REACH FOR EXCELLENCE
ENJOY THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION
Our swimmers compete work hard to compete in local, state and regional meets annually.
The Riptide Swimming program has something for everyone who wants to be involved in swimming. We focus on teaching the fundamentals from the beginning and reinforcing those techniques with drills designed to encourage stroke development. We offer many levels and think of swimming as a lifelong experience that can be enjoyable for all ages.
Questions? Contact Us:
Josh Turner, Director of Aquatics and Competitive Swimming
Kelsey Bennett, Assistant Swim Coach
This is the first group for swimming, it is designed to give swimmers individual attention and a positive experience in swimming. In this group children learn the fundamentals of strokes and team spirit. Swimmers in this level are expected to practice at least 2 times a week.
Swimmers joining the Red group must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) without assistance and tread water for 30 seconds.
This group is designed to progress swimmers from learning basics into competitive swimming. In this group children learn starts, turns, stroke refinement, and team spirit, all of which are the basics of competitive swimming. Swimmers in this level are expected to practice 2-3 times a week.
This group is designed to prepare swimmers for the challenges of our Junior Group by fine tuning their strokes, starts, and turns. Swimmers in this group are being introduced to interval training and goal setting. Swimmers in this level are expected to practice 3-4 times a week.
This group teaches commitment through interval training, goal setting, and introduces swimmers to the mental training aspect to prepare them for the Senior level of the team. Swimmers in this group have made a decision to continue in the sport and are expected to practice 4-5 times each week.
This is the elite training level for the RIPTIDE swim team, swimmers in this group understand the importance of physical training as well as mental training. Time management, in relation to academics and training, is of the utmost importance with many of these swimmers striving to qualify for local, state, regional, and national championship level meets. Swimmers are required to attend all 5 workouts per week and must participate in scheduled meets. Dry land training, time management, mental training, and goal setting are all part of this practice schedule.