Tide Swimming

Tide Swimming

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Board of Directors

TIDE Swimming is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of parent volunteers and five non-voting staff members. The Board of Directors is the governing body created to provide legislative, financial, and administrative guidance and support to the coaching staff for the daily operation of TIDE Swimming. The Board also engages in long term strategic planning to assure that Tide Swimming remains viable for many years to come.


Jenny Huelsberg



Jenn Strach

Vice President


Bridget Fickenscher



Darby Schoenfeld


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Chad Knapp



Lyn Mannato



Sara Beth Roberts



Kelly Swartz



Katy Arris-Wilson

President Emeritus



Jennie Carder

Executive Director


Mackenzie Codington



Richard Hunter

Head Coach


Mike Salpeter

Associate Head Coach


Catherine Leach

Head Age Group Coach

Board Committees

Facilities: Acquires necessary pool space to support the program and ensures safety and quality of that pool space (air quality, other).

Fundraising: Responsible for developing and managing fundraising options in order to help keep membership affordable for families.

Finance: Provides financial oversight of the team from managing reserves to ongoing operational viability. Provides recommendations to the Board to ensure fiscal health of the team is maintained.

Legal: Provides legal oversight on all TIDE related activities.

Meet Organization: Plans, manages, and implements procedures and policies for TIDE sponsored swim meets. Coordinates, manages, and assigns parent volunteers to support meet operation.

Officials Coordinator: Recruits and coordinates training of team officials. Schedules officials for team hosted events. Serves as a delegate to the Virginia Swimming House of Delegates on behalf of TIDE.

Member Satisfaction: Includes soliciting feedback from current members once a year formally through survey and informally through discussions with parents.

Physical Assets: Inventories team assets and provides recommendations as to repair or replacement, with input from the staff.

Marketing/Publicity: Responsible for publicity, internal and external communications, recruiting materials, bulletin boards, newsletter, and overall imaging/branding so that the team is presented consistently both internally and externally.

Safe Sport: Coordinate both USA Swimming and Safe4Athletes safe sport programs to ensure team compliance. Serve as athlete welfare advocates when requested.

Social: Responsible for developing the social activities that help develop team unity and spirit. This would include the banquet, group parents and any other programs that help make TIDE a fun activity for swimmers and families.

Scholarship: Manages TIDE's swimmer scholarship program, including appointing the selection committee and making final award recommendations to the Board.

Volunteers: Plans, schedules, and manages service hours requirements and work assignments and assures that there are sufficient parent resources available to support team activities.


Logged-in members can view Board Meeting Notes on this page of our Team Unify site.