The Atlantic Club Manasquan
1904 Atlantic Ave Manasquan NJ 08736
Today's Hours: 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Riptide Swim Team

The Atlantic Club Riptide Team is a year-round competitive Swim Team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers range from all ages - novice to Olympic Trials qualifiers.

  • Riptide Swim Team season begins in September and ends in March
  • Practice groups and practice times are determined by a combination of age and ability
  • TAC Swim team practices in the complex pool and meets take place at various venues throughout New Jersey

We currently have spots available for all group levels outlined below:

PRETEAM (5-8)
Ability to show swim 25 yards free and demonstrate beginning backstroke. This entry-level group focuses on stroke mechanics and technique. Outcomes are movement to Age Group Prep.
Sept-April, 1 or 2x week, Coach Stephanie/Coach Alicia

AGE GROUP PREP (6-10)
Ability to swim 50 yards free, 25 yards back and breast, demonstrate beginner fly. This entry-level group introduces young swimmers to competitive swimming and emphasizes stroke development. Outcomes of the group are transition to Age Group program upon the development of efficient strokes, starts, and turns; improved conditioning; personal best times at USA swim meets; qualifying for summer league Divisional meets if applicable.
Sept-April, 3x week, Coach Alicia

AGE GROUP (8-12)
Ability to swim 50 yards free, back, breast, and 25 yards fly. This group continues skill set developments of AGP, with increased attention to stroke development and training while growing strength and endurance. Participation in competition is strongly encouraged. Outcomes of the group are transition to Bronze upon demonstration of efficient strokes; legal starts and turns; noticeable improvement in conditioning; swimmer awareness of personal best times and personal IMX scores; qualifying for summer league Divisional and All-Star meets if applicable.
Sept-April, 3x week, Coach Alicia

BRONZE (9-14)
Ability to swim 200 yards free, 100 yards back, breast, and fly. Participants should have efficient strokes and readiness for enhanced proficiency through focus on training strength, endurance, and racing skills. Participants should have at least ONE season of summer league experience if brand new. Outcomes of the group are advancement to Gold or Elite Groups by demonstration of increased efficiency in strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; personal best times at USA Swim meets, qualifying for Junior Olympics and Zones.
Sept-April, 4x week, 1 dryland, Coach Alicia

SILVER (12-15)
Ability to swim legally all 4 strokes. While participants have various levels of training and ability, the group goal is to build ability level and unity within the group. Participants should have MORE than one season of summer league or year-round swimming experience. Outcomes of the group are advancement to Gold or Elite Groups by demonstration of increased efficiency in strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; achievement at a level that facilitates a move to Gold or Elite groups by demonstrating personal best times at USA Swim meets and the DESIRE to qualify for Junior Olympics, Zones, ISCA
Sept-May, 5x week, 2 dryland, Coach Rich

GOLD (12 and over)
Ability to swim legally all 4 strokes and be able to have a good 5th stroke performance. Participants must be committed to high standards of training and intensity, bring a willingness toward progress and dedication, and an interest in advancing to Elite level. Participants should have MORE than one season of summer league or year-round swimming experience. Outcomes of the group are advancement to Elite Group by demonstration of increased efficiency in strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; personal best times at USA Swim meets and a DESIRE to qualify for Junior Olympics Junior/Senior Champs, Zones, ISCA, NCSA and Sectionals.
Sept-May, 6x week, 3 dryland, Coach Rich

SENIOR PREP (14 and over)
Ability to swim legally all 4 stroke and perform good the 5th stroke. Participants are primarily interested in conditioning for High School Swimming with a goal of current level maintenance. Participants should have MORE than one season of summer league or year-round swimming experience. Outcomes of the group are continued progress in efficient strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; desire to qualify for Junior Olympics, Junior/Senior Champs, Zone, ISCA, NCSA and Sectionals; attainment of Junior Varsity or Varsity HS Swimming with personal best times.
Sept-May, 6x week, 3 dryland, Coach Rich

ELITE (12-15)
Ability to swim legally all 4 strokes and have a great 5th stroke performance. Participants are committed to the highest level of competition in competitive swimming. Participants should have MORE than one season of summer league or year-round swimming experience, and a willingness to participate in dryland training. Outcomes are the development of advanced strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; personal best times at USA Swim meets; a desire to qualify for Junior Olympics, Junior/Senior Champs, Zones, ISCA, NCSA, and Sectionals.
Sept-May, 6x week, 3 dryland, Coach Rich

NATIONAL (14 and over)
Ability to swim legally all 4 strokes and perform an outstanding 5th stroke. Participants MUST be committed to an intense training schedule inclusive of dryland training and double swim practices. Participants should have more than one season of year-round swimming and/or extensive summer league experience. Outcomes are development of advanced strokes, legal starts and turns, and improved conditioning; personal best times at USA Swim meets, and qualifying times for Junior/Senior Champs, Zone, Sectionals, Winter Juniors Nationals, Nationals, and Olympic Trials.

For a one-on-one evaluation or more information, please contact Head Coach Richard Romero at 732-292-4475 or RichardR@theatlanticclub.com

You can access our Enrollment/Registration form below:

Riptide Enrollment

OUR FACILITIES
The swim team works out of our 44-acre campus of The Atlantic Club Manasquan:

  • Manasquan pools utilize saline salt-water filtration systems (which reduces chlorine in the water and improves air quality dramatically)
  • The team trains in a 6-lane, 25-meter pool throughout the majority of the year
  • Swimmers benefit from dry-land training, including indoor cycling

OUR STAFF
All of our coaches are members of the American Swimming Coaches Association. Our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification programs for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.

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