Started in 2011 as a partnership between the Kernersville Family YMCA and Sedge Garden Swim Club, the team participates in the Tri-County League. Kernersville RipTYDE teaches swimmers a life-long love for the sport and how to excel in and out of the water. Swim team is a great way to meet other kids at the pool, stay active over the summer, and enjoy some friendly competition.
Season Dates: June 6 – July 29
RIPTYDE PRACTICE SCHEDULE*
*Practices are in the Kernersville Y Community Pool and time is subject to change based on total number of registrations.
Actual age/hour assignments may be adjusted based on total numbers, ages of swimmers registered, and swim experience/ability.
PROGRAM STAFF/CONTACT INFORMATION
Head Coach: Felixa ([email protected])
It is our expectation that swimmers coming to RipTYDE have completed the equivalent of YMCA Swim Lesson level 4 or 5 and have the willingness to confidently swim:
Freestyle with strong arm pull and rotary breathing (breathing to the side).
Backstroke (with the body in a horizontal position parallel to the bottom of the pool).
Swimmers must also have the ability to swim, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.
Ideal, but not required, is a teachable understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly.
These expectations are designed to allow the individual swimmer to have a positive experience in a group swim environment.
You must choose either a morning or evening practice slot for the entire season. To maintain safety protocols, we will limit the number of swimmers per lane.
There is no practice attendance requirement (although practice does make permanent!) or meet attendance expectation.*
*Swimmers must participate in at least one regular season meet (does not include City Meet) in order to swim in the Tri-County League Championship Meet.
PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FEES
Registration Fee includes: Team Cap, Team T-shirt, and Tri-County League Championship Meet Fees
Program Fee includes: Team and Meet admin fees, four weekly practice opportunities, coaching staff, and End of Season celebration.
City Meet fees and Swimmingly registration are not included.
Registration Fee: $75
YMCA Members: $100.00
Potential (Non-) Y Members: $150.00
CLICK HERE TO START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
CURRENT TYDE COMPETITIVE MEMBERS:
Current, active TYDE Competitive swimmers who are not members of/or joining another summer league swim team are welcome to join RipTYDE and have two registration options:
- Competition-only membership: Practice with TYDE and compete with RIPTYDE (pay only RIPTYDE registration fee). These members must maintain TYDE registration through summer continuing to pay current TYDE monthly program fee. All current TYDE Competitive team members are encouraged to select this option and attend TYDE practices at Bolton and/or other TYDE Competitive practice sites through the summer. CLICK HERE to view the TYDE 2022 Summer Practice Schedule.
- RIPTYDE-only membership: Practice and compete only with RipTYDE in Kernersville. Select this option by deactivating TYDE membership for the summer (June-July) and registering for the RipTYDE program. These members will practice and compete only with RipTYDE at the Kernersville Y. This option is recommended for Prep Academy members.
TEAM INFO & LINKS
Swimmingly Sign-Up Instructions - CLICK HERE or scan QR code below
NOTE: This step only signs your swimmer up on the Swimmingly roster for swim meets. Signing up on Swimmingly does not register your swimmer for RipTYDE team practices. RipTYDE registration must be done through the Y/TYDE team registration system using the link above.
Inclement Weather Protocols / Updating Team Unify Account Instructions
RIPTYDE VOLUNTEER NEEDS & JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Mandatory reading
RIPTYDE SPORTSMANSHIP: Mandatory reading
RIPTYDE SWIM MEET 101: Some tips geared to help new swim team families
TYDE SWIMGLOSSARY: Terminology used in competitive swimming
RIPTYDE FUELING FOR PERFORMANCE: Food tips for swimmers
TEAM SUIT - Suggested
Girls should wear one piece suits without ruffles, bows, etc.
Boys should wear snug-fitting jammers or briefs.
Speedo - Modern Matrix pattern in Blue/Green or similar pattern/color as below OR solid black suit.
Meet Schedule & Volunteer Signup Links
Swim meet signups are being done on the Swimmingly site this year.
We can only enter swimmers into meets after they are registered on our roster in Swimmingly. Please refer to the link above for instructions to register with Swimmingly.
Home swim meet warm ups start at 5:00pm
Away meet warm ups start at 5:30pm
June 6 - Practice Starts
June 14 – Home Meet vs Foothills - Final Entry List
Home Meet vs Foothills - Heat Sheet
Home Meet vs Foothills - Results
Foothills Meet Volunteer Signup
June 21 – BYE
June 24 – Robin Jacobs City Meet @ Bolton Park Pool
*City Meet Swimmer Signup - not done through Swimmingly
June 28 - Away Meet @ Glenridge Gators - Final Entry List
Away Meet @ Glenridge - Heat Sheet
Away Meet @ Glenridge - Results
Glenridge Meet Volunteer Signup
July 5 – Home Meet vs Yadkin Stingrays - Final Entry List
Home Meet vs Yadkin - Heat Sheet
Home Meet vs Yadkin - Results
Yadkin Meet Volunteer Signup
July 12 - Away Meet @ Armfield Civic Center (ACC) - Final Entry List
Away Meet @ ACC - Heat Sheet
Away Meet @ ACC - Results
ACC Meet Volunteer Signup
July 16 - Tri-County Swim League Championship Meet @ TBA
Championship Meet Results
Tri-County Championships Meet Information for Parents & Coaches
Tri-County Championships - Final Entry List with Heat & Lane assignments
Tri-County Championships Heat Sheet
July 29 – End of Season Fun-Meet/Team Social
RipTYDE End of Season Signup -