Swim Team

Updated Tuesday March 20, 2018 by ..




Red Hook Sea Raiders

Summer 2018


Welcome to the Red Hook Sea Raiders!

The Red Hook Sea Raiders Swim Team is a competitive swim team for youth ages 6 to 18. Pre-team is also available for children ages 5-7.  Pre-team swimmers need to be comfortable enough to jump in the water unassisted and swim a short distance without flotation devices. The swim season is 6 weeks in length and is a great opportunity for kids to build swim skills while having fun!  Our team is one of eight teams in the DUSO League (Dutchess and Ulster Swim Organization... http://www.DUSO.org).  It is also a fun family sport - we need YOUR involvement as well! This year’s registration is on line. Go to the registration tab on the www.redhookpool.org  home page.


Pricing for Sea Raiders 2018 - no increases this year! (Early bird discount until May 17) 

        Pool Member                                           Non-Member                 

Reg. price           Early bird                       Reg. price           Early bird

1 swimmer-        $150                    $125                                  $210                     $195

2 swimmers-        $260                  $235                                  $350                      $325

3 swimmers-        $350                  $325                                 $460                       $435

Additional                     $70 each                                                            $110 each            

(Early bird discount available until May17)


We will not have swim suit try ons this year. We encourage all team swimmers to purchase the team suit. It is available in youth/adult sizes online at http://www.swimoutlet.com/redhooksearaidersOther useful swim gear, such as googles etc., can also be purchased at the same time should you require it. Please order your suits early to ensure you can get the size you require. Click on Team Suits tab to make sure you are purchasing the correct suit. Girls suits are between $20-$25, boys between $12-$20 depended on the size. You get free shipping for orders over $49, so order with a friend!



To begin registration please click the registration tab on the pool’s home page.

For more information please contact:

Trudi Kubsch 845.518.0162 or email: rhsearaiders@gmail.com


2018 Coaching Staff:  Head Coach Kevin Storrs, Assistant Coaches: Hannah Kubsch, Naima Mackrel and Nate Britt.


Listed are swim team survival guidelines for parents and swim team members!!  Check  www.duso.org  for further information about directions to away meets. Please join our Remind link for updates and swim team cancellations due to weather on your phone.  This is a free, quick and easy way for us to get important text messages to everyone. Enter the  number 81010 and text @searaider7  or go to the link https://www.remind.com/join/searai for more info. It will say ‘Welcome to Mrs. Kubsch’s Class’ since it is generally used by teachers!

Practice begins Wednesday June 13, 2018 and runs Monday through Friday from 4-5:15pm until the Red Hook School District gets out for the summer.  Then practice in the mornings. This regular practice schedule is Monday through Friday 7:30- 9:15a.m. with younger swimmers getting out between 8:45-9:00a.m. This schedule begins on June 25, 2018.

June  15th   4:15PM Mandatory Parent Meeting Friday during practice

Tentative Meet Schedule may be subject to minor changes so check back closer the beginning of the season

Sunday July 1st  ….Red and White Meet  9 a.m. warm up

Saturday  July 7…   Red Hook AWAY vs.  Hurley

Wednesday July 11.....Red Hook AWAY vs. Rhinebeck

Saturday July 14 .....Red Hook  HOME vs. Hyde Park

Wednesday July 18 ......Red Hook AWAY vs. New Paltz

Saturday July 21 .......Red Hook AWAY  vs. ZenaKerhonkson

Wednesday July  25   .....Red Hook HOME vs. Zena

Saturday July 28 ...Red Hook HOME vs. Rosendale

Wednesday Aug 1  Dual meet make up day

Saturday Aug 4…  DUSO Championships ar Rosendale


Directions to away meets are on the DUSO website www.duso.org .  Meets last approximately 3-3 ½ hours.  Meet times are as follows:

Wed. night warm ups start at 4:00 p.m., the meets begin at 5:00 pm.  

Saturday warm ups start at 8:00 am, the meets begin at 9:00 am.


Parental Requirements/Information:

1.  Our swim meets run completely on a volunteer basis. Each meet require between 40-50 volunteers. Therefore it is necessary that each family “volunteers” their time at all meets.  Please check  Sign Up Genius through your email for job assignments and sign ups.


2.  At our home meets, the swim team provides a snack bar.  The snack bar runs completely on donations from each swim team family.  As part of your registration, a $30 buy out has been added to cover the costs of  baked goods/snacks/fruit/beverages we purchase to sell at the meets.  In the past we have had families bring food to sell, but we are finding that more and more families opt for the buy out, so we are now requesting everyone participate in that way so we can eliminate the amount of coordination necessary to coordinate that.  This year we have 3 home meets buy food for.


3.  Team Swim Suit.  Available in youth and adult sizes online at http://www.swimoutlet.com/redhooksearaiders  Please order early (before May) to ensure the size you need is in stock.


4.  Swim clinics will be available throughout the season for swimmers in Lanes 3-6 who would like additional stroke instruction. These clinics have limited space and are not a substitute for morning practice but are beneficial, especially to the newer swimmers.  Clinics will run Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 26th .  Lane 3-4  are from 7:00-7:45pm and Lanes 5-6 are from 7:45 – 8:30pm.


5.  Our coaching staff would appreciate everyone in attendance at swim meets.  A roster (with each swimmer’s name) will be posted on the swim team’s bulletin board prior to each meet.  Please check yes or no to indicate your attendance at the meet.  This allows our coaches to plan each meet more accurately.  If you are aware of schedule conflicts, please notify your coach. If your name is not on the list, add it to the bottom.


7.  Several special events (Pasta Party, Ice Cream Party, Sleep over, etc.) are planned throughout the swim season.  Please be sure to check your email through sign up genius for more information.  Tentative dates and times are listed on the calendar.


8.  The Sea Raiders are looking for a few good men/women to volunteer their time to a good cause.  For the regular season, we need Snack Bar Assistants, Stroke and Turn Officials, Special Event Coordinator, etc.  For more information email rhsearaiders@gmail.com. Please remember every meet your family attends, will require an adult representative to volunteer.


Overnight July 14, Awards/Psych Dinner Aug 1

Please check the Team Bulletin Board for updates and/or changes.