Dakota Riptide gear is available to order through Sun Gold Trophies.  (714 East Kay Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301  (605) 996-3218)   Also, Speedo Vanquisher goggles are a great choice if you are confused about what goggles to purchase.  The Speedo Women's Vanquisher works for all ages and comes in a variety of colors.


The below information is taken directly from the TIDE handbook:

To progress and to be competitive takes commitment and responsibility on the swimmers part. Swimmers are required to bring specific training equipment to practice; swimsuit, goggles, and towels are essential, also fins, kickboard and pull buoy may be required after completing the Bronze levels. A TIDE team swim cap and solid color swim suit, preferably navy or black, are required to be worn at swim meets. It is recommended that the competition suit be worn only to meets and a separate suit be worn for practice, because suits worn everyday to practice will wear out and fade faster. If you need help determining a proper size, ask another parent for help. The meet suit should be fitted tight to help the speed of the swimmer. (A tight suit will have less drag).

Please write you child's name on the goggle strap, swim cap, swimsuit, and towels. Many swim supplies are lost and not found because there are no names on belongings. Be prepared with a spare pair of goggles at the swim meets. Many of the meets attended will have a vendor selling different swim gear.


TIDE Competition Team Swim Suit Policy

Dakota Riptide (TIDE) Swimmers “can choose any solid colored suit for competition but must wear current team cap for all competitions when representing Dakota Riptide.”