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 fundraising.