Junior Riptide Practices
Our 2019 Spring Session begins Monday, April 15th and will last 7 weeks:
- Group 4 practice is 5-6:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-7 PM on Fridays
- Groups 1-3 practice is 6-7:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays
Depending on registration numbers, we may have only one hour of practice time available. If this is the case, all registered members will be notified of the change. Some dates and times may be subject to change due to Rockford Public Schools Events. All changes will be communicated as soon as possible.
Group 4 will have an additional 30 minutes for bridging purposes on Friday's beginning at 5:30 PM at either North Rockford Middle School or Rockford High School Pool.* Group 4 will share the pool with our Level I USA team. On Friday's the bridge practice will have both groups doing the Level I workout.
All members of Groups 1-4 members may borrow available equipment for practices.
Group 4 members are not required but encouraged to purchase the following equipment for use in training: kick board, youth size pull bouy, 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.
Junior Riptide Meets
A Junior Riptide "Mini Meet" will take place on the last day of the session on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:00 PM at the North Rockford Middle School Pool. All members of Junior Riptide are invited to attend. There will be no Group 1-3 practice following the meet on this particular date, as participation in the meet replaces this practice.
At certain times of the year, sessions may include WMSL (West Michigan Swim League) dual meets and invitationals. WMSL is a regional swimming league for ages 2-19, that includes various types of competitions. The WMSL Winter Season runs December 1st through mid-February and the Summer Session runs June 1st through mid-July.
Junior Riptide swimmers who are interested in competing at USA Swimming sanctioned meets, please contact your group coach for more information!
Junior Riptide Info Meetings
JRR Swimmer Meetings - At the beginning of every Junior Session, we hold a swimmer meeting with our Junior Coaches regarding the upcoming season. Please be sure to view the bullet points that are covered in this meeting with your child on the first day of practice. They are attached here for you to easily view should they miss the meeting and/or need reminders about these guidelines over the course of each session.
JRR Parent Meetings - At the beginning of every Junior Session, we hold a parent meeting for info regarding the upcoming season. Please be sure to view the bullet points that are covered in the Junior's Parent Meeting on the first day of practice. They are attached here for you to easily view should you miss the meeting and/or need reminders about key points of the session.
USA Parent Meetings - For new USA Parents, please view the notes from our Level I Parent Meeting. They are attached here for you to easily view should you miss the meeting and/or need reminders about key points of the session. You will also find the USA Level I hand book here to review rules and expectations of USA team members.