Delaware Riptide Swim Team Summer 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Middletown P O box 48 MiddletownDE  19709
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Middletown P O box 48 MiddletownDE  19709

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2017 Delaware Riptide Aquatics Swim Team




Welcome to Delaware Riptide Aquatics!! 


May 1st- Online Registration for Returning swimmers will be open.


*** Swimmers are REQUIRED to wear a RIPTIDE Cap and navy blue suit during all meets and invitationals***  


May 30th– June 9th - Evening practice at Frog Hollow pool - During this time, we will evaluate if any further time changes need to be made to our morning practice time schedule, based on enrollment numbers. 


Tides: 4:00-4:45pm


Waves 4:00-5:00pm


Tidal Waves 5-6:15pm


Tsunamis 6:15-7:45pm 


June 1st- New Swimmer Tryouts at 5pm!  Please print the waiver form from the website and bring it with you.  Try our practices for a week for free to see if it is right for you.  Coaches will tell you which group/time to register for.  If you plan to join the team, new swimmers must be registered by June 8th at 5pm.  Please email if you’re attending.  


June 8th- Parent Meeting 5:45pm at the pool. 


June 8th- The Swim Shop will be at the pool from 6-8 for team suits orders.  They will have practice suits, caps, goggles, etc. 


June 10th – There is an Official’s Clinic being held at the Dover YMCA in Dover, Delaware at 9am.  Please let me know if you can attend, we would like to have at least 5 registered officials to work the meets this summer.  Email me at 


June 12th – First day of morning practice for all swimmers.  There is no evening practice going forward.  


Morning Practice Times and Fees: 


Practice times are subject to change based on the numbers of total team registration and within each swimmer group. 


Tsunamis 6:15 - 8:00am   $195 per swimmer


Tidal Waves 8:00 - 9:15am   $180 per swimmer


Waves 9:00 - 10:15am  $180 per swimmer


Tides 9:45 - 10:30am   $160 per swimmer  


Price change notification—We’ve increased our fees by $5 per swimmer, (the first time in at least 10 years).  These fees pay for pool rental, coaching staff and lifeguard salaries, liability insurance for staff and swimmers, ribbons/awards, end of season banquet supplies and awards, online registration fees, equipment/maintenance/website, etc.  Our expenses have gone up steadily in the last few years and we have held off from increasing the cost until now. 


July 7th– Parent / Swimmer Relay Fun Breakfast – This is a fun morning for all so please plan on joining us and bring your swimsuit!! 


July 21st– Last regular season practice for all swimmers except swimmers going to the championship meet. 


July 23th  – Ice Cream Social & Awards Banquet from 6-9pm at the pool. 


July 24-28th – Practice is for swimmers who have a qualifying cut time for the Delmarva Swim League Championship meet, or have been invited by the coaches to participate in a relay. 


July 29th – Delmarva Swim League Championship Meet 


Description of each swimmer category: 


Tides:  Must be able to swim 25 yards on stomach and back unassisted without holding on to the lane lines.  Must be able to tread water for 1 minute.  Ability to float on stomach with face in the water and on back.  NO official "strokes" needed. 


Waves:  Must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and 50 yards of legal backstroke (open turns allowed).  Must be able to complete 25 yards of breaststroke and butterfly (nearly legal).  Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle without resting. 


Tidal Waves:  Must be able to swim 50 yards of all 4 strokes (almost completely legal).  Must have some knowledge of turns and transitions. Must be able to swim 200 yards of freestyle without resting and complete the 100 IM without resting. 


Tsunamis: Ability to swim 100 yards of all 4 strokes (completely legal with appropriate turns).  Ability to perform all turns including IM transitions. Must be able to swim 500 yards of freestyle without resting and complete the 200 IM without resting. 


These categories are a general guideline so that you may register your child, and they are based on ability rather than age.  It will be up to the coaches to determine if the swimmer needs to be moved into a different level based on their abilities.  If your swimmer is asked to swim up a level, you will be asked to pay the difference in the fees, if necessary.   




REFUND POLICY-Once registered, no refunds will be given after June 30th for any reason except medical reasons with a doctor’s note and the approval of the Riptide board members. Any refunds may be pro-rated based on the date a medical note is received and in all cases a $25 fee will be assessed. 


Please check us out on Facebook, Delaware Riptide Aquatics 


If you have any questions or concern, please email us at 


We are all looking forward to an exciting season!!


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