Silver Medal ClubHomeschool Team Overview


Our Riptide Homeschool program provides a unique opportunity for homeschool swimmers to join our competitive swim team during the “low-traffic” daytime slot in a nurturing, close-knit environment.  Though the goals for each individual swimmer will vary, it is our intention to provide exceptional coaching focused on the whole person.  Homeschool swimmers are not required to compete in meets, but will be coached to the same standard as a swimmer who will (i.e. this is not lap swimming or swimming lessons).  Riptide Homeschool 2/3 swimmers can choose a fitness track with no or minimum meet participation or a competitive track where they then register with USA Swimming and compete at USA Swimming sanctioned meets with the other Riptide groups (the USA Swimming fee is $64 billed annually.)  There is the option to swim up to three times per week.  We believe that our Homeschool Riptide Swim Team may be the first of this kind in the country!

Riptide Homeschool 2/3

The Riptide Homeschool 2/3 training group is our highest level homeschool group.  This group will continue to build the foundation for a solid technical competitive swimming background while developing interval, endurance and speed training.  They practice for 1.5 hours with dryland for the first 10-15 minutes.  The Age range for this group 8-16 years old.  Riptide Homeschool 2/3 swimmers are encouraged to participate in mini-meets and swim 2-3x per week.  They may also consider the competitive track program.  Practice days offered are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Recommended equipment: Long blade fins, kick board, pull buoy, training suit, cap, and goggles.

Swimmers must complete a quick swim assessment before registering for one of our Homeschool training groups.


Riptide Homeschool 1


The Riptide Homeschool 1 program is our entry-level training group.  Swimmers in this group will focus on technical skill development in the four competitive strokes as well as learning competitive swimming terminology, stroke drills, turns, starts and develop physical fitness and endurance in a fun, less competitive environment.  This group practices for an hour with the first 10+ minutes on deck doing dryland calisthenics. The age range for this group is 6-12 years old.  Riptide Homeschool 1 swimmers will be offered practice meets during their normally scheduled practice times and are encouraged to participate in mini-meets occasionally.  Practice days offered are Mondays and Wednesdays at Bluewater Aquatic Center and Thursdays at Wise Swim School. 

Minimum requirements for Homeschool 1:

2 lengths of the pool (50 yards) freestyle and backstroke with proper form. 

Strong dolphin kick for 1 length of the pool (25 yards)

Solid understanding of the breaststroke (kick and arms)

Swimmers must complete a quick swim assessment before registering for one of our Homeschool training groups.


Homeschool Team Scheduling and Pricing 

All prices listed are monthly fees. Homeschool swimmers may choose to swim from 1 to 3 times per week. For example: a swimmer may choose to pay for 2 times per week. Swimmers may alternate which 2 days they swim within each week but are not able to swim any more than 2 times per week. In order to offer the flexibility of choosing the number of days per week you wish and providing adequate coaching, we are not able to offer makeup practices. You may change the number of practices you swim from month to month but we require a 15-day notice to make the change.

The below schedule is for the months of September - May. The Homeschool team swims September through February and takes the month of March off. The regular swim schedule resumes in April and May and then take the summer months of June, July and August off from swimming.  There will be a break in December.  Accounts will not be pro-rated for December as the price reflects this built in break.  




September - May

Mon & Wed Practices BWAC (12:45-1:45pm)

Thur at Wise (1-2pm)



Homeschool 1

1 practice per wk

 $  20.00

1 hr practice

2 practices per wk

 $  40.00


3 practices per wk

$   60.00




September - May

Practices at BWAC  (12:45-2:15pm)



Homeschool 2/3

1 practice per wk

 $   24.00

1 1/2 hr practice

2 practices per wk

 $   48.00


3 practices per wk

 $   72.00





 Bluewater Aquatic Center - 5885 149th St. West  Suite 104 Apple Valley, MN  55024  952-953-2922