Spring Fling/Long Course (April 15th to early June)

Spring Fling for Current Team Members (Full Details Here)

Spring Fling for Swimmers New to Riptide (Full Details Here)

Spring Fling is open for registration! 2020 now features 2 versions of Spring Fling. New swimmers and current team members will still practice together in the same groups, but additional elements are included for returning swimmers from our winter team.

For new swimmers, as well as all returning Tiny Tides and Tidal Waves, Spring Fling is a seven-week clinic that is a great way to improve your strokes and/or get ready for the summer season. In this program, we focus on working technique, while also including workout sets. You do not need to be a member of the winter team to participate, however, previous swimming experience is recommended. Spring Fling is not swim lessons! Swimmers must already be able to swim multiple laps on their own. Competitive swim meets are not included in this program. (We recommend that if new swimmers, or current teammates age 9&under, wish to continue competing outside the winter season, you look for a summer team in the NJSDC.)

For returning swimmers in the Junior and Senior groups, Spring Fling will now have an expanded format including additional weekend practices and meets. (Attendance is optional.) All meets are invitationals in the long course (50-meter) format. Weekend practices will be available on weekends when we are not attending a meet. Whenever possible, these weekend practices will be long course practices at Princeton University.

March Madness: Stroke & Turn, & Swim Training (February 28th - April 8th)

March Madness is now open for registration! Full program details are on this flyer.

The March Madness program lasts 6 weeks, through March and early April. It is intended to "bridge the gap" from the winter season to the spring/summer season for swimmers who wish to continue training during this time without a break. Practice will included both stroke & turn work and practice training sets. You DO NOT have to be a current member of the Riptide Swim Team to participate in this program, but current Riptide swimmers will have priority for registration. Swimmers new to the program must schedule a tryout and have a current YMCA membership. Practices are Wednesday night (Middlesex County College), Friday night (Middlesex County College), and Sunday morning (North Brunswick Township High School).


Tryouts for 2020-21 Riptide Swim Team:


Fall/Winter Riptide Swim Team (September-February)

Our regular season runs from September to February (possibly March or April, depending on the championship meets you qualify for.). To join as a new team member, you must try out and make the team during the summer. Tryouts are held at Brookside Swim Club in Milltown, NJ. You only need to attend one tryout date. When you try out, you will try out for your age group for the upcoming season (age as of December 1st, 2020, not necessarily your age as of the tryouts). Registration paperwork is available on-site; there is no need to pre-register. Just arrive ready to swim. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes early in order to fill out the required paperwork.

Tryout dates:

Check back in spring 2020!


Other Programs:


Summer Splash Swim Training - Offered in June/July
(Also open to Non-Riptide Swimmers)

Summer Splash is a summer training program featuring high-intensity workouts in an effort to increase swimming endurance and speed, while still competing for your summer club. Practices take place in the early morning. You do not have to be a member of the Riptide Swim team in order to participate in this program, but will have to register as a member of the YMCA. Program begins in late June as soon as the public schools in the area are out for the summer, and continues through July. Practices are at Brookside Swim Club in Milltown, with occasional long course practices at Princeton University.


Thank you for your interest in our swim team!