Welcome Back Rockford Riptide! 

Summer break is coming to an end for Rockford schools and Riptide families alike, which means it's time to get back in the water! The 2022-2023 Short Course season is officially underway, and the long march to February has begun!

Riptide has undergone a little updating during the down time: introducing Blue Team! Alongside our Black and Orange Teams, as well as the Junior Riptide team, our practices are going to be broken up a little more than in years past. Please pay close attention to which training group your child(ren) are in, as there are many different practice times for all four of our groups. Questions? Don't hesitate to email a coach!

Also, mark your calendars for:

Oct. 1: The 2022 Rockford Riptide Fall Fiesta!

Oct. 15-16: Fitter & Faster Clinic - EXPLOSIVE Starts & Turns!

If you have any questions about our teams or registration, please reach out to the coaching staff or Registrar for assistance.

Please continue to check the Practice & Meet Calendar in the upper right corner of our website for practice schedules for the USA Level Riptide sessions.


Junior Riptide Announcements


Attention New Members:

  • Roster levels for new swimmers will be determined and shared by Junior Riptide Coaching Staff after evaluations are completed for new swimmers.

  • Please declare your swimmer for any upcoming swim meets.

  • Please continue to watch the TeamFeed for schedule changes and important news from Coach Perry.


Please contact Coach Jenna & Coach Ross Perry with inquiries regarding JRR Swimming registration, billing questions or account issues. 

Please contact Coach Liz & Coach Ethan with inquiries regarding USA swimming registration, billing questions, or account inssues.

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Welcome to Rockford Riptide Swim Team!

Mission Statement: "To introduce children to the benefits of competitive swimming and encourage our athletes to reach their highest level of potential in and out of the water while demonstrating exceptional character, leadership, and sportsmanship skills."

Riptide Tough, Riptide Strong!

Riptide is a USA Swimming sanctioned competitive swim club and part of the Rockford Aquatics program.  For those interested in Rockford Riptide, you will find plenty of information here at 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. Riptide is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our Parent Board meets each month, generally on the second Tuesday. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers. Agenda and minutes can be found under the Club Info tab.

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