Please refer to the Group Calendars page for practice schedules. Last minute updates will be sent out via email to the team. To ensure you recieve these emails, please check that your email address you use for your member account on the website is up to date.
Riptide Post Office Box
PO Box 382, Rockford MI 49341 is available for Riptide correspondence, registrations and invoice remittance.
Practice Cancellation Policy
As with all weather situations, we will post a notice to the website and also send an e-mail out in the event we have a cancellation. Regardless of other school activities, if RPS posts that all Community Services evening activities are canceled then Riptide does not have practice.
If you are too sick to go to school, you should not go to practice. Also, get the homework assignments and lessons caught up before returning to practice.
Picking up from Practices
Parents, we need you to pick up your swimmers within 5-10 minutes of the end of practices. Please call the pool (NRMS 863-6316 option "5", or, RHS 863-6042) and have the pool staff let the Riptide Coaches know if you are running late.
Text Notification Sign Up Information:
If you wish to receive text announcements follow these instructions to sign up for RIPTIDE USA groups.
How to sign up for Regular Riptide notifications:
Send a text to: (617) 941-4533 with the message: @riptideusa
You will receive confirmation that you have signed up. We cannot see the phone numbers, or make changes to sign ups, other than to delete.
If you wish to receive text announcements follow these instructions to sign up for JR RIPTIDE groups.How to sign up for Jr Riptide notifications:
Send a text to: (617) 941-4533 with the message: @jrriptide
You will receive confirmation that you have signed up.
USA Swimming Parent Information
There is an abundance of great information for swimming parents and swimmers on the USA swimming website (www.usaswimming.org). There you can learn more about the Role of a Parent, Swimmer Growth & Development, Your Child's Training and Nutrition & Health.
In compliance with USA swimming, Riptide has developed policies for Travel, Bullying, and Electronic Communications, utilizing the templates provided by USA swimming. These are posted on the Registration page of the website.
Practice Status Notification Policy
Unless posted differently, practice is running as scheduled. If there is a cancelation it will be posted on the website, emailed, and texted.