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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)


Sam 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. Check out WTKR NewsChannel3's coverage here.  (Sept 21) 


WVEC 13NewsNow visited Masters practice to chat with our swimmers about why they choose to train as an adult. Swimming is a sport for life! See the story HERE.   (July 28)


WAVY TV-10 featured senior swimmer Dan Bannon before the Virginia High School League state championship. View the story HERE.   (Feb 15)

Former TIDE swimmer, Meredith Sieller, was featured in local media. She is the first woman in the Rescue Swimmer School through the Annex X program.   (Feb 1)

See WAVY-TV 10's coverage, "Virginia Beach woman makes Coast Guard history".

Read the story in The Virginian-Pilot


Swimming in the snow?

WTKR Newschannel 3 had to come see for themselves so they visited practice at the Princess Anne YMCA. You can watch their video coverage HERE. 

WVEC 13NewsNow also came by to see for themselves. Check out the coverage here.   (January 17)


Swimming World Magazine featured Head Coach Jack Roach in their "Lessons with the Legends" series. You can read the article in "TIDE News" HERE.     (January 5)


Dan Bannon was interviewed by Brian Smith of WVEC 13 News. HERE is the link to the story and video.     (Dec 24)


TIDE seniors who signed letters of intent to swim at their respective universities were featured in the Virginia Beach Beacon, a supplement to The Virginian-Pilot. They were Callie Dickinson (University of Georgia), Dan Bannon (University of Notre Dame), Tara LaRusso (University of Pennsylvania), and Will Wilson (University of Tennessee).   (Dec 14)



Brian Smith's (WVEC 13 News) coverage of our seniors who have committed to swimming in college continued with a story on National group swimmer and 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier, Callie Dickinson. You can view the interview and read the story HERE.   (Dec 12)


Brian Smith at WVEC 13 News recently visited National group practice and interviewed swimmer Tara LaRusso. You can view the clip HERE.  (Dec 5)


The University of Georgia's Bulldogs athletics site mentioned Callie Dickinson in a story about recent varsity swimming signees. You can read it HERE.     (Nov 13)


Virginian-Pilot's Beacon  (Oct 19)

 Picture ofTide Swimmers at a meet


SwimSwam featured National group swimmer Callie Dickinson and her signing with The University of Georgia. Read the story HERE.   (Oct 12)

Picture of Callie Dickinson


The Virginian-Pilot featured a drone shot of our home pool on our May meet weekend  (May 7)

Picture of Virginia Beach Pilot picture of the pool


The 11/12 boys relay team was featured in the Virginia Beach Beacon for setting two new Virginia Swimming relay records at Age Group Champs.    (April 27)

Picture of 11/12 boys relay team as featured in the Virginia Beach Beacon


Coach Dana, Head Open Water and Masters Coach, had an article published in the March edition of Endurance magazine.

Marathon Swimming

Picture of a marathon swimmer


Distinction Magazine ran a feature about TIDE alumnus and masters swimmer, Robin Lang in its Spring issue.  (February 19)

Making Waves with Robin Lang

Picture of Robin Lang


New Head Masters and Open Water Coach, Dana MacCorquodale, was featured in The Beacon.

Read the story HERE.        (February 9)

Picture of Dana MacCorquodale


Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" featured Callie Dickinson    (January 23)

Callie Dickinson picture listed in Sports Illustrated


Callie Dickinson was featured for being selected to attend USA Swimming's National Select Camp 

Virginia Beach teen attends USA Swimming National Select Camp   (WTKR, January 19)

Virginia Beach teen selected to attend USA Swimming camp    (WAVY, January 19)

Dickinson chosen for national camp        (The Virginian-Pilot, January 21)


A photograph of our Regional 1 athletes was published in The Beacon for the car wash they held to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Matthew.   (November 17)

Regional 1 athletes picture


The Virginian-Pilot ran a feature about Jack Roach in the Virginia Beach Beacon, the Norfolk Compass, and the Pilot itself. Here is the online version.     (November 11)


Our new Chesapeake programs were featured in the Clipper, a Virginian-Pilot news magazine for Chesapeake residents.   (October 7)

The TIDE is making a splash in Chesapeake


Senior swimmer Miles Williams will receive the Virginia Beach Lifesaver Award for rescuing two swimmers who had become caught in a rip current in the Chesapeake Bay   (August 31)

Virginia Beach high school student to receive lifesaver award

Princess Anne High School student saved two from drowning, wins Lifesaver Award

Virginia Beach teen who rescued two at Chic's Beach to be recognized

WAVY-TV10 report on Miles receiving his award from Mayor Sessoms

WTKR-News3 report


TIDE Swimming announced the addition of Jack Roach as its new CEO / Head Coach.   (August 27)

Jack Roach to take CEO/Head Coach job with Virginia Tide  (Swimswam)

Jack Roach moving to TIDE Swimming as Head Coach/CEO   (Swimming World)


The Beacon ran a feature story about Katy Arris-Wilson, President of the TIDE Board of Directors.     (August 25)

Close-up: Katy Arris-Wilson, president, TIDE Swimming

Katy Arris-Wilson picture


TIDE's Age Group Champs 13/14 girls and boys 200m medley relay teams were featured in the Beacon's Community Scene.   (Aug 10)

pictures of age group champs   Picture of male age group champs


Callie Dickinson earned several medals at USA Swimming's LC Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her top finish was silver in the 200m backstroke, setting a new Virginia Swimming record in both the  15/16 and Open categories.    (August 9)

Swimming World Story


Southside Daily featured our Zones, Futures, and Junior National  swimmers.   (August 2)

Local swimmers head to regional meets in New York, Maryland


The Breakout! Clinic we hosted was a huge success and was featured in the Beacon's Community Scene.   (July 20)

Picture of the people who attended the Breakout clinic


A shot of Kayla Wilson climbing the rock swim wall at US Olympic Team Trials was featured in The Virginia Beach Beacon.  (July 14)


Daniel Arris was one of just two swimmers chosen to represent "Swimming" in the Virginian-Pilot's the All-Tidewater Sports Showcase.  (July 3)


Kayleigh Duffy set three new Virginia Swimming long course records, including one held by Coach Sandra's daughter, Stephanie: 50m fly set in 1998. SouthsideDaily ran a story about Kayleigh.  (June 28)

Just 10, swimmer breaks three Virginia records


Callie Dickinson's Olympic Trials experience was covered in local media:

Local 16-year-old swimmer will compete in the Olympic trials  (PilotOnline, June 23)

Local swimmer to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials  (WTKR, June 23)

16-year-old TIDE Swimming athlete heads to U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha   (13News Now, WVEC   June 23)

Virginia Beach swimmer to compete in Olympic Team Trials  (SouthsideDaily, June 25)

WAVY-TV10 produced, "Special Report: Olympic Dreams" about Callie. Watch it here.   (June 27)


Virginia Beach swimmer makes it all the way to the Olympic trials semi-finals   WAVY.com  (July 1)

Norfolk Academy swimmer's Olympic bid ends in 200 backstroke semis   Pilotonline.com   (July 1)

Virginia Beach teen returns home after Olympic trials   WAVY.com   (July 6)

Dip in the pool with Olympians motivates Va. Beach swimmer, Virginian-Pilot   (July 17)


Southside Daily ran a story about our first meet in the 50m pool.   (June 16)

TIDE Swimming hosts first big meet in new Olympic-sized pool


Coastal Virginia Magazine featured Olympic Trials qualifier Callie Dickinson in their May - June 2016 issue. Read the story here.


Four TIDE swimmers were named Virginia Swimming Swimmers of the Year. The Virginian-Pilot's Beacon ran a story about the award winners from Hampton Roads.   (May 16)

Young Swimmers Making a Splash in Virginia Beach

Video interview


SwimSwam published a story about the official ribbon cutting ceremony for our new 50m pool. Read it here.   (April 21)

SwimSwam logo


Callie Dickinson earned three more Olympic Trials cuts at the Speedo Eastern Zone Sectionals Meet, for a total of four. Local media and Norfolk Academy covered her achievement. Read the stories below:


The Virginian-Pilot:  Local Report

WTKR: NewsChannel3

Norfolk Academy's website

13 News Now: Athlete of the Week   (April 12)


Swimming World News covered the Speedo Eastern Zone Sectionals Championship Meet and mentioned several TIDE swimmers in these stories.   (April 3)

Seven New Olympic Trials Cuts on Richmond Sectionals Day 3

Final Day of Richmond Speedo Sectionals Concluded


TIDE Swim Team was featured in the "Community Scene" section of the Virginia Beach Beacon, listing our accomplishments at Virginia Swimming's Senior and Age Group Championships. See the photo and caption here.    (March 24)


Barrett Heritage is featured in a story in The Flagship newspaper.  (March 23)

Navy family son sets records and and wins High Point Award at Virginia Swimming Age Group Championship meet


Several new Virginia Swimming records were set by TIDE swimmers at Age Group Championships.    (March 16)

Local swimmers set Virginia Swimming records at Age Group Championships

Picture of local swimmers


Robin Lang, former TIDE swimmer and now TIDE Masters swimmer, competed in the Rottnest Channel Swim, a 20k open water event off the coast of western Australia.   (March 5)

Virginia Beach swimmer competes in 20-kilometer open-water event in Australia

Picture of a Virginia Beach Swimmer at an open water event


SouthSideDaily.com's coverage of the Virginia High School League 5A State Championship mentioned Daniel Arris, Eric Fuhs, and Charlie Burt. Read the story HERE.  The Virginian-Pilot's coverage of the VHSL 6A State Championship mentioned local top three finishers, including senior swimmers Tara LaRusso, Colin Demers.   (February 20)


Senior 1 swimmer Claire Waterhouse was named girls MVP at the Tidewater Conference Swimming Championships. Conference meet coverage by Southside Daily.     (February 19)


TIDE high school swimmers are featured in the coverage of both the 6A South Region High School Championships and the Tidewater Conference Championships. Read the Virginian-Pilot story here and read the Southside Daily story here.    (February 19)

Tide swimmers competing picture

TIDE senior, Colin Demers


Inside Business featured TIDE Swimming, the YMCA and the City of Virginia Beach in their story about our new 50m pool and our goal of covering it to host future swimming events.  (February 12)

Tide swim team, YMCA, Virginia Beach hope new pool makes big economic splash

See the story in the February 15-21 electronic edition of The Virginian-Pilot's Inside Business publication.

The new Tide Swim Pool picture


TIDE swimmers dominated the coverage of the Coastal Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.          (February 6)

Cox swimmers sweep Coastal Conference meets

Cox boys, girls sweep Coastal Conference Swimming Championships

Picture of Tide senior, Megan Motter

Tide senior, Megan Motter

picture of TIDE sophomore, Dan Bannon

TIDE sophomore, Dan Bannon


TIDE swimmers who also swim for Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach were featured in Southside Daily's coverage of the Atlantic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.   (February 5)

Atlantic Conference Swimming Championships: Princess Anne boys and girls finish first, set meet records

picture of  TIDE freshman, Charlie Burt

 TIDE freshman, Charlie Burt


Several TIDE swimmers on the Princess Anne High School swim and dive team were recognized for individual event wins at the Atlantic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships  (February 5)

Princess Anne Swimmers honor late coach with Atlantic victory

picture of TIDE senior, Daniel Arris

TIDE senior, Daniel Arris


Senior swimmer, Daniel Arris, signed with Princeton and was recognized at Virginia Beach's National Signing Day ceremony.    (February 3)

Photos: National Signing Day in Virginia Beach


TIDE finished 4th at the Northeastern Zone's IM Extreme Games, posting two age group winners, several event first place finishes, and nine additional athletes who finished in the top 16 in their age groups. Results were featured at SouthsideDaily.com.      (February 3)

Beach youth swimmers earn top spots at meet in Maryland

Picture of youth swimmers and their awards

Pictured (L to R): Coach Tage Waite, Colin Mamaril, Bobby DiNunzio, Alana Savage, Kayleigh Duffy, Coach Sandra Jones, Samuel Quarles


The Flagship featured Sam Quarles's two new Virginia Swimming records in their January 28 edition.


Bobby DiNunzio and Sam Quarles were featured in a story in The Flagship, "Navy Family Boys Set Swimming Records".    (January 14)


Daniel Arris set two meet records in the Kecoughtan Invitational, a high school contest held annually at Brittingham-Midtown Aquatic Center. Several senior swimmers were mentioned in the SouthsideDaily.com story.    (January 10)

Kecoughtan Invitational: Cox swimmers take first, Princess Anne fifth, full list of state qualifiers


Megan Motter and Claire Ostrowski will be attending and swimming for the U.S. Naval Academy this fall. We are so proud of these two senior swimmers! Read the story about them in the Virginian-Pilot's print and online editions.  (January 7)






TIDE swimmers are often mentioned in stories about local high school swim teams. Every Princess Anne High School swimmer mentioned by name also swims for TIDE!   (December 18)

Princess Anne boys and girls swim by Green Run


Shelby Raber was featured in SwimSwam's AgonSwim Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming  (December 16)


Age group swimmers Kayleigh Duffy and Samuel Quarles were featured in the Virginian-Pilot after they set new Virginia Swimming records in the 50yd freestyle.    (December 15)


We celebrated the grand opening of our new, 50m Myrtha pool at the Princess Anne Family YMCA. Read the Virginian-Pilot's story here.    (October 26)


The Beacon ran a picture of some of our Age Group Championships swimmers in their "go team!" feature.   (April 23)

Age Group Champions picture from the Beacon


Kayleigh Duffy's achievements at the NASA Showcase Classic were featured in an article in The Virginian-Pilot. Kayleigh won three events, setting meet records in two.      (April 15)


Callie Dickinson was named Hampton Roads Sports Star of the Week by WAVY-TV10 for her Olympic Trials qualifying swim in the 200m back at the Arena Pro Series meet in Austin, Texas.   (March 6)


Swimmer Foster Deneke and his brother, Joseph, were recognized by Ynot Pizza and Italian Cuisine and NewsChannel 3's "Students Taking Action" program for organizing a coat drive to help those in need. Read the story and watch the video here.   (January 30)


WAVY-TV10 aired a segment profiling Callie Dickinson and her swimming journey, including the swim that qualified her for 2016 Olympic Trials.    (January 29)


Several TIDE swimmers attended a swim clinic for military children at Fleet Rec Park run by Olympians Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary, Anthony Ervin, and Tim Phillips. Watch WTKR's video coverage here.   (January 12)




Katy Arris-Wilson, TIDE Board President, swim mom, and former University of Texas standout, will be inducted into the UT Women's Athletics Hall of Honor on November 1.    (October 23)

Ex-Princess Anne swimming star honored by Texas

Former Longhorns Katy Arris-Wilson and Robin Carter to be honored (Swimswam.com)


Claire Ostrowski and Samuel Quarles were featured in a story in The Virginian-Pilot's Beacon. Read the story online and see their interview video on YouTube!     (August 25)

picture of Claire Ostrowski

Claire Ostrowski


TIDE's Senior Program was featured in a story in The Virginian-Pilot's Beacon.     (August 16)

Virginia Beach swimmers rise with the TIDE


One of Head Coach Josh Fulton's workouts is featured on swimswam.com.


USA National Junior Team Director and Coaching Icon Jack Roach visited TIDE on June 18 and 19. He spoke to parents and swimmers Tuesday night. If you missed his presentation, you may watch it in two parts on YouTube:


Congratulations to the National Age Group Record Setting 15-18 Boys 200 Medley Relay! Nate DaCruz, Austin Temple, Harrison Pierce and Austin Ryan just broke the NAG record in a time of 1:45.08. Great job gentlemen!         (July 21)

Video of the NAG Record

WAVY-TV10 covered the record setting relay team's achievement as well on Sportswrap.    (July 30)




Senior swimmer, Austin Temple, is profiled in the Varsity section of the Virginian-Pilot    (December 18)

Records just part of process for Cox swimmer

Picture of Austin Temple