Tide Swimming

Tide Swimming

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Overview

Thinking about joining Tide Swim Team?

Here's what you need to know before you commit!

Swimming on our team is a YEAR ROUND commitment, with a season that runs from September through July. Parents agree to an annual contract. Annual swimming fees are billed in 10 installments. Information about fees is located HERE.

There are two exceptions to the year round commitment (see group summaries below). Novice and Senior Bronze swimmers sign up for sessions instead of year round (4 offered per year). Developmental Silver, Developmental Gold, and Age Group Bronze are year round groups but swimmers can resign with 60 days notice to the Team Administrator.

We host several swim meets during the 11-month season. Parents are required to work in meet support positions, except where noted below. The Service Hours requirements for each group are indicated below and explained HERE.

All of our swimmers must also be members of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.


PRACTICE SCHEDULES are available HERE

 

PRACTICE GROUP BASICS

Novice (offered at Hilltop, Greenbrier)

  • Minimum age 5 yrs old
  • Offered in sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • No annual contract
  • No service hours obligation


Developmental Silver (offered at Hilltop, Norfolk Academy, Greenbrier, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Swimmers can resign from the team with 60 days notice
  • No service hours obligation


Developmental Gold  (offered at Hilltop, Norfolk Academy, Greenbrier, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Swimmers can resign from the team with 60 days notice
  • Parents are required to work a total of 20 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


Age Group Bronze  (offered at Mt Trashmore, Princess Anne, Great Bridge, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Swimmers can resign from the team with 60 days notice
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


Age Group Silver (offered at Mt Trashmore, Princess Anne, Great Bridge, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


Age Group Gold  (offered at Princess Anne, Great Bridge)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


Senior Bronze  (offered at Princess Anne, Great Bridge, Portsmouth)

  • Offered in sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Parents are required to work at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season as follows: FALL session swimmer 8 hours, SPRING session swimmer 10 hours, SUMMER session swimmer 5 hours
  • If a swimmer enrolls in multiple sessions, parents work the sum total of the per session requirements


Senior Silver  (offered at Princess Anne, Great Bridge, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


Senior Gold  (offered at Princess Anne, Great Bridge, Portsmouth)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season


National  (offered at Princess Anne only)

  • Year round group with annual contract
  • Parents are required to work a total of 30 hours at Tide hosted meets over the course of the season

 

More detailed information about each practice group is HERE

Registration for current Tide members opens AT 7:00AM on August 2.

Registration for new members opens AT 7:00AM on August 9. The registration link is on the homepage HERE.

 **Registered families brand new to TIDE can change their mind and quit the team up through September 18. You will pay the first monthly installment payment on September 1 and your Tide Registration Fee will NOT be refunded. All other contractual obligations will be forgiven.**