TIDE Swimming is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of parent volunteers and four 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.
Members of the Board of Directors include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Head Coach, Senior Parent Representatives, Age Group Parent Representatives, TIDE Swimming Founder, Accountant, and Executive Director. In the year that a new President is elected, the outgoing President serves on the Board for an additional year as an adviser to assist with the transition.
Current members of the Board of Directors
President: Katy Arris-Wilson
Vice President: Jenny Huelsberg
Secretary: Bridget Fickenscher (acting)
Treasurer: Chris McKee
Executive Director: Jennie Carder
Accountant: Sue Rosier
Senior Parent Representatives
Age Group Parent Representatives
Age Group / Developmental Parent Representative
Coaching Staff Representatives
Head Coach: Richard Hunter
Associate Head Coach: Mike Salpeter
Director of Coach and Athlete Development: Jack Roach
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.