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General Information: School Year Lessons

Levels 1 - 4   (Age 4 to adult)*

  • Classes are offered from September 23 through June 6
  • NO lessons will be held on Thanksgiving Day, December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020, May 25,2020
  • Class size is limited to 3 swimmers per instructor. A minimum of 2 students is required for a class
  • Students are placed in classes by swim school staff and are grouped together by age and ability
  • Students take one 30-minute class per week
  • Once enrolled, students keep the same class day and time from month to month during the school year
  • Students may withdraw at any time with 30 days notice (email us to give notice)
  • Tuition is $80 per month, charged automatically on the 1st of each month to the credit card on file
  • Registration is done electronically - no paperwork involved!
  • Fees collected at registration:  $25.00 Tide registration fee, $20 USA Swimming annual Flex membership fee, $20.00 tuition for the first lesson
  • For students 18 and older, a USA Swimming Premium membership ($79) is required. The additional $59 USA Swimming registration fee will be charged to the adult swimmer's account
  • Students 18 and older are required to take USA Swimming's 3-part Athlete Protection Training Course

*Three year old candidates will be considered on an individual basis

 

Introduction to Competitive Swimming 1 & 2  (held at the Hilltop YMCA)

FALL SESSION  (Sept 23 - Dec 17)

  • Both classes are offered in 12-week sessions  (for the Fall session there are no classes on Nov 27 & 28)
  • Class size is limited to 15 swimmers per class (Intro to Comp Swimming 1 or 2)
  • Students attend two 45-minute practices per week
  • Tuition is $130 per month, charged automatically on the 1st of each month to the credit card on file
  • Registration is done electronically - no paperwork involved!
  • Fees collected at registration:  $25.00 Tide registration fee, $20 USA Swimming annual Flex membership fee, $130.00 tuition for the first 4 weeks of training
  • Two additional tuition installments will be charged to the credit card on file in November and December

REGISTER HERE

THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED AS INSTRUCTORS BECOME AVAILABLE

Class times IN BOLD are available to be scheduled.

Please use the days / times in this chart as your guide when you email your preferences to the Swim School Manager at swimschool@tideswimming.com

SWIMMERS WILL ONLY BE SCHEDULED INTO CLASSES AFTER REGISTRATION FEES HAVE BEEN PAID
   PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE YOU REQUEST A CLASS DAY AND TIME

Minimum of 2 students required for Level 1 - 4 classes
Minimum of 3 students required for Intro to Competitive Swimming 1 & 2

 

Class Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

LEVELS  1 - 4

Small group instruction

(swimmers attend 1 class per week)

HILLTOP

2:40-3:10pm (Level 1:
2 openings)

3:15-3:45pm
(Level 2:
1 opening)


7:45-8:15pm
(Level 4:
1 openings)

Instructor Vacancy

 

Instructor Vacancy



 


Classes at capacity

 




   

LEVELS  1 - 4

Small group instruction

(swimmers attend 1 class per week)

MT TRASHMORE

Instructor Vacancy

3:30-4:00pm (Level 2:
2 openings)

4:05-4:35pm
(Level 3:
1 opening)

4:40-5:10pm
(Level 2:
1 opening)

5:15-5:45pm
(open class)

 

4:50-5:20pm (Level 1:
1 opening)

 

 

4:05-4:35pm (Level 1:
1 opening)

 


9:40-10:10am
(Open class - students will define the level)

10:15-10:45am
(Level 4: 2 openings)

 


3:00-3:30pm
(Level 4:
1 opening)

4:45-5:15
(Level 4:
1 opening)

 

Intro to Comp Swimming 1
(swimmers attend 2 practices per week)

HILLTOP

 

7:30-8:15pm

 

7:30-8:15pm

  (possible clinic)

Intro to Comp Swimming 2
(swimmers attend 2 practices per week)

HILLTOP

7:30-8:15pm

 

7:30-8:15pm

    (possible clinic)

GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A HEAD START IN LIFE

Teach them to swim!

"Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm...Lead researcher Professor Robyn Jorgensen says the study shows young children who participate in early-years swimming achieve a wide range of skills earlier than the normal population."      

-Read the entire article HERE

 

 

Swim School Staff

Bryn DePaul

Coach Bryn began her competitive swimming career at four years old. Since then, she has competed on several USA Swimming and high school teams and was a swimmer on TIDE from 2015-2018. She has qualified and competed in the Virginia Senior Championship Meet multiple times. Bryn graduated from Hickory High School in 2018, exceeding a 4.0 GPA throughout all four years of school and ranking within the top 5% of her class. In high school, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and was a member of the Friends of Rachel Anti-Bullying Initiative. Bryn is currently a sophomore studying in the International Honors Joint Degree Programme at the College of William and Mary and the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. She is majoring in Classical Studies, with a concentration in Ancient History and Archaeology. Bryn made the William and Mary Dean's List for both semesters of freshman year! She will be studying at the University of St Andrews for the 2019-2020 academic year. Coach Bryn loves working with TIDE's young swimmers and sharing her passion for the sport!
 

Jennie Leigh DePaul

Coach Jennie began swimming competitively at age 6. During the course of her competitive journey, she obtained and still holds several records on USA Swimming teams. Jennie qualified for the Eastern Zone Competition many times and represented Virginia Swimming twice on the Virginia Zone Team. During her swimming career, Jennie placed 3rd and 4th in breaststroke and individual medley in the state of Virginia, and as a fifteen-year-old placed 3rd, 9th, and 10th in breaststroke and individual medley at NASA Junior Nationals.
Academic achievement is also very important to Jennie. She holds the rare distinction of having achieved straight A’s throughout all seven years of Middle School and High School. She was one of the first graduates of the Virtual Virginia full-time pilot program in High School. She is currently a student in the International Honors Joint Degree Programme at The College of William and Mary and the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin and Greek. Jennie joined Tide Swim School as an instructor in March 2017 after swimming for two years in Tide Swimming’s senior groups and loves her job! She will be in Scotland during the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Lyla Chandiramani

Coach Lyla joined the Swim School staff in September 2019. She began swimming when she was four years old and swam for the Virginia Beach Rec league until she reached middle school and joined TIDE. Lyla continued  swimming with TIDE in high school, which helped her to be accepted as a member of her high school varsity swim team. Coach Lyla has continued her love for the sport in college. She is currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University and swims with the ODU club team. She also still swims for TIDE in the masters program. Lyla's event of choice is sprints and the 100 meter breaststroke. In her free time she rows with the ODU club rowing team and loves to volunteer at Operation Smile. Lyla's swimming experience is what inspires her to offer children the same opportunities that she had in the sport.

 

Tori McAnally

Coach Tori joined the TIDE staff in Chesapeake in September 2017. Tori was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her swimming career began at age six after a family vacation at Disney. She started swimming on a summer league team and then joined the Merrimack Valley Pirates. Coach Tori swam throughout high school, competing with both her school and club teams. After high school graduation, she enrolled at a community college and competed for an additional year. Once her older sister had children of her own, Tori discovered her passion of wanting to work with children. In 2011 she worked as a substitute teacher, and in 2014 she started coaching swimming, serving as an assistant coach for the Age Group program at Phoenix Swimming. "I coach because I love watching swimmers reach their own individual goals."

 

Jason Rodriguez

Coach Jason joined TIDE swimming in January 2017. Beautiful Virginia Beach has been his home for the last eighteen years after graduating from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to coaching, Jason is also an active US Masters competitive swimmer for TIDE, where he primarily specializes in middle and long distance freestyle events, as well as long distance open-water races. When not swimming, he loves to surf  and spend time out on the water.

 

 

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Which level do I choose?

Choose Level 1 (Water Adjustment)

  • if your swimmer has little to no experience in the water

Choose Level 2 (Introduction to Strokes) if your swimmer

  • can submerge without assistance for 5 seconds,
  • can float on back for at least 10 seconds,
  • can roll from front to back and back to front,
  • can flutter kick on front and progress at least 5 yds, and
  • can flutter kick on back and progress at least 5 yds

Choose Level 3 (Stroke Development) if your swimmer

  • can swim freestyle with in-line breathing for 12.5 yards,
  • can swim backstroke for 12.5 yards,
  • can swim underwater from the wall for 5 yards (to the backstroke flags),
  • can perform drop-ins from the wall on both front and back, and
  • can perform a dolphin kick (intro to butterfly)

Choose Level 4 (Stroke Refinement) if your swimmer

  • can swim freestyle with a fluid breathing pattern for 25 yds,
  • can swim backstroke for 25 yds,
  • can swim butterfly for 12.5 yds,
  • can perform a standing dive with streamline, and
  • has been introduced to breaststroke (breathing, streamline, coordination)

Choose Introduction to Competitive Swimming 1 (ICS 1) if your swimmer

  • can swim freestyle with a fluid breathing pattern for 50 yds
  • can swim backstroke for 50 yds
  • has strong skills and endurance in freestyle and backstroke
  • can swim butterfly for 25 yds
  • has started learning breaststroke and knows the basic arm, feet, and leg positions

Choose Introduction to Competitive Swimming 2 (ICS 2) if your swimmer

  • can perform all of the skills required from Level 1 through ICS 1
  • can swim at least 100 yds of freestyle continuously
  • can swim at least 50 yds of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • has some knowledge of proper drop-in technique for each stroke, open turns, and flip turns

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Make-Up / Refund Policy

  • Make-ups will only be offered if TIDE cancels a class or if the YMCA closes the pool.
  • Make-up classes will be held on Fridays, at the same time your swimmer would normally be in class.
  • If a class is cancelled due to weather with less than 15 minutes remaining, no make-up class will be offered.
  • Swimmers in Levels 1 - 4 must give 30 days notice to withdraw from a class. Email us to give notice.
  • Swimmers in Intro to Competitive Swimming sign up for 12 week sessions. There are no refunds if a swimmer withdraws before the end of the session.
  • ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE  NONREFUNDABLE

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Our Swim School is growing!! We need additional instructors. If you are interested, please email us at swimschool@tideswimming.com