COMPETITIVE SWIMMING

AGES 5 to 21

Introduce your child to one of the most complete sports around. Competitive swimming develops aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise. This sport provides flexibility and muscle toning, in addition to developing self-confidence, self-discipline, and goal setting. Open for ages 5 to 21 years of age.

Over the 2022 Christmas break, the Rockwall Riptides swim team took 110 swimmers to the annual YMCA Dallas Winter Championships.

They competed with 400 other swimmers from 14 teams from across the state. They won the overall team-high point award and 14 individual high-point winners. The Riptides are a year-round swim program for kids 5-21 who compete in the Dallas YMCA Swim League. Y swimming is a great way to build a lifelong passion for swimming while making memories and friends that will last a lifetime. For more information, please email Head Coach Alisha Garrett or use the swim assessment link on the flyer to receive info about upcoming tryouts. (Space is limited)  

We are also excited to announce the addition of a swim team prep and conditioning class. 

Swim Team Prep and Swim Conditioning classes help with the adjustment from swim lessons to swim team. Classes will focus on improving technique, increasing endurance, and teaching swim team basics such as starts, turns, and finishes, in addition, to swim team terminology. Before registering for this program, students must have completed level 6 swimming lessons, Stroke Mechanics. 

NEW SWIM TEAM PREP CLASS 

6 WEEK SESSION 1 STARTS JAN 24

6 WEEK SESSION 2 STARTS MARCH 14

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Each swimmer will be grouped by age and ability. A swim team assessment is required to ensure proper placement of your swimmer.

Swimmers must be able to swim 15 feet freestyle with face in and kick on back 15 feet for the Cub group (5 yrs and up), 25 yards on their front and back for the White group (5-9 yrs old) and 50 yards for the Red group (10-21 yrs old).

Riptides Swim Team Level Description

Cub Swim

Must be able to swim the length of the Learning L without assistance on stomach and back. (This group is exempt from swim meets.)

White

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards backstroke.

Red 

Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and backstroke without stopping. Must have working knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly, dive off starting block and be able to circle swim.

Orange

Swimmers must have 4 legal strokes and be 9 years old or be a 7/8 year old and have swum a 100 IM in a meet in under 2:00 minutes and be able to swim 1500-2000 yards in practice.

Black

Swimmers must be at least 11 years old, be able to complete 100 of each stroke, maintain intervals and be able to swim 2000-3000 yards in practice.

Gold

Swimmer must be at least 11 years old, be able to swim 100 of each stroke in a swim meet and maintain intervals set by coach. Swimmers must be able to swim 2500 -3300 yards in a practice.

Home School Swim

Swimmers must meet at least the requirements for white group.