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.
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) and
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.
Season Dates: June 7 – July 31
RIPTYDE PRACTICE SCHEDULE*
*Actual age/hour assignments may be adjusted based on total numbers and ages of swimmers registered.
You must choose either a morning or evening practice slot for the entire season. To maintain safety protocols, there will be a maximum of five (5) swimmers per lane.
There is no practice attendance requirement (although practice does make perfect!) or meet attendance expectation.*
*swimmers must participate in one regular season meet in order to swim in the Tri-County League Championship Meet.
PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FEES
(Fees include Team Cap, Team T-shirt, Tri-County Championship Meet Fees, meet admin fees, Four weekly practice opportunities and weekly meet)
YMCA Members: $100.00
Potential (Non-) Y Members: $150.00
Current, active TYDE swimmers who are not members of a pool with a summer league team have two registration options:
- Competition-only membership: Compete with RIPTYDE (paying only RIPTYDE registration fee) and maintain TYDE registration continuing to pay current TYDE monthly fee. It is assumed that those members will attend TYDE practices at Bolton and/or other TYDE practice sites through the summer.
- RIPTYDE-only membership: Practice and compete with RipTYDE. Select this option by deactivating TYDE membership for the summer and registering for the RipTYDE program. These members will practice and compete with RipTYDE at the Kernersville Y.
- Registration link
Completing the linked form starts the registration process. After submitting the online form, watch for an email with a link to complete signup on the YMCA of NWNC program registration portal.
PROGRAM STAFF/CONTACT INFORMATION
DATES & Swim Meet Sign Up Links
NOTE: Home swim meet warm ups start at 5:00pm
Away meet warm ups start at 5:30pm
June 2 - Team Meeting for Parents and Swimmers @ Zoom
June 7 - Practice Starts
June 11 - RIPTYDE Practice Meet
Practice Meet Signup
June 15 – Away Meet @ Long Creek
Long Creek Meet Signup
June 22 – Home Meet vs Chadwyck Flyers
Chadwyck Meet Signup
June 25 – Robin Jacobs City Meet @ Bolton Park Pool
City Meet Signup
June 29 - Home Meet vs Glenridge Gators
Glenridge Meet Signup
July 6 – Away Meet @ Yadkin Stingrays
Yadkin Meet Signup
July 13 - Home Meet vs Armfield Civic Center (ACC)
ACC Meet Signup
July 17 - Tri-County Swim League Championship Meet @ Chadwyck
Championship Meet Signup
July 30 - Swim Team Social & Awards Potluck
Swim Team Social Signup
July 31 – Midsummer Mini-Meet with TYDE Prep Academy (tentative)
Midsummer Mini-Meet Signup