Tide Swimming

Tide Swimming

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Our Vision


To create a culture that empowers every athlete, coach, and parent to have meaningful experiences in life and sport through TEAM



Our Core Values



Pursue your goals by finding your joy.

Be present; be positive.



Behave with positive intent in how you listen, speak, and act.

Be punctual, present, and prepared.

Take pride in your environment.



Be honest and transparent.

Honor your commitments and be accountable for your actions.



Be thankful by showing appreciation and support for all.

Honor relationships.



Celebrate failure; learn from your mistakes.

Be tough mentally and physically.

Find your path as you trust the process.



Be accountable to your highest standard.

Commit to and appreciate the journey.

Strive together!


Picture of for a coach with two small children with their feet in the water


Our History

TIDE Swimming began as TIDE Swim Team in January 1988 with the vision of founder Sandra Jones. The team was established with fewer than twenty swimmers and since then has grown to over 500 athletes from Swim School to Swim Team to TIDE Masters.

A team always with a strong sense of community, TIDE Swim Team aligned itself with the Jewish Community Center and the Boys Club prior to its current long-standing relationship with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.

In 2000, the organizations teamed to construct a then state-of-the-art air structure over Mount Trashmore YMCA'S 25-meter pool. The TIDE - YMCA partnership continued to change the face of swimming in Hampton Roads with the 2015 opening of our new 50m Myrtha pool, located at the YMCA's newest facility: the Princess Anne Family YMCA. TIDE further extended its reach in 2016 by adding two practice locations in Chesapeake at the Greenbrier and Great Bridge / Hickory Family YMCAs.

TIDE athletes have been world-ranked, USA National and USA Junior National qualifiers, Virginia Swimming Age Group and Senior level champions, and Virginia Swimming individual and relay record holders. They have established numerous USA Swimming National Top 16 and Top 10 reportable performances.

Now in 2018, having celebrated 30 years of cultivating a passion for swimming, TIDE Swimming continues to grow and attract new talent, both in the pool and on deck. Thank you all for being a part of the past, present, and future success of TIDE Swimming.



TIDE Founder, Sandra Jones