2022-2023 Rockford Riptide Board

Board inquiries and questions should be emailed to: [email protected] Christ Dondzila (Parent Board President) 

Our Next Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, March 14th

Executive Committee


Chris Dondzila – Chris is a professor at Grand Valley State University and teaches in the areas of exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, and health/wellness. He is passionate about promoting physical activity for all ages, and making exercise enjoyable and challenging, and applying the life lessons learned from athletics and physical training. Chris and his wife, Jen, enjoying being actively involved in their 3 children’s activities, all of whom are on the JR Riptide team.

Vice President

Joy Mehling - Joy is a substitute teacher for Rockford Public Schools. She and her husband Mike have three children. Their oldest child Brett graduated from RPS in 2022, their daughter Gina is a junior and former Riptide swimmer, and their youngest daughter Leah is in 6th grade and has been swimming for Riptide since June 2022.


Tammy Daly – Tammy has deep roots in Rockford Riptide, having coached and swam for the program in its infancy. Tammy and her husband Eric have two children, Hadley and Kellen, who have both been with Riptide for several years and started in the JR Riptide program. Tammy is a Medical Technoligist for the Laboratory during the day, and will bring a wealth of swimming knowledge to the program in her new role.


Elice Davey – Elice is a kindergarten teacher at Crestwood Elementary!  She also helps pastor a church in Cedar Springs.  She is married to Nathan, and they have 3 daughters who attend Rockford Public Schools. Lucy started Jr. Riptide when she was 10! They love to see her make friends and compete! “I am happy to be a part of such a great program!”


Board Meeting Minutes:

February 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

January 2023 Board Meeting Minutes


December 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

November 2022 Board Meeting Minutes


April 2020 Club Update

March 2020 Minutes

February 2020 Minutes

January 2020 Minutes

Febuary 2019 Minutes

May 2019 Minutes

June 2019 Agenda

June 2019 Minutes

July 2019 Agenda

July 2019 Minutes

August 2019 Agenda

August 2019 Minutes