The Riptide Junior Team is designed for 11-14 year-old swimmers who would like to refine their stroke technique, starts and turns, as well as improve their conditioning. This is an ideal group for older swimmers wishing to swim with their own age group yet be challenged to develop enhanced endurance and speed. The Junior group is offered 5x/weekly practices for 1.75 including 15 minutes of dryland training and conditioning prior to pool time. All swimmers are USA Swimming registered athletes and are encouraged to participate selected USA Swimming sanctioned Meets.

Equipment needed: Long blade fins, water bottle (no glass), kick board, pull buoy, training suits, goggles, cap and mesh bag. Riptide Team Gear. (Riptide suit, cap and team t-shirt)


Please note the required training equipment for this group listed below:

  • Training suit
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Water bottle (no glass)
  • Mesh bag
  • Long blade fins
  • Kickboard
  • Pull buoy
  • Clothes and shoes for dryland
  • Riptide Team Gear (team suit, shirt, and cap)

If you have any questions or concerns at any time during the season, or if you’d like to set up a conference to discuss your swimmer, please feel free to contact me via email at  For registration, billing, or fundraising questions please contact

I’m looking forward to getting to know your swimmers and a great season!

Thank you,





Junior Select

The Riptide Junior Select Team is the premier group for our top age group swimmers. Entry to this team is based at the discretion of the Program Directors and is based upon meet performance, practice attendance and effort, and coach recommendation. The focus for this training group is on speed, endurance and racing while continuing to hone their technical skills. Swimmers in this group will have demonstrated a higher level commitment to swimming as their primary extra-curricular activity. Year-round training and consistent attendance are required. Practices are offered 6x/week and include dryland conditioning and nutritional education. Swimmers are expected to attend 4-5 practices per week. All swimmers are USA Swimming registered athletes. The age range for this team is 11-12 years old.

Equipment needed: Required - Long blade fins, water bottle (no glass), short kick board, pull buoy, training suits, goggles, cap dryland clothing running shoes, and mesh bag. Riptide Team Gear. (Riptide suit, Riptide cap and Riptide team t-shirt) 

Bluewater Aquatic Center - 5885 149th St. West  Suite 104 Apple Valley, MN  55024  952-953-2922