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GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A HEAD START IN LIFE

Teach them to swim!

"Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm...Lead researcher Professor Robyn Jorgensen says the study shows young children who participate in early-years swimming achieve a wide range of skills earlier than the normal population."      

-Read the entire article HERE

 

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General Information: School Year Lessons

Levels 1 - 4   (Age 4 to adult)*

  • Classes are offered from mid-September through mid-June
  • Class size is limited to 3 swimmers per instructor
  • Students are placed in classes by swim school staff and are grouped together by age and ability
  • Students take one 30-minute class per week (4 per month)
  • Once enrolled, students keep the same class day and time from month to month during the school year
  • Students may withdraw at any time with 30 days notice (email us to give notice)
  • Tuition is $80 per month (4 lessons per month), charged automatically on the 1st of each month to the credit card on file
  • Register online
  • Fees collected at registration:  $25.00 Tide registration fee, $20 USA Swimming annual Flex membership fee
  • For students 18 and older, a USA Swimming Premium membership ($79) is required. The additional $59 USA Swimming registration fee will be charged to the adult swimmer's account
  • Students 18 and older are required to take USA Swimming's 3-part Athlete Protection Training Course

*Three year old candidates will be considered on an individual basis

 

Introduction to Competitive Swimming 1 & 2

  • Offered in 12-week sessions
  • Class size is limited to 15 swimmers per session
  • Students attend two 45-minute practices per week
  • Tuition is $130 per month, charged automatically on the 1st of each month to the credit card on file
  • Register online
  • Fees collected at registration:  $25.00 Tide registration fee, $20 USA Swimming annual Flex membership fee

School Year Lessons

 

THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE FINALIZED IN AUGUST ONCE STAFFING HAS BEEN DETERMINED. These are approximate time periods in which classes will be scheduled.

Class Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

LEVELS 1 - 4

Small group instruction

(swimmers attend 1 class per week)

Hilltop

1:30-2:00pm

2:05-2:35pm

2:40-3:10pm

3:15-3:45pm

7:00-8:00pm

1:30-2:00pm

2:05-2:35pm

2:40-3:10pm

3:15-3:45pm

 

1:30-2:00pm

2:05-2:35pm

2:40-3:10pm

3:15-3:45pm




 

1:30-2:00pm

2:05-2:35pm

2:40-3:10pm

3:15-3:45pm




   

LEVELS 1 - 4

Small group instruction

(swimmers attend 1 class per week)

Mt Trashmore

3:30-4:00pm

4:05-4:35pm

4:50-5:20pm

5:25-5:55pm

6:00-6:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:05-4:35pm

4:50-5:20pm

5:25-5:55pm

6:00-6:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:05-4:35pm

4:50-5:20pm

5:25-5:55pm

6:00-6:30pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:05-4:35pm

4:50-5:20pm

5:25-5:55pm

6:00-6:30pm

7:10-7:40am

7:45-8:15am

10:10-10:40am

10:45-11:15am

11:20-11:50am

3:00-3:30pm

3:35-4:05pm

4:15-4:45pm

4:50-5:20pm

 

Intro to Comp Swimming 1
(swimmers attend 2 practices per week)

Hilltop

 

7:30-8:15pm

 

7:30-8:15pm

  (possible clinic)

Intro to Comp Swimming 2
(swimmers attend 2 practices per week)

Hilltop

7:30-8:15pm

 

7:30-8:15pm

    (possible clinic)

 

Swim School Staff

Bryn DePaul

Coach Bryn began her competitive swimming career at four years old. Since then, she has competed on several USA Swimming and high school teams and was a swimmer on TIDE from 2015-2018. She has qualified and competed in the Virginia Senior Championship Meet multiple times. Bryn graduated from Hickory High School in 2018, exceeding a 4.0 GPA throughout all four years of school and ranking within the top 5% of her class. In high school, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and was a member of the Friends of Rachel Anti-Bullying Initiative. Bryn is currently a sophomore studying in the International Honors Joint Degree Programme at the College of William and Mary and the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. She is majoring in Classical Studies, with a concentration in Ancient History and Archaeology. Bryn made the William and Mary Dean's List for both semesters of freshman year! She will be studying at the University of St Andrews for the 2019-2020 academic year. Coach Bryn loves working with TIDE's young swimmers and sharing her passion for the sport!
 

Jennie Leigh DePaul

Coach Jennie began swimming competitively at age 6. During the course of her competitive journey, she obtained and still holds several records on USA Swimming teams. Jennie qualified for the Eastern Zone Competition many times and represented Virginia Swimming twice on the Virginia Zone Team. During her swimming career, Jennie placed 3rd and 4th in breaststroke and individual medley in the state of Virginia, and as a fifteen-year-old placed 3rd, 9th, and 10th in breaststroke and individual medley at NASA Junior Nationals.
Academic achievement is also very important to Jennie. She holds the rare distinction of having achieved straight A’s throughout all seven years of Middle School and High School. She was one of the first graduates of the Virtual Virginia full-time pilot program in High School. She is currently a student in the International Honors Joint Degree Programme at The College of William and Mary and the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, majoring in Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin and Greek. Jennie joined Tide Swim School as an instructor in March 2017 after swimming for two years in Tide Swimming’s senior groups and loves her job! She will be in Scotland during the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Tori McAnally

Coach Tori joined the TIDE staff in Chesapeake in September 2017. Tori was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her swimming career began at age six after a family vacation at Disney. She started swimming on a summer league team and then joined the Merrimack Valley Pirates. Coach Tori swam throughout high school, competing with both her school and club teams. After high school graduation, she enrolled at a community college and competed for an additional year. Once her older sister had children of her own, Tori discovered her passion of wanting to work with children. In 2011 she worked as a substitute teacher, and in 2014 she started coaching swimming, serving as an assistant coach for the Age Group program at Phoenix Swimming. "I coach because I love watching swimmers reach their own individual goals."

 

Jason Rodriguez

Coach Jason joined TIDE swimming in January 2017. Beautiful Virginia Beach has been his home for the last eighteen years after graduating from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to coaching, Jason is also an active US Masters competitive swimmer for TIDE, where he primarily specializes in middle and long distance freestyle events, as well as long distance open-water races. When not swimming, he loves to surf  and spend time out on the water.


Brianna Sullivan

Coach Brianna is a Virginia Beach native and joined TIDE in 2017. She began swimming competitively at the age of six, swimming for TIDE through middle school and high school. She swam for First Colonial High School before attending the University of Notre Dame. She earned her BA in Spanish and Premed, and a Masters of Education. Coach Brianna taught 2nd grade and kindergarten for five years in Tampa and Chicago before recently moving back home to Virginia. She has been teaching swim lessons for over 12 years, and spent several summers in college as the head coach for the Alanton Baycliff Bolts swim team. Coach Brianna is currently pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at ODU.

 

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Levels of instruction:

  • Level 1 is for the swimmer who has had little to no experience in the water
  • Level 2 is for the swimmer who is comfortable on front and on back, can submerge independently, but has not yet learned freestyle or backstroke
  • Level 3 is for the swimmer who can perform all the skills taught in Level 2 and can swim freestyle while breathing and backstroke for 12 1/2 yards
  • Level 4 is for the swimmer who can perform all the skills taught in Level 3, can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, 12 1/2 yards of butterfly, and has been introduced to breaststroke
  • Intro to Competitive Swimming 1 is for the swimmer who has strong skills and endurance in freestyle and backstroke and (maybe) some proficiency in butterfly and breaststroke
  • Intro to Competitive Swimming 2 is for the swimmer who can swim all 4 strokes proficiently. This level will focus on improving and maintaining skills in all 4 strokes and on competitive techniques.

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Make-Up / Refund Policy

  • Make-ups will only be offered if TIDE cancels a class or if the YMCA closes the pool.
  • Make-up classes will be held on Fridays, at the same time your swimmer would normally be in class.
  • If a class is cancelled due to weather with less than 15 minutes remaining, no make-up class will be offered.
  • Swimmers must give 30 days notice to withdraw from a class. Email us to give notice.

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Our Swim School is growing!! We need additional instructors. If you are interested, please email Coach Cat.