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Practice Info

2020 Spring Session

Starts Wednesday April 15th!!

Groups 1-2 Practice: Monday & Wednesday 5:30p – 6:30p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

Group 3 Practice: Monday & Wednesday 6:30p – 7:30p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

Equipment Needs:

·       Swimsuit, Towel, Goggles, Water bottle

Group 4 Practice: Monday, Wednesday 6:30p – 7:30p & Friday 5:30-7:00p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

Equipment Needs:

·       Swimsuit, Towel, Goggles, Water bottle

·       Gym Clothes, Gym Shoes, Yoga Mat (FRIDAY ONLY)

·       Kickboard, Youth size pull buoy, and fins (OPTIONAL)

Group 4 has 30 minutes of Dryland with our Riptide USA Level 1 swimmers on Friday's beginning at 5:30p. They also share the pool with our USA Level I USA team. We feel this allows the JR Riptide Group 4 swimmers to see the next level in action.

Group 4 members may purchase the following equipment: kick board, youth size pull buoy, and swim fins (short blade). Our team equipment vendor, Making Waves is out of Holland, Michigan and staff is happy to help with orders. Let them know that you are a team member of Rockford Riptide and that we are a Speedo Team. They can be reached by phone at 616-294-3067.

ALL JR Riptide members may borrow kickboards, pull buoys, and fins for practices.

We are excited to have your and your swimmer join the JR Riptide Family!

Coach Ross and Coach Jenna

perry.jrriptide@gmail.com

*above dates/times may be subject to change

Junior Riptide Meets

JR Riptide Winter Mini–Meet: Wednesday, March 4:

  • ·       5:30p – Swimmers Arrive, Check-in, & Begin Stretching
  • ·       6:00p – Starts
  • ·       7:00 – Approximate End Time

The JR Riptide Mini–Meet is a low-key intra-squad meet where each swimmer is given a chance to shine and show off all his or her hard work! We encourage each swimmer to invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousin, etc – it’s an exciting day for the team.  There is no Group 4 practice on the day of the Mini–Meet.

WMSL Meets:

Our Winter Session includes WMSL (West Michigan Swim League) dual and champion meets. WMSL is a regional swimming league for ages 2-19. The WMSL Winter Season runs December 1st through mid-February and the Summer Session runs June 1st through mid-July. WMSL meets are a great place for our JR Riptide swimmer and we encourage all of them to participate.

WMSL A Meet (11 & over) @ Holland – Friday, February 14:

*Your swimmer must have participated in a WMSL dual meet or the Zeeland Winter Classic to qualify for this meet AND meet the qualifying “WMSL A times” WMSL A QUALIFYING TIME

  • ·       3:30p – Swimmers Arrive, Check-in, & Begin Stretching
  • ·       4:00p – Warm-up Begins
  • ·       5:30p – Meet Starts

WMSL A Meet (10 & under) @ Kentwood Aquatic Center – Saturday, February 15:

*Your swimmer must have participated in a WMSL dual meet or the Zeeland Winter Classic to qualify for this meet AND meet the qualifying “WMSL A times” WMSL A QUALIFYING TIME

  • ·       7:30a – Swimmers Arrive, Check-in, & Begin Stretching
  • ·       8:00a – Warm-up Begins
  • ·       9:30a – Meet Starts

We would love to have the JR Riptide family at these swim meets. They are full of excitement for all ages! Please check your emails for additional information about upcoming meets.

JR Riptide Info Meetings

Swimmer Meetings - At the beginning of each Session, we hold a swimmer meeting with our Junior Coaches regarding the upcoming season. This meeting is held during practice on the first day of each session and usually last about 15 minutes.

Parent Meetings - At the beginning of each Session, we hold an informational parent meeting. This meeting is held during practice on the first day of each session and usually last about 15 minutes.

JR Riptide 2020 Summer Session – TBD

Reminder Summer Session Group 1-3 swims TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS; Group 4 swims TUESDAY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYS.

*above dates/times may be subject to change