RIPTIDE (Uptown)

Coaches @ Isidore Newman School: Neil McAneny and Bridget Wright 


  • Riptide is the introductory competitive group for the Nu Wave Swim Club.

  • Age range in this group is 6-8 years old.

  • Riptide swimmers must be comfortable attempting both freestyle and backstroke over a distance of 25 yds. Swimmers must demonstrate side breathing during freestyle and have an adequate level of comfort on their back to swim backstroke. 

  • Emphasis is on developing the techniques for freestyle and backstroke, as well as, introducing competitive breaststroke and butterfly skills, and diving techniques.

  • The swimmer must be able to listen and learn in a group environment.

  • Instructor may coach some sessions from in the water.

  • Riptide swimmers are invited to swim in meets approximately once per month. 

  • Our Nu Wave Coaches emphasize fun and fitness with professional competitive stroke development.


Winter 2023: Session 3 Practice Schedule

Start: Week of January 9, 2023

End: Week of March 13, 2023

Riptide 1 - Monday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

Riptide 2 - Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 PM

                   Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 AM

There will be no practices February 13 - 25, 2023!



All returning Riptide swimmers should consult with your coach to see which practice option you should register for. Any new inquiries about participation in our Riptide Group must contact Newman Head Site Coach Scott Robinson ([email protected]).