Riptide Practice Groups

 

PRE-COMPETITVE

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Swimmers that can swim 25 yards without assistance
  • Swimmers that can follow instruction and want to learn how to swim competitively
  • Suggested practice 2x a week

​Available at the following locations September 2021 through March 2022

  • Bridger: Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

AGE GROUP

  • 12 and under or First year swimmers
  • Swimmers that can swim higher yardage without fatigue
  • Swimmer is ready to compete in swim meets
  • Capable of swimming all four strokes and/or improving technique
  • Suggested practice 3-4x a week

​​Available at the following locations September 2021 through March 2022

  • Belton: Monday through Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Bridger: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm - 8:45pm 

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JUNIOR

  • 13 and over swimmers plus 11-12 swimmers (determined by Head Coach) with at least 3 Championship times
  • High level of dedication to improving skills
  • Mastered all four strokes
  • Able to follow instruction and lead themselves in successful training
  • Suggested practice 5x a week during all non-meet weekends

Available at the following locations September 2021 through March 2022

  • Belton: Monday through Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Bridger: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm - 8:45pm

SENIOR

  • 15 and over swimmers and 13-14 swimmers (determined by Head Coach) with 3 or more Championship times
  • Highest level of dedication to improving skills
  • Mastered all strokes
  • Able to follow instructions and lead themselves as well as others in successful trainings
  • Full understanding of pace clocks, intervals and heart rates for optimal success
  • Suggested practice 5x a week during all non-meet weekends

​​Available at the following locations September 2021 through March 2022

  • Belton: Monday through Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Bridger: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm - 8:45pm 

 

COMPETITIVE ELITE HIGH PERFORMANCE GROUP

  • Focus on training and competitive efforts at USA swimming upper-level meets
  • Athlete actions and goals reflect the mission statement of USA swimming: To build, promote and achieve competitive success at it's highest level
  • Entry by invite only
  • 7 Practices per week (5 evenings, 2 mornings)
  • Swimmers must maintain 90% monthly attendance (high school season exception)
  • 100% swim meet attendance with added additional alternative meet schedule
  • Must attend all Championship meets qualified for
  • College swimmers are welcome to join the competitive elite high performance group with head coach approval

Available at the following locations September 2021 through March 2022

  • Longview: Monday through Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00am - 6:30am
  • Bridger: Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm

 


ISD STUDENTS

  • Must be a current Independence School District Student
  • Must be placed in a training group available at the Bridger location

Practice Groups available at Bridger September 2021 through March 2022

  • Age Group: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm - 8:00pm 
  • Junior/Senior: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 7:15pm - 8:45pm