Richards Area Swim Club (RASC), also known as “RASC
OTTERS“ was founded in 1976. Our team is a year round
competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching
and technique instruction for kids ages 5-18 years old. We swim out
of Richards High School located at 107th and Central
Ave. in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
We are and a member of Illinois Swimming, Inc. (ISI) and compete
in the South Suburban Swim Conference (SSSC).
The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity
to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level
of ability, from novice to international competitor while also
increasing the interest and education of children and parents in
Competitive Aquatic sports.
All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches
Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and
certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United
States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in
swimming will be quality time.
We are a nonprofit volunteer parent-run swim club and parents
are encouraged to be involved in team activities and