Mission Statement

Riverside Aquatics Association aims to create an environment where individuals of all ages and abilities can experience the enjoyment of, and can reach personal excellence in, the sport of swimming.



RAA’s vision is to develop and maintain a program that will produce elite swimmers, who will represent Riverside and surrounding communities in all levels of swim competition.  RAA would like to be the aquatic organization that trains these athletes for National, International, and Olympic level performance. With completion of the state of the art Riverside Aquatic Complex, RAA swimmers now have the opportunity to host events and compete locally at an Olympic caliber facility. 




Teamwork:  Riverside Aquatics Association is a team that is built upon the commitment, support, and participation of the Board, coaches, swimmers, parents/guardians, and the community at large.  RAA believes that its success in achieving the team’s goals is dependent upon the cooperation of all members. 


Coaching:  RAA is committed to providing comprehensive, expert swim/stroke training by an experienced coaching team.  In addition to swim training, RAA promotes the practice of healthy lifestyle habits, such as good nutrition and sleep habits.


The Swimmer:  RAA believes that each swimmer is an individual with different backgrounds, needs, and goals.  The club focuses on the development of positive self-esteem and individual goal setting.  The team encourages swimmers to represent RAA by participating competitively on a year round basis.  RAA believes that all members should model team spirit and sportsmanship.