Welcome to the Rockford Riptide Swim Program. We are a USA Swimming sanctioned competitive swim club and part of a comprehensive aquatics program. For those interested in the Riptide Swim Team, you will find plenty of information on our site. While browsing through the website you will find that our kids are the center of our program. With a superb coaching staff, our kids experience the benefits of wonderful instruction and guidance while they develop their swimming talents. 

Mission Statement

"To introduce young people to the benefits of competitive swimming and to encourage to achieve their highest level of potential in and out of the water."

Rockford Riptide Swim Team is a United States Swimming competitive swim program and part of a comprehensive Aquatics program which includes water polo, competitive diving, and competitive, pre-competitive, recreation and Learn-to-Swim aquatic programs. The Riptide Swim Team is designed for swimmers ages four to 18+ who meet the minimum criteria for joining the club. Competitive swimming experience is not needed prior to joining. Coaches work with swimmers of all abilities to refine swimming skills, achieve a high level of physical, mental, and social competence and help swimmers to become confident, caring individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership and sportsmanship skills." 

Riptide's competition season is comprised of several swim sessions over the course of the year (fall, winter, spring, summer). These sessions vary in length and course. For our USA program, swimmers compete in meets by season: 25 yard (SCY) in the fall and winter, and 50 meters (LCM, or olympic) in the summer. In addition to regular practices, fun events like beach parties, banquets, halloween party, pizza and pool game nights are also included throughout our year round program. Some meets are team travel meets and these are highlights for swimmers and families who attend.  For our Jr Riptide swimmers, please go to our Jr Riptide tab on this webpage.

Riptide coaches are, or have been, competitive swimmers themselves. They are now passing along their knowledge along with the latest techniques to our swimmers. All our coaches are certified with USA Swimming and participate with on-going top level training.

Riptide swimmers are fantastic! Along with the support from their families and the instruction from the coaches, our swimmers learn a lot, build great relationships, and have fun while developing great swimming techniques and leadership that they display in every meet.

For a more details on our club visit our home page and click on any of our team info tabs.