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TIDE Swimming offers monthly and year round programs for all ages


  • Children new to swimming and competitive strokes start in our Swim School

  • Older children who can swim the four strokes can enroll in our monthly Stroke Academy classes OR try out for our year round, competitive team

  • Adults who know how to swim can join our Masters group to swim for fitness or competition



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  • Students must be 4 years old or older
  • YMCA membership is NOT required
  • Fall, Winter, Spring sessions are 11 weeks long, with one 30-minute lesson per week
  • Summer sessions are 2 weeks long, with four 30-minute lessons per week
  • Swim School graduates can swim 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke




  • Students must be 7 years old or older
  • YMCA membership NOT required
  • Sessions are four weeks long, with swimmers attending two 45-minute practices per week
  • Swimmers who enroll can swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have had some experience swimming breaststroke and butterfly
  • NO swim meets
  • Academy classes help swimmers improve their skills for winter rec league, summer league swimming or as a stepping stone to joining TIDE Swim Team



  • Swimmers are 5 years old or older
  • YMCA membership IS REQUIRED
  • Swimmers know at least freestyle and backstroke (Developmental)
  • Swimmers love the water and want to swim in an 11 month program where they can make new friends, improve their strokes, stay fit, and compete in swim meets
  • Novice and high school swimmers have the option to join 3-4 month seasonal session programs instead of committing for the entire year
  • A New Swimmer Evaluation is required to join the team





  • Swimmers are at least 18 years old and already know how to swim
  • YMCA membership IS REQUIRED
  • Swimmers must also join USMS (United States Masters Swimming)
  • Swimmers want to train with other adults to improve their swimming technique, stay fit, or prepare for Masters or open water competitions