Building champions in life through the sport of swimming.

Swim School registration is ongoing. Contact Coach Cat for information about class time availability and swimmer placement BEFORE you register. Email her at coachcat@tideswimming.com

Program Overview


 Swim School


Stroke Academy


Swim Team


 Tide Swimming earned


in USA Swimming's 2019 Club Excellence Program

TIDE ranked 39th of over 3000 participating clubs
Highest ranking ever achieved by our program 
Highest performing team in Hampton Roads


The Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top-20 clubs earn gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as silver honorees.

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Want to join TIDE for 2018-2019?

Call (757) 306-0591 to schedule a new swimmer evaluation


Click Here to Sign Up for the Tide Swimming Mailing List!


If your season has inspired you to train for more than just 3 months, we invite you to swim with us for a week with no obligation.

If the training is something you'd like more of, then joining TIDE and the YMCA is easy and can be done online!

Virginia Beach: Email Coach Alex at coachalex@tideswimming.com to swim at the Princess Anne YMCA

Chesapeake: Email Coach Mike at coachmike@tideswimming.com to swim at the Great Bridge YMCA

Suffolk or Portsmouth: Email Coach Rick at coachrick@tideswimming.com to swim at the Taylor Bend YMCA

TIDE in the news!

The Virginian-Pilot's high school swimming preview mentioned dozens of current (and former) TIDE swimmers. See how many names you recognize HERE.   (Nov 28)


TIDE's expansion into the Western Branch area of Chesapeake with programming at the Taylor Bend Family YMCA was featured in local news section of the Virginian-Pilot. Read the story HERE.  (Nov 16)


Samantha Tadder was one of 96 athletes selected nationwide to attend USA Swimming's National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Coach Alex Henderson will be attending the coaches camp at the same time.   (Oct 2)


Safe4Athletes founder Katherine Starr spent several days with the team to start off our new season. She spoke to athletes, coaches, and parents about providing a safe and positive environment for swimmers that is free of abuse, bullying, and harassment. WTKR NewsChannel3 covered the story with THIS report.   (Sept 21) 


Read more media coverage here




— February 2, 2018

Advice for Parents of Young Swimmers

TIDE's founder, Sandra Jones, herself a veteran coach and former swim parent, offers advice for today's parents of young swimmers.

— February 15, 2017

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