TIDE Chesapeake

TIDE Swimming now offers programming at both the Great Bridge/Hickory and Greenbrier YMCAs. Just as with our other locations, YMCA of South Hampton Roads Membership (not included in TIDE's fees) is required to be a member of TIDE Swim Team.

With this expansion into Chesapeake, we look forward to strengthening our over 20 year relationship with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Our team began our YMCA relationship at the Hilltop YMCA in 1995, added the Mt Trashmore location in 2001, and worked jointly with the YMCA to bring the area's first outdoor Olympic size (50 meters) swimming pool to the Princess Anne YMCA in 2015.

Questions? Do you want to schedule a new swimmer evaluation? Contact Coach Hayley at coachhayley@tideswimming.com

Greenbrier Family YMCA      

Costs listed are monthly dues. YMCA membership fees are separate and are paid directly by members to the YMCA.  Tide 1, 2, and 3 swimmers pay TIDE registration ($100 for the year) and USA Swimming registration ($70) fees during online registration.  

TIDE 1: This is a skills-oriented group. This group builds a strong awareness of the bodyline in freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers develop the breaststroke and learn about body position and stroke legality. An introduction to butterfly kick, body motion, and arm stroke is introduced in the second half of the season. 

  • Days offered:  Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time:  4:30-5:15pm (Group 1); 6:15-7:00pm (Group 2)
  • Equipment required: kick board, fins (full foot, soft rubber), goggles, mesh bag
  • Cost: $65.00/month for 11 month program


TIDE 2:  This is a skills-oriented group. This group builds a strong body line awareness in freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers develop solid breaststroke skills and understand breaststroke body positions and stroke legality. To learn full stroke butterfly, body dolphin is developed with arm strokes introduced in the second half of the season.

  • Days offered:  Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time:  5:15-6:15pm 
  • Equipment required: Finis alignment kick board, fins (full foot, soft rubber), goggles, mesh bag
  • Cost: $74.00/month for 11 month program

 


Great Bridge / Hickory Family YMCA

Costs listed are monthly dues. YMCA membership fees are separate and are paid directly by the member to the YMCA. Swimmers pay TIDE registration ($100) and USA Swimming registration ($70) fees during the online registration process. Groups may be combined based on enrollment and skill level of children.

 

Novice: This is our entry-level group into the TIDE Developmental Program. It is open to swimmers starting at 5 years old who can swim a length of the pool using both freestyle and backstroke. The group is offered in three sessions. A $35 registration fee is charged for each session. USA Swimming registration is collected ONCE per year.

Fall           Sept 23 - Dec 9
Winter       Jan 9 - Mar 23
Spring       Mar 31 - June 16    (no practice April 14)

Novice swimmers will be able to participate in local USA Swimming 8 and under meets during the winter swim season.  The purpose of the Novice group is to prepare swimmers for Tide 1 by learning the skills necessary to be a TIDE swimmer. Swimmers will begin to construct the strokes used for competitive swimming through in-water instruction. Our focus is on breath control, balance, body position, and kicking.

  • Day offered:  Friday
  • Time: 4:15-5:00pm
  • Equipment required: cap, goggles, kickboard, mesh bag
  • Cost: $30.00 per month (fall, winter, spring sessions)


TIDE 1
: This is a skills-oriented group. This group builds a strong awareness of the bodyline in freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers develop the breaststroke and learn about body position and stroke legality. An introduction to butterfly kick, body motion, and arm stroke is introduced in the second half of the season.

  • Days offered:  Monday and Wednesday
  • Time:  3:30-4:15pm.
  • Equipment required: kick board, fins (full foot, soft rubber), goggles, mesh bag
  • Cost $65.00 per month for 11 month program


TIDE 2:
  This is a skills-oriented group. This group builds a strong body line awareness in freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers develop solid breaststroke skills and understand breaststroke body positions and stroke legality. To learn full stroke butterfly, body dolphin is developed with arm strokes introduced in the second half of the season.

  • Days offered: Monday and Wednesday
  • Time:  4:15-5:15pm 
  • Equipment required: Finis alignment kick board, fins (full foot, soft rubber), goggles, mesh bag
  • Cost $74.00 per month for 11 month program


TIDE 3: 
Swimmers entering this group have 4 legal strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly).  This group continues skill refinement in all four competitive strokes with the objective of preparing the athlete for age group level swimming. TIDE 3 has a strong emphasis on drill work for strokes and also introduces swimmers to interval swimming. This group develops good racing habits, including underwater dolphin kicking and turns for all strokes.

  • Days offered:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Time:  5:15-6:15pm
  • Equipment required: Finis alignment kick board, fins (full foot, soft rubber), paddles, goggles, mesh bag
  • Cost $91.00 per month for 11 month program


Age Group and Middle School:
This group builds upon 4 competitive and legal strokes balancing skill work with interval swimming. Swimmers recognize how drills connect to whole strokes.  A mixture of skill, conditioning, racing, and fun is interspersed weekly within the practice schedule. Age group/middle school swimmers develop solid practice habits and race strategy for successful age group swimming and middle school training. Focus during practice is emphasized and expected for swimmers to be able to successfully transfer skills learned into full stroke swimming.  Swimmers are invited to attend an optional fourth practice on Saturday morning at the Mt. Trashmore YMCA, joining other TIDE age group and middle school teammates.

  • Days offered: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Time:  6:15-7:30pm
  • Equipment required: Finis alignment kick board, small pull buoy, mesh bag, fins (full foot, soft rubber), goggles, adult snorkel, Yellow Finis agility paddles
  • Cost: Introductory pricing at $99.00/month for 11 month program

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Monday, June 19 - Monday, July 31  
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

7:00-8:15am

AG/MS

Great Bridge Outdoor

 

7:00-8:15am

AG/MS

Great Bridge Outdoor
 

7:00-8:15am

AG/MS

Great Bridge Outdoor

8:00-9:00am

Tide 3

Great Bridge Outdoor

 

8:00-9:00am

Tide 3

Great Bridge Outdoor
 

8:00-9:00am

Tide 3

Great Bridge Outdoor
         

4:00-4:45pm

Tide 1

Greenbrier Indoor

 

4:00-4:45pm

Tide 1

Greenbrier Indoor
   

4:45-5:45pm

Tide 2

Greenbrier Indoor

 

4:45-5:45pm

Tide 2

Greenbrier Indoor