Program Overview


New Swimmer Evaluations - see homepage for upcoming dates, times, and locations

Coaches evaluate swimmers to determine placement, which can range from Swim School to Stroke Academy to Swim Team. Athletes are placed to maximize their chances of success in the sport.


Logo TIDE Swim School_w_Dolphin_transparent.pngFor children and adults who are new to swimming or to competitive swim strokes

  • Students must be at least 4 years old
  • School year format: One 30-minute lesson per week
  • School year lessons are invoiced monthly
  • NO contract. 30 days notice required to stop lessons
  • Summer sessions are 2 weeks long, with four 30-minute lessons per week
  • Swim School graduates can swim 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke and 12.5 yards of butterfly
  • YMCA membership is not required



For children who can swim the four strokes but want to improve

  • Students must be at least 7 years old
  • Sessions are four weeks long, with swimmers attending two 45-minute practices per week
  • Swimmers who enroll can swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have had some experience swimming breaststroke and butterfly
  • NO swim meets
  • Academy classes help swimmers improve their skills for winter rec league, summer league swimming or as a stepping stone to joining TIDE Swim Team
  • YMCA membership is not required


usas_logo-ctr.pngYEAR ROUND TEAM

For swimmers age 5 - 18

  • Swimmers can swim freestyle, backstroke, & butterfly and have been introduced to breaststroke
  • Swimmers love the water and want to swim in an 11 month program where they can make new friends, improve their strokes, stay fit, and compete in swim meets
  • Novice and high school swimmers have the option to join 3-4 month seasonal session programs instead of committing for the entire year
  • A New Swimmer Evaluation is required to join the team
  • YMCA membership is required




For adults who know how to swim and want to train for fitness or competition

  • Swimmers are at least 18 years old
  • Swimmers must also join USMS (United States Masters Swimming)
  • Swimmers want to train with other adults to improve their swimming technique, stay fit, or prepare for Masters or open water competitions
  • YMCA membership is required