Swimming doesn't have to end with summer ...
- 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
- TIDE swimmers are
trained by experienced, professional coaches who share a passion
for swimming. Coaches teach commitment and discipline which
lead to improved athletic conditioning and technical expertise.
Coaches teach teamwork which leads to camaraderie and lasting
friendships. Athletes work hard and have fun!
- Head Coach Josh Fulton
leads this passion for swimming and training young athletes. He
competed at the highest level himself as an Olympic Trials
qualifier and an NCAA All American at the University of Tennessee.
His staff includes former NCAA All American swimmers and NCAA
Division 1 coaches who bring to the pool deck their knowledge and
expertise. TIDE’s Hilltop YMCA staff, who train the youngest
swimmers, boast over 60 years of combined experience in all areas
of aquatics from swim instruction and instructor certification to
coaching from the novice to the high school level.
- Practice group and
swimming program for all levels of swimmers: novice to national,
single-sport to multi-sport athletes. Different programming
available based on athlete’s goals.
- Program to enhance and
improve swimming at the high school level through TIDE’s
Power practice group.
- 5 relay teams currently
ranked in the top 20 in the nation, the highest being the 11-12
girls ranked 4th
2nd at Age Group Champs statewide meet during long
course season, summer 2010.
- 3 TIDE swimmers ranked
in the Top 10 USA Swimming rankings in 2010 for fastest times in
their age groups in the U.S.
- Over 10 TIDE swimmers
ranked on the Top 10 Virginia Swimming statewide rankings in
- Recent TIDE graduates
competed at the NCAA level for Auburn University, Duke University,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Old Dominion
University, Tennessee, United States Naval Academy, Washington and
Lee, William and Mary, and Virginia Tech.
- Swimmers choose to
compete at USA Swimming level and/or high school
- Governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors comprised of team parents.
- Fundraising activities
offered to assist all TIDE families with meeting the financial
obligations of the team. NO BINGO
- All swimmers must be
members of the YMCA.
How To Join
- Contact us at
email@example.com or 757-306-0591 to schedule an
evaluation with our coaches or attend a scheduled new swimmer
evaluation in July or August.
online. New member registration opens July 15,
2013-2014 Tide Swim Team
New Swimmer Evaluation Dates
Currently new swimmer
evaluations are done by appointment. Please contact the
to schedule an evaluation for your
All evaluations will be
held at the outdoor pool at the Mount
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practice groups, practice schedules, and practice locations as well
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