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

Coaches will observe swimmers to determine Swim School, Stroke Academy, or Swim Team placement.

 


SWIM SCHOOL

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
  • YMCA membership is NOT required
  • One 30-minute lesson per week
  • Monthly sessions with initial 3 month enrollment, automatic monthly renewal
  • 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

 

 

STROKE ACADEMY

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

  • Students must be at least 7 years old
  • YMCA membership NOT required
  • 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

 

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YEAR ROUND TEAM

For swimmers age 5 - 18

  • YMCA membership IS REQUIRED
  • Swimmers know at least freestyle and backstroke (Developmental)
  • 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

 

 

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MASTERS TEAM

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

  • Swimmers are at least 18 years old
  • YMCA membership IS REQUIRED
  • 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

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