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 5 different YMCA locations: Hilltop, Mt Trashmore, Princess Anne, Greenbrier, and Great Bridge / Hickory!
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 from 6:15-7:00pm on July 31, Aug 1, 21, 22, & 29.
New swimmer clinics for Chesapeake will be held in the outdoor pool at the Great Bridge YMCA from 6:15-7:00pm on August 21, 22, &29.
New swimmer meetings and evaluations for our new Taylor Bend location will be held Aug 23 (noon-1:00pm), Aug 24 (6:00-7:00pm), and Aug 26 (3:00-4:00pm).
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!
Amazon Smile program. Choose TIDE Swimming as your nonprofit to support.
Buy spiritwear and other TIDE products from our online Team Store