Financial Aid


Through its Open Doors program, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads offers financial assistance to families in need. There is an application process for subsidies to help pay for YMCA membership. More information is available here.

TIDE Swimming extends grants to families who qualify for the Open Doors program by matching the discount (as a percentage) the family receives on their YMCA membership dues. For more information, contact the Executive Director at 757.306.0591.

usas_logo.pngAthlete Outreach Program

Diversity and Inclusion Program


Diversity & Inclusion Program Mission Statement

To assist USA Swimming in creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.


USA Swimming Outreach Manual - Guide to the Program


Program Offered by Virginia Swimming

Outreach Membership: Outreach membership offers qualified individuals the opportunity to become a USA Swimming year-round athlete member at a reduced fee.  The national fee for outreach membership is $5.00.  Virginia Swimming has waived its fee.  Outreach membership also allows for reimbursement of individual event meet fees paid on behalf of participating athletes in Virginia Swimming Sanctioned meets.

The necessary documentation to qualify for Virginia Swimming's Athlete Outreach program must be sent to  When eligibility is verified by TIDE, the information will be sent to Virginia Swimming's Registration Chair. Eligibility for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program, Medicaid or SNAP qualifies an athlete for Virginia Swimming's Athlete Outreach Program.