Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
Riptides Swim Team
About the Coaching
Swim Meet Schedule
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The Magdalena Ecke YMCA Riptides Swim Team is comprised of all levels of swimmers from novice to advanced serving Encinitas and the surrounding communities since the year 2000. The Riptides are a USA swimming team that practices year round and competes locally with other USA and YMCA teams in San Diego. The Riptides strive to build endurance, self-confidence and discipline, in a fun, family atmosphere for all participants. Team fees are due on the first of each month. A $20 late fee will be applied if the monthly fees are not received by the 7th of each month. We require our monthly fees to be paid in auto-draft You can speak with one of the coaches or the Aquatics Director.
Our state of the art facility
features a competition “fast pool” with rim flow gutters for smoother
water. This is a dedicated lap pool with a cooler temperature of 80
degrees, ideal for rigorous workouts. It measures 25 yards by 25 meters
with 11 lanes, 8 starting blocks and digital pace clocks. The aluminum
and polycarbonate roof retracts to reveal 2/3 of the facility and can be closed
during inclement weather. Locker rooms specifically for youth are
located adjacent to the pool deck.
Contact InformationMike Benedick
YMCA Swim Coach
- Team swimsuits, parkas, sweatshirts, and other team apparel are now
available for purchase at Swim West in Encinitas Blvd.
- For a registration form, call the Aquatics Office at 760.942.9622, ext. 12565. For new athletes, an original Birth Certificate is required.
WHITE TEAMOur Pre-Team is an introductory program for swimmers of all ages who are new to the sport of competitive swimming. The Pre-Team focuses on technique, competitive fundamentals, and basic competitive skills such as diving and turns. Swimmers must have working knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes and must be able to complete 50 yards of each. Swimmers on our Pre-Team are welcome to compete in meets but it is not required.
$78 | $104 Monthly Fee
AGE GROUP BLUEOur focus is on proper technique and performance in the four strokes; freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Competition skills are refined and the importance of self-improvement is taught so swimmers can be prepared to move over to the Silver Team. Swimmers must be able to complete 100 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and 50 yards of butterfly. Swimmers must be able to do flip turns and complete a dive from the starting block. A USA Swimming membership card is required, although swim meets are optional.
$88 | $117
AGE GROUP SILVERFocus is on all aspects of competitive swimming including technique, endurance, speed, conditioning as well as commitment, dedication, discipline, camaraderie and competition. Besides the requirements of Age Group Blue, swimmers must be at least 8 years of age. A USA swimming membership card and competition in meets is required at the Silver level. Silver level swimmers are required to compete in a minimum of 4 meets a season. Seasons run from September-March and April-August. Swimmers at this level should be committing to 4 practice days a week. Swimmers in Age Group Silver should understand interval sets and how to read the pace clock. Moving up within the lane divisions are based on time standards, age, maturity, commitment and coaches’ approval.
9 years and older
$109 | $145 Monthly Fee
SENIOR TEAMOur senior level prepares swimmers for local competitions, high school, university and professional level teams. Focus is geared towards serious competition and discipline, year-round dedication and swimmers individual goals. Swimmers must be at least 12 years of age. Senior level swimmers commit to 5, 2 hour and 15 minute practices a week during the school year and 2 practices a day during the summer. Senior swimmers are expected to attend 5-8 meets per season including championship and travel meets. Swimmers must be able to complete 10 x 100 Freestyle on the 1:20 and 6 x 200 IMs on the 3:20.
12 years and older
$125 | $167 Monthly Fee