10/1, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1.

 

AGE GROUP

Swimmers in this group will generally be 11-14 years old. Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes with turns legally. Continuation of stroke technique will be emphasized. Training will consist of endurance and anaerobic sets. Pace clock reading will be emphasized as well as race strategy. Swimmers are required to attend local meets and encouraged to attend out of town meets.

Session Fee: $675 or paid in five monthly payments - $135 at registration, $135 on 10/1, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1.

 

AGE GROUP PLUS

Swimmers in this group will generally be 11-14 years old. Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes with turns legally. Continuation of stroke technique will be emphasized. Training will consist of endurance and anaerobic sets. Pace clock reading will be emphasized as well as race strategy. Swimmers are required to attend local meets and encouraged to attend out of town meets.  This group will train with both the Performance Group and the Age Group swimmers.  An additional Wednesday morning practice will be held for these swimmers.  The Riptide Head Coach will determine the swimmers for this group.

Session Fee: $750.00 or paid in five monthly payments - $150 at registration, $150 on 10/1, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1.

 

PERFORMANCE

Swimmers in this group will be 13 years and older. Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes with turns legally, have mastered reading the pace clock and commit to train a minimum of six times per week. Stroke technique will be emphasized with training sets geared for high-end competition/meets. Swimmers will compete in all events offered in their age group. Swimmers are to attend local, out of town, and out of state meets as well as end of season Championship meets such as State, Sectionals, Futures, and Nationals.

Session Fee: $840 or paid in five monthly payments - $168 at registration, $168 on 10/1, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1.

 
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

One time fee of $350 paid at registration.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

One time fee of $560 paid at registration.