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Below is general information and expectations for what our Summer Rec team will be looking like for this summer. If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to either,

Head Coach: Eric Huntsman 

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 816-456-82335


Head Admin: Austin Andes

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 816-810-0614


Riptide Aquatics Summer Rec team is designed for swimmers of all ages and skills as a chance to participate in a recreational league that focuses on the fundamentals of swimming, positive sportsmanship, and lots of summer fun! We are participating in the Metropolitan Community Swim Association (MCSA) and our guidebook that explains the fundamentals of the league, expectations, and swim meets can be found here. Our only prerequisite to joining our summer team is that swimmers must be able to swim a single length of the pool (25 yards) comfortably without assistance. Our season runs from June through July, and there are morning swim meets nearly every Saturday. Please refer to our swim meet schedule page for swim meet dates!


Practice Times

All of our summer recreation practices are in the evenings, and we offer two practice locations. Please discuss with your site coach for recommendations on how many practices your swimmer should be attending.

Henley Aquatic Center: 18200 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Practice Times: 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Tuesday/Thursday Practice Times: 7:15 – 8:45 PM

Site Coach: Eric Huntsman


Summer Recreation Meets

All summer rec meet registration is done online. Swim meet registration invites will be sent to the email used upon registration. Please declare yes/no on the meet registration page. All entries will be done by site coaches. Our goal is for everyone to swim at every event at least once during the season. 

Volunteering is also a vital aspect of all swim meets. Without your help, we will not be able to run meets! In order to help spread the work, we ask that each family minimum volunteer at two summer recreation meets. For more information on what positions there are please refer to the MCSA guidebook linked above. 


Long Course Meets

Riptide Aquatics participates in two summer programs. The other is our Long Course season. Please refer to the Long Course 2022 tab for any additional information. Summer Recreation swimmers are allowed to participate in Long Course meets at an additional cost, due to not having a USA Swimming account. Site Coaches have the final say in a swimmer's ability to participate in Long Course meets due to the high intensity, so please reach out to your site coaches with any questions and evaluations. 


Thank you for your interest in our Summer Recreation team! We’re looking forward to a fun summer full of great swims and lots of fun.