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Jr. Riptide

Welcome to Jr. Riptide

Jr Riptide is a bridge between traditional swim lessons and the Riptide USA swim team. 
Practices focus on all four competitive strokes, starts, finishes, race strategy and water safety. 
The last practice is a fun mock meet to give the swimmers the experience of a meet in familiar surroundings. 
Team members must pass an evaluation ie swimming 25 yards repeatedly without stopping or using lane lines, demonstrate the basics of the freestyle and backstroke.

Jr. Riptide is a pre-competitive swimming program for newer swimmers!
Jr. Riptide swimming is for swimmers new to the sport who have progressed beyond a Learn-to-Swim program, and are interested in trying a competitive swimming program.
Jr. Riptide sessions last for five to seven weeks and includes a meet opportunity. More information about our Jr. Riptide program is available below.

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2018 Spring Session

Junior Riptide:  April 16th - June 8th

Practices will be Monday/Wednesday 6p - 7p* @ North Rockford Middle School with an additional bridging practice for TDW Jr on Friday's from 5-7p** @ either North Rockford Middle School or Rockford High School Pool.  The Spring session will last seven weeks with a team intrasquad/mini meet at the end of the session.  The session may include West Michigan Swim League (WMSL) dual meets and invitationals. WMSL is a regional swimming league for ages 2-19, that includes various types of competitions. Jr Riptide swimmers may also participate in United States America Swimming meets with the registration and purchase of an annual USA Swimming membership. 

*Due to scheduling with RPS, we only have 6-7p available for this session.

* *Some dates/times may be subject to change due to Rockford Public Schools events. Changes will be communicated as soon as possible. 30 minutes of dryland included. 

Junior Riptide: $115.00

TDW Juniors: $145.00

New swimmers and swimmers who did not participate in the Winter II 2018 session (began February 19th) should plan to attend swimmer evaluations for the Spring 2018 Session. We currently have two planned dates for evaluations. March 21st evaluations will be held at the North Rockford Middle School Pool from 6-7:30p. Please enter through the pool lobby entrance at the back of the building. On March 27th, evaluations will be at the Rockford High School pool from 6-7:30p. Please enter through the athletic wing entrance. No appointments are necessary. Any swimmers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Questions? Please contact Coach Mike at, Coach Kennedy at, or Coach Terri at

Thank you!

Jr Riptide Team!!