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 competition
  • 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
  • TIDE operates in 6 different YMCA locations. Our Virginia Beach locations are the Hilltop, Mt Trashmore, and Princess Anne YMCAs. Our Chesapeake locations are the Greenbrier and Great Bridge / Hickory YMCAs. Our Portsmouth location is the Portsmouth YMCA
  • Our Virginia Beach 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. All of the Virginia Beach practice groups join the older swimmers in the summer months and enjoy training in our beautiful outdoor pool
  • We also offer programs to enhance and improve swimming at the novice and high school level without the year round commitment

How We Operate

  • TIDE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Swimmers pay annual dues divided into convenient monthly payments
  • 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 of South Hampton Roads

How To Join TIDE

  • New swimmer evaluations for prospective swimmers are held in late summer. Dates and times will be posted on the homepage
  • Swimmers interested in joining TIDE need only attend ONE new swimmer evaluation BUT YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE, using the link on the homepage
  • Swimmers joining the team after the start of the season are evaluated by appointment only
  • Once you have been placed in a practice group, registration is done online. Registration for current members opens August 2. Registration for new members opens August 9.
  • Find Practice group information on the sidebar

How to Support TIDE!