About the Riptides Racing Team:

o    VisionRiptides strives to become a premier youth swimming program recognized throughout USA-Swimming.

o    Mission - Riptides will utilize all viable avenues to best Educate, Participate and Graduate all members of the Riptides to become a nationally recognized program.

The Riptides Racing Team was founded in 2008 to serve children aged 6-18 years.  Since it's inception, Riptides strives to be the finest youth-based swim team offering the highest quality program along the Grand Strand.  In just a few short years, Riptides has become a nationally recognized program.

Achivements of Riptides are unmatched by any program from the Grand Strand -

  • USA-Swimming National Level 3 Club Recognition
  • USA-Swimming National Bronze Club Excellence winner
  • USA Olympic Swimming Trials
  • USA-Swimming National and Junior National Championships
  • NCSA Junior National Championships
  • USA-Swimming/Speedo Senior Sectional Championships 
  • USA-Swimming National and Zone Select Camp selectees
  • USA-Swimming Scholastic All-American recipients
  • NCAA Collegiate scholarship recipients
  • NCAA swimming All-American
  • South Carolina Swimming State champions and record holders
  • South Carolina Swimming Select Camp participants and awards

Riptides' utilizes a three-prong approach to achieve team success - coaches, swimmers and Booster Club - and a philosophy of Coaches coach, Swimmers swim and Parents parent.

The Riptides' coaches are fully credentialed with USA-Swimming and are fully certified with the American Swim Coaches Association.  The Riptides is led by head coach Mary Churchill.

Our staff employs the latest in training techniques and is among the most innovative along the Grand Strand.  And Riptides' coaches are always available to answer questions regarding your swimmer.

Riptides swimmers lead all others in desire, dedication and determination.  A Riptides' swimmer will always look to learning and mastering a new skill or achieving a new goal.  Riptides swimmers enjoy challenging practices which lead to fast swimming at meets.

Riptides parents are the Booster Club!  Riptides parents are proactive in event hosting, organizing activities and taking responsibility for doing their part.

Contact Information:
Email:     [email protected]
Phone:   843-251-6484
Mail:       Myrtle Beach Riptides
               3001 N. Kings Hwy PMB 254
               Myrtle Beach, SC 29577