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!

  • Sunday, September 15: Riverdale Y Open House at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Monday, September 16th at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 18th at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 19th at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

6yr - 8yr Practice

Felicha Bennett

Day(s) of the week MON, TUE, WED, THU, SUN

Start date 09/16/2019

End date 06/18/2020

fee range $1000.00 - $1350.00

9yr -17yr Practice

Felicha Bennett

Day(s) of the week MON, TUE, WED, THU, SUN

Start date 09/16/2019

End date 03/01/2020

fee range $1260.00 - $1980.00

Ripples (Pre-Rapid Swim Team) SUNDAY Fall 1

Coach Jackie

Energetic advanced level swimming 4yr - 6yr olds will learn proper technique and stroke development in freestyle and backstroke with concentration on kicking and swimming endurance. Breaststroke is introduced with the focus being on the timing of the stroke. The children will also learn the basics of butterfly arms and butterfly kick separately. Racing turns and diving are introduced. Full Swim Team Experience. 7 classes.

Day(s) of the week SUN

Start date 09/29/2019

End date 11/10/2019

Start time 12:45 PM

End time 1:30 PM

fee range $210.00 - $260.00

Ripples (Pre-Rapid Swim Team) THURSDAY Fall 1

Coach Jackie

Energetic advanced level swimming 4yr - 6yr olds will learn proper technique and stroke development in freestyle and backstroke with concentration on kicking and swimming endurance. Breaststroke is introduced with the focus being on the timing of the stroke. The children will also learn the basics of butterfly arms and butterfly kick separately. Racing turns and diving are introduced. Full Swim Team Experience. 7 classes.

Day(s) of the week THU

Start date 09/26/2019

End date 11/07/2019

Start time 4:00 PM

End time 4:45 PM

fee range $210.00 - $260.00

Ripples (Pre-Rapid Swim Team) THURSDAY Fall 1

Coach Jackie

Energetic advanced level swimming 4yr - 6yr olds will learn proper technique and stroke development in freestyle and backstroke with concentration on kicking and swimming endurance. Breaststroke is introduced with the focus being on the timing of the stroke. The children will also learn the basics of butterfly arms and butterfly kick separately. Racing turns and diving are introduced. Full Swim Team Experience. 7 classes.

Day(s) of the week THU

Start date 09/26/2019

End date 11/07/2019

Start time 5:00 PM

End time 5:45 PM

fee range $210.00 - $260.00

Staff

Susan Murray

Swim Instructor