Riverdale Rapids Swim Team

The Riverdale Rapids Swim Team is the an educational competitve swim team. We lead a focused and fun swim program, designed to foster the talents of swimmers ages 6 – 17. (For advanced swimmers ages 4 – 6, we have the The Riverdale Ripples Swim Team). We compete locally as part of Westchester-Fairfield Swim League. Win or lose, we promote good sportsmanship among our swimmers.

Tryout dates: Tryouts for the Rapids are Mandatory!

  • Wednesday, September 11 & Thursday, September 12. From 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
  • Sunday, September 15: Riverdale Y Open House

Please make sure your swimmer comes prepared with their swim cap and goggles.

The minimum requirements: Swimmers must be able to complete Freestyle and Backstroke comfortably for 25 yards (the length of the pool). We test on: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly.

If your child makes the Rapids team, it is a 9 month program from Sep 16, 2019 – June 18, 2020.

Cost for swim team

  • Ages 6 – 8: General: $1,350. Member: $1,000
  • Ages 9 – 18: General: $1,980. Member: $1,260

Payment plans are available with additional fees. Uniform Package: $100

Practice Schedule

  • Ages 6 – 8: Sundays: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Mon-Thurs: 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Ages 9 – 12: Sundays: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mon-Thurs: 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Ages 13 – 18: Sundays: 2:30 PM –  4:30 PM. Mondays: 5 PM – 7 PM. Tues-Thurs: 6 PM –  8 PM

Open Practice Schedule. Minimum 2 days, maximum 5 days. Swim Meets usually are scheduled on Sundays. When we host at the Y, the meet time is 2:30 PM – 6 PM. Away meet times depend on our hosting sites. Dates still to be determined.

To tryout, contact the swim department at swim@RiverdaleY.org.

Staff

Susan Murray

Swim Instructor