Rapids and Riptides are full! Please email parent [email protected] or [email protected] to be added to the wait list.

The Cascades Rapids are excited to welcome swimmers 5-18 years old for our 28th summer of swimming!


Cascades Rapids 2022 FAQs

We changed our minds, can I get a refund? 

A: All refunds are subject to a $25 non-refundable fee. The remainder of refunds will be processed as follows:

Withdrawal on or Before:



First Day of PM Practices

Full Refund minus $25 

Full Refund

Time Trials

Registration Fee Paid minus $35

Full Refund

Last Day of PM Practice

Registration Fee minus $50

Registration Fee minus $25

No refunds given after June 15. Full refund will be given if swimmer not approved by coaching staff. 

Can I switch practice times?

A: Unfortunately, no. Our groups are limited and lane assignments will be made based on the number of swimmers per group, their skill level and maintining distance. Please see the practice times below.

Afternoon practice times, May 31 - June 13. Rapids practice daily, Monday - Friday. Time Trials is Tuesday, June 14. No practice on last day of school, June 15th.                                            


8U 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
9-10 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
13-18 7 PM - 7:45 PM

Morning practice times, June 16th - July 21st. Rapids practice daily, Monday - Friday. Please check registration as we have limited spots for different ages to select a different practice time. 

9-10 and 11-12 (if selected during registration) 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8U and 9-10 (if selected during registration) 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
11 and up  9:45 - 10: 45 AM

​*Swimmers who advance to Divisionals and All Stars will continue practicing through July 29th

How can I be ready for practice each day?  

A: Swimmers must have the following in order to participate in daily practices: Cap, goggles, kickboard, fins and towel. Rapids caps are required for swim meets and encouraged for practice. If you didn't order one during registration, they will be available for purchase when practices begin. Kick boards, goggles, and floating fins (not scuba or short fins) can be purchased where swim equipment is sold: www.swimoutlet.com is a great option. However, if you're swimmer has never worn fins, it's a good idea to try them on where floating fins are sold. 

What do I do if my swimmer will miss practice? Is it okay to miss a week of practice for vacation?

A: It's summer, we understand schedules change plus, camps and vacations are scheduled! Simply give your lane coach a heads up and be sure to mark your swimmer present or absent for swim meets. 

Does my swimmer need to wear a mask?

A: The Cascades Rapids will follow CDC and local guidelines. As such, masks are optional.    

Do I have to purchase a team suit?

A: Team suits are available for purchase and are encouraged, but are not required. Your swimmer may use the swim suit of a former Rapid, or a basic navy one piece for girls/jammer for boys. Team Suit is the ARENA Kikko MaxLife. You can find it at www.swimoutlet.com or www.amazon.com. Cassels is helpful for sizing, but if it's going to take too long to arrive, look in either of those places or anywhere competitive suits are sold. We don't have an estimate of when the suits from Cassels will be in -- it's best to follow up with them. 

Will there be swim meets?

A: Yes!! Time Trials is scheduled for June 11th. There are developmental meets on Wednesdays and dual meets on Saturday -- schedule is set by the league. Check out our handbook for guidelines on swim meets. 

Is my swimmer required to participate in swim meets? What if we need to miss one?

A: For the full Rapids experience, we encourage all swimmers to try the strokes that Coach approves! We understand that it's summer and there are camps, vacations and other committments, so you'll simply let us know of the absence. You'll get all the details when the time comes!

My swimmer is top of the ladder, how do they make it to Divisionals?

A: Ladder placement and participating in two Dual meets are required to be included in the Divisionals line up. Check the handbook for information.