The Bronze 2 group offers the same practice environment and technical focus as Bronze 1, with practices 2x/week for 45 minutes at the Wise Swim School, but also provides a 3rd practice option 1-3 times per month. This 3rd practice is held at the Bluewater Aquatic Center where the swimmers are exposed to a 25 yard competition pool. This additional practice, and it’s location at Bluewater, will further prepare young swimmers for the world of competitive swimming. All Bronze 2 swimmers are USA Swimming registered athletes. The age range for this group is 6-13 years old. Participation in Mini-Meets and selected sanctioned Meets is encouraged.
Equipment needed: Flippers, water bottle (no glass), kick board, pull buoy, training suits, goggles, cap and mesh bag. Riptide Team Gear if participating in swim meets. (Riptide suit, cap and team t-shirt)
The Bronze 1 group is Riptide’s entry-level training group. Swimmers in Bronze 1 participate in consistent, technical stroke drills with a focus on proper technique. In addition to an on-deck coach, the Bronze 1 group also provides in-water instructors to support the young swimmers in the development of their skills. Swimmers will increase speed, technique and overall physical fitness. This is an outstanding first experience for families interested in learning about the structure and experience of a swim team but with a smaller time commitment in a less competitive, fun-focused environment. This group practices 2x/week for 45 minutes at the Wise Swim School Pool. Bronze 1 swimmers are not USA Swimming registered athletes. The age range for this group is 6-13 years old. Participation in Riptide Clinics is encouraged.
Bluewater Aquatic Center - 5885 149th St. West Suite 104 Apple Valley, MN 55024 952-953-2922