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Session Info

2020 Spring Session – Information

Spring Session Registration:

  • ·       Current Member Registration: Sunday February 9 – Wednesday February 19
  • ·       New Member Registration: Sunday February 23 – Sunday March 1

All new families and existing member who did not participate in the previous session must attend the swimmer evaluation. See the swimmer evaluation dates/time below.

2020 Spring Session Swim Times:

Starts Wednesday April 15th!!

Group 1-2 ($175): Monday & Wednesday 5:30p – 6:30p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

Group 3 ($175): Monday & Wednesday 6:30p – 7:30p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

Group 4 ($205): Monday, Wednesday 6:30p – 7:30p & Friday 5:30-7:00p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

By joining Riptide your swimmer will receive a free team t-shirt or swim cap with your initial registration at the end of the Session.

Spring Session Swimmer Evaluation Dates/Time:

New swimmers and swimmers who did not participate in the 2020 Winter Session must attend swimmer evaluations.

Tuesday March 3 4:30p – 6:00p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

OR

Thursday March 5 4:30p – 6:00p @ North Rockford Middle School (NRMS)

No appointment necessary. Your swimmer should bring a suit, towel, and goggles.

Please email Coach Jenna or Coach Ross: perry.jrriptide@gmail.com with any questions. Any swimmers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

*above dates/times may be subject to change

2020 Winter Session – Registration is Currently Closed

Enrollment

Jr Riptide is a program where session size is limited, enrollment is on a first-come first serve basis. Registration will open early for existing members and they shall be allowed to pre-enroll. Should enrollment maximum occur, a waiting list will be created in the order of sign up and assessment, and members notified. As evaluations progress and openings in the team occur, individuals on the waiting list will be notified that a spot is open. Any families who cannot be accommodated after the final evaluation will receive priority registration in the next JR Riptide session.

Practice Times & Dates

Practices times are posted on our webpage under Practice & Meet Calendars. Rockford Public Schools (RPS) provides our team with pool availability. We work with RPS to post our group schedules as far out in the season as possible, however changes do occur. Please watch your email for updates to the schedule – we try to get notice on schedule changes out as soon as possible.

Weather & Facility Cancellations

When Rockford Public Schools are closed or dismissed early due to bad weather, Rockford Community Services activities will also be closed. This includes Rockford Riptide Swim Team and the Jr Riptide Swim Team.

North Rockford Middle School pool will also close when lightning is sighted. When lightning is sighted, the Lifeguard staff will notify Riptide staff and practice will be suspended. Dryland activities or videos will be conducted if lightning is sighted during practice. Practice will resume 30 minutes following the last sight of lightning.

Pools will also be closed due to health concerns (vomit, fecal matter, filtration or pump failure). Practice will be suspended until water can be treated. Dryland activities or videos will be conducted if lightning is sighted during practice.

As a coaching staff and Board, we do our best to provide make up practices during the week after scheduled practices if pool time and space are available to do so. Every attempt will be made to reschedule. However, when circumstances prohibit, practices will not be rescheduled.