Tide Swimming

Tide Swimming

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Swim Team

Who We Are

  • A TEAM of athletes of all ages who love swimming
  • A TEAM of coaches who share a common philosophy and vision and love the sport of swimming

How We Train

  • TIDE swimmers are trained by experienced, professional coaches who share a passion for swimming.
  • Coaches teach teamwork which leads to camaraderie and lasting friendships. Athletes work hard and have fun!
  • Swimmers progress from learning basic skills to training for fitness or competition.
  • Our high school and many of our middle school swimmers enjoy training year round in the area's only Olympic-sized pool at the Princess Anne YMCA. The rest of the team joins the older swimmers in the summer months and enjoys training in our beautiful outdoor pool.
  • TIDE's Hilltop YMCA staff trains our youngest swimmers and includes coaches who were once TIDE swimmers themselves!
  • TIDE now operates in 7 different YMCA locations: Hilltop, Mt Trashmore, Princess Anne, Greenbrier, Great Bridge / Hickory, Taylor Bend, and Portsmouth!
  • We have practice groups and swimming programs for all levels of swimmers: novice to national, single-sport to multi-sport athletes, school age to adult.
  • We also offer programs to enhance and improve swimming at the high school level without the year round commitment.

How We Operate

  • TIDE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of team parents.
  • Swimmers pay monthly dues. We do not run a bingo game.
  • TIDE parents assist as volunteers to help run team-hosted swim meets at the Princess Anne YMCA
  • All swimmers must be members of the YMCA.

How To Join TIDE

  • New swimmer clinics for Virginia Beach swimmers will be held in the 50m pool at the Princess Anne YMCA and in the 25m outdoor pool at the Mt Trashmore YMCA. Dates and times for each location are posted on the homepage.
  • New swimmer clinics for Chesapeake swimmers will be held in the four Chesapeake YMCA locations: Greenbrier, Great Bridge/Hickory, Taylor Bend, and Portsmouth. Dates and times for each location are posted on the homepage.
  • Swimmers interested in joining TIDE need only attend ONE new swimmer clinic to be evaluated by our staff.
  • Once you have been placed in a practice group, registration is done online.
  • Find Practice group information on the sidebar.

How to Support TIDE!