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Riptide Masters and Tri-Athlete Training Program (Ages 18 and older) at Bluewater Aquatic Center

We are an organized swimming program for adults that promote health and fitness to its members. We provide custom training plans and swim instruction from an elite team of coaches. Swimmers will receive hands-on coaching and technique training daily. We ask that all members use the recommended workouts and communicate with the coach and/or group. Riptide is NOT your average Masters and Triathlete Training Program. YOU WILL BE COACHED! Our staff is always on deck and work just as hard at your success as you do. Our Masters-Tri Program is coached by Mike Parratto and Michelle Hopewell.

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The RIPT way…

We offer a variety of different workouts per day divided between 3 different fitness levels:

  1. Fitness Swimmers: those who follow the workouts but do not want to participate in any organized meets or events. Swimmers within this group will have varying ability levels.
  2. Masters Swimmers: participants may or may not participate in meets but are driven to improve technique and endurance.
  3. Triathletes: swimmers have varying ability levels but are all driven to set and achieve goals. Swimmers may or may not participate in meets.

Practices will be focused for each specific group and will have different daily workouts within each fitness level to accommodate everyone. There are no requirements for the Fitness level but we do ask that swimmers can do both freestyle and backstroke proficiently.

Day one of your training will include an intake form so our coaches can get to know you and your personal goals while on our team. The more clear and concise you can be, the better our staff will be able to help you reach your maximum potential.

More info…

  • Cost: $45 per month for Mon–Sat practices or $30 for Sat practices only
  • Facility: Bluewater Aquatic Center in Apple Valley
  • Practice Times: Mon-Thurs 6:00–7:30am, Sat 6–7am

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