Riptide Swim Team

The Raritan Valley YMCA Riptide has a long standing tradition of success and excellence and is a respected team throughout New Jersey YMCA and USA Swimming. For more detailed information, go directly to Riptide's main website:

WINTER SWIM SEASON TRYOUTS

Our regular season runs from September to February (possibly March or April, depending on the championship meets you qualify for.). To join as a new team member, you must try out and make the team during the summer. Tryouts are held at Brookside Swim Club in Milltown, NJ on select Sundays in July. When you try out, you will try out for your age group for the upcoming season (age as of December 1st, 2018, not necessarily your age as of the tryouts). Tryout dates are listed below. Registration paperwork is available on-site; there is no need to pre-register. Just arrive ready to swim.
2018 Tryout Dates
At Brookside Swim Club in Milltown, NJ. Age 10&under at 9:30 a.m. Age 11&over at 10:30 a.m. (Based on age as of December 1st, 2018.)
  • July 15th
  • July 29th
  • August 5th

SUMMER SPLASH 2018 (ALSO OPEN TO NON-TEAM MEMBERS)

Register now for Summer Splash: info, registration, and calendar here

Summer Splash is a summer training program featuring high-intensity workouts in an effort to increase swimming endurance and speed, while still competing for your summer club. You DO NOT have to be a member of the Riptide Swim team in order to participate in this program, but will have to register as a member of the YMCA. Summer Splash takes place in the early morning. Registration is open now, and the first day of practice is June 22nd.

SPRING FLING 2019 (ALSO OPEN TO NON-TEAM MEMBERS!)

Spring Fling is an eight-week stroke and turn clinic that is a great way to improve your strokes and/or get ready for the summer season. Begins in late April. Registration generally begins sometime in February.

BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT.

[Pictured at right: Riptide 2013 Women's 400 Medley Relay, SunKissed National Champions! Left to right: Colleen Dwyer, Emily Charniga, Tori Glascock, Ali Huber.]

Our team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification programs for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

POOL LOCATIONS:
Middlesex County College, North Brunswick Township High School, Raritan Bay YMCA (Perth Amboy)

[Below: 2013-2014 Tiny Tide (age 8 & under) practice group]